Designer Dusty Thomas has an indescribable passion for denim and the color blue. As a very technical designer, she spends a lot of time developing and cutting pattern and creates things that catches people’s attention. Another ‘Bluedenîmes signature’ is the attention for details.
Re-collecting memories of her childhood wardrobe, Ebby Port embeds reminiscing details into the collection. Hand drawn flowers are printed on the garments. Childlike collar is designed over the bust, as she always wore collars over sweaters as a child. Big t-shirt like sleeves and the patchwork bikini top resemble a childlike drawing. The bows in the sleeves and big silhouettes give further playfulness to the collection. Coming back to the theme of heritage, the designer experimented with bleach ink that decolorize the fabric. The fading fabrics represent the lost memories stored in the attic.
Jettson footwear is minimalistic in design yet rich in materials with a hint of sportswear functionality. Jettson is a creation of it’s designer and founder, Jordy Bosch, who's been involved in footwear on multiple levels ever since the late 80’s. To championing traditional craftsmanship, Jettson’s products are all handmade down to every detail.
Ann Boogaerts studied fashion design at the Fashion Academy ArtEZ in Arnhem and at the Institut Français de la Mode in Paris. In 2015 she decided to partner with Alexander Kaller, combining their mutual passion for embroidery and fashion into a Belgian brand for embroidered fashion accessories. Roche Rouge believes in a different take on fashion. The fashion system as we know it asks for a change. Producing collections after collections, year after year, only encourages the creation of a throwaway-society. That is why Roche Rouge brings you embroidered fashion items, as an answer to this current system of rapidly changing fashion collections. By applying our patches to your favorite garment, you can prolong its life with a sprinkle of old-fashioned couture.
STRIKKS is a young designstudio that creates innovative knitted textiles products. The designstudio is founded by Maartje Boer and Suzanne Vaessen and is located in Maastricht. STRIKKS is also a lab for research of possibilities in knitting and production processes and they co-create with other designers, architects and companies. STRIKKS has the drive and know-how to grow into a platform for all that is related to industrial knitting and it all started with a love for knitted design.
Elisabeth Stray Pedersen is a high-end womenswear designer based in Oslo, Norway. Stray Pedersen finished an MA in Fashion Womenswear at Oslo National Academy in 2014. Since 2015 she has owned and run her own wool manufactory in Norway where she produce her own brand amongst others. Stray Pedersen specialize in local collaborations and deliver high quality handmade garments.
Growing up in New Zealand, Berlin based designer Ling-Ling has been instilled with a love for the production of natural fibers. Silk and wool are emphasized strongly in her designs and the deconstruction process of these natural materials to create textiles. Ling-Ling is focussed on slow fashion, creating the perfect fit in quality fabrics and timeless style.
Larissa Zadia Leong’s is the founder of LZL. Her career as a fashion stylist, art director and DJ along with her international travels have influenced her approach to design and impeccable eye for detail. LZL provides contemporary, uncomplicated leather accessories for the modern woman. Their designs are simplistic with a sports-luxe edge to compliment and elevate your everyday style. Since their inception, LZL has gained a loyal following from influential fashion forward woman globally. From their home base in Melbourne to as far as Tokyo, London and New York, we are capturing the hearts of tomboys and minimalist babes who appreciate the laid-back LZL aesthetic.
Marlich is an up and coming bags and accessories brand based in Lausanne Switzerland. The collections consist of wallets with card holders and hand bags with bag organizers. The materials of each model distinguishes itself based on the following properties: the quality of the leather and the plastic-like feel. The product range is crafted by an artisan leather manufacturer in France. The hidden pockets allow the wearer to hide certain objects that are not meant to be transparent at first glance. The brands name stems from the arabic phrase "it's all right". Its philosophy is to transport you to a new world full of light.
Established in 2013 by Marius Mees Visser, MEES crafts minimalistic bags for people who enjoy originality in a subtle manner. For Marius, it’s all about finding the right pattern and letting the material show its raw beauty. The label focuses on creating beautiful products without being too much aware of the practical aspects.
Verena Schepperheyn is a contemporary menswear brand specialized in creating mid-range luxury products with a focus on detail and material uniqueness, seeking to produce high quality items in an affordable price range. Techniques such as embroidery, prints and textile manipulation in combination with strong shapes are
at the core of the brand’s spirit. Opposing streetwear influences and tailoring techniques, the collections introduce a fusion of classical menswear tradition and contemporary masculine ideals. All products are entirely produced in Germany.
Sharon de Lyster is the founder of Hong Kong based label Narrative Made. The label features heritage handmade crafts and natural dyed materials from around Asia with a mission to preserve heritage crafts and produce clothing that empowers the marginalized artisans and their communities.
From september 2014 Ratna Ho and Pascal Mulder have been focussing on creating two accessory labels, RATNA HO and STUDIO MULDER. RATNA HO stands for young women of every age, providing exciting colors and coatings. Designed to be used on a daily basis, items for everyone young at heart. Functionality complemented with an exciting twist. All items are created using technical textiles and a part of the collection with specialized techniques as high frequency and ultrasonic welding, techniques available at the manufacturing facilities of Buitink Technology in Duiven, The Netherlands.
From September 2014 Ratna Ho and Pascal Mulder have been focussing on creating two accessory labels, RATNA HO and STUDIO MULDER. Items under the STUDIO MULDER collection are minimalistic and functional. Stylish simplicity, expressed in uncompromising durable materials. All items are created using technical textiles and a part of the collection with specialized techniques as high frequency and ultrasonic welding, techniques available at the manufacturing facilities of Buitink Technology in Duiven, The Netherlands.
TOMCSANYI is a fashion label founded and designed by Dori Tomcsanyi. Growing up in post-socialist Hungary, Dori draws from childhood memories of happy days in the Eastern Bloc, but that retrospective aesthetics is strongly mixed with high-end fashion and top-notch minimalism. Iconic features of womenswear of the bygone days of Eastern Europe come back now more than ever to be recontextualized in a modern frame with minimal shapes and sharp tailoring
Equipped with her Pentax, Berber Theunissen (Netherlands, 1989) shoots portraits, still lives and landscapes. She uses photography to create some kind of safeguard. Berber documents the situations she has little grasp of. She captures the moments, emotions and memories in which these intense emotional situations were present or revolving around her. She reflect upon her own struggles by looking how her friends and people who surround her cope with the same situations and emotions. For Berber photography is a tool to look at her own life in an objective way. Berber was born in a small village when in The Netherlands. When she was 18, she packed her bags and moved to Amsterdam. Where she graduated Cum Laude from the Photo Academy. After eight years surrounded by the chaotic city life, she really started missing the woods, the quiet and the smells of nature. January 1st of 2015 she moved back to the dutch countryside, the surrounding that inspires her most.
Italian photographer, engineer and pianist Luca Pernini uses photography as a language to discover places, details and faces from his point of view, and eventually telling stories that highlights hidden features of the subject. His photo series ‘Winter Graffiti’ reflects the need to explore temporary changes that affect things and places. Through capturing icy and peaceful details and scenes of winter, Pernini was truly capturing the feeling “when sun returns to warm the earth after a heavy snowfall – the moment when the drawings and sculptures of ice are still visible before they disappear.”
Jeremy Audet, 19 years old, is a photographer, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Jeremy has lived and journeyed across continents, pursuing his love for outdoors, biking and photography. In the last year, he has travelled to the Adirondack mountains, Yosemite, San Francisco; biked 377 km over three days from Victoriaville to Bic; and hiked alone for two weeks in Iceland. His work on Yosemite documents his encounters with the stories of the valley – from natives to pioneers, climbers to tourists, and the youth in search of identity. Yosemite was a personal documentary of the artist’s self discovery. As he stated: “Yosemite was just the beginning. It is where I broke the ice, and rock, to my future. It is where I rediscovered and discovered myself. It is where I began my being.”
Ingeborg ten Hoopen is an artist with a large number of solo exhibitions on her CV. Ingeborg’s neo constructivist artworks reveal her passion for a conceptual approach and at the same time she creates an art historical awareness by choosing this minimalist aesthetic. From hundreds of small sketches she carefully choses the ones that become paintings or graphite drawings. Ingeborg’s artworks show a richness of powerful use of color, a balanced, intuitive composition and precise execution.
Paula Faraco is a freelance photographer current living in Berlin. She loves portraying people, as well as traveling around the world on a search of new landscapes. Paula works predominantly with Canon 5D mark II and with analog cameras as Leica M6 & Minilux and Mamiya 7 II. Paula sees photography as a way to show either the beauty or the strangeness of the world. She conveys her own truth together with her emotions and memories.
Some of her series are related to her past. She believes it is truly important as an artist to make use of experiences: “they are part of my identity and they have shaped who I have become”.
TJ Tambellini, a Los Angeles based artist, focuses on photography and sculptural compositions, finding the hyperreal quality of the everyday through abstract observations. He works with structure, vivid complimenting palates, and framing, all while revealing understated moments in the out of place, man-made, and repetitive, overly familiar landscape. TJ Tambellini lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He has been published and featured in Booooooom, It’s Nice That, This is Paper, Latent Image, Pitch Zine, and Paper Journal. His first publication, Court Yard, was released in 2016 by Kiosk Editions.
Naomi White is an artist and educator. Her work has been shown throughout North America and Europe, and is held in both public and private collections.
Educated in New York where she lived for many years, White has recently returned to Los Angeles where she was born and raised. White's work draws from a diverse background in art history and film, investigating themes of identity construction in our camera-bound world, focusing on how photography affects materials, memory, and culture.
Peter Holliday is a Scottish photographer based in Glasgow. He graduated with BA (Hons) in Communication Design from the Glasgow School of Art in 2015. Peter was selected by Creative Review for their 2015 Talent-Spotting feature in association with JCDecaux and Creative Translation. His work has appeared internationally both online and in print including publications such as Wired, The Weather Channel, Libération, and GUP. Peter recently exhibited his series Where the Land Rises as a solo show at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography between December 2015 and January 2016.
Peter’s work considers the symbiotic relationship humans share with the environments we find ourselves in. Reflecting on ideas of time, memory, and home, Peter is interested in investigating the emotional and cultural significance of the topographies that underpin humanity’s existence.
Currently based in The Netherlands, Ling Lin sees photography as her own form of meditation. Nature and landscape has been the primary subject of her work, as she started to contemplate the the existence of human civilization and its relationship with the world. Her work reflects subtle emotions that have yet to be decrypted. Lin has studied Photography at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and she is the co-founder of contemporary fashion platform Acreati.
Samuel Zeller (b. 1990) is a Swiss photographer based in Geneva. His ongoing Botanical series revolve on a painterly recreation of mid-century botanical illustrations. He explores the refracted reality caught in the greenhouse’s translucent glass, photographically preserving these glimpses of nature. Building up on his past career as a designer, he tries to bring compositions and colors reminiscent of painting and graphic design in his work. His motto is finding beauty in the seemingly less interesting subjects.
Saskia Boer is a photographer and editor living in Rotterdam. She is intrigued by how group identity is shaped. Often it is carefully constructed rather than a natural occurrence. The malleable character of identity is evident for instance in the construction or collapse of a nation and a national identity. When a country is established, a constitution is written down, borders are set, an anthem is composed: national identity and borders are thus created by man. The illusion of a shared national identity is furthermore stressed when a country collapses, for
example the USSR. Stemming from this fascination she documents countries that do not exist anymore (such as Yugoslavia) or have only come into existence recently (such as Kyrgyzstan).
Photographer Paulien van Beusekom’s drive to start with photography began with her love for the beauty she saw around her and wanted to capture those moments. Paulien never loses sight of her camera and brings it with her at all times. In 2016 she decided to start her company MELTING POT Stories as a photographer and storyteller. Paulien’s photo’s are clean, with the beauty of love, tender and emotion. She draws inspiration from imperfection which can hold so much beauty, such as a spent flower in its dewy surroundings.
Cat Stevens' photography depicts the mysticism inherent in the natural world and transcends our experience of the everyday to the magical, through a subtle play between darkness and light.
Whether shooting landscapes or portraits, her sense of colour and light creates a narrative where inanimate forms are brought to life and the living are imbued with an otherworldly quality.
Nina Raasch was born in Berlin and is currently based in Berlin and London. She often combines fashion and documentary photo’s together with the purpose of telling a story. These types of photography are very different, but are both very important parts of her work. Nina on her way of working: “what I want to achieve most with my photography is to create emotions, to make people feel something when they look at my pictures. Every photograph is in a way a self-portrait. I show people my way of seeing the world and what aspects are important to me.”
17.00-18:30 Mieke van Lith & Bart Rademakers
14.00 - 15.30 Mitchell Ritchi
16.00 - 17.30 Ton, Paul & Hans
14.00 - 14.30 Bianca Hamaekers
16.00 - 17.30 Duo Subito
14.00 - 15.30 Muziektheater Kaliber
16.00 - 17.30 Fermata Duo
14.00 - 15.30 Inspiratie Duo
16.00 - 17.30 Passie Kwartet
14.00 - 15.00 Lezing Valentina VoS
16.00 -17.30 Duo Spirito Crea
Fashion photographer Valentina Vos (30)will be giving a Fashion Photography Talk on Sunday 18th of December at the XMAS Pop Up & Exhibition. Valentina studied at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts & Design. She has worked with various leading fashion magazines such as Glamour NL, L'Officiel NL, Glamcult, JFK Magazine, Vice, news papers suchs as Volkskrant and Het Parool, and companies Tommy Hilfiger, CitizenM Hotels, Men at Work, Hema, Ace & Tate and many more. She is known for her elegant polished fashion snapshots, combined with humor and originality.
AFTER THE POP UP SHOP & EXHIBITION THE MAGIC CULTURAL FESTIVAL WILL CONTINU WITH:
14.00 - 15.30 Smaakstof
14.00 - 15.30 Koen de Witte
19.30 - 20.00 Nachtwacht de Baeker Kleppermen
14.00 - 15.00 Mikoe
14.00 - 15.30 Jelke Schijlen
14.00 - 15.30 G. Garver
14.00 - 15.30 Pure
14.00 - 15.30 Eurasia Quartet
14.00 - 15.30 Eurasia Duo
14.00 - 15.30 Sophia Lee Trio
14.00 - 15.30 Linda