New generation of fashion and textile students presented work during EXPOSED 2019

From the 14th – 16th of June the Textiles & Fashion department of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK) presented the work of its students during EXPOSED 2019 – Powered by Keep an Eye Foundation. In two fashion shows, a textiles exhibition and a publication the students shared their innovative visions on fashion and textiles.

EXPOSED was hosted at De Helena, a former school building in the middle of a residential neighbourhood in the city centre of The Hague, making it an inspiring setting for an introduction to the work of a new generation of designers. The scenography of the show and design of the exhibition were guided by Maarten Spruyt (who created exhibitions in Centraal Museum Utrecht, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam).

Visitors to the fashion show were presented with a 200-page publication, providing an in-depth view in the work and identity of the students. The publication was designed by Johannes Verwoerd in collaboration with visual artist and teacher Peter de Potter and all students of the Textile and Fashion department. Photos by students of the KABK Photography department.

The Textile & Fashion department is unique due to the combination of two disciplines under one study programme. At the beginning of 2019 Mark van Vorstenbos was appointed head of the department.

‘To me the sensory and embodied experiences of textiles and fashion are highly intimate and direct expressions of how we relate to ourselves, to the other and to the world around us. A fascinating continuous dialogue between our private and our public space.’
Mark van Vorstenbos

Graduating students:

Angelika Danaka, Nina Dekker, Shijia Hao, Louise Hoving, Trumaine Huijts, Nicolas Jimenez Poveda, Lina Lau, Otilia Vieru, Vincent Wong, Kirstie Fulton, Min Gweon, Moe Kim, Stella Kim, Larissa Schepers.

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