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Mondriaan III – shift dress



Mondrian III can be seen at the German exhibition ‘Re-Inventing Piet. Mondrian and the Consequences’. From 11 March to 16 July 2023 at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. From 9 September 2023 to 21 January 2024 at the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen am Rhein.

For this special occasion, this museum piece is being recreated in a limited edition of 15 pieces.

In 2011 I designed a series of three Mondrian dresses. The design Mondrian III has been purchased by Centraal Museum Utrecht. This design is now on loan to the art museum in Germany.

Mondrian III is an afterimage of the original Mondrian dress. That may sound complicated, but you can experience it in a fun way. Stare at the white cross on the dress for 30 seconds. Then look at the black cross on the empty white space next to it.


Now you see the afterimage: the Mondrian dress, with a surprise. The patch on the shoulder is not red, but yellow: the missing primary color in my original Mondrian dress.

Fashion, advertising, architecture, design and art – much contemporary design is based on the abstract compositions of Piet Mondrian. Time and time again he called for the connection of art and life. He succeeded: no other painter has been quoted, copied, varied, appropriated, adapted or satirized as often and in so many ways as Piet Mondrian, so that we still encounter his work in countless ways every day.

Read all about my Mondrian designs here.

Dessin: Mondrian

Color: black, red, cognac-orange, purple

Model: the model is 170 cm tall and wears size 36

Production: sustainable and traditionally made in the Netherlands

Material: 50% cotton, 50% acrylic

Care: wash at 30 degrees (remove pin)

Single knit

Shift dress

50% cotton
50% acryl
Wash at 30 degrees.

Mondrian III previously alongside designs by Rietveld (Central Museum Utrecht, 2015).

Foto: Marek Kruszewski (Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Duitsland, 2023)

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