What is the name of your label? I don’t own a label yet. But when I am going to start one it will probably be just “Marie-Lisah”.
Where did you study and when did you graduate? Last January I graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. I graduated with my collection “Omdat iedereen het doet…”. This is the collection that I will be showing in June (during FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011).
What inspires you as a designer? I guess my inspiration/fascination is always coming from my life and the people in my life. I try to get as much information as possible from the people around me or about certain subjects. There’s no coincidence in my work, it’s a systematic way of working and finding order in the information I collect. So my inspiration is practically everywhere, but the way of finding a system to get and process information is of a greater value.
Who is your favorite fashion designer/artist? Why? I have a few. If we are talking about fashion designers I will of course name Martin Margiela for his conceptual way of working and thinking. Yohji Yamamoto for his simplicity and therefore great esthetic influence.
There are a few artists/designers that I also really admire… Miranda July, Erik Kessels and Wes Anderson. Maybe not that original, but hey…
What can you bring to FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011? I will show my graduation project, which is about being nude. When I grew up I always went to nudist campsites. Because of this the naked human body is just a naked human body to me. I combined this with the fact that when someone does something different from common standards it’s strange, but when everyone does this it’s normal or socially excepted. Like walking around naked. The way I translated this to clothes is what I will show at FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011.
|Marie-Lisah collection. Photo by Afra Klinkenberg|