|Textile & Fashion 2016 graduates in Modebelofte - Adaptive Travellers expo
DDW2016 | 22-30 October 2016
Textiel en Mode
with Nadie Borggreve, Sarah Lauwaert and Woody ‘s-Gravenmade.
Curators Niek Pulles and Harm Rensink created an exhibition with a selection of fiercely innovative new fashion talent, freshly graduated from international BA and MA courses. Modebelofte 2016 ‘Adaptive Travelers’ will take place from October 22 – 30 during Dutch Design Week at de Bijenkorf Eindhoven.
The exhibition encompasses the shop windows and part of the first and third floor as well as the roof and will present approximately 30 of this year’s international fashion graduates; amongst them our recently graduated talents Nadie Borggreve, Sarah Lauwaert and Woody ‘s-Gravenmade.
Graduation collection Nadie Borggreve: EMOTIONAL HOARDER
Nadie Borggreve’s graduation collection shows how we as human beings collect lifelong memories and emotions, even when we sometimes prefer to let go of some of them. One of her biggest inspirations are people called 'hoarders', people with an unstoppable urge to collect and hold on to things of some inexplicable emotional attachment. Applying moulage technique to different pieces of clothing, using them differently than they were supposed to, she developed her own language of silhouettes. All of the pieces together become one entity, emphasised by its uni-colour, and mimic the hoarder. “He wants to escape the disorder, but the pieces of clothing are clinging on to him.”
Graduation collection Sarah Lauwaert: I NEED TO BE PROTECTED
Sarah Lauwaert’s graduation collection presents an image of the future in which we no longer have the North Pole. Her garments are designed to protect our bodies and minds from environmental catastrophes and the sense of loss of this faraway, sublime place, all of which will have a tragic effect on mankind. She worked with a range of protective materials and activist slogans, raising awareness and helping us to prepare for the future. One silhouette on show at Modebelofte features trousers and a jacket with sealed seams that can both be worn inflated or deflated, ready for a flooding emergency.
Graduation collection Woody ‘s-Gravenmade: ‘DUTCH’ CULTURE
Woody ‘s-Gravenmade’s collection mixes typical Western European clothes with traditional Middle Eastern garments, inspiring us to consider the two cultures as one. Islamic garments such as the burka or niqab and women hiding their hair might just as well be a perfectly fashionable proposal. Similarly, he looked at Dutch-Moroccan youths in their traditional djellaba’s combined with shiny puffa jackets and high fashion Italian brands to inspire his silhouettes. To emphasize the modernity and familiarity of his proposal he threw in a warped print of the iconic checked ‘Turk bag’ as well as using the actual woven Turk bags to construct his clothes.