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Posted on: 21 July, 2016 - 18:40 - Posted in: events

Have you seen Bas’s current solo exhibition in Museum Arnhem?
With this retrospective, the museum displays a great selection of earlier works and fashions. In addition Bas also made new works for this exhibition, amongst which a new installation “Good people machine”.
On request of the museum, Erik Alkema created a video about this installation, his love for dolls, and the exhibition in general. The video is on display in the exhibition, and can be seen on Arttube.

Posted on: 21 July, 2016 - 18:20 - Posted in: events

Museum Arnhem presents a seminar about fashion and identity
In response to the exhibition “I want it to be soft” museum Arnhem hosts an inspirational seminar about the importance of identity in fashion.
Besides Bas Kosters there will be various speakers from the world of fashion and culture that will present their vision on the theme “fashion and identity”. As an exclusive treat writer Elfie Tromp, together with Bas kosters will present an ode to fashion.

Posted on: 29 June, 2016 - 14:22 - Posted in: exhibition

The 192-page catalog 'I want it to be soft' is a visual support of the alike named exhibition. This full color book provides an overview of thirteen years of the Bas Kosters Studio and is a design process book full of drawings, sketches and photographs. Eight inspiring authors wrote insightful and intimate stories about the work of Bas Kosters, his dreams and his motivations. The book complements the exhibition in image and text, but gives on its one also a wonderful insight into the world of Bas Kosters.

Posted on: 1 March, 2016 - 16:17 - Posted in: events

From the 10th of March till the 8th of May 2016, TETEM kunstruimte will present 'Teach me a new language'; a inter visually universe of drawings and illustrations by different artists from different nationalities. I am happy to announce that I will be back in Enschede to join this initiative, curated by Kruisdijk/Kuilboer. At this exhibition, that represents the diversity in the art of drawing, I will showcase some of my illustrations alongside the work of other artists and students from the artacademy of ArtEZ Enschede. 

Posted on: 22 February, 2016 - 23:31 - Posted in: events

Under the Title:"I want it to be soft" The Journey of Bas Kosters, Museum Arnhem will be presenting Bas Kosters first solo exhibition in a musealogical context. In a contemporary vision 13 years of design and artworks will be brought together, arranged by re-occuring themes in the artists work. With new textile works and installations the exhibition will definitely be a joyful ride. Check the website of Museum Arnhem for details.

Posted on: 18 January, 2016 - 18:15 - Posted in: projects

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

Posted on: 28 October, 2015 - 00:07 - Posted in: events

Bas is part of new exhibition 'Nacht' (Night) at Art Deli in Amsterdam. The curator of the Van Gogh Museum Axel Ruger created an exciting exhibition with textile art, fashion and illustration from the Bas Kosters Studio.

The "Nacht" exhibition is on till January the 17th of 2016

Posted on: 27 October, 2015 - 23:11 - Posted in: events

For one time, and one time only, Bas Kosters'  Extra Kak magazine collaborates with literary magazine STRAK by Elfie Tromp and Jerry Hormone. We joined  forces and produced a limited edition magazine: Extra Strak. 

Posted on: 26 October, 2015 - 14:21 - Posted in: events

Gemeente Museum Den Haag's Current fashion exhibition is a great and festive overview of Dutch fashion from the last century. A great opportunity to see the most intriguing pieces from up close. The exhibition also features a beautiful selections of Bas Kosters pieces, and we are very proud to be a part of the exhibition. For details go to the site of Gemeente museum Den Haag.

Posted on: 28 July, 2015 - 18:46 - Posted in: events

"Wow, that is so sensual"
Selected fashion illustrations and erotic art by Bas Kosters

Posted on: 15 July, 2015 - 16:41 - Posted in: column

2015 is the year of the new drag superstars, the drag celebrities and the new drag entertainers. What a surprising development, and what a good one too – let me tell you why.
When I moved to Amsterdam drag was almost a taboo. Having worked in a gay club with a herd of drag queens I was quite astonished that in this city drag was not alive and kicking. After a small hi-rise in the 1990’s with drag queens on national television, drag was dead.

Posted on: 14 July, 2015 - 11:47 - Posted in: column

Half a year ago I was looking for a pair of flare jeans, and I had such a hard time getting hold of them. I spoke about it with my assistants, but they had no clue what kind of pants I meant.  I have a few names for it in Dutch but it did not ring a bell. In the end I found a pair in a vintage shop, which was a stroke of luck, because the numerous vintage shops in Amsterdam don’t stock them at the moment. As you can understand from the effort I put in, I needed those pants, because I’m a 70’s kid. I love flare pants, bell-bottoms, whatever you call them.

Posted on: 14 July, 2015 - 10:35 - Posted in: column

It’s party time; it’s party time, hurray!
This is my 52nd column, which means that a year has passed since I started as a columnist at Dash Magazine. What started out, as some lighthearted texts to accompany my drawings became a more complete and signaling unity of words and image, in which I really found my way.
A year passed so quickly, and 52 are quite an amount of columns. When I go trough the folder on my computer, I am happy and surprised about all the stories we shared.

Posted on: 19 June, 2015 - 16:29 - Posted in: events
Posted on: 19 June, 2015 - 14:03 - Posted in: events

Together with several DJ's and Style icons we will start the Zalando presents 10 Days Downtown officialy on the 3rd of july, with 'Fashion is WOW', the opening night of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam at De Marktkantine. This festive kick-off of the programme will take place in collaboration with fashionchick and will be hosted by Bas Kosters. We will celebrate the passion for fashion and music and dance the night away!
Line-up: Mike Mago | Doppelgang | Cat Carpenters | Rachel Green

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