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Natalie de Koning at Tunis Fashion Week, 2013

By Chere Di Boscio

Tunis’s Fashion Week kicked off at the end of May this year, with a strong line up of ‘green’ designers and events.

Fashion Week Tunis aimed to showcase both traditional and contemporary Tunisian design in order to enhance the business of local artisans and designers, whilst also highlighting the importance of sustainability in fashion.

Both local and international designers showcased their talents: world renowned designer Bruno Pieters took the stage to show a film about his eco brand, Honest By; Nedra Chachoua, Sarah Sakri & Veronique Engels showed their ready to wear collections, all featuring ethically sourced materials; Amine Bendriouich & Hassan Hajjaj showed a playful and bright men’s collection crafted from African textiles, but we think it was Natalie de Koning who really stole the show.

The Dutch designer makes all her clothing from ethically sourced, eco-friendly material, resulting in a soft, feminine look. Flowing silks in berry shades and cream were the highlight of her latest line, which also appeared in Berlin’s last Fashion Week, which is also increasingly showing ethical wear.
Here, we present a selection of de Koning’s collection as seen on the garden runway in Tunis, and some of our favourite looks from her previous collection too, to show you why we think she’s really one to watch.  

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