Das Leben am Haverkamp

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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.

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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 alter egos,  boyhood and floral curtains. New, uncharted territory is explored  during the inventive performances and presentations of Das Leben  am Haverkamp. All the members have their individual label, and  present it collectively.

The collective Das Leben am Haverkamp is formed by four young fashion designers – Anouk van Klaveren

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Christa van der Meer

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Dewi Bekker

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Their headquarter is a laboratory at Haverkamp, in the outskirts  of 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 disciplines. Together they create the novel context  necessary for their unrestricted way of working and thinking. Welcome to our 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.  www.daslebenamhaverkamp.com

General inquiries: joost©daslebenamhaverkamp.com

Photography GEFELICIFASHION: by Imke Ligthart

Photography Gino Anthonisse: by Anouk van Kalmthout

Photography Anouk van Klaveren: by: Imke Ligthart

Photography Dewi Bekker: by Henri Verhoef

Photography Christa van der Meer: by Luka Karssenberg

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