FANT products are refined and raw, graceful and rugged. They are a fusion of the modern and historical use of fabrics, clothing, colors and patterns from all over the world. FANT products carry their own story, which is respectfully and lovingly preserved and given a new progressive direction in the world.
IDEALISTIC XXX REALISTIC • EMOTIONAL XXX ANALYTICAL • PLAYFUL XXX PROFESSIONAL • FUN XXX SERIOUS • MODERN XXX VINTAGE • GRACEFUL XXX RUGGED • APPROACHABLE XXX EXCLUSIVE • PROGRESSIVE XXX TRADITIONAL • RAW XXX REFINED • VIBRANT XXX SUBTLE
The work process of FANT is both analytical and intuitive. FANT takes the inspiration and meaning of her work from her anthropological view on how people costume and express their personality through a unique way of using and combining clothing.
After an analytical filter (where all accepted processes are reconsidered) she switches to an intuitive naive emotional and handcrafted manner. In this phase all the insights she gained are set free which then find their way through a playful and organic way of working, resulting in these multifaceted products. Even though fabrics are a second nature to her, she finds the freedom to use new materials such as clay, wood and precious metals.
Use of materials
Fant likes to work with natural and ecological materials, natural and synthetic recycled materials and vintage clothing and objects. She embraces the imperfections and wabi sabi philosophy. Sustainable developments are marked highly. Lots of attention is put in every detail as this is part of the process. Use of color varies every project, from dusty shades to brights and fluor colors; always combining contradictions to get a contemporary approach.
In 1998 she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts Arnhem (the Netherlands) and started directly to work as a fashion designer at HUMANOID. Both the label and Cecile grew, making it a big success.
After almost 20 years of adding values of creativity and soul to the collections, Cecile felt it was time for a change.
Always have in mind “you only live once”, she chose a different path in life. How exciting! She felt like a curious child in an open world: everything is possible, enjoying each moment. Experiencing, dreaming and wondering.
FANT is founded in 2017