ART DIRECTION,

PRODUCTION &

PERFORMANCE

Raya van der Kroon​

FASHION &
PRODUCTION

Nine Marin Parre

Deniece Clermonts

​SOUND DESIGN

Cedric Maurice Wiegel

Raphael Becking

DANCERS, PERFORMERS

Emma Haniotis Riccetto 

Aziza Prameswara 

Vanessa Ntinu 

Donique May 

Bo Oudendijk 

Rocio Frenken

SUPPORTES BY

FashionClash Maastricht

iArts Maastricht

Despina Artists Recidency Rio

PRETTY EXPOSED

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. 

  

PERFORMED AT

FashionClash Maastricht 2017 

Ostadetheater Young Talents 2017

Bijlmer Parktheater Nieuwe Makers 2017

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"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."
- Raya

Performance pictures @ Team Peter Stigter, 2017

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