KABK students collaborate with Masterly The Hague

From 19-22 September 2019, the exhibition Masterly will take place in the centre of The Hague, a few blocks away from the KABK. Masterly displays the work of Dutch designers and artists in three historical buildings located opposite the Hofvijver. Nicole Uniquole is the curator and initiator of this exhibition, Maarten Spruijt is responsible for the exhibition design.

The students were assigned to research and develop a number of design interpretations, driven by their curiosity and fascination for the Dutch Royal Oranje Nassau family. The students immersed themselves in the Oranje Nassau’s family life and historic costumes as depicted on the paintings of the Hoogsteder Museum Foundation. They managed to capture the spirit of the history and periods that marked the atmosphere and wear and tear of the costumes. After researching aspects such as proportion and the experiment on materials and techniques, they created a new context and demonstrated their inventive and surprising views on the historical costumes.

The assignment helped students to bring historical research and material experiments into their own 21th century fashion collections, providing fresh visual experiments and inspiration for their further studies.

Participating students

Annli Basedahl, Sina Dyks, Iulia Hmarnaia, Petra Huisman, Pien Klein Douwel, Jiahao Li, Simone Marin, Marlien Peeters, Stef Reijnierse, Daisy Silva, Erica Sun, Max Willebrand Westin, Anwen Xu


Roy Verschuren, Pattern design
Gerrit Uittenbogaard, Fashion design

Press preview: 18 September
Exhibition: 19-22 September
more information: www.masterlythehague.com