Ingrid Deuss Gallery will participate in the Villas NIGHTSHOP: a concept of Jan Hoet Jr. and Delphine Bekaert. At NIGHTSHOP Ingrid exhibits 15 unique works of Andy Warhol chosen out of the art collection of famous art collector James Hedges. A beautiful and ideal opportunity for all art lovers to see some of Warhol’s most unique images and even to purchase them.
Ingrid chooses her artists with the greatest care, both new talent as well as established names. All selected photographers are invariably characterized by their great artistic sensitivity and personal expression. Each exhibition given, Ingrid shows unique pieces to get to a the point where photographyat is at same level as a unique work of art. Just like buying an exclusive painting, you can also buy a unique picture. Deuss organized exhibitions with Rankin, Karel Fonteyne, Frieke Janssens, Marcel van der Vlugt, Albert Pepermans, Isabel Miquel Arques and many other famous names from the world of photography.
During the seven-week pop-up gallery at The Villa, Ingrid will exhibit different artists. The main focus, chosen together with other photographers (Karel Fonteyne and Isabel Miquel Arques), will be just like Warhol’s very own work: unnique and vintage prints. So for all the Warhol and art lovers among us: don’t hesitate and definitely stop by at The VILLA’s NIGHTSHOP. The exhibition will be held from the 12th of July ’till the 1st of September 2o13 at Nellenslaan 134, Knokke, Belgium. You surely won’t regret your visit!
A collaboration to die for, beyond wilderness: Iris van Herpen (Haute Couture) x Rem D Koolhaas. A collaboration and design that definitely caught our eye. Wearing these idyllic shoes you look enchanted in natures wild and all its mysteriousness. Nature is wild – generated by powerful forces it proliferates to create startling beauty.
For her fifth collection, as an invited member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, Iris van Herpen focuses on the forces of nature, and examines the relationship high above the ground, while simultaneously grounding them to the floor. The shoes were inspired by the dramatic banyan tree and looked as if they were naturally grown, rather than digitally created. Stratasys, one of the world’s leaders in 3D printing, joined forces for the realization creation of these amazing and very sculptural shoes.
Rem D Koolhaas about the collaboration: “It was a great challenge to work with Iris this time as we were using 3D printing for the shoes entirely. The hardest part was the figuring out of the materials and 3D printing techniques to be used. Fashion is always a race against time and 3D printing allows you to move fast. The promise for the future of this technology is very powerful!”
Other collaborators included Jolan van der Wiel and her magnetically grown dresses. She took inspiration from the work of David Altmejd and his wild organic forms, which were also derived from the regeneration of nature.
Red Bull Soundclash is an explosive battle between two bands from different genres that inspire each other and challenge each other creatively. In four rounds, the two bands bring out the best in each other and show one another what they are live capable of. The Red Bull Soundclash is more than just a standard or casual concert of two bands, as we all know. Expect a musical explosion in which musicians will hunt, reach for the stars and get to the top of their creative talent.
In 2006 the Red Bull Soundclash was born, started out in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, the Soundclash spread to 5 continents, 17 countries and 43 podiums. In name of The Netherlands as founding country, you definitely need to be at this edition of Soundclash!
In previous Soundclashes Snoop Dogg, The Roots, Triggerfinger, Moke, Erykah Badu, Go Back To The Zoo and the Youth of Today already showed us what they had in store for us and this time Dio & Band and Skip&Die (whereof we shot lead singer Cata.Pirata in our 5th issue) will give their all at Amsterdam’s Melkweg, on the 27th of May, all to become the winner of 2013.
How does the battle work? There are four rounds and, of course, one winner, as only one can be the best. In round 1 both bands play covers, in round 2 the artists will perform songs of each other (aiming on making their version even better than the original), in round 3 they will go wild with certain themes and in round 4 both bands will go even wilder with the a help of a mystery guests. Let it all explode!
Snoop Dogg: “Red Bull Soundclash is a great innovative creative process that will continue to grow artists withtheir styles and performance”. Questlove (The Roots) describes it as: “The event is basically a creative friendly fire between two comrades, two groups who mutually admire and respect one another.”
was established in Stockholm in 1996 by four creative people whose ambition it was to develop a lifestyle brand, as well as help other people build their own brands. ACNE was one of the first brands to recognize the potential of denim in the fashion industry and it wasn’t long before their unisex jeans were featured in the Swedish edition of Elle. This led to Sweden’s leading fashion boutiques wanting to carry the characteristic jeans with the bright-red stitching. With newfound confidence, Jonny Johansson – ACNE’s creative director – decided to branch out into other areas of design. ACNE’s first complete collection was launched in 1998, which set the tone for the brand; subtle luxury and understated items that originate from the ethos that clothes should feel like someone’s wardrobe. Cool and personal. That’s why there are no signature pieces, yet every single item of clothing is effortlessly stylish. With stores and projects across nine countries, ACNE has gained international recognition as a creative collective, unique in its corporate diversity. We drove all the way to Copenhagen to meet up with Jonny Johansson in the latest addition to the ACNE franchise.
How did you get your start as a designer?
Being a designer was not something I ever thought I’d be. I didn’t dream of becoming a fashion designer when I was a kid. My mom wanted me to go to art school, because she saw some sort of potential in me. But since both my father and my sister were musicians, I wanted to be a musician as well – that was my goal. For me, being a musician was a way to express ideas, and express myself, in the same way that fashion is a way of expressing myself. Over time, fashion became very important to me, and now that I am a fashion designer, I’m really happy. Someone should have told me about it earlier. [Laughs.] Back in 1996, I learned how to make jeans from a friend of mine, because I didn’t have any education in fashion whatsoever. That’s how I got my start in the fashion industry. When we started ACNE, we suffered through some tough times. We didn’t have a lot of money to work with and all the money we had, I spent on making jeans and buying flat screen TV’s for the office. [Laughs.]
Can you tell us about those tough times?
Well, 2002 was a particularly difficult year. At the time, I felt I didn’t want to work in fashion anymore. However, my colleagues forced me to stay with it by saying I had a choice: Either shut the company down or man up and do what I was best at. So that’s what I did, but I decided I needed a fresh outlook on fashion. I didn’t want fashion to be just street wear or ready-to-wear or whatever; I wanted fashion to be everything.
What do you think constitutes success in a designer or a brand?
Success is very dependent on the individual, so that’s a difficult question to answer. It’s about your own expectations about yourself. For me, I would say, the first step to success was being able to do what I love most and make a living doing it.
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After a surprising introduction of MOAM in 2012, there is a new initiative by Martijn Nekoui: MOAM collective. A collective in which eight design alumni combine their vision within one collection with the help of some experts and intellectuals of the Dutch fashion industry.
MOAM was founded to transfer the knowledge from the Dutch fashion industry to the new generation. Eight young designers receive practical tools from the top of the industry, which will be useful for the rest of their career. MOAM acts as a platform and incubator in which talent is shaped and developed.
The Dutch coaches are 25 connoisseurs, including couturiers Frans Molenaar and Mart Visser, designer Claes Iversen, men’s fashion designers Sjaak Hullekes and Dieter de Cock, journalists Georgette Koning and Milou van Rossum, entrepreneurs such as James Veenhoff (House of Denim), Caroline Krouwels (departmentstore De Bijenkorf), Remco de Nijs (G-star), magazine editors Martien Mellema (Vogue) and Gert Jonkers (Fantastic Man). These coaches will share their knowledge and specific expertise with the new generation, each and everyone from their own perspective or specialism.
The collective consists of designers selected on talent, knowledge and connecting specialism: Marja Bennenbroek (men’s fashion design), Hoi-Man Cheung (technical design), Brian Geradts (prints), Josine Heuts (textural arts), Nisha Rabiee (styling), Grietje Schelvis (tailoring), Niels Tol (women’s fashion design) and Xiomara van der Zon (collectionair).
The result of this collaboration will be presented in July, during Amsterdam Fashion Week.
Prestage went to Copenhagen and marveled at this lovely city with all the wonderfull things it has to offer.
Definitely one of the most impressive and beautiful design boutique hotels is ‘First Hotel Skt. Petri’. Originally created as a department store by architect Wilhelm Lauritzen, the building has undergone an extensive renovation by Danish architectural wonder Erik Møller. The hotel projects a design which is clean, modern and graphic, but still gives you a warm and embracing feeling. The colour scheme, chosen by artist Per Arnoldi, is based on the tricolour red, blue and white, while the materials include dark woods and brass. All the furnishing is custom made for this stunning hotel.
First Hotel Skt. Petri takes its name from the neighboring church, Skt. Petri, the oldest preserved church in Copenhagen. Located in the heart of Copenhagen the hotel is in close range to several buildings of architectural interest, great museums, cool shops, lovely galleries, panache restaurants and Nørreport Station. Hotel Skt. Petri is an architectural pleasure where you feel at home with the beautiful designs, paintings and art surrounding you.
We also visited the oh-so-amazing showroom of Acne Studios. We immediately fell in love with the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, where interesting layering, renewing proportion and strong silhouettes are the key words this season.
To continue our travel on the path of creativity and inspiration we enjoyed a beautiful dinner at restaurant ‘Geist’. This restaurant serves finger licking good food, which is beautifully presented: it’s a true pampering for all your senses. Geist is a great restaurant where you can truly sense the art and passion, of master chef Bo Bech, for a modern twist on the Nordic cuisine.