Posts Tagged ‘Ellen Albers’

MODEBELOFTE 2016 ‘Adaptive Travelers’

Monday, October 31st, 2016

It’s been thrilling as always to be part of the Modebelofte team, bringing the fiercest talents from the best international BA and MA fashion courses to Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Although my part in this – textual curation, communication and hosting the Expert Meeting for fellow educators, press and designers – is peanuts compared to what it takes to put this show on the road. Shout out to the fabulous curator & event designer team Niek Pulles (Heyniek) and Harm Rensink, our superwoman project manager and PR queen Holly Syrett of GW Agency, the team responsible for all the trafficking, the graphic designers at and campaign photographer Imke Ligthart…. and of course the queen bee of them all, initiator Ellen Albers of You Are Here. Check out the Modebelofte 2016 ‘Adaptive Travelers’ site for all the wonderful participating designers and more.



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Modebelofte 2015 ‘Performing Advancers’

Friday, September 16th, 2016

It is going to be hard to ever outdo the 2015 edition of Modebelofte, held in the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven, with a record number of 42 participating designers from a record number of 15 international MA and BA fashion courses. The ‘Performing Advancers’ exhibition of ‘fiercely innovative fashion talent’ was in fact so spectacularly designed by Niek Pulles a.k.a. Heyniek and Harm Rensink that it won the ‘Best of Dutch Design Week Award’ for its overwhelming generosity, awesome location and reach. What a victory for the fashion discipline in this particular design walhalla context.

artwork by Bastiaan de Nennie

artwork by Bastiaan de Nennie

Owning the stadion, this is how it's done

owning the stadion











The designers selected for the 2015 edition were: Isabelle Tellié , Tung Trinh and Josephine Goverts from ArtEZ, Arnhem; Fabian Bredt, Bram Vervoort, Olivier Jehee  and Nikki Duijst from Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague; Ting Gong, Chisom Ogundu and Tone Bjerkaas from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam; Fatma Kizil from Willem de Koning Academie, Rotterdam; Anouk van de Sande and Vera de Pont from Design Academy Eindhoven; Jessica Walsh, Alan Oakes and Pauline Choi from Parsons School of Design, New York; Chou Yun Ting from Shih Chien University, Taipei; James Mitchell, Jim(Chen-Hsiang)-Hu, Gabriele Skucas, Milligan Beaumont, Gabriel Castro, Matty Bovan and Beth Postle from Central Saint Martins, London; Charlotte Grace Georgina Harris, Kathryn McGee, Yunseo Choi, Hannah Williams, Matilda Norberg and Nneka Okorie from Royal College of Art, London; Sian Alexandra Hadnum, Dawn Ansuh, Jessica Brown and Hannah Curtis from Middlesex University, London; Robyn Priestley from University of Westminster, London; Odella Yue from Winchester School of Arts, University of Southampton; Hannah Wallace from Manchester School of Art; Calum Whitley from Birmingham City University; Laure-Severac, Edoardo Rossi, Sofie Gaudier and Marie Sophie Beinke from Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp.

Without further ado, see HERE a video impression by Heyniek, and below some images of this unforgettable event.

Jim (Chen-Hsiang) Hu (Taiwan), Central Saint Martins

Jim (Chen-Hsiang) Hu, Central Saint Martins – “The name of XI (系) in Hanese and English are both chosen, in Hanese, many words associate with fabric adopts 系 (pronunciation: xì) as a basic component, semantically it could be understood as fibre, which is the basic component of fashion. In ancient Hanese, it could also be explained as association, connection, attachment, and the situation of one comes after another, as cause and effect.”













Jessica Brown, Middlesex University

Jessica Brown, Middlesex University – Inspired by the 1982 sci-fi Tron; Jessica Brown’s collection embodies a knitted future rife with crochet, luminescent fabrics and gamer rebels out to make a statement. Knitwear specialist Jessica Brown developed complex 3D knitted structures using natural British wool, colored nylon-stuffed Italian yarn, tubular ‘cyberlox’ crin and glittery lurex combined with synthetic fabrics, foam and silver foil for her warrior like menswear.













Hannah Williams, Royal College of Art

Hannah Williams, Royal College of Art – Inspired by the way in which sculptors worked Hannah Williams set out to create garments by sculpting onto the body. In her process driven approach, she captured each sculpting session live and the remains of the unused silicone, plaster and acrylic left on the floor was then created into a dress.













Fabian Bredt, Royal Academy of Art (KABK)

Fabian Bredt, Royal Academy of Art (KABK) – Identities have become extremely adaptable, leaving the designer to conclude that he belongs to the most plural youth generation in history. Aiming for a more collective group image rather than creating individual looks he chose to design triptych style, dividing each look over three outfits.














Dawn Ansuh, Middlesex University

Dawn Ansuh, Middlesex University – took inspiration from a series of photographs by Pieter Hugo, called ‘The Hyena and other men’, which documents Nigerian street performers who train hyenas and use them to perform tricks. They use whatever objects they can find on the streets.

Hannah Curtis, Middlesex University

Hannah Curtis, Middlesex University – To riot or protest is often deemed as an act of mindless violence or destruction with little consideration for the consequences. But beyond this lies passionate defence of cultural and social identity as well as protection of traditional values.

Modebelofte 2013 ‘Future Fashions’

Monday, October 28th, 2013

During Dutch Design Week, from october 19 till 27 in Eindhoven, my lovely client – the award winning concept store You Are Here – organized the magnificent fashion talent exhibition ‘Modebelofte 2013 – Future Fashions’ in the historic and yet to be renovated barracks of the military police. The handsome location called Kazerne got a great kick start to it’s new life as a cultural hotspot. It was an honor to collaborate – copy wise – on the ‘Modebelofte 2013 – Future Fashions’ exhibit showcasing the phantasmagorical new tech and hyper crafted works by designers Ana Rajcevic, Duran Lantink, Jef Montes, Matija Cop, Mi-Ah Rödiger, Pauline van Dongen, Sadie Williams, Silvia Romanelli, Stephanie Baechler, Volker Koch, Wim Bruynooghe, Xiao Li, Dewi Bekker, Jantine van Peski, Jenny Postle, Laerke Hooge Andersen, Minju Kim, Winde Rienstra, Anastasia Radevich, Anne Vaandrager, Cat Potter and Rianne Suk. For this year’s Modebelofte, the team from You Are Here collaborated with Glamcult Studio, curator Hanka van der Voet and producers Lenn Cox and Gerard Koot. Photography courtesy of Dirk van den Heuvel.

Matija Cop

exhibition text by Mo Veld

Wim Bruynooghe (left), Pauline van Dongen (shoes and dress) and Yoram Tomasoha


Nadine Goepfert and Xiao Li

Maiko Takeda and Duran Lantink

Alfhild Sarah Gulper

Jantine van Peski

Minju Kim (left), Dewi Bekker and Raffaela Grasspointer

Volker Koch (leather accessories left) and Stephanie Baechler

left to right: David Laport, Heleen Blanken (movie), Miriam de Waard and Jaimee Mckenna