Embroidery is inspired by the graphic lettering on the streets of Paris and refers to the work of the Romanian French poet and artist Isidore Isou. Seams and hand stitched finishings are made visible and treated as embellishments. Pattern parts are emphasized by a contrasting use of material and prints. Construction processed as decoration.
The collection consists of “boxy” jackets, unlined suit jackets, embroidered jeans and trousers, blouse cardigans, oversized shirts and shawl tops. These items are made from Northern English cotton/denim, French silk, satin and jersey.
Chino Ayala, frontman of the band Indian Askin, is the model for the collection. According to the band, their music is a combination of ‘nu-punk’, rock and grunge with sixties influences and a psychedelic edge. A preview of this collection was shown during their gigs at this years Pinkpop and Best Kept Secret Festival.
Hôtel d’Avaray The SS20 images were made in the residence of the Dutch Embassy in Paris, Hôtel d’Avaray. The combination of the classic French design, masterpieces by Dutch artists and a wealth of flowers from Dutch growers, forms a suitable backdrop for the SS20 collection.
Schepers Bosman As graduates from BA ArtEZ Arnhem (both with honours), they continued their studies at MA l’Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) (Schepers) Paris and MA Central Saint Martins (Bosman) London.
Sanne Schepers and Anne Bosman worked in Paris, London and Amsterdam for Clergerie, Christopher Kane, Viktor & Rolf and SO Alexander Van Slobbe. In the past, Schepers Bosman won the Les Etoiles Mercedes-Benz 2017 in Paris and two H&M Design Awards in Stockholm and Amsterdam. In the atelier of Schepers Bosman, based in Amsterdam and Paris, all collections are designed, developed and produced.
This collection was made possible by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, the City of Amsterdam and the City of Paris. Shoes are in collaboration with Mephisto.