About me

I am Annicke Shireen, welcome to my Artist Portfolio. 

I write songs. For years I have been writing music together with my bandmembers for Shireen and recently also for my solo project. Writing songs always has been a very important part of my life. Making music and lyrics are a creative outlet for me in the most personal way possible. You can find more about my work in my music gallery: https://www.annickeshireen.com/music 

I am a certified Fashion- and Costume designer, and I have started doing this work after graduating Fashion Academy in 2011. I always had an affinity with appearance in folklore, avant-garde and (dark) fairytales. I love to use my knowledge of the tailor’s craft to realise the perfect custom made product, and I have worked as a freelance designer and tailor for private customers as well as professional productions and companies. (Ninja Theory, Get Off The Road films and Knip Mode magazine for example). If you like to see some of my tailoring and designs please take a look here: https://www.annickeshireen.com/portfolio 

Besides all of the above, you can sporadically find me on a film set as producer, costume designer, stylist or make-up artist. Find out more about this here: https://www.annickeshireen.com/film 

On top of that I am currently touring as a vocalist and make-up artist for the band Heilung, a group of people who are very close to my heart. 

A few absolute highlights of my career have been:

  • -Designing Senua's armor for Ninja Theory's Hellblade II, Senua's saga 2019.
  • -Joining Heilung as a makeup artist and singer on tour from 2018 onwards.  

    -Designing costumes for the feature film “Kill Mode” by Get Off The Road films in 2017.
  • -Releasing my first album with Shireen, called MATRIARCH 2017.

    -Joining Wardruna on stage as a singer on Roadburn; House Of The Spinning Seer 2015. 

    -Winning the sewing contest “Door het oog van de Naald” in 2015, which was broadcasted on the Dutch television network RTL4.

-Winning the the Rabobank Startop competition in 2011, a business programme and competition for starting creative entrepeneurs.

About custom clothing comissions: 
The essence of my designing work is designing and crafting unique items for special occasions such as bridal-, stagewear and high quality (theatrical) costumes, allthough I have also designed custom fabric as well as confection clothing occasionally. I specialise in designing items and outfits complementary to the customer’s wishes and fitted to their measurements. The style of the designs that I adopt is a mix of eclectic, romantic, modern and often contains historical influences. Never using standard "off the rack" patterns for my designs, I take the extra time and effort to make my own. All my work is designed and handmade in my own workspace, and therefore I can guarantee high quality and exclusive products. I prefer to work with sustainable, high quality materials.

If you like to have something made especially for you, it is possible to place a custom order. Custom commissions will take some time to produce, but these items are 100% handmade and therefore completely original. Each outfit is unique; it will be designed according to your wishes. If you have questions about this, or want to place a commission, please contact me here.

Portrait photo by Richard Terborg, makeup by Charlotte van Beusekom.