If you were a child of the '80 and '90s then you'll probably recall at some point wearing the shell suit. Perhaps you were paraded by your parents in matching family suits, maybe you got lucky and wore it in the football terraces or just remember it's crunchy, stiff fabric and jazzy neon colours. Whatever your recollections, the shell suit holds a fond memory for most and is generally an amusing piece of sportswear that you'll only don for fancy dress purposes. But young talent Myrza de Muynck is changing all that.
De Muynck is a designer with a fasination with the shell suit and what it represented in her native Holland during the '90s. Watcing tough girls head out in their suits to raves and the culture that surrounded them has inspired her collections. The CSM graduate, now working under her own label is taking the traditional shell suit and turning it into something quite beautiful. We went to this up and coming designer's studio to find out more about her life and work.