It’s that season of the year again! It’s raining (fashion) design prizes in The Netherlands! There are many winners, so we will only mention the fashion designers (just because we can). Bas Kosters was awarded with the annual ‘Fashion Stipend’ by the Prins (Prince) Bernhard Cultuurfonds (Culturefund). Johannes Offerhaus, Maison the Faux, Scheuller de Waal and Lisa Konno were the fashion designers amongst the 24 winners of the ‘Dutch Design Awards 2018’
Congratulations to you all!
Bas Kosters/modestipendiu m 2018 (credits Marc Deurlo)
Experiment with Parabolas by Johannes Offerhaus
Schueller de Waal; Winding stairs
Young Talents: Lisa Konno, Olivier van Herpt and Manon van Hoeckelat Dutch Design Award Night.
Image editing by Mimi Berlin.
Left: Illustration for Penthouse’ Happy Hooker column in the 1970s, Right: Ms Hollander wearing Bas Kosters in Volkskrant Magazine in 2016.
happy hooker in penthouse magazine
xaviera hollander wearing bas kosters. photo by Imke Panhuijsen
Xaviera Hollander, also known as The Happy Hooker, agreed to write a monthly sexual advice column for Penthouse Magazine in the seventies, “Call me Madam”. (read more xavierahollander.com) (Photo on the right by Imke Panhuijsen for De Volkskrant, February 2016.)
Knitting! at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden is an exhibition on the art of knitting. On show everything from historical patterns to the latest designs. Traditional Frisian baggy caps, retro fabrics from the 1950s and hooded sweaters from the 1980s, garments by fashion designers (such as Bas Kosters and Stephen West) and knitted installations by international artists.