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Colorful women’s clothing with a vintage twist
Pop Rok is a clothing line made by designer Karen Saaman.
She collects fabrics from the sixties and seventies and turns them into colorful outfits.
In her studio, Karen makes unique skirts, dresses and matching shirts.
Pop Rok loves beautiful graphic prints and an occasional floral sea.
What Pop Rok loves most is turning every little fabric into a skirt.
By choosing a basic skirt all the attention goes to the wonderful fabric.
Often it doesn’t need more than a colorful edge.
It’s the combination of colors that does the trick.
Wear a nice plain shirt on top of it and you are ready to go!
Pop Rok also makes dresses with a nod to the sixties.
Using a few basic designs in endless combinations.
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to have all combinations in stock.
That’s why most of our dresses are made in commission as you please.
Pop Rok is handmade in our own studio with a big eye for detail.
Every combination is made in a limited edition.
All the vintage fabrics are new old stock and at least 40 years old.
These fabrics are hard to obtain so our creations are available while stock lasts.
To make optimum use of these rare fabrics we make most clothes on order.
Nostalgic pictures with vintage dolls
Under the name Popjes Art, Karen Saaman photographs dolls from the fifties, sixties, and seventies. She places nostalgic paper dolls, rubber squeaky toys, and small plastic dolls in a colorful panoramic decor with plastic flowers and paper cut backgrounds.
By photographing very close by, the old dolls seem to come to life.
With these pictures, Popjes Art makes cheerful products like postcards, notebooks, buttons, and stickers.
Popjes Art also loves to design for other brands like colorful girls clothing for “Mim-Pi” and striking bags for “Kadodesign”.
Popjes Art designs are also very usable for company logos and corporate identity. For example gift shops, children clothing shops, and also day care centers.
Another side project is working with ceramics, inspired by Popjes Art and the harbinger of Pop Rok.
Karen made a huge ceramic doll, circa 3.3 feet high, build up out of clay from the bottom to the top.
She brought her little dolls along to a course “ceramic mold making”.
Dolls named Sjors and Nina got dipped into liquid plaster and turned into little porcelain vases.
Barbie’s boots became a tiny vase and porcelain necklaces. To top it off the little vases got their own homemade and screen printed gift box.