HUMANOID is Here for Spring
Waiting for the new spring collections to arrive? Need an excuse to visit Clementines in historic Pioneer Square? Looking for clothes that have been made for YOU? A Dutch designer clothing label provides just this and more. A steady trickle of understated yet body-conscious apparel by HUMANOID has been arriving at the brick-and-mortar store on Occidental Ave.
Linda Walsh carefully chose a representative selection of garments in the loveliest colors, think a handsome green, blush pink, and of course a deep black, from the current HUMANOID collection. These exclusively European made pieces will integrate with any existing wardrobe.
When it comes to HUMANOID, we - the human - make the garments shine, not the other way around. The deconstructed and functional style renders their collections timeless. Subtle color palettes and natural fit assist with the magic, but the material is what sets this line apart – color, texture, quality, feel, wearability, and no-fuss-care. Sustainable ethical fashion, low-impact technologies, fair trade practices and traditional local manufacturing are buzzwords that apply to everything this label stands for.
HUMANOID was established during the New Wave and Punk era of the early eighties. The birth city and home of today’s HUMANOID flagship store in the Netherlands is Arnhem, a Dutch city of about 150,000 humans on the banks of the Rhine. (If you like movies, think ‘A Bridge Too Far’, it will give you the geographic location and some of the scenery). To further immerse yourself in this originating time of HUMANOID, watch the official music video of ‘Under Pressure’ by The Queen and David Bowie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a01QQZyl-_I.
On the label’s website, the founders Sandra Harmsen and Hans Boelens share with us:’ HUMANOID just happened’. That may be true for its very beginnings, but for over three decades this designer collective has stayed independent, strong, uninfluenced by hype or a temporary trend. I would call HUMANOID a rebel classic: magically creating a relaxed yet sophisticated look. Clothes that can be our trusted companions for years to come, thanks to their custom-made personality.
The new HUMANOID arrivals will be available online at clementines.com soon too.