Blog Bas Kosters Studio

Posted on: 29 April, 2015 - 15:29 - Posted in: column

Does ownership matter if you have a smartphone? Let’s say that you are craving a new Moschino suit, and you go out to the shop, try it on, and make a fitting room selfie. You put it on Instagram and Facebook. the world sees you wearing that suit. Is your digital entourage happy for you, or envious?
Next point, are you going to buy that suit, or does this picture brush up your persona in a way that might not actually need that suit?

Posted on: 29 April, 2015 - 15:17 - Posted in: events

On the 5th of May during an inspiring lunch Bas will hold a lecture themed: My life in Fashion. The lecture will be about the appearance and use of artist performance throughout his work. This event is part of ‘ Bevrijdingsdag: Buitengewone brunch’ organised by N8.
For more information about this event please click on the link below.

Event Information

Posted on: 22 April, 2015 - 14:13 - Posted in: column

I’m so confused this week; I just do not know what to wear. Last night when cycling home, it was just plain cold, and I was wearing a very optimistic summer outfit. I’m so longing for the summer, when you can just throw on some clothes, and not have to think about scarfs, mittens and other articles that keep you warm and snuggly.

Posted on: 15 April, 2015 - 18:14 - Posted in: events

On the 19th April Bas Kosters is going to give a workshop at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam! The workshop is aimed specially for families. Bas is just as fond of color as Matisse, he will show families how to create a colorful cutout shirt. The entree is free. Sign up for the morning program (10.00 – 13:00) or the afternoon programm (14:00 – 17:00).
You can find more information about the workshop in the link below:
Workshop program

Posted on: 15 April, 2015 - 17:23 - Posted in: column

How does fashion influence the way we eat? I was a having a coffee recently and had a craving for a fresh croissant. The way it smells just makes you want to have one. But the fact was that I’d just come from the pool, to get some exercise and to kind of stay in shape. I actually felt kind of guilty after I ate that luscious croissant, although it was very tasty. But what does this guilt say about me, and where does it come from?

Posted on: 15 April, 2015 - 17:05 - Posted in: column

I had a little brainwave this week, and found it quite amusing, although the matter is rather concerning. Let me share my thoughts. By the way, LGBT stands for: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender. More and more alarming signs of intolerance towards the global LGBT community are in the news. Numerous countries are debating laws against acts of homosexuality, whilst in other countries rights to decline LGBT patients were proposed.

Posted on: 1 April, 2015 - 14:43 - Posted in: column

This column is an ode to my father. My father suddenly passed away recently. As my family and me were with him during his last week, a lot of thoughts ran through my mind. I was suddenly confronted with his legacy. Was did he teach me and what tools did he give me. My father was very caring, opinionated and engaged. Important life lessons of which I realised play an important role in my life. How special, that what a parent can give you. I am glad that my father recognised the lessons that he taught me, because they form an important part in my work.

Posted on: 31 March, 2015 - 15:49 - Posted in: blog, column

As vintage erotica is an inspiration for my work, I have a good excuse to surf the web for obscure images. I once found a website dedicated entirely to jeans fetish sexy pictures categorised in the then popular jeans brands like Levi’s and Lee Jeans. Also nowadays different kinds of clothing and clothing brands are the subject of people’s sexual desires. Especially in the gay scene there are fetishes for sportswear, sports shoes, underwear and sport socks.

Posted on: 24 March, 2015 - 13:59 - Posted in: events

This week Bas Kosters Studio is traveling to Berlin, with us we are taking the whole Permanent State of Confusion collection.
We will be showing the collection on the 28th of March at the Postbahnhof at 17.00, we are very excited!
The show will be in the same kind of style like the on at MBAFW, all male models and lot's of happines and thoughtfullness.
If you still want to get tickets or check the facebook event you can find the links bellow:

Posted on: 2 March, 2015 - 13:45 - Posted in: column

Because I work in fashion I attend a lot of events, soiree’s, shows, presentations, openings and exhibitions. Usually you encounter the same familiar faces on these happenings. You greet them with a friendly “ Hey, how are you?” and they will ask you the same. You are expected to reply: “I’m Great”.  “I’m O.K” or “Not so well” is not what people would like to hear.

Posted on: 11 February, 2015 - 23:11 - Posted in: column

I encountered a girl today who looked like a granny – with a messy bun on her head and very unsexy clothing. Where two trends collide, it turned into a little fashion disaster. On one hand there’s the preppy, clean-cut, flat shoes and new basics trend. On the other, the trend of wearing a big woolly ’80s vest and other brownish vintage clothing. Put this together in just the wrong way, and what is left? A sloppy granny.

Posted on: 4 February, 2015 - 23:50 - Posted in: column

There was a time when vintage was called ‘second-hand’ and merely cost a few pennies. That time was called the ’90s. Flared trousers, pyjamas, ’60s winter coats and morning robes were amongst my attire. It was the time that bands like Nirvana, Supergrass and Blur wore a very trashy, careless version of ’60s and ’70s dusty granny clothing. What made it so cool was the contradiction between the long greasy hair and matching attitude and the granny-like rags.

Posted on: 28 January, 2015 - 17:09 - Posted in: column

I read a column this week about Amsterdam Fashion Week, where I showed my latest collection. The two authors claimed that the ‘happy’ event was uncalled for, because of the environmental footprint the fashion industry leaves behind and the terrible circumstances under which most of our apparel is made. Although my collection ‘permanent state of confusion’ is amongst others a reflection on the state of the fashion industry, of which these practices are definitely alarming, I found their column dreadful, boring and sour.

Posted on: 23 January, 2015 - 14:04 - Posted in: column

The men’s collections for Autumn / Winter 2015 have been presented and, to my astonishment, I saw a big parade of fur going down the catwalk. As the word ‘catwalk’ comes from the elegant walk of a cat, I would have rather seen the animals walk down that runway alive, but unfortunately they were turned into big coats, hats and embellishments for bags. The collections were screaming loudly: Wear fur – it’s is the latest thing!

Posted on: 14 January, 2015 - 19:48 - Posted in: column

It’s Men’s Fashion Week, and street style shots are popping up on leading fashion websites. I was flicking trough them to see what’s up and again noticed the odd understated aesthetic of designer clothing, which all men on the pictures seem to wear. The looks seemed quite humourless and rigid in a certain way. Although the outfits were carefully selected by the different individuals, to me they seemed like a uniform; a fashion uniform. Of course we all conform to certain codes within our own groups, but the fashion uniform is a special one.

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