Maartje Janse




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Photographer: Team Peter Stigter

23rd Edition, Finalists
23rd Edition, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Holland, Maartje Janse
About This Project

I graduated in Fashion Design (BA) in 2015 at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands. My main focus is research, concept, textile and print development.

My graduation collection Analog / Digital Reality was based on the manipulation of images, mass-fragmentation and how they change and deform the notion of reality. As a creative person in todays 2.0 world we are always surrounded by images. Through programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator we’re able to develop our own virtual world.

On the other hand analog is something very authentic and tells me a story about craft. I started using the technique of weaving to weave my own image by using a double weave and added my own pixels into the fabric.
The weave, printed foil and digital prints made the ‘glitch’ between analog and digital real and noticeable.

During my study I did internships at Hussein Chalayan and Michael van der Ham. After my graduation I was selected for the Frans Molenaar Couture Award and started to work immediately as a freelance designer for a design consultancy agency. I helped them to design various collections for commercial clients. From April this year I am working on MOAM Collective, a collective consisted out of 5 Dutch graduated fashion designers from different art schools, which I am one of.

In the project we are being coached by established fashion designer brands from The Netherlands. We are able to produce our own fabrics in the Textile Museum in Tilburg and we are working together with the Master Tailoring School in Amsterdam to fabricate the showpieces for a collection The Dutch television is making a documentary about the project that will be broadcasted in October 2016, just after the show of the collection in Amsterdam.