van der Meer

Christa van der Meer has a great curiosity about the concept of fashion and adjacent disciplines. “Clothing enables you to express your identity and flaunt it. That is why I wonder, in what way is clothing you wear connected to your identity? If clothing is not worn by a person but by an object, can it still be an expression of identity?” Her work has an autonomous starting point and is later on released into an applied world.

After gaining international experience at Henrik Vibskov (Copenhagen) and A.Berg Studio (SE) she graduated from the Royal Academy of Art (NL) in 2013. Since then her work has been commissioned for Salone del Mobile, Milan (IT), Boom City in Chengdu (CHN), Royal Palace Soestdijk (NL), Nederlandse Dansdagen (NL) among others. This went along an exhibition in Gemeentemuseum Den Haag where her work is included in one of the permanent shows. Van der Meer’s work did not go unnoticed by trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort who applauds her work on

Creamy Dream/ photo by Verena Blok/ model Reynir Por
Creamy Dream/ photography Verena Blok
Creamy Dream/ photography Verena Blok

In her work she moves around the extent in which way visual identity and the alter ego can be shaped. She is doing research into this by making use of the human body, objects and fashion related to identity and as a collective system of unwritten rules. By covering up the human body she aims to find the turning point between unrecognizability and anonymity.

photography: Iris van der Zee model: Jip Loots
photography: Presstigieux model: Jip Loots

In her work she is driven by the following questions; How can the transformation in visual identity be as big as possible without anonymizing someone? How can someone be unrecognizable but not anonymous? And is the physical body needed to display a visual alter ego?
This results in an imaginative universe of unpolished elements, primary colours and plastics. Her playful projects include garments, sculptures, masks, collages and form studies.


photography: Iris van der Zee model: Jip Loots

During her studies Dewi Bekker gained international experience by doing internships at Bernhard Willhelm(FR) and Hannes Kettritz (DE). After her graduation in 2013 from the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague her works have been on shown at Amsterdam Fashion Week (NL), Modebelofte at the Dutch Design Week (NL), Boomcity in Chengdu (CHN) and Paris Fashion Week (FR).

Collage - The sun would not catch them on the road
photography: Imke Ligthart and Henri Verhoef model: Jip Loots
van Klaveren

Anouk van Klaveren explores fashion as a system of unwritten rules, fascinated about how garments and objects can embody an implicit cultural meaning. Intertwining fiction and non-fiction, she creates fashion, jewellery, sculptures and performances that reveal and question its value and believe systems.

photography: Wim Klaassen

Her work has been shown at Centraal Museum (Utrecht NL), Salone del Mobile (Milan IT) and was representing the Netherlands during the International Fashion Showcase (London UK).

photography: Imke Ligthart
photography: Imke Ligthart
photography: Imke Ligthart

He investigates the role of wonder in his work by creating an alternative reality. The monumental silhouettes from his previous work have a sculptural character. In his new work, he will further implement this by making clothing that no longer needs a body.  An experiment where clothing, photography, performance and sound come together to form sculptural “life-size collage installations”.

collage: Gino Anthonisse/ work: 2019
Wandâ/ photography: Lisandro Suriel

Gino Anthonisse (1988) is a Dutch artist based in The Hague, The Netherlands. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and graduated in 2014. He got the opportunity to live and work in Antwerp during his internship at Christian Wijnants in the summer of 2013.

Wandâ/ photography: Lisandro Suriel
MADODA / photography: Anouk van Kalmthout / model: Evandro Laurens
Lost Wonder / photography: Lisandro Suriel / model: Jip Loots
Das Leben am Haverkamp
18 October 2019

Our work Quirky Cruise takes part in this years autumn exhibition, De Toutes Façons, of center for graphic design Le Signe. In addition to this Das Leben am Haverkamp was invited to create a performance for the opening event.

De Toutes Façons explores the fertile links between graphic design and contemporary textile creations. The plasticity of fabric makes it possible for it to interact with its environment. Worn on bodies, flying in the wind, in three or just two dimensions, the designers play on these qualities. Graphic designers, whose art consists in laying out messages, indulge in taking up this medium and imagine flags, diverted garments or trompe l’oeil finery. More info.

17 October 2019 – 22 March 2020

Centre National du Graphisme
1 Place Émile Goguenheim
Chaumont (FR)

photography Janne van Gilst

1 October 2019

New Fashion Narratives
Bureau Europa, Maastricht (NL)
17 October – 3 November 2019
Opening event on 17 October from 17.00 h
More info

The exhibition forms a prelude to FashionClash Festival (1-3 November)

De Toutes Façons…
Le Signe – Centre National du Graphisme, Chaumont (FR)
17 October 2019 – 22 March 2020
Opening event on 18 October from 18.00 h with a performance by Das Leben am Haverkamp
More info

Glory Collision
by Atelier Oh Nee, Billytown The Kitchen, The Hague (NL)
29 November 2019 – 31 January 2020
Opening event on 29 November, time to be announced.
More info

Taskforce Fashion
Van Eyk, Maastricht (NL)
1 – 3 November 2019
More info and schedule

8 July 2019

Through a performance on Saturday the 8th of June, the collective Das Leben am Haverkamp marked the final chapter of their exhibition Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp. They completed the project two years after the idea for this project came about, during a visit in the museum’s depot. In a performance the collective transformed the objects that they made for this exhibition into archive pieces, whereafter they were archived.

27 May 2019

The performance Joe is the final chapter of Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp. During the finissage on the 8th of June a performance transforms the current exhibition into archive pieces. We would like to invite you to join us for this.

About the exhibition
In the early summer of 2017, the Zeeuws Museum, as instructed by Das Leben am Haverkamp, invites forty of its visitors to give a description of forty randomly selected objects of the museum’s archive. The subjective descriptions of regional costume, jewellery and household goods induce the collective to develop a new collection objects without ever having seen the original museum objects.

8 June
Abdij, Middelburg (NL)

Zeeuws Museum open 11.00-17.00 h (free entrance)
Performance 13.00-16.00 h (continuous)
Drinks 16.00-17.00 h

The exhibition is on show until the 10th of June.

27 May 2019

Page Not Found invited us to present the project we did with Zeeuws Museum, in relation to a series of presentations called A Fictional Turn, on how artists, faced with the exacting requirements of archiving and documenting, turn to fiction.

In our audio booths you can interact with the interpretation of the visitors of Zeeuws Museum that describe the archive of the museum to you.

30 November 2018

We launched our first book! The publication Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp elaborates on our project with Zeeuws Museum. It’s a banger with lots of great essays by smart people, documentation of our work and the transcriptions that lay behind it, behind the curtain material and gossip by us and graphic design by Studio Lennarts & de Bruijn.

Order your copy here for only 20,- or shop at:

– Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
– Page Not Found, The Hague
– Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
– Billytown, The Hague
– Stroom Den Haag, The Hague
– Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague
– De Koperen Tuin, Goes
– Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg


Photography: Janne van Gilst

20 October 2018

Gino Anthonisse and Christa van der Meer explored macrame techniques for the occasion of a masterclass by Craafts in Milan last March (made possible by Crafts Council NL). Now their work is on display at Dutch Design Week and we are ready for you to drop by.

20 – 29 October
Crafts Council NL
Veemgebouw, 2nd floor
Eindhoven (NL)

study by Gino Anthonisse
study by Christa van der Meer
12 April 2018

We had the honour to develop the campaign for the 10th edition of Fashion Clash Festival! With this series of cakes we want to celebrate your favourite garments, instead of making new ones. Read more on this here.

Photography: Lonneke van de Palen

Nawie's favourite shirt
Anouk's favourite shoes
Branko's favourite garment
Laurens' favourite fashion socks
Dewi's favourite socks
20 February 2018

In the early Summer of 2017, the Zeeuws Museum, as instructed by Das Leben am Haverkamp, invites 40 visitors to give a description of 40 randomly selected objects of the museum’s collection out of storage. Objects in the storage rooms are anonymous, without judgment, without a story. It is that anonymity that appeals to the imagination. The subjective descriptions of regional costume, jewellery and household goods induced us to develop a new collec­tion without ever having seen the objects described.

With this method and our collection Das Leben am Haverkamp aims to create a bridge between past and future, between knowing and fantasizing, between the image of yourself and that of the other.

Volkskrant described it as one of the cultural highlights of 2018. Glamcult said to go see this with your own eyes – “The journey is worth it”. Read about what i-D Vice and VPRO Nooit Meer Slapen had to say about it.

17 February 2018 – 10 June 2019


photography: Pim Top
photography: Pim Top
photography: Pim Top
photography: Presstigieuxx
20 February 2018

A selection of the 60 objects that we made for Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, starting with the transcriptions given to us.

Each of us worked in a specific color.

Christa van der Meer: pink
Anouk van Klaveren: petrol
Dewi Bekker: yellow
Gino Anthonisse: red

photography: Anda van Riet, Mieke Wijnen and Janne van Gilst

visitor 36, object 35: "... I have no idea what it is ... but I do rather like it .... the delicate wire work."
visitor 11, object 10 "The object that is on the table in front of me is a true example of ... simplicity, something that can be used in daily life ... very simple material ... but still, because a woman is a woman you make it into something more .. you do ... something extra, beautiful lace ... just to give that feeling that ... even if it is an all .. everyday object that you use, what you wear garment gives you a kind .. of feeling of beauty, nobody probably sees it, it's probably hidden under a lot of layers .. of clothing ... but I can imagine that
visitor 20, object 19: "This object eh ... evokes memories of eh old movies .. eh .. some of them dating from the .. eh ... from the time of western movies .. with a big circus somewhere out there on the prairies ... ehhh .. a large tent .. children walking in, dark on the inside, they pick up a seat, sit down ... eh .. then the most beautiful and most beautiful images pass by ... Oriental eh European and you name it."
visitor 15, object 14: "I see reed .. but not just any reed .. reed in which you can put something and with which you can travel and I see a ... good looking woman farmer from Zeeland before me .. who takes it with her on a journey, but where does she go and what does she have in it?"
visitor 22, object21: "These objects remind me of my father .. ehm he also had a few of these objects placed near the sofa ... for his own comfort for in the evenings ... eh yes they are made of leather .. and .. they seem to be very comfortable and easy to use and used a lot."
visitor 6, object 6: "I can see something that looks like an adornment ... what a person can wear ... to smarten it up .. it will probably have something to do with .. religion eh eh .. it has a great lot of details ranging from from large to small .. and there is also eh precious metal in it eh ... I think it is very old but I'm not sure about that ... there are some tiny details that you would really like to have a closer look at ... and it's a a nice colour."
visitor 26, object 26: "Yes I see a large object in front of me .. eh .. it seems something to wear eh .. a special kind of fabric .. it looks to have some kind of feathers or leaves on it .. eh it reminds me a bit of the crop tops of today .. but then eh .. from the past .. eh it also seems to originate from this region .. and eh typically regional costume I think."
visitor 8, object 8: "I can see eh eh an object that is so bizarre and eclectic that I couldn't possibly place it. I think it's a eh completely coincidental combination of Chinese eh Chinese-like European Asian .. eh fantasies ehm ... an item of chinoiserie that eh in .. its .. complete weirdness surpasses every other object in the eh at the fancy fair .. it would do nicely in the shooting gallery .. yes."
visitor 25, object 25: "Eh ... I do not know it ... couldn't really tell what it is .... if you can wear it or .... never seen before ......... maybe eh from the time .. of your grandmother or so that she wears back then or so buttah ... huwè .. I've never actually seen it, so."
visitor 22, object 22: "With this eh object I notice that eh on the .. yeah that it's a kind of little garment perhaps for children because if I picture it like that on the right shoulder it has some clamps with which to eh fasten and loosen it, so I can imagine that it yeah has the function of some kind of bib bib-like .. something .. a protective piece of clothing .. nice colours."
visitor 13, object 15: "I think this is a little mould ... ehm a little mould that needs something in it because I see a little hinge and a handle, it would have been hot ah .. gingerbread cookies .. maybe a little mould for an artwork something ... from Zeeland .. metal I think ... I cannot see very well, there's a human figure inside and ... I'm curious to know what should come out if 't ehm ... when it would be finished."
visitor 39, object 37: "Well what I see is a ... I think it's a piece of clothing ... but ... [talks unintelligible outside of the microphone] oh for that it is extremely tiny so it won't be that kind of thing .. oh god what it is that is a mystery to me what beautiful borders ... ha bib haha but no that's not it as well ... oh dear ... it is something that you tie around ... I don't know ... a garment, that's all I know."
visitor 23, object 21: "It reminds me of an object that is worn very often, is still worn or at least is used ... uh ... by all sorts of people, you come across this in all kinds of cultures, it's a really a very favourite .. footwear I would directly dare to "
visitor 6, object 8: "I see a a somewhat wonderfully object with lots of details ... you have to look at it closely as to also be able to see the details to see them well .. it it seems a bit oriental .... it has a lot of eh holes ... it it it's high .. it seems to be made from metal, but I think it's been mainly painted ... so it does not have to be metal ... it has a golden ... yeah appearance."
visitor 21, object 23: "To me this object too looks as if it's ... quite old ... and it also looks to me as if it has been lying on the bottom of the sea for a long time and as if it may have been pottery .. and I wonder who used it and indeed how long ago that was."
visitor 39, object 40: "A cloak, an .. old-fashioned hoodie as you can imagine .. a burka .. hihi .. look, that's what we looked like in the past and now everyone considers eh that to be a problem .. maybe it is just the facial cover that is lacking here but maybe there was some of that too a veil I can see something .. what I very much recognise nowadays on the street and what we too used to have here .. concealing, you can place a whole bomb belt under underneath .. but I don't think they had those at that time haha"
visitor 32, object 29: "Yes it does look like something you will not encounter in a museum every day .. it's far more likely to be something for at home ... and if it's old or not I do not know, it could just as well be bought directly from IKEA now"
visitor 17, object 18: "... ffft .. it also looks nice and warm .. ehmm .. and it's something to put on your head I think .. ehm .. it has a nice texture especially when it snows or when it's cold outside .. ehmm .. and .. it's got all kinds of small things hanging from it that make it look a bit flouncy .. the colours are a bit brighter ehm .. bright pink and and combined with the blue .. and I think that it rather belonged to a child eh .. than to an adult .. so rather for a girl .. ehm .. I used to wear this too as a small child .. ehm .. and the nice thing about it is that it not only covers your head but also your neck .. so I think you're well protected against against rain and wind .. ehm .. yeah"
visitor 35, object 36: "First impression nice large silver .. buttons .. with a diameter of ten centimetres I think think of the regional costume .. uh .. this object .. will in my opinion be worn on the hip .. as a decoration .. very beautiful."
visitor 25, object 26: "Ehm ... yes ... you don't see this as much anymore ... maybe that eh .. at the time of grandfather and grandmother .. they were then worn .... and .. my mother never wears such a thing ... it is kind of special .. to wear I think too .... strangely coloured fabric ... with a collar ... no buttons no nothing attached ... but really special"
31 October 2017

Last Saturday Das Leben am Haverkamp received the Dutch Design Award in the category Fashion for the work Bravado – A pretentious, swaggering display or courage during the award show at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This was our first big show and took place at Amsterdam Fashion Week 26 January 2017. It was well received by Volkskrant, NRC, Elsevier, Glamcult and Fucking Young! ao. Although we were already very honoured to be nominated, winning is even better.

4 October 2017

A selection of the campaign by Studio Lennarts & de Bruijn for the exhibition Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp.

3 October 2017

Steaming on the beach this summer. Our collective project Quirky cruise is captured by Sanja Murasic. The object are now on show in the great exhibition Uit de Mode @ Centraal Museum Utrecht NL until 22nd of October 2017.

photography: Sanja Marusic
model: Varusa Misidjan and Wouter van de Kuijt

15 July 2017

Boomtsjikke wah wah! We showed our Quirky Cruise collection as the opening show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam this week and we hope it will stick to you the whole summer. It will not only serve the mind and eyes of “more seasoned jet-setters” but also the agoraphobics who will enjoy the sun on their one square meter balcony.

Here is a selection of this collective project.

photography: Team Peter Stigter

model: Naomi Smith
model: Jip Loots
Model: Andreas van der Mast
Model: Bob Groot
model: Driewieler Collectief
model: Jody Rouwenhorst
model: Peggy Schwab
model: Noami Smith
model: Driewieler Collectief
13 July 2017

Oh yeah, we are nominated for two Dutch Design Awards! Both in the category Young Designer as in the category Fashion.

11 July 2017

As a contribution to art=ARTIS, Anouk van Klaveren and Dewi Bekker created A residence that might remind you of that unique hotel in Magdeburg or that colourful gym where you used to train for tampon hockey. In a former bear stay they furnished a Bed&Breakfast.

Following their own interpretation of Standards for the Accommodation and Care of Animals in Zoos and Aquaria, drafted by EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) the designers created a habitat.

Make yourself comfortable and enjoy the unique view and location of this accomodation.

9 June 2017

Proud to announce we will be the opening show at this upcoming edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam. The members of Das Leben am Haverkamp all have their individual practice, but for this occasion we unite, as we will show a collective project this night.

13 July 2017
Gashouder, Amsterdam
(invite only)

9 April 2017

These adornments are a significant part of PROJECT 000 005 – ‘His Majesty prefers pigs’ by Anouk van Klaveren.

photographer: Imke Ligthart
model: Wouter van de Kuijt
styling: Anna Mala

1 February 2017

Our show Bravado: a pretentious, swaggering display of courage took place during Amsterdam Fashion Week in January 2017. We displayed four collections in one show, while exploring different ways to present fashion to an audience.

Photography: Team Peter Stigter

'A flag, stripes and a guy in green overalls' by Dewi Bekker
'A flag, stripes and a guy in green overalls' by Dewi Bekker
PROJECT 000 005 - 'His Majesty Prefers Pigs' by Anouk van Klaveren
"PROJECT 000 005 - 'His Majesty Prefers Pigs'" by Anouk van Klaveren
'Wandâ' by Gino Anthonisse
'Wandâ' by Gino Anthonisse
'Creamy Dream' by Christa van der Meer
'Creamy Dream' by Christa van der Meer
29 January 2017

By using a life-size collage technique, Gino Anthonisse creates designs that are surprising as well as astonishingly surreal. By combining collages together with origami he discovers an approach on how to design clothing without sewing, only using folding for its construction.

photography: Lisandro Suriel
model: Noah Owie

29 January 2017

Clothing enables you to express your identity and flaunt it. That is why Christa van der Meer wonders, in what way is the clothing you wear connected to your identity? Is fashion still an expression of identity when it is not worn by a person, but worn by an object? The collection Creamy Dream is a cheerful exploration of these questions.

photography: Verena Blok
model: Katinka van Gorkum, Bernice Nauta and Reynir Þór

Thanks to Pannenkoeken Paviljoen Malieveld


model: Reynir Þór
model: Katinka van Gorkum
model: Bernice Nauta
model: Bernice Nauta
model: Reynir Þór
29 January 2017

With this collection Dewi Bekker created an alienating group identity that is defined by an absurdist aesthetic that includes bright colours, striped patterns, rubber gloves and masks.

photography: Iris van der Zee
model: Jip Loots

9 January 2017

For PROJECT 000 005 – ‘His majesty prefers pigs’, Anouk van Klaveren created a series of characters, costumes, jewellery, props and sets. The projects has been shown in various set-ups at Atelier Néerlandais, Amsterdam Fashion Week and Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland.

photography: Imke Ligthart


model: Giuliano Bolivar
model: Darcy Nann Henry I
model: Giuliano Bolivar
model: Lisandro Suriel
model: Lisando Suriel
model: Marlies van Stolk
photography: Imke Ligthart
6 December 2016

We will be part of the opening of Amsterdam Fashion Week in January 2017! Invite only. A big shout out to Future Generation and Stroom Den Haag

Show experience
26 January 2017
Transformatorhuis, Amsterdam

21-23 January 2017
Marais, Paris

Campaign - Das Leben am Haverkamp x Future Generation
8 November 2016

Collages by Dewi Bekker

29,7 x 21 cm
29,7 x 21 cm
7 November 2016

Imke Ligthart and Das Leben am Haverkamp paired up! These photos are published in the book Pairs Project.

mask and shirt by Dewi Bekker
coat and trousers by Dewi Bekker
coat by Anouk van Klaveren / trousers by Christa van der Meer
coat by Dewi Bekker / mask by Anouk van Klaveren
dress and mask by Christa van der Meer
coat by Anouk van Klaveren
mask, coat and shirt by Gino Anthonisse
22 August 2016

Time is just a made-up concept.
We could turn it the other way around.
Make it into something that’s fiction in your eyes and reality in ours.
Welcome to our liquid space time warp.

This calendar is a collaboration between Marsdiep and Das Leben am Haverkamp and was presented in Avondwinkel de Buren op 101 in Amsterdam.
The collages are by Das Leben am Haverkamp and are made from found footage.

3 May 2016

photography: Jeronimus van Pelt
edit: Das Leben am Haverkamp

Anouk van Klaveren
Gino Anthonisse
Christa van der Meer
Dewi Bekker
21 April 2016

#no filter

23 February 2016

Gino Anthonisse is always searching for wonder. By using a collage technique he creates designs that are surprising as well as surreal astonishing. This technique is also shown is his new installation of the collection MADODA.

photography: Anouk van Kalmthout
model: Evandro @ Tony Jones Model Management

23 February 2016

A project by Christa van der Meer. By wrapping her silhouettes in different cultures, she allows a new global silhouette to be born and gives us new ideas how to incorporate new fabrics and various prints. As an elaboration of her previous collection she continued the investigation on how to translate 2D images to 3D designs. The result is presented in a film which gives you an 360 degrees view on the collection.

photography: Luka Karssenberg / models: Vasura Misidjan and Stephany Kerssenberg / hair and make-up: Chris Völkers / shoes: by Fabian Bredt / styling: Anna Mala

23 February 2016

Orange juice, Day 7

23 February 2016

This is a project by Dewi Bekker. During her quest, she researches on myths and alter egos, which include superheroes, traditional European festivities and James Bond. This is shown in her new collection The sun would not catch them on the road.

photography: Henri Verhoef
model: Jelle Smid @ Tony Jones Model Management

21 February 2016

Cheese, Day 58

15 January 2016

Anouk van Klaveren’s PROJECT 000 002 – Vestes ad illustrandam embryogenesin hominis et mammalium abnormen in the desert.

photography: Imke Lighthart

8 January 2016

You are invited

The Show-off Show
23 – 27 January
Atelier Néerlandais

Campaign - Das Leben am Haverkamp x Paris Fashion Week
15 November 2015

Gefelicifashion – a celebration of conventions featured in Glamcult

photographer: Imke Ligthart
model: Henk Kalfsterman

7 October 2015

Collages by Christa van der Meer

Presented on Dutch Design Week 2015 as part of In No Particular Order of Creative Fund NL

18 August 2015

Coffee, Day 12

11 August 2015

– a celebration of conventions

This Das Leben am Haverkamp collaboration was shown during Future Generation at Amsterdam Fashion Week.

model: Koos Heemskerk

photography Team Peter Stigter
photography Team Peter Stigter
backstage photo by Gijsje Heemskerk
backstage photo by Gijsje Heemskerk
10 May 2015

Sandra Zegarra Patow photographed our works in Belfast

stylist: Lewis Robert Cameron / model: Stephen Edgar


coat by Dewi Bekker
jumper by Anouk van Klaveren
outfit by Gino Anthonisse
5 May 2015

Collages & sketches by Dewi Bekker for the upcoming collection.

42 x 29,7 cm
42 x 29,7 cm
42 x 29,7 cm
42 x 29,7 cm
42 x 29,7 cm
29 April 2015

Collage of upcoming work Gino Anthonisse

collage 29 x 21 cm © Gino Anthonisse
7 April 2015

This is a nice photo shoot by Jaimy Gail de Gier. And that is a good thing. Clothing by Christa van der Meer

7 April 2015

Henri Verhoef photographed pieces from Gino Anthonisse and Dewi Bekker in his project.

photography: Henri Verhoef
styling: Tessa de Boer
hair: Jennifer Wijngaard and Xiomara Virdo
makeup: Jolanda Denneman and Xiomara Virdo
model: Jay Eversdijk

5 April 2015

Anouk van Klaveren’s leather pieces in a photography project of Imke Panhuijzen.


4 April 2015

Dewi’s pieces are featured in this crazy shoot for Mondaze magazine.

photography: Jacob van Rozelaar / make-up and hair: Melanie Foeh / styling: Luna Michel / model: Ziggy

12 March 2015

Lemonade, day 8

5 February 2015

Gino Anthonisse’s collection Lost Wonder in a photography project of Anouk van Kalmthout!

photography: Anouk van Kalmthout / model: Dax van Eijkeren and Julia Baas

4 December 2014

Mixed juices, 9 Days

11 October 2014

Anouk van Klaveren launched her new PROJECT 000 003 – Privacy is Theft. Because plastic is fantastic.

photography: Imke Ligthart

10 October 2014

Collecting fish for a photo shoot of Anouk van Klaveren’s PROJECT 000 003 – Privacy is Theft with photographer Imke Lighthart.

3 May 2014

PROJECT 000 002 – Hypertrichosis bow tie 2.0 is an ongoing project by Anouk van Klaveren. Collected human hair is being preserved in a series of custom made bow ties. The project was created as a performative sequal to Anouks graduation project and shown at BACK STAGE ON STAGE, Salone del Mobile in Milan.

photography: Dayna Casey and Joel Nieminen

2 May 2014

Anouk van Klaveren has been collecting hair of the audience at Salone del mobile 2014 to be used as raw material in PROJECT 000 004 – Hypertrichosis Bow Tie 2.0. Check out the whole collection at

1 May 2014

A series of portraits painted on silk that were made by Christa van der Meer during a performance at BACK STAGE ON STAGE during Salone del Mobile, Milano 2014. This project stems from a fascination for the proportions of the face and the emotions that influence its expression. Specific parts of the portraits are shrunk to change the expression of the portrait.

50 x 60 cm/ textile dye on silk
50 x 60 cm/ textile dye on silk
50 x 60 cm/ textile dye on silk
50 x 60 cm/ textile dye on silk
50 x 60 cm/ textile dye on silk
10 January 2014

Graduation collection & collages by Gino Anthonisse.

Photography: Lisandro Suriel
Model: Jip Loots

1 September 2013

The graduation project I would like to brink beer high among the Aesir by Dewi Bekker. Photography by Imke Ligthart and Henri Verhoef, model Jip Loots.

24 August 2013

This project by Anouk van Klaveren exists of a series of 17 garments, following anatomical abnormalities of the human body.

photography: Janne van Gilst

3 May 2013

PROJECT 000 002 – Vestes Ad Illustrandam Embryogenesin Hominis Et Mammalium Abnormen

by Anouk van Klaveren

photography: Rik Versteeg

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 daily rituals, cultural relativity of luxury and alter egos. New, uncharted territory is explored during the inventive performances and presentations of Das Leben am Haverkamp. All the members have their individual practice, and present their projects collectively.

Their headquarter is a laboratory situated in The Hague. Despite the freezing cold in winter, the abandoned building is a pleasurable place to be. Experiment takes place in their year-round playground – a motley mixture of black and white cats, purple pill bugs and wild plants that wangle their way in.

Das Leben am Haverkamp collectively disagrees on the imaginative borders created between (art) disciplines. Together they create the novel context necessary for their unrestricted way of working and thinking. Welcome to their 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.



Centre National du Graphisme – Le Signe, De Toutes Façons.., Chaumont (FR) 17 Oct 2019 – 22 March 2020

Atelier Oh Nee and Billytown The Kitchen, Glory Collision, The Hague (NL) 29 Nov 2019 – 29 Jan 2020

Taskforce Fashion, Van Eyck, Fashion after Flood, Maastricht (NL) 1 – 3 Nov

Bureau Europa, in context of FashionClash Festival, New Fashion Narratives, Maastricht (NL) 17 Oct – 3 Nov

Zeeuws Museum, Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, Middelburg (NL) 17 Feb 2018 – 10 June 2019

Zeeuws Museum, performance Joe for the occasion of the finissage of Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, Middelburg (NL) 8 June

Page Not Found, A Fictional Turn; Part 3, audio installation related to Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, The Hague (NL) 24 May

Stroom Den Haag, a Zefir7 night with Studio Lennarts & de Bruijn and Das Leben am Haverkamp, The Hague (NL) 16 April

Centraal Museum, Quirky Cruise as part of the permanent setup – Tromp L’oeil, Utrecht (NL) starting April 2018

Material District, Quirky Cruise, Rotterdam (NL) 12 – 14 March


Stroom Den Haag, book launch Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, The Hague (NL) 30 November

HOW&WOW – studio by Crafts Council NL, Gino Anthonisse en Christa van der Meer, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL) 20 – 29 October

Modemuze, Modemuze@OBA: Innovation, Quirky Cruise, Amsterdam (NL) 18 May – 2 Sept

WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), Grey Space in The Middle, The Hague (NL) 12 May

HOW&WOW – cooperazione! by Crafts Council NL, Salone del Mobile, Milan (IT) 18 – 21 April

A residence that might remind you of that unique hotel in Magdeburg or that colourful gym where you used to train for tampon hockey, by Dewi Bekker and Anouk van Klaveren, ARTIS, Amsterdam (NL) 19 April – 26 August

Quirky Cruise, Heden, The Hague (NL) 3 March – 7 April


Winner, Dutch Design Award category Fashion (NL)

Nominee, Dutch Design Award category Young Designer (NL)

Dutch Design Week, Dutch Design Awards exhibition, Veemgebouw, Eindhoven (NL)

Dutch Design Week, preview Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, Eindhoven, (NL)

Centraal Museum, Uit de Mode, Quirky Cruise by Das Leben am Haverkamp, Utrecht (NL)

Nest, Pitch Black Photo Booth by Eddie The Eagle Museum in collaboration with Das Leben am Haverkamp, Nest, The Hague (NL)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, Quirky Cruise, opening show by Das Leben am Haverkamp (NL)

Punch Punch and About Asia at Future Center, Boom City, by Fashionclash, Chengdu (CHN)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, Future Generation presents Das Leben am Haverkamp (NL)

Tijdgenoten, a night by Glamcult at nightclub De School, Amsterdam (NL)

Avondwinkel de Buren op 102, presentation collaboration Das Leben am Haverkamp and Marsdiep, Amsterdam (NL)


Atelier Néerlandais, The Show-Off Show, Paris (FR)

Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, Future Generation, Gefelicifashion, Amsterdam (NL)


Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, performance and exhibition in de Tuinzaal, The Hague (NL)




De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2019 (NL), page 25 April

Dream Journal (AUS), Issue Three, 5 May


Modemuze (NL), Wat zie ik nu? Tromp l’oeil in de mode, 19 Oct.

NRC (NL), Vanzelfsprekend was de Amsterdamse modeweek nooit, 4 Sept.

Flair (DE+AT), Kuchenkreation von Das Leben am Haverkamp, August issue

Mister Motley Salon (NL), Vier attracties, één kermis, 22 July

Kaltblut Magazine (DE), Fashion my Religion!, May

i-D Vice (US), meet the radical fashion collective making clothes you can eat, 24 April

See All This, Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, no.9, spring issue

Elle Decoration (NL), Salone del Mobile, April

Mister Motley (NL), Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, March

NRC, Tentoonstelling, Op deze expositie moet je het zelf uitzoeken, 14 March

Volkskrant, 16 culturele hoogtepunten van 2018, Cultuurtip 8, Originele ontwerpers aan de slag met impressies van museumbezoek, 5 Jan.

Glamcult, Das Leben am Haverkamp teams up with Zeeuws Museum, 16 Feb.

VPRO Nooit Meer Slapen, De Reismicrofoon, 15 Feb.

i-D Vice (NL), Das Leben am Haverkamp raakte geïnspireerd door Zeeuwse folklore, 6 Feb.


Volkskrant V, Het talent van 2018, Mode en design, second place, 28 December

HP/ De Stijl, Alles Neu!, interview with Das Leben am Haverkamp, winter 2017/18

Volkskrant, Dude is wat tijdschrift voor designers moet zijn: vooruitstrevend en elegant, 9 Nov.

Dude, by BNO, Young Designer Award, autumn 2017

Elsevier, Interview met drie kanshebbers voor Young Designer Award, 23 Oct.

Viewpoint, Das Leben am Haverkamp – The fashion rebels, #40

Metal Magazine, Das Leben am Haverkamp – Defying fashion as it is, Oct.

NRC, review Amsterdam Fashion Week, 18 July

Nylon, Why We’re Obsessed With Amsterdam Fashion Week, 18 July

Jegens en Tevens, Das Leben am Haverkamp at Amsterdam Fashion Week, 18 July

Metro, Das Leben am Haverkamp opent Fashion Week, 14 July

Parool, Een schilderij om aan te trekken, 13 July

Elsevier, Kwartet van solisten in overrompelende show, March

Fucking Young!, Das Leben am Haverkamp, Jan.

NRC, Nieuwe koers voor Amsterdam Fashion Week, 27 Jan.

Volkskrant, Overdonderende shows van jong Nederlands talent, 31 Jan.

Parool, Das Leben am Haverkamp opent Fashionweek met vier shows, 26 Jan.

i-D Vice, Das Leben am Haverkamp, Jan.


Pairs Project, Dogme, Jan.

Pairs Project by Eclectic Magazine, #12 Welcome to Cathood, Nov.

A Shaded view on Fashion by Diane Pernet, Jan.

Eclectic Magazine, Introducing: Das Leben am Haverkamp, Jan.


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