Saturday 17 June 2023


Annalie van Doorn
EXPOSED / the FASHION SHOW took place on Saturday 10 June at Olympic Stakepark in The Hague. 

Exposed is the annual presentation of the Fashion and Textile department of KABK - Royal Academy of Art The Hague, showcasing the work of all classes, from the first investigative steps of the freshmen, to the distinct and personal collections of the fourth-year students. This year for the first time without the work of textile students, which will be presented in September. 

Keep an Eye Textile & Fashion Scholarship was awarded to textile student Xiaoyu Wen after the show.

As usual, the fashion collections from the KABK are rich in material development and form research. In the graduation year, the different qualities came together well in the nine highly varied proposals. The show started off strong with Jose Marie Sta. Iglesia inspired by Imelda Marcos, then Tevin Blancheville showed a statement based on the geopolitical struggle that is divisive worldwide with propaganda, Casey Hefferon emphasized the importance of playing with a playful sports collection that originated from a method of playing with the clay. Youngshik Yoon made a performative statement with his Political Shamanism project and Dayna Nooy did so by using waste and cheap materials with an empowering cast of models to make it a party on stage.
Towards the end, the dancing returned, but in a very different way by Louise Noordam who showed a rich collection inspired by her happy childhood memories, which ended abruptly with the battle against autoimmune diagnosis of eczema. With this collection she retrieves the vulnerable open-mindedness of her younger self, to empower her current self.
Annalie van Doorn honored the closing of the show with 'Après Nous, Le Déluge' (After me, let the flood come). Inspired by her grandmother's strong character and extravagance. What drives her to keep up with her looks? What drives humanity to want to look good? Against the background of the issues of the day, the contrasts of the world and the ironic nature of man that despite everything is looking for self-expression as a way to survive perhaps?
With these questions and in a positive mood, you leave the fashion show, which is a strong translation of the current generation of designers in which the personal stories and struggles are placed in a broader social context.

Graduating Fashion Class 2023: Tevin Blancheville, Annalie van Doorn, Athena Eleftheriou, Casey Hefferon, Louise Noordam, Youngshik Yoon, Danya Nooy, Jose Marie Sta. Iglesia and Di Wang. 

More information and images from the collections:  IG @kabk_textile_and_fashion


Annalie van Doorn

Athena Eleftheriou

Casey Hefferon

Danya Nooy

Jose Marie Sta. Iglesia

Louise Noordam

Tevin Blancheville

Tevin Blancheville

Tevin Blancheville

Youngshik Yoon

Youngshik Yoon

Keep an Eye Award announcement

2nd year Marijn Brinksma

2nd year Kim Gemmink

2nd year Jungyun Jang

2nd year - Zhenyi Zhou

2nd year - Simon Veldkamp

2nd year - Riet Pedro

2nd year - Renee Buitendijk

2nd year - June Gibbs

2nd year - Asira Wiegers

1st year

1st year- Tim Dekker

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