Christa
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 Trendtablet.com.

Creamy Dream/ photo by Verena Blok/ model Reynir Por/ 2017
Creamy Dream/ photography Verena Blok/ 2017
collage/ Shaniya in die Bos/ 2015
Iminjunju/ photography Lisandro Suriel/ model Christella Garard/ styling Lydiëne Thomas
Dewi
Bekker

As a designer she is having a playful view on menswear. It is her goal to find an ultimate balance between humor, the everyday life and fantasy. This results in an imaginative world of primary colors, plastics, and classic menswear. During her quest she does research on myths and alter egos, which includes Bolivian medicine men, superheroes, traditional European festivities and James Bond.

Currently she is developing 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
photography: Imke Ligthart and Henri Verhoef model: Jip Loots

Dewi Bekker is a Dutch menswear designer and graduate from the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague. Her graduation resulted in projects and exhibitions such as, the Lichting show at Amsterdam Fashion Week, Modebelofte at the Dutch Design Week and MOAM for HEMA. During her studies she did internships at Bernhard Willhelm and Hannes Kettritz. Currently she is working on her own label.

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

Anouk van Klaveren explores the sharp edge of aesthetics. Her work revolves around the alienation of the human body and deconstruction of luxury. She expresses her thought experiments in various media, such as performance, fashion collections, jewellery and sculpture.

photography: Wim Klaassen

“I find it interesting how fashion creates an illusion of structure and hierarchy. As a collective myth, clothes and property became a tool to showcase financial or intellectual wealth in the daily life. A leather jacket embodies coolness, Scottish tweet is associated with upper class tailoring, pearls are posh. However, these are just western points of view. It’s fascinating how cultural norms and standards can differ, but at the same time seem to resemble. Playing with this cultural relativity of luxury puts the fashion industry into perspective.”

 

During her studies at the Royal Academy of Arts (NL) she got the opportunity to do an intern-ship at BLESS (Berlin DE). After her graduation, her project caught the attention of an international audience. Her work has been exhibited at Centraal Museum (Utrecht, 2016), Milan Design Week (2014) and was representing the Netherlands during the International Fashion Showcase (2015, UK).

photography: Imke Ligthart
photography: Imke Ligthart
photography: Imke Ligthart
Gino
Anthonisse

As a designer he is always on a quest for wonder. Real wonder is something that hardly exists anymore in our society. Gino Anthonisse reflects on this by bringing his wondrous collages to life. By combining classic garments and ethnic elements together with strange materials and techniques he creates designs that are surprising as well as surreal.
His menswear collections have been showcased at Amsterdam Fashion Week (NL), Paris Fashion Week (FR) and Dutch Design Week (NL).

Wandâ/ photography: Lisandro Suriel / model: Noah @ menfolkmanagement
Photography: Anouk van Kalmthout Model: Evandro Laurens

Gino Anthonisse (1988) is a Dutch menswear designer 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.

Photography: Anouk van Kalmthout Model: Evandro Laurens
Photography: Lisandro Suriel Model: Jip Loots
Photography: Lisandro Suriel Model: Jip Loots
Das Leben am Haverkamp
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 by Lonneke van de Palen / Anouk's favourite shoes
photography by Lonneke van de Palen / Branko's favourite garment
photography by Lonneke van de Palen / Nawie's favourite shirt
photography by Lonneke van de Palen / Laurens' favourite fashion item
photography by Lonneke van de Palen / 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 – 5 May 2019
www.zeeuwsmuseum.nl

 

photography by Pim Top
still from a campaign gif by Studio Lennarts & de Bruijn
photography by Pim Top
photography by Presstigieuxx
photography by Pim Top
still from a campaign gif by Studio Lennarts & de Bruijn
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 at Future Generation, Mercedes-Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week last 26 January, which was well received by Volkskrant, NRC, Elsevier, Glamcult and Fucking Young! ao. The show represented our individual work in a collective setting and was a elaboration on new ways of presenting fashion. Although we were already very honoured to be nominated in both categories Young Designer and Fashion, winning is a tremendous acknowledgement.

3 October 2017

Steaming on the beach this summer. Our collective project 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
photography: Sanja Marusic / model: Wouter van de Kuijt
photography: Sanja Marusic / model: Wouter van de Kuijt
photography: Sanja Marusic / model: Wouter van de Kuijt
photography: Sanja Marusic / model: Varusa Misidjan
photography: Sanja Marusic / model: Varusa Misidjan
photography: Sanja Marusic / model: Wouter van de Kuijt
photography: Sanja Marusic / model: Varusa Misidjan
photography: Sanja Marusic / model: Varusa Misidjan
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.
All photo’s by 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
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.

10 July 2017

We are excited to announce Das Leben am Haverkamp is working on its first solo exhibition! A site-specific project at Zeeuws Museum; sixty of our brand new pieces/objects/items will be on show.

17.02.2018 – 05.05.2019
Abdij, Middelburg (NL)

www.zeeuwsmuseum.nl

campaign by Studio Lennarts & de Bruijn
9 July 2017

This wondrous jewellery is a significant part of PROJECT 000 005 – His Majesty prefers by Anouk van Klaveren.

Captured by photographer Imke Ligthart

photography: Imke Ligthart / model: Wouter van de Kuijt / styling: Anna Mala
photography: Imke Ligthart / model: Wouter van de Kuijt / styling: Anna Mala
photography: Imke Ligthart / model: Wouter van de Kuijt / styling: Anna Mala
photography: Imke Ligthart / model: Wouter van de Kuijt / styling: Anna Mala
photography: Imke Ligthart / model: Wouter van de Kuijt / styling: Anna Mala
9 June 2017

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

13 July 2017
Gashouder, Amsterdam
(invite only)

29 January 2017

Gino Anthonisse’s quest for wonder is well represented in his new collection. By using a life-size collage technique he 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 @ menfolkmanagement
photography: Lisandro Suriel / model: Noah @ menfolkmanagement
photography: Lisandro Suriel / model: Noah @ menfolkmanagement
photography: Lisandro Suriel / model: Noah @ menfolkmanagement
photography: Lisandro Suriel / model: Noah @ menfolkmanagement
photography: Lisandro Suriel / model: Noah @ menfolkmanagement
photography: Lisandro Suriel / model: Noah @ menfolkmanagement
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 / thanks to Pannenkoeken Paviljoen Malieveld
photography: Verena Blok / model: Reynir Þór
photography: Verena Blok / thanks to Pannenkoeken Paviljoen Malieveld
photography: Verena Blok / thanks to Pannenkoeken Paviljoen Malieveld
photography: Verena Blok / model: Katinka van Gorkum
photography: Verena Blok / model: Bernice Nauta
photography: Verena Blok / model: Bernice Nauta
photo by Verena Blok/ thanks to Pannenkoeken Paviljoen Malieveld
photography: Verena Blok / thanks to Pannenkoeken Paviljoen Malieveld
photography: Verena Blok / model: Reynir Þór
29 January 2017

With this collection Dewi 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
photography: Iris van der Zee / model: Jip Loots
photography: Iris van der Zee / model: Jip Loots
photography: Iris van der Zee / model: Jip Loots
photography: Iris van der Zee / model: Jip Loots
photography: Iris van der Zee / model: Jip Loots
photography: Iris van der Zee / model: Jip Loots
photography: Iris van der Zee model: Jip Loots
photography: Iris van der Zee / model: Jip Loots
9 January 2017

PROJECT 000 005 – ‘His Majesty Prefers Pigs’ started off by collecting portraits of royalties and kings who have surrounded themselves with exceptional wealth. Through this framework, she creates an imaginary tribe wearing her unisex clothing, accessories and jewellery

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

These HOT-AS-FUCK designers 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

Showroom
21-23 January 2017
Marais, Paris

Campaign - Das Leben am Haverkamp x Future Generation
3 May 2016
designer: Anouk van Klaveren / photography: Jeronimus van Pelt / edit: Das Leben am Haverkamp
designer: Gino Anthonisse / photography: Jeronimus van Pelt / edit: Das Leben am Haverkamp
designer: Christa van der Meer / photography: Jeronimus van Pelt / edit: Das Leben am Haverkamp
designer: Dewi Bekker / photography: Jeronimus van Pelt / edit: Das Leben am Haverkamp
23 February 2016

He is always searching for wonder. By combining classic garments and ethnic elements together with offbeat materials, techniques and accessories he brings back wonder into his collections. 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
photography: Anouk van Kalmthout / model: Evandro @ Tony Jones Model Management
photography: Anouk van Kalmthout / model: Evandro @ Tony Jones Model Management
photography: Anouk van Kalmthout / model: Evandro @ Tony Jones Model Management
photography: Anouk van Kalmthout / model: Evandro @ Tony Jones Model Management
photography: Anouk van Kalmthout / model: Evandro @ Tony Jones Model Management
photography: Anouk van Kalmthout / model: Evandro @ Tony Jones Model Management
photography: Anouk van Kalmthout / model: Evandro @ Tony Jones Model Management
23 February 2016

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

During her quest she does research on myths and alter egos, which includes Bolivian medicine men, 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
photography: Henri Verhoef / model: Jelle Smid @ Tony Jones Model Management
photography: Henri Verhoef / model: Jelle Smid @ Tony Jones Model Management
photography: Henri Verhoef / model: Jelle Smid @ Tony Jones Model Management
photography: Henri Verhoef / model: Jelle Smid @ Tony Jones Model Management
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 in the desert with Photographer Imke Lighthart

photographer: Imke Ligthart
photographer: Imke Ligthart
photographer: Imke Ligthart
photographer: Imke Ligthart
photographer: Imke Ligthart
8 January 2016

We are ready to show off our four new collections!

23 – 27 January
Atelier Néerlandais
Paris

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
photographer: Imke Ligthart/ model: Henk Kalfsterman
photographer: Imke Lighthart/ model: Henk Kalfsterman
photographer: Imke Ligthart/ model: Henk Kalfsterman
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.

photography team Peter Stigter
11 July 2015

Setting up our performanstallation GEFELICIFASHION

photography by Gijsje Heemskerk
photography by Gijsje Heemskerk
10 May 2015

Dewi Bekker’s yellow coat,
Anouk van Klaveren’s jumper and
Gino Anthonisse’s ethnical jeans outfit flew to Belfast to be in this great photography project of Sandra Zegarra Patow.

photographer: Sandra Zegarra Patow/ stylist: Lewis Robert Cameron/ model: Stephen Edgar
photographer: Sandra Zegarra Patow/ stylist: Lewis Robert Cameron/ model: Stephen Edgar
photography: Sandra Zegarra Patow/ model: Michael Allsopp/ styling: Lewis Cameron
6 May 2015

Anouk van Klaveren’s Project 000 005 is on the way

collage 29 x 42 cm
5 May 2015

Collage & sketch by Dewi Bekker for the upcoming collection.

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
12 April 2015
Notorious B.I.G. meets FKA Twigs
7 April 2015

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

photography: Jaimy Gail de Gier
photography: Jaimy Gail de Gier
photography: Jaimy Gail de Gier
7 April 2015

Henri Verhoef has been using pieces from Gino Anthonisse and Dewi Bekker in this shoot. Well, we are ready to discover new areas!

photography: Henri Verhoef/ styling: Tessa de Boer/ hair: Jennifer Wijngaard, Xiomara Virdo/ makeup: Jolanda Denneman, Xiomara Virdo/ model: Jay Eversdijk
photography: Henri Verhoef/ styling: Tessa de Boer/ hair: Jennifer Wijngaard, Xiomara Virdo/ makeup: Jolanda Denneman, Xiomara Virdo/ model: Jay Eversdijk
4 April 2015

Collage series by Dewi Bekker

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

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

photography: Jacob van Rozelaar/ make-up and hair: Melanie Foeh @ colourfoolagency/ styling: Luna Michel/ model: Ziggy @ FIC models
photography: Jacob van Rozelaar/ make-up and hair: Melanie Foeh @ colourfoolagency/ styling: Luna Michel/ model: Ziggy @ FIC models
3 April 2015

A collection of ties and bowties by Dewi Bekker. The collection is a follow up on the accessories from her collection; I would like to drink beer high among the Aesir.

rubber, ironing beads
rubber, ironing beads, hand-dyed cotton
12 March 2015

Lemonade, day 8

7 March 2015

Collages by Christa van der Meer

collage/ 21 x 29 cm/ paper
collage/ 29 x 21 cm/ paper
28 February 2015

Part of the catalogue of the London International Fashion Showcase 2015! Anouk van Klaveren has been showcasing her work at Brewer street Car park during IFS. Proud!

11 February 2015

Inspirational image for Gino Anthonisse?

artist: unknown
7 February 2015

An investigation by Christa van der Meer into the relation between her portraits and fashion design.

photography: Lisandro Suriel/ model: Christella Garard/ styling: Lydiëne Thomas
photography: Lisandro Suriel/ model: Nike Ayinla/ styling: Lydiëne Thomas
photography: Lisandro Suriel/ model: Panjua Sarour/ styling: Lydiëne Thomas
photography: Lisandro Suriel/ model: Christella Garard/ styling: Lydiëne Thomas
photography: Lisandro Suriel/ model: Panjua Sarour/ styling: Lydiëne Thomas
photography: Lisandro Suriel/ model: Panjua Sarour/ styling: Lydiëne Thomas
5 February 2015

What a wonderful shoot of Gino Anthonisse’s collection Lost Wonder 2014

photography: Anouk van Kalmthout/ model: Dax van Eijkeren
photography: Anouk van Kalmthout/ model: Julia Baas
photography: Anouk van Kalmthout/ model: Dax van Eijkeren
photography: Anouk van Kalmthout/ model: Dax van Eijkeren
photography: Anouk van Kalmthout/ model: Julia Baas
30 December 2014

Anouk van Klaveren’s pieces used in Imke Panhuijzen’s shoot.

photography: Imke Panhuijzen
photography: Imke Panhuijzen
photography: Imke Panhuijzen
12 December 2014

Giuliano Bolivar LOVES the plastic feathers of PROJECT 000 002 – Wildermann by Anouk van Klaveren.

styling: Guiliano Bolivar
4 December 2014

Mixed juices, 9 Days

7 August 2014

Sleek Magazine had a wonderful collaboration with photographer Christian Rinke and shot Christa’s clothing in Berlin. (Issue summer 2014)

photography: Christian Rinke/ styling: Chans
photography: Christian Rinke/ styling: Chans
1 July 2014

Part of the graduation shoot of Gino Anthonisse

photography: Lisandro Suriel/ model: Jip Loots "Pollenator"
photography: Lisandro Suriel/ model: Jip Loots "The Rose Keeper"
photography: Lisandro Suriel/ model: Jip Loots "Dandelion"
22 May 2014

For the exhibition BACK STAGE ON STAGE Anouk van Klaveren created a performative sequel to her graduation collection, PROJECT 000 004 – Hypertrichosis Bow Tie 2.0. The performance resembles a factory assembly line. In the factory, human hair will be preserved in a personal bow tie. All the hair that is used to make the final product is collected from the audience. Behind the table a database of human material is growing.

The individual visitors who donate their hair, can watch themselves becoming part of the system: their precious lock will be depersonalised by providing it with a serial number and a colour analysis. Their names written on the plastic bag, is the only reference to the former owners.

The work questions the current trend among fashion houses and shops for transparency about the production process and the origin of the base materials. Consumers increasingly want to know how things are produced and where they come from. But where does one draw the line? Can custom-made products be to personal?

20 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 www.anoukvanklaveren.com

4 May 2014

This jumper is part of PROJECT 000 002 – Vestes Ad Illustrandam Embryogenesin Hominis Et Mammalium Abnormen by Anouk van Klaveren.

42 x 21 cm/ collage
hand-knitted wool/acryl photography: Wim Klaassen
3 May 2014

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

photografphy: Rik Versteeg
21 April 2014

#no filter

19 April 2014

Check out this pollenator pollenating

photography: Lisandro Suriel/ model: Jip Loots
18 April 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
12 February 2014

Anouk van Klaveren launched her new PROJECT 000 003 – Privacy is Theft. She combines unique vintage locks with high-tec plastic. Because plastic is fantastic.

Photography by Imke Ligthart
Photography by Imke Ligthart
Photography by Imke Ligthart
Photography by Imke Ligthart
Photography by Imke Ligthart
12 February 2014

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

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.

EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS

2018

Zeeuw Museum, Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, Middelburg (NL) 17 Feb 2018 – 5 May 2019

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

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

2017

Winner, Dutch Design Award category Fashion

Nominee, Dutch Design Award category Young Designer

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 Eddy 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)

2016

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

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

2015

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

 

FEATURES

2018

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

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.

2017

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

HP/ De Stijl, Alles Nue!, 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

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.

2016

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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