Featuring

  • Fashion design // Studio Mulder
  • Photography // Peter Holliday
  • Fashion photography // Tyson Ernste
  • Words // Jean-François Adjabahoué
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Raw Materials and Deserted Lands

Studio Mulder x Peter Holliday

In light of Peter's Holliday's series Where the Land Rises, Studio Mulder's collections become a concise study on contrasts in materials, textures and landscapes. 

This Dutch design label produces understated and utilitarian men's bags made with durable materials. Together with his studio partner Ratna Ho, Pascal Mulder creates sophisticated alternatives to the plethora of It Bags abounding in fashion outlets. Their sturdy and refined items are available in a variety of materials, from soft shell to mesh. They also come equipped with frontal pockets adorned by stainless steel logos and water repellent zippers. Their sleek and pure lines are boosted by the appeal of their functional virtues. Indeed, Studio Mulder's solid background in product design shows in their offering - their eco-friendly bags are suitable for every occasion.

As Peter Holliday's work considers the ways in which humans bond with the untrodden environments surrounding them, he urges the viewer to meditate on themes such as the passing of time, the density of memory, and the comfort that home can provide. The Scottish photographer is fascinated in exploring the feeling of attachment and the imprint a place can leave on one's subconscious. In his series, Where the Land Rises, places and objects become haunted and altered in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption. There is also a striking contrast between rawness and purity exuding from the tough terrains the artist focuses on. Holliday is indeed very apt when it comes to drawing the beauty out of the most bereft scenery. 

The ethereal nature of serenity and bliss is clashing with rough and sharp, a sensation that equals the clear lines and neutral colors of the sleek items provided by Studio Mulder. The brute force of deserted landscapes is redoubling that of earthy undertones. Even more so, it merges with the soft power filtering through the stark materials used in this men’s bag collection. This is an endearing affair for the uncompromising ones – men who are willing to stand out without any fuss. Only focusing on what is necessary, Studio Mulder crafts smart accessories that also happen to be à-propos add-ons for everyday wear. Oh and the technological input of Buitink Technology makes it abundantly clear that these bags are made for lasting.

Featuring

  • Fashion design // Studio Mulder
  • Photography // Peter Holliday
  • Fashion photography // Tyson Ernste
  • Words // Jean-François Adjabahoué

About Studio Mulder

From September 2014 Ratna Ho and Pascal Mulder have been focussing on creating two accessory labels, RATNA HO and STUDIO MULDER. Items under the STUDIO MULDER collection are minimalistic and functional. Stylish simplicity, expressed in uncompromising durable materials.

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About Peter Holliday

Peter Holliday is a Scottish photographer based in Glasgow. He graduated with BA (Hons) in Communication Design from the Glasgow School of Art in 2015. Peter was selected by Creative Review for their 2015 Talent-Spotting feature in association with JCDecaux and Creative Translation. His work has appeared internationally both online and in print including publications such as Wired, The Weather Channel, Libération, and GUP. Peter recently exhibited his series Where the Land Rises as a solo show at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography between December 2015 and January 2016.

Peter’s work considers the symbiotic relationship humans share with the environments we find ourselves in. Reflecting on ideas of time, memory, and home, Peter is interested in investigating the emotional and cultural significance of the topographies that underpin humanity’s existence.

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