Exhibition COHESION at Design Perron
Stand Studio Simul at Klokgebouw
First our Dutch Design Week. Last years edition was great with the beautiful exhibition by Vlisco.** This year I decided to give it a bloggers-try, unfortunately I wasn't so lucky. So I paid my ticket and visited for the first time mostly the entrance required locations. How very Dutch of me!
Huge knitting backpack set by YoukbyYouki
Hand dyed and hand knitted towel by Winter in Holland
"Living Colours", oxidation proces on cloth in the presentation by AKV|St.Joost at Klokgebouw
Indigo Cascade by Ernst van der Hoeven, finalist habitat Dutch Design Awards
Knitted meat at the Dutch Design Awards
Dutch Darlings by Craft Council Nederland at Klokgebouw
Some "Dutch Darlings"
Dutch Darlings is an open call for creators, designers and professionals to design an innovative souvenir based on a traditional Dutch craft. Participants show, with their designs, that the Netherlands is more than tulips and windmills. That we have a much richer colour palette of local culture than a Delfts blue wooden clog that is manufactured in China for the tourist industry.***
A very interesting starting point and I was a little disappointed that it were so little products. Yet the display was excellent. A big workshop table with a wooden, bookshelf, open wall around it. Little cabinets with the new souvenirs, below it an abstract symbol of that souvenir on which you could vote and in the bookshelves some more souvenirs and interviews with the 'Masters'.
I placed a dot at the ball of yarn. I liked this locally made, handmade souvenir idea. Because you can make your own product from it afterwards. And because next to Kitchen-fashion (in the competition were also oven mitts, but I didn't find them Dutch enough), knitting is hot, hot, hot!
Yarn shop at Sectie C
Wintervacht wintercoats presentation at Sectie C
Wintervacht Curtain shirt in 2e Hans van Sophie Dekkers set-up
Pretty detail of curtain shirt
After a while one of the Wintervacht ladies arrived. They shared a space with 2e Hans van Sophie Dekkers. A secondhand clothing shop selected and arranged on colour, texture and patterns. It looked very chic. A lot of people were trying on the coats by Wintervacht and on Instagram it was a very DDW thing to do; post a selfie in a Wintervacht coat. I still didn't try one on, because I want one really bad, but I can't afford one. The mittens how ever...but they didn't bring them with...
I asked them if they could inform me of their upcoming Summer collection. Because I loved their curtain collection this year. They buy secondhand curtains and make a nice two piece, shirt & short pants, outfit from it. Very pattern-hip and recycle-proof!
Looking forward to what the young Wintervacht ladies are going to do next and lets see if I can become a proper DDW blogger next year!
* More about the Jakarta Fashionweek 2015 on their site www.jakartafashionweek.co.id
** Blogpost about "Vlisco Unfolded" and Dutch Design Week 2013 "Natural Dye + Wax Print + Sweaters"
*** Read more about the Craft Council NL and their Dutch Darlings on www.craftscouncil.nl
- More about Staphorst dot folk art in my previous post "Traditional costumes in modern living"
**** Textile is More is a new, fresh look on textiles all over the globe, put into a blog, on which I'm going to participate soon, www.textileismore.com
***** Post on my blog about Wintervacht "Transhumance"
More about Wintervacht on www.wintervacht.nl