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Schepers Bosman plays with steotypical garments in new collection

Inspired by the work of assembly-icons like Robert Rauschenberg and John Chamberlain

Schepers Bosman is looking to find exclusiveness within the mass and they are successful in doing so. For their third collection, Sanne Schepers and Anne Bosman showed an assembly of stereotypical garments at the MBFWA: the duo played with well-known, normal and everyday pieces.

To enforce their joined vision of ‘revaluating garment’, the fashion duo showed a wardrobe of timeless pieces during the 27th Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. The male and female models walked the runway while the catchy tunes of French singer-songwriter Camille were entertaining the audience. Instead of sitting in rows, the audience was placed in a circle for this occasion. The show kicked off with a white-pink chequered uniform on which all the seams were placed on the outside. As the presentation progressed, the looks began to show more layers and volume and displayed assembly techniques.

Explosion of shape and colour

This season, Schepers Bosman presented a collection of very detailed products that generated an explosion of shape and colour. We saw blue suits made of stretchy material and finished off with white rushes. But we also witnessed chequered and striped combinations and some single flower-elements and denim fabric. Just like in their previous show, during the 26th edition of the MBFWA, they presented the rough, sporty overall-like looks. Besides straight silhouettes in both rigid and flexible fabric, we saw pleated fabrics with some ruffles here and there. The range of colours varied from white and pink to coral, and from yellowgreen to blue.

"By bringing garment and fashion out of context and by placing it on a pedestal, we aim to create a new awareness"

American modernism

American modernists Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) and John Chamberlain (1927-2011) inspired the designers to make this collection. In the fifties, both artists became famous for their assemblies – a movement in which work is being assembled by using multiple three-dimensional objects. Throughout the show, the use of these assembly techniques became more and more clear to the audience. By taking well known pieces out of context, the pieces start looking like expressionistic sculptures, which is exactly Schepers Bosmans goal: “By bringing garment and fashion out of context and by placing it on a pedestal, we aim to create a new awareness. We want to create products that are accepted and respected like paintings of graphic art, without losing the original function. Our dream: to create pieces you love to wear and love to look at.”

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