19 July 2010
Fashion & Architecture exhibition @ ARCAM
Friday July 16, the opening of the Fashion & Architecture exhibition in ARCAM. ARCAM, Ontfront and V2A Architectuur & Stedebouw have challenged four duos, each comprising of a fashion designer and an architect, to make a design together.
The four duos:
Mattijs van Bergen (MATTIJS) & Anouk Vogel (Anouk Vogel Landscape Architecture)
Iris van Herpen & Jan Benthem and Mels Crouwel (Benthem Crouwel Architekten)
Farida Sedoc (Hosselaer) & Nicole and Marc Maurer (Maurer United)
Kentroy Yearwood (Intoxica) & Jeroen Bergsma (2012 Architecten)
Mattijs van Bergen made a sustainable design together with landscape architect Anouk Vogel. Their goal was to make an item not related to a season but adjustable to every season. Their design, a dress made of waterpipes, can be renewed by different flowers.
"In the beginning, I liked the speed of the succession of collections. You can renew yourself constantly. But you notice that people are increasingly looking for durability in clothing. They buy something to last", says Mattijs van Bergen.