Collective Das Leben am Haverkamp
Who might have guessed that at least seven billion atoms found their way to construct four individual entities that would eventually speak and discuss the current state of affairs of something we delightfully – but often problematically – call fashion? A collision of people like this just happens once in a blue moon.
Our main protagonists – Anouk van Klaveren (1991), Christa van der Meer (1988), Dewi Bekker (1990) and Gino Anthonisse (1988) – joined forces and formed the collective Das Leben am Haverkamp after graduating from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. Their unconventional approach to design and fashion results in thought-provoking, unpolished work, often inspired by alter egos, boyhood and floral curtains. New, uncharted territory is explored during the inventive performances and presentations of Das Leben am Haverkamp. All the members have their individual label, and present it collectively.
Das Leben am Haverkamp collectively disagrees on the imaginative borders created between disciplines. Together they create the novel context necessary for their unrestricted way of working and thinking. Welcome to our island spaceship disjointed from time and space. It could all of a sudden land at a prestigious museum, or right in front of you at your local supermarket, but never as you expect.
Their latest collections have been presented during the Show-Off Show, an exhibition and showroom by Das Leben am Haverkamp, during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2016. All the members presented their crispy couture flavours while simultaneously presenting their individual interpretation of the concept ‘show’.
Dutch Design Daily LIVE #6 | Fashion perspective
Thursday 7 April | Pakhuis de Zwijger
This evening collective Das Leben am Haverkamp is one of the speakers.
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