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Introduction
What is fashion?

Studying fashion at the Rietveld, the question of what fashion is — other than a global business phenomena that seems to be in equal parts magically attractive and controversial for a plethora of reasons — that question is the start of deeply personal quests for answers. A quest that each student undertakes individually, embedded in a small sharing community with fellow students from all over the world.
        Some students had never considered fashion as their field to work in, until they discovered the body related tendency in their work during the Basicyear. Others seem to be born to dress their fellow woman, or even to perform in adornment. But no matter how students find their way to the Rietveld Fashion department, they all set out on an experimental exploration of that deeply cultural membrane between the self and the other that we refer to as fashion.
        Mediating complex communication between the self and the other, the “fashion” — or “body related work” — our graduates present to the world, poses questions relevant to us all. Both Karis Lindelien and Erika Jonasson’s collections challenge the ‘safe zone’ of our cognition that is defined by ‘normality’. Krystian Sokołowski collaborated with Vincent Ludwig from the Graphic Design department to create a new identity for Gen Z men by liberating the codes of masculinity. Laetitzia Campbell and Bodil Ouédraogo enlighten us with their original approach of multiculturality and dress culture. Emma Torsteinsrud, inspired by nature, shows us how to live in symbiosis with our surroundings and feel embedded, forever in metamorphosis. And Mika Perlmutter, lastly, takes feminism to anotherlevel showing us what becomes of fashion in a matriarchy.

The reality is now theirs to create.

As head of the Rietveld Fashion department and on behalf of my dedicated team, it is my honour to present to you the class of 2019.

Enjoy their creativity!

Words by Niels Klavers
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Introduction
What is fashion?

Studying fashion at the Rietveld, the question of what fashion is — other than a global business phenomena that seems to be in equal parts magically attractive and controversial for a plethora of reasons — that question is the start of deeply personal quests for answers. A quest that each student undertakes individually, embedded in a small sharing community with fellow students from all over the world.
        Some students had never considered fashion as their field to work in, until they discovered the body related tendency in their work during the Basicyear. Others seem to be born to dress their fellow woman, or even to perform in adornment. But no matter how students find their way to the Rietveld Fashion department, they all set out on an experimental exploration of that deeply cultural membrane between the self and the other that we refer to as fashion.
        Mediating complex communication between the self and the other, the “fashion” — or “body related work” — our graduates present to the world, poses questions relevant to us all. Both Karis Lindelien and Erika Jonasson’s collections challenge the ‘safe zone’ of our cognition that is defined by ‘normality’. Krystian Sokołowski collaborated with Vincent Ludwig from the Graphic Design department to create a new identity for Gen Z men by liberating the codes of masculinity. Laetitzia Campbell and Bodil Ouédraogo enlighten us with their original approach of multiculturality and dress culture. Emma Torsteinsrud, inspired by nature, shows us how to live in symbiosis with our surroundings and feel embedded, forever in metamorphosis. And Mika Perlmutter, lastly, takes feminism to anotherlevel showing us what becomes of fashion in a matriarchy.

The reality is now theirs to create.

As head of the Rietveld Fashion department and on behalf of my dedicated team, it is my honour to present to you the class of 2019.

Enjoy their creativity!

Words by Niels Klavers
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a Selected Gerrit Rietveld Academie
b Specimen D'Affiche Artistique Van Gogh Museum
c Compiled Feelings Elisabeth Klement
d Dibi Däbi Papiershop Julia Born
e Recourse 1900 Van Gogh Museum
f Gerrit Workshop Hours Gerrit Rietveld Academie
g Chubby Lip Gloss Bart De Baets
h The Graphic Design Department Gerrit Rietveld Academie
h The Fashion Show 2019 Gerrit Rietveld Academie
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