We Will Build An Unclear Future

by Hee Eun Kim (KR), fashion

We live in a chaotic world where there are many visible and invisible rules to understand and follow. It is hard to capture every moment because things can change in anytime. The definition of the word pretty does no longer mean pretty in my approach. Everything can be anything and also nothing. It leads me to explore the contradictions and inconsistencies of the world.

As the world is too chaotic, I am working on the edge of chaos. It reflects my perspectives on the in-between world and how I create an order in the world that does not exist. It can identify with all various kinds of interests. This also displays a degree of indecisiveness and uncertainty in clearly guiding the direction to the public. It is an attempt to explore and understand the multitude of tastes, to search for the untitled and an undefined balance.

Everything can be anything and also nothing

Working on the edge of chaos reflects my perspectives on the in-between world

Searching for the untitled and undefined balance

BEHIND THE SCENES :
The facts about pretty Koreans -
plastic surgery or beauty filters are too visible an effort.
What is next?
The cut-outs to see skin, highlighting the knee.
Some of my outfits have these cut-out features.

Layered lines to support the structure.
Different textures between visible boning parts and hidden ones under other layers.
Using the boning to create the shape.

The order of the world :

A sign is a visual communication to understand the world
but the world is changing too fast.
We need new rules!!!

What they carry: No-one knows what happened before. Interesting shape of layered and tied -up trash .

Orderly chaos: Functional - but no function. The signs are no longer fit to convey the proper meanings because of unexpected circumstances.

3D rendering
Matas Buckus

Models
Max Heyman
Matas Buckus

Photography
Laura Luca

Video
Vladimir Vidanovski

Visual director
Maarten Spruyt

Assistant
Ivor Borovecki

Sticky Fingers – An Act of Matter

by Inge Vaandering, fashion

download the thesis here

Pulling us out of reality for a more imaginative and conscious perception of our feelings and surroundings

OBJECT : simplicity, or ‘eenvoud’ in Dutch. Staged picture of MDF with traces of use. Relation between materials, shape and light makes the object more important.

SERENITY : Spaces you can see through - maybe you’re not thinking of these as actual spaces but still they give the serenity of a space. The suggestion of being able to go inside.

MERGING IN DAILY LIFE : This price tag on the fabric is made with more care than other price tags I have seen. It’s almost like it belongs to the fabric.

SELF MADE TEXTILE DESIGN : I like the illusion created by the combination of the fabric and the technique. They strengthen each other’s characteristics.

In this picture I like the expression of the clothing. It almost seems too static to be worn. The duo could be persons as well as statues, would the picture have been painted in black and white.

Self-made miniature heads that could possibly replace human models. They remind me of gargoyle heads. Can’t these be alive as well?

MERGING IN DAILY LIFE : People meeting each other outside in the real world but they look like they are staged to belong together at that spot. They become just as important as the objects around them.

Partly self-staged, partly influenced by the behaviour of the object itself. I can see the shape of movement or life in this picture.

MERGING IN DAILY LIFE : The big metal mechanical claw destroying these fragile flowers. To me the knowledge that these flowers were planted by humans and thus not entirely natural, makes it less sad.

RITUAL : In this picture I feel passion, movement, tactility, sound, expression. A total experience is going on. It is not only about looking.

Questioning the role of our senses, I’m shifting focus from sight to bodily perception

MAGICAL REALISM : The figure pictured is on the edge of either being human or creature. Realistic and unrealistic. The distinction between human and object is minimised.

[Koch, Pyke. The Contortionist. Amsterdam: Stedelijk museum, 1955]

RITUAL : Laura fixing her pants that rip up time after time. The hours spent mending these pants make them very personal. The soul shifts from maker to object.

MERGING IN DAILY LIFE : My friend in a toile I made, doing her own work. The neutrality that arises, while the dress is so dramatic, brings an interesting context.

Tactility: This portrait hardly says anything about age or gender. Everything looks neutral and almost non-human. What gives away that it is in fact a person is that it depicts one but the tactility is totally different.

Photography
Laura Luca

Video
Vladimir Vidanovski

Visual director
Maarten Spruyt

Assistant
Ivor Borovecki

Music
Joep Beving

Dream a Little of Me

by Tony Ta, fashion

For Generation Z somehow screens seem to have taken over the role of caretaker

Stephen Tennant: A socialite, part of the elite from the past. People who were from the elite were also people others looked up to because they wanted to be them or be part of their circle. The power they showed off to influence people with. Now you can see this phenomenon again with idols and influencers on social media. The power to sell an image of a specific body type, way of dressing, products etc. Same power, different time area.

@itscamworld: The instagram boy of the moment. The good-looking influencer, his way of posing, his way of dressing, all hyped-up, The kind of boy that girls and boys are looking up to and idolise.

Calvin Klein ad Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin: 2 big celebrities with huge influence on teenagers. Posing in little clothing to show off their great physique. The ideal image… - teenagers think this is how they should look.

Yutha Yamanaka : Reaching out to something you can’t touch or have because everything happens behind a screen.

Everything for the gram: Nudity and less clothing has become the normal on social media to attract the attention of the viewer - sex sells.

Meticulously observing social media behavior of teenagers, presenting themselves way more mature due to our over-sexualized media culture

Online identity is simply performance

Doppelgänger, 2017. John Reuss: Representation of the mind how teenagers want to become a specific person. The Ideal. Slowly they become like clones of each other. You can see it in the way they all follow each other.

This Image represent that this phenomenon only last for a short period of time. It’s just a certain part of their life. They grow into it and then out of it again.

These powers to impress and influence are reminiscent of Stephen Tennant, a famous socialite of the 1920’s who through his decadent and flamboyant lifestyle was perceived “The Brightest of the Bright Young People” and as such a huge inspiration to me.

The Dreamers : A movie that is a part of the inspiration. The 3 main characters are recreating movie scenes and they have to guess which movie it is. If they’re not able to it they have to perform a sex-related punishment. It’s nice because they have the freedom to have a childish mindset but on the other hand the punishments tell something different.

Models
Dylan Kraayenhagen (Models Rock Agency)
Jan Dijkhuis ( Brooks modeling agency)
Timo Tiffert
Dawoon Jung

Makeup & hair
Melanie Foëh / Corine Hamel

Graphic Design
Marcos Kueh

Photography
Laura Luca

Video
Vladimir Vidanovski

Visual director
Maarten Spruyt

Assistant
Ivor Borovecki

Music
Darkstar

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