‘EXCLUSIVITY WITHIN THE
Schepers Bosman in Amsterdam.
On Saturday the 15th of July, 18h00, we presented our latest 2018 spring / summer collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashionweek Amsterdam. Our second collection as a duo, was a play of concepts such as 'familiar, normal, ordinary' and an assembly of stereotypical garments.
With the artist Robert Rauschenberg as a style icon, we collected a wardrobe of timeless clothes. This season, we presented a series of detailed items and used them as building blocks to form an explosion of shape and color. Through assembly techniques inspired by the work of sculptor john chamberlain, we took widely known garments out of their context and translated them into spatial expressionistic images. We played with concepts such as 'familiar, normal and ordinary.
We had a joint vision: the revaluation of the garment. "We find that clothes and the craftsmanship has lowered in respect these days. By removing clothes and fashion from their context and placing them on a higher level, we want to create a new awareness. Develop products that are accepted as paintings or graphic art, without losing the original function. Our dream: create clothes that you would like to wear and you want to watch.’ hereby we challenged ourselves to seek for exclusivity within the mass.
Photocredits: Team Peter Stigter
SB 18SS (WOMEN)
‘CLOTHING AS A CANVAS’
Our first collection presented independently in Paris.
For this capsule collection, we decided to go to Paris on our own, to present our work during the Womenswear Fashionweek.
That summer, we found some colorful antique metal pins on flea markets in the south of France. The graphics inspired us to create expressionistic artworks in fabrics. We treated the garments as a canvas, as a base for our creative freedom. The artworks were translated onto the garments by using raw patchwork techniques, discovering our DIY mentality along the way. This capsule series was more about visualizing the idea of energy within a design process, than communicating a certain theme through garments.
We wanted to create a new awareness around clothing, develop products that would be accepted as paintings or graphic art, without losing the original function. Clothing that you would like to wear and you want to watch.
The collection was presented through a series of three photographs, made on the streets of Paris.
Photocredits: Robby Hekkers