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Happy Birthday Dear Acadamy

29 Nov

Happy Birthday Dear Acadamy

During a trip to Antwerp I visited the exposition ‘Happy Birthday Dear Acadamie’ in the Fashion Museum ‘MOMU’. In this exposition the museum shows the best work of 50 years of the fashion academy of Antwerp (Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen). They divided the space in different area’s with work from the students, sketches and a some history about the academy.

For me the sketches in particular where very inspiring. I really enjoy watching the process that goes behind the end product and all the sketches were little pieces of art by itself.

IMG_1893Especially since almost  everything is digital nowadays I miss the feeling that a ‘real’ tactical drawing can give you. It makes the product more personal and gives the maker a more human likabilty I think. I guess in times like this art and crafts like this will gain therefore more value, and that’s how it should be. I think it’s important that people can see what kind of work and effort designers put in designing a new collection and how many labour making the actual item costs. This wil make people more conscious about how fashion should be, instead of buying a cool dress for 10 euros at Primark. Because fashion is a hard business and creating beautiful pieces too, that’s the reason you pay a lot of money for it, but only than you know where it comes from and that no harm has done to little children or woman in a factory in Bangladesh for instance.

This exposition will be in MOMU till February 16th 2014.



Cool Rotterdam

19 Sep

Cool Rotterdam

During a trip to Rotterdam I was introduced for the first time with this very cool project Mini-Mall, a mall with a large variety of young creatives, cool shops and passionate entrepreneurs. Mini Mall is a creative hotspot in Rotterdam, housed under the first seven arches of the former Hofplein Station. The Mini Mall consists of 2500 sq. m. of retail and catering space for all kind of creative minds. The Mini Mall is designed by AFARAI and PEÑA architecture and the developer Hofbogen BV who wanted to create something  in response to a lack of affordable locations in Rotterdam where fresh new initiatives can see the light of day.



What I really like about this project is that young creative entrepreneurs with a good idea get the opportunity to do something with their innovative and cool idea’s. Especially in a time where it’s very hard to start your own shop or company it is really inspiring that these people just take the risk and share their passion with others. I thinks this kind of initiatives especially work very well in times of economical crisis, we need to be more creative in order to make money and I hope that in more cities around the world these kind of projects will ‘pop-up’.


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