The Mexico City born designer caught the eye of many when her garments were shown in Amsterdam Fashion Week for the SS15 collection. Keizer, half Mexican and half Dutch, creates designs that experiment with unconventional and organic materials.
She began her training at Central St Martins in London, shortly after she moved to Antwerp (Belgium) to develop her fashion career. During her time in Antwerp, Keizer gained valuable experience with haute couture designer Iris van Herpen.
From the experience Iris van Herpen has passed onto the young designer, it is very clear that Keizer has a similar approach in her designs. Progressive design techniques and experimenting with the human body are the main elements visible in her material designs. Keizer’s pieces are heavily embellished and almost portray an artwork within fashion to express dreams, fantasy and the female beauty.
Keizer’s work was also shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, and her SS15 collection explored the fears of everyday reality. Fear of the dark, nightmares and what’s under the bed are some of the themes she explored through her garments. However, one particular source of inspiration was the 1781 painting The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli. This painting was the main discussion about the theories of the unconscious, such as nightmares and dreams. The collection featured many dark, deep colours as well as anatomically sculptured leather pieces and bead work.