Thursday, 11 July 2019

WDKA Fashion Show 2019

Mirthe Alferink
On July 5th, the fashion design class of 2019 from the WDKA  (Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam) presened their graduation show at Ubik theatre. The show, organized by the students themselves, provided a charming insight into their mostly personal graduation projects. With themes as sustainability, LGBTQ+ community, internet culture, streetwear and sportswear the show provided a diverse approach to contemporary fashion design.
Chloë Severien presented a ready to wear knitwear collection based on re-usable yarn made from recycled PET plastic. By using fabrics as a medium to tell stories, Larissa Ishimwee gave voice to a group of illegal refugees of Amsterdam.
Robin Cuppens deconstructed the business suit, Susanne Vos presented the 'new look' based on sportwear and Axel Verwee made his collection by waisted tents from festivals. Mickey Nerrings presented the most outspoken collection based on voilence and bullying against the LGBTQ+ community. He translated this into the idea to use the scarecrow as a metaphor to scare away the bullies and fight against anti-gay voilence. Project that intruiged the most was Adobefashion by Rosalie van Pinxteren. With this project she explored the influence of internet culture on today's digital fashion and its role in our changing perception of reality. By translating photoshoped shapes into actual garments she questioned if we can still distinguish reality from manipulation and vice versa. In addition, she aims to show that fashion manifests beyond the physical world.

Instagram: wdkafashiongraduates
https://www.wdka.nl
Robin Cuppens
Roosmarijn van Soest

Mickey Nerrings

Mickey Nerrings

Mickey Nerrings
Mickey Nerrings
Mickey Nerrings

Chloë Severien
Chloë Severien

Chloë Severien

Chloë Severien

Susanne Vos


Manou van den Berg
Axel Verwee

Axel Verwee

Larissa Ishimwe

Iris Korkman

Iris Korkman

No comments:

AddThis

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...