BLENDSCAPES is a collaboration between fashion designer Elsien Gringhuis and photographer Tse Kao. The designs of the garments are an abstraction of the landscapes of Schiermonnikoog. Elsien Gringhuis incorporated photographs of Tse Kao of the islander landscapes into the garments as prints. By photographing the garments in the exact same landscapes, they created ‘BLENDSCAPES’.
“Despite the amount of visitors you barely feel that there are other people on the island than you. You can move around without meeting anyone and thus disappear into the landscape. That feeling was the reason for a series of five outfits where you can literally blend into the landscape. ”
‘BLENDSCAPES’ was created as part of Wad & Design Symposium, Schiermonnikoog. The photo’s in combination with the garments were exhibited on the island in September 2016. The series was picked up by the online community and went viral. The story was covered by magazines and blogs from Russia to Indonesia to The United States.