Bas Kosters for wehkamp “Affection collection”
Today my Affection collection for wehkamp sees the light of day. Three designs, cute as a button, available for everybody.
When I got asked to design a collection for wehkamp I was immediately super-excited. Wehkamp is such a Dutch icon, a company that many of us grew up with. Especially well know for their iconic catalogue, wehkamp is ever changing course, now they are adding a new extra to their busyness: affordable Dutch design. I am proud to kick off this new course
Mamma Mia, it has been a busy year! Today i was at Centraal Museum Utrecht to build up a christmas installation. Five Christmas figures dressed in Bas Kosters hippie dresses and glitter eyes surrounded by heaps of pink monster presents. All this to celebrate monsters in fashion, and my collaboration with the museum. At this moment Centraal Museum Utrecht hosts a fantastic exhibition curated by Atopos called "Monsters in de mode" where my iconic red monsterdress and a commisioned piece "My emoticon family" are exhibited. Go and check it out.
I recently got asked to design a fashion suggestion for "Zwarte Piet", to be presented to Sinterklaas at shopping centre Hoog Catharijne in Utrecht, so i did. In my opinion in the whole"Pieten" discussion, there was a big lack of respect and equality. Whatever the outcome of the discussion will be, i presented peace Piet. A Piet that stands for equality and respect.
The second edition of Extra Kak Magazine is online now! This very limited edition was realised in collaboration with Vodafone and is specially designed for the presentation of the 1,2 Tree collection, shown at the Amsterdam Fashion Week 2012.
Some of my dearest artist friends: Jan Hoek, Wibo Kosters, Esther de Groot and Erik Alkema contributed to this edition of Extra Kak.