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Artists statement

I, Kaatje van Wijk, graduated Fashion Design and find it terrible to see how the fashion industry is currently structured and what kind of damage it is causing to our world. The fast fashion industry is becoming more of a waste than a fashion industry where people are exploited under bad circumstances. It is therefore important for me to work in a sustainable way and to tackle this problem in a positive way.

I am currently working on my own developed design method where you can design your own existing garments. Think for example of putting on a garment differently or shaping it differently. What happens when you put your leg into the sleeve of your blouse? Or what happens when you wrap pants around your waist?

In the bigger picture, it is important to give you tools to redesign your own clothes so that everyone can and may continue to develop themselves. My project is a source of inspiration, I show how I apply my design method, give workshops so that I can also take you along in my method and give you back the power over your own closet.

 
 

Portfolio

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RE-empowerment

A collection built from existing garments, which I did not cut. Developed by putting on the garments in a different way or shaping them around the body in a new way...

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be aware of what you wear

This title says it all; I want to create awareness about the terrible fast fashion industry. In my search for form, asymmetry is important...

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reader: duurzaamheid in de kledingindustrie

Wij, Anne Francesca Welp en Kaatje van Wijk, beiden Fashion Design studenten aan de HKU, nemen je graag mee in onze zoektocht naar het welbekende maar vooral vage begrip ‘duurzaamheid’ in de mode-industrie...

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1 item 100 possibilities

Human beings have an ever-increasing need for variety. We are always looking for something new; we don't ever have enough. This need for variation does not necessarily have to be satisfied by buying something new, something straight off the clothes rack...

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humanity should open up

This project is about showing the two totally different sides of the fashion industry. Using the anaglyph technique...

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Photography

See more of my photography projects in order and my own projects...

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drawings

A varied range of drawings and artworks from my studying time...

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