Sometimes design expositions are just not the most accessible ways to get your daily dose of designs. If you want a free overdose (which I highly recommend), you can get it at the Dutch Design Week.
Yearly, Eindhoven is transformed for about 9 days into an extremely inspirational hotspot. Engineers, students and designers from many different design disciplines show their views on different themes like future concepts, health and sustainable design. It is one of the biggest design events in Europe, with work and concepts from over 2500 designers. Because the designs are being displayed on more than 100 different locations all over the city, there are free themed car rides available. An experience on its own.
But unlike the variety in the differences between the small themes, there is also a general theme which gives an overview for the designs. This year’s leitmotif will be “The Making of”, which only leaves me very intrigued for the designs (that aren’t shown to the public yet).
If you’re still considering whether you should show up at The Dutch Design Week (which will take place in the last week of October) or in case you need some visuals, it is worth checking out my personal top 3 designs in the fashion discipline.
In case you’d like to see more photos or discover about other disciplines, feel free to send me a message.
TIGRAN AVETISYAN x SS14
Graduated from the Central Saint Martins Menswear course in 2012, while being backed by the LVMH group scholarship. His graduate collection was acquired by Machine-A in London, a contemporary fashion concept store.
FREEDOM OF INDIVIDUALITY x Rachelle Vork
The collection focusses on the challenges facing identity in clothing. Retail stores aren’t able anymore to treat their consumers in exactly the same way. They have to go in-depth to understand the diversity in cultures.
Last year’s fashion collection took place at the football stadium in Eindhoven. The designs were displayed in a variety of colourful boxes. I’m in love with this pink bomber jacket. The embroideries are talking about the way we see materials and how we use them.