Lieve Van de Beek
I'm a creative spirit with organizational skills. This means that I don't only strive for original ideas I also strive to realize them. I can work well independently but besides that, I get inspired to work with other people. In my work, I think it's important to always try to challenge myself to make and do new things. And so continuing to develop my knowledge and skills.
(1986) is an Amsterdam based fashion designer who launched her label end of January 2015 with the collection ‘Snake Preview’. After her studies in illustration, she went to Antwerp to study fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Nevertheless, illustration stays one of the most important things in her work and colourful prints are the main ingredient in her collections. Esther Haamke is streetwear with a bit of sparkle, it is fresh and playful with a humorous touch. With her collections, she wants to bring more fun and positivity to the streets.
Anne Oomen (1989) is a Dutch fashion and textile designer who graduated from the fashion department of The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in 2016. During her study, she developed a fascination for the unique fall and feel of silk and the possibilities of dyeing it.
It gives her the opportunity to create her own characteristic bright colour palette and a visible own signature in art prints. Because her individuality and unique technique stood out, she decided to produce her designs directly under her own name.
Her inspiration comes from abstract painters and modern artists from all over the world. She likes to enter into a combination of dancers with her clothing in order to achieve new forms. It gives her the opportunity to translate her fascination for dance into the smooth movement of silk.
The brand has an increasing need to no longer see clothing as a utensil. She wants to make it a part of your personality and message that you want to radiate as a wearer. A piece of clothing is no longer a decorative element in the consumer society, but a personal story worn on the skin.
The collections of Anne Oomen consist entirely of garments made out of different types of silk. Each item of clothing is dyed by hand in her studio, located in the South of The Netherlands. This way of working ensures that each design is unique. Each item of clothing has its own identity and also offers this to the wearer in a world of mass.
The models are timeless and therefore durable in character. The uniqueness and high quality of the material ensure that a piece can be worn for a long time. Two collections are launched each year, but due to the versatile wearing nature of the material, the pieces can be worn throughout the whole year.
Because every collection is made from the same raw material, there is never a surplus and therefore waste of material. Something that greatly increases the sustainability of the collections.
An increasing amount of people want more transparency about where their products come from, how and by who it was made. They make conscious choices and also want to propagate this vision of life. By combining unique designs with natural fabrics and sustainable western production, Anne Oomen delivers a product that fits in with the changing understanding of fashion.
MANONTHEMOON is the new label by fashion designer Manon Boertien. MANONTHEMOON produces all garments as sustainably as possible. Almost every garment is made out of ‘deadstock’ (leftover fabric from the fashion industry) and therefore all designs are only made in small limited editions.
The atmospheric prints give the fabrics their unique appearance and are locally screen-printed with quality waterbased inks.
The substantive quest that I undertake with my work is about questioning opinions, judgments and conventions, in order to distinguish what is real. I do this in various forms, in which encounter and/or confrontations always play a role.
What is important is the desire to make herself and the public look again at the world, the neighbours, the 'other'. Sara asks people not only to enter into a relationship with work, but she challenges them to dare to do so with each other. Inviting the viewer to become a participant in the work is reflected in almost all her works and projects; She learns to understand life by interacting with others.
I always create temporary biotopes, to reflect on the big world in which we live and to make an impact on it. In essence, I want to embroider a whole new world, in which the rules and proportions can be redefined and in which there is more room for truthfulness.
With my work I take action and I want to make a contribution, no matter how small. Working together offline and making a difference are central; my projects are a form of craftivism. I use art as a mild form of activism, not by pointing a finger but with a lot of attention, optimism and a wink.
Meet Gregorie Bolder, designer of Studio Bolder. Gregorie has completed her tailoring studies and has been an entrepreneur in textiles and fashion for over twenty years. Eight years ago (in 2010), when the first shops opened in the Modekwartier, she launched her label, Hereafter at Sonsbeeksingel 96. Hereafter stands for the second life of second-hand clothing that is still in excellent condition. Quality work clothing is, therefore, in fact, the raw material that Gregorie works with. She returns it into something new by cutting it up and a new garment is created based on new patterns and new materials. IT will be contemporary but above all always unique.