Raya van der Kroon
Nine Marin Parre
Cedric Maurice Wiegel
Emma Haniotis Riccetto
Despina Artists Recidency Rio
In project Pretty Exposed I researched the balance between sexiness and empowerment in female nightlife clothing, comparing Amsterdam to Rio de Janeiro. My research started with the question: ‘Is female nakedness in nightlife clothing a result of sexualisation or female empowerment?’ I dove into the history of unclothing, the growth of new feminism, and the use of nakedness as a tool for either protest or attraction.
The conclusion of this investigation into contemporary femininity resulted in a statement for the sensual feminist, combining both sexiness and empowerment. My ideas were translated into a nightlife clothing collection that was exposed by dancers as an intervention in the club scene of a fashion festival. I also translated in into the form of a fashion magazine, a gender conference keynote and workshop.
FashionClash Maastricht 2017
Ostadetheater Young Talents 2017
Bijlmer Parktheater Nieuwe Makers 2017
"I hope this project will inspire young women, artists and designers in their consciousness
regarding exposure, and together try to build on the image of the sensual feminist, both sexy and empowered."
Performance pictures @ Team Peter Stigter, 2017