costume design

About TopToTeen Kostuumontwerp

Costume design is one of Tilly Zegers’ greatest passions. She has her own gallery/atelier in Limburg, where she designs and creates costumes. Her clients come from the entertainment world, but she will gladly design for a bride that wants to shine, a diva on the red carpet, and even for a colleague who is looking for a unique coat.

Tilly is self-taught, and has made the trade her own by working with materials, patterns and techniques daily for the past 30 years. Her design characteristics are using unusual fusions of materials, colors and motives. Each design is only used once, making each piece unique yet still on trend. Her pieces are full of heart; her passion and creativity are unleashed. Her gallery in Panningen, North Limburg is sometimes dubbed a small museum, and for a good reason!

Peacock (18)*

18 pauw

Two of natures elements are what brought this dress together; flowers and animals. The peacock takes centre stage here; when it displays its trail, the full beauty comes through. Dozens of eyes are drawn and there is no one who can miss his royalty.  Its splendour and magnificence are captured in this design, paired with royal blue and gold accents. This piece really puts the peacock on its throne.

Turquoise (19)*

19 turkoois

Beautiful flowers on silk are rendered in mineral turquoise. This semi-precious stone is mainly extracted from copper ore; this aspect can also be found in the design. The combination of gold, copper and turquoise on this dress strengthens the overall design.

Blad / Leaf (20)*

20 leaf

Flowers are often the centre of attention in Tilly's designs. Globally, flowers are associated with femininity and beauty, with color, scent, love and attention. The front of this garment is made of a material designed by Ulf Moritz, who is very well known in interior design. On top of the gauze, flowers and leaves of very thin felt are placed. The designer only had a meter of this costly material available and wanted to use it to her advantage, which is why it is in the foreground of this design.