Paragon stands for: “A model of excellence or perfection of a kind”.
Throughout history, manhood was reached by proving yourself in battle, and thus making the transition from innocence to excellence. Demanding respect from your peers, forcing others to take notice.
This is men’s clothing; inspired by those other Paragons that already made their mark. No summer or winter collection, but timeless designs. Every few weeks a new handmade item. Limited edition only.
Time to make your mark.
Mirte van Wijngaarden; a Dutch fashion designer. Born 1st of april 1987. Raised in Breda, the Netherlands.
In 2013, Mirte van Wijngaarden graduated her fashion degree at the Willem de Kooning Academy. During her internship she ejoyed the expertise of Cedric Jacquemyn, a Belgium fashion designer from Antwerp.
Her work is recognizable by using existing masculine fashion elements, changing them into a new, groundbreaking new designs.
She uses different textures and materials, changes and combines them in a way that create unique volumes and shapes. This results in an innovative vision on fashion.
The unfinished details and raw seams, which look like scars, embody the feeling of masculinity. The collection also includes a wide variety of playful details that are outcome of creating the rough shapes. The many details refer to the resilience and strength of the man.
Mirte no longer believes in summer and winter collections. This resulted in a continuous collection which slowly expands with a limited edition of each piece.