Posts Tagged ‘SALON/1’

Sophie#1234567+ at Winter Salon

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

A great new womens label I’ve had the pleasure to consult and write for, Sophie 1234567+, is now showing at Droog Design as part of the Winter Salon route in Amsterdam. Discover Sophie, a tirelessly designed high quality wardrobe solution for women on their site, or explore Amsterdam’s amazing alternative fashion week route Winter Salon (15-30 January ’11) and you’ll find a pretty Sophie installation at Droog.

Sophie’s teaser website

SALON/1: Mode is.

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

During the recent Amsterdam International Fashion Week I had the pleasure to collaborate with designer Stef Bakker and graphic designer Carsten Klein on this ‘open source’ installation called Mode is., as part of SALON/1. Amsterdam’s most celebrated designer store Van Ravenstein offered us their next door gallery space and from thursday 15 till sunday 18 July SALON/1 visitors could leave their thoughts on fashion on large strips of paper, which could then be hanged in a ceiling high wishing tree made of metal hangers. At the end of each day the ‘harvest’ was shared with everyone who had left behind their e-mail address. We were delighted with the result, a long list of highly diverse statements about fashion, most of them rather serious and passionate, some downright desperate or revolting. We look forward to repeat the experiment and keep on growing this tree of fashion thoughts.


Please note: there’s a little interview with Manon Schaap, one of the SALON initiators, on JCReport


Click below to read the harvest of this Mode is. tree (as yet untranslated, so there’s a lot of Dutch, and some German in there, as well as a few hidden inspiration quotes originating from famous designers or philosophers)