Branko Popovic is a multidisciplinary artist, designer and one of the founders of Maastrichts unique fashion event FASHIONCLASH. In 2005, he graduated from the fashion/textile department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht. His work consists of fashion collections and autonomous work like photography, illustrations and drawings.
Once a year, during FashionClash, he shows his fashion collection consisting meanly theatrical show pieces, because Popovic explains he likes to balance between non-wearable clothes, the show itself and the experience of making the collection. At Scope13 in the Heggenstraat he showed five paintings. Each painting is like a diary; for months he uses it as a memo. Literally. Each diary canvas was the starting point of a collections.
June 10, 2012
‘a personal experience of nature in the urban environment’
Led by Dutch designers Saskia van Drimmelen and Margreet Sweerts, Painted Series is a collective that blurs the lines between fashion and performance, and expands the idea of what a garment can be.
Embroidery artist Desiree Hammen (1976) graduated at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem and trained at the famous Ecole Lesage in Paris, France. In her work she combines haute couture techniques with DIY skills, exploring the beauty of imperfection. For her punk and intuitive style she can be called the enfant terrible of haute embroidery couture techniques for taking traditional crafts to another level.
Please, read our earlier post on Desiree Hammens pink world installation following this link.