vrijdag 6 maart 2015

Artez Fashion Masters - Generation 16

Sunanda Koning
Arnhem Fashion Masters' Up-Close Return to Paris 

On Thursday 5 March, the master design students of ArtEZ institute of the Arts Arnhem presented their highly personal visions on fashion in an intimate presentation of their graduation collections at the Atelier Néerlandais during Paris Fashion Week. Labelled “Arnhem Masters in Fashion”, the 16th generation of the institute proved that an impactful presentation is not reserved for big catwalk shows.

In a small-scale and multidisciplinary presentation, fashion designers Haesung Bong, Anja Dragan, Nathalie de Koning, Sunanda Koning and shoe designer Chrissie Houtkooper deployed innovative ideas for the future of fashion. In the corridors of the Atelier Néerlandais, the audience was served new flavors of the designer’s fashion propositions, with a strong emphasis on expressive handmade textile innovations and tactile qualities, in ongoing presentations ranging from group installations and a video projection to perpetuate catwalk movement.

Mark van Vorstenbos, head of the department: “We’re proud to present a new generation of fashion designers in Paris, historically considered the heart of the fashion industry, in a refreshing way. The current system is in need of more personal visions, so we chose to show the collections in an intimate way. Up-close, personal, inviting visitors to give the garments a second or third look.”

The ArtEZ fashion design master aspires to educate fashion professionals who from a highly personal fascination, critically interrogate their own unique handwriting as fashion makers in relationship to the current design discourse to seek out both their relevance and their additional value through research and design. With Arnhem Fashion being founded over 60 years ago, the cultural heritage is enormous. Being positioned outside the fashion establishment, each student is offered a wide open space to explore and develop his or her own refreshing idiosyncrasy.

Photography: Peter Stigter


Chrissie Houtkooper













Chrissie Houtkooper

Chrissie Houtkooper













Sunanda Koning

Sunanda Koning

Sunanda Koning

Anja Dragan



















Anja Dragan

Anja Dragan

Anja Dragan

Haesung Bong



















Haesung Bong

Haesung Bong

Haesung Bong













Haesung Bong

Haesung Bong



















Nathalie de Koning

Nathalie de Koning

Nathalie de Koning

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