Rode Monsterjurk

Rode Monsterjurk

Seen from a distance the huge eyes on this red monster dress stare at you inquisitively. Bas Kosters made his name in the Dutch fashion world with his colourful, fantasy creations. Different faces are a recurring theme in his designs and seem to be a cartoon-like version of a self-portrait. Kosters owns a cushion from his childhood which expresses this image. His early years, which he associates with fantasy, happiness and freedom, are a never-ending source of inspiration. The first part of the Freedom collection concentrates on this happy childhood and the continuing wish to be independent. The second part - adulthood - show how Kosters' magical creations illustrate how to camouflage the worries, violence and crises that life brings. A pair of red clogs, the toes of which are painted with an open mouth with teeth, completes the outfit.

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Seen from a distance the huge eyes on this red monster dress stare at you inquisitively. Bas Kosters made his name in the Dutch fashion world with his colourful, fantasy creations. Different faces are a recurring theme in his designs and seem to be a cartoon-like version of a self-portrait. Kosters owns a cushion from his childhood which expresses this image. His early years, which he associates with fantasy, happiness and freedom, are a never-ending source of inspiration. The first part of the Freedom collection concentrates on this happy childhood and the continuing wish to be independent. The second part - adulthood - show how Kosters' magical creations illustrate how to camouflage the worries, violence and crises that life brings. A pair of red clogs, the toes of which are painted with an open mouth with teeth, completes the outfit.

This object is now not on display in the museum

Title

Rode Monsterjurk

Artist

Bas Kosters (ontwerper) (Zutphen 1977)

Material and technique

katoen, polyester, pailletten, leer, fiberfill; geappliceerd

Object number

33124/001-002

Object type

dameskleding, damesensemble, damesjurk, damesschoen, klomp

Acquisition

aankoop met steun van BankGiroLoterij 2014 (aankoop met steun van de Bankgiroloterij)

Dimensions

Inscriptions and markings

    Documentation

    • De Nederlandse mode in 100 kledingstukken, Milou van Rossum, Daan Brand, (Amsterdam, 2016), 184/185, met afb. in kleur

    • Uit de Mode : collectie van het Centraal Museum, Voorw. Bart Rutten, tekst Ninke Bloemberg, Anne-Karlijn van Kesteren, Rosalie Sloof … [et al.], (Utrecht, 2017), p. 88, afb. in kleur p. 89

    Exhibitions

    • Uit de Mode, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2017

    • I want it to be soft, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, 2016

    Persistent url

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    https://hdl.handle.net/21.12130/collect.4D398C80-B5AE-45E6-9B11-46A048D42E1E

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