SALON/1 July 2010, Amsterdam

At Salon/1 we showed fragments of garments in a beginning stage, featuring our favourite rockstar Juliette!

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SALON/1 July 2010, Amsterdam

At Salon/1 we showed fragments of garments in a beginning stage, featuring our favourite rockstar Juliette!

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Painted A M U S E at Amsterdam International Fashion Week, january 27th

photo: Peter Stigter

Painted A M U S E from pieter wackers on Vimeo.

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Painted A M U S E at Amsterdam International Fashion Week, january 27th

photo: H.Peters

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\\\' Treasure Island\\\' at \\\'Pioneers of Change\\\', Governors Island New York, September 2009

\\\'Treasure Island\\\' is a collaboration between Painted (Saskia van Drimmelen, Desirée Hammen, Margreet Sweerts and students of Pascale Gatzen who follow the fashion curriculum of IDC Parsons the new school for design. We invited artisans Mary Rose Delahaye (lacemaker), Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty (beadwork) Jessica Growing Thunder (beadwork) towork with us.


The house for which we are invited by Renny Ramakers (www.droog.com) is based on Governors Island in NY. We presented our work in a ongoing workshop.


"A house is a house is a house:
A house can be seen as a human body.
We will make couture doilies on the spots where the human body touches the house.
This is for healing, protecting and ornamenting it.
Little treasures as a gift from us to the house."

The event \\\'Pioneers of change\\\' is curated by Renny Ramakers

Please visit our blog about this collaboration project:

http://painted-parsons-treasure-island.blogspot.com/
http://www.pioneersofchange.nl/news/ ( our house is called Coney Island )

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Arnhem Mode Biennale 2009, Shape, PAINTED THE PARTY!

As part of the main exhibItion called \\\'Shape\\\' we created our own little party in our paviljon.
Inspired by our own words, clothing, treasured items and whishes we designed a new piece for all three of us.
To us this was a model for the way we would like to design clothing for others.

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Arnhem Mode Biennale 2009, Shape, PAINTED THE PARTY!

As part of the main exhibItion called \\\'Shape\\\' we created our own little party in our paviljon.
Inspired by our own words, clothing, treasured items and whishes we designed a new piece for all three of us.
To us this was a model for the way we would like to design clothing for others.

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painted glasshouse movie

Painted glasshouse movie by Pieter Wackers

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Photo left Heike Engel

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Our third Painted presentation started at twilight.
The soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon,
caused by the scattering of the sun\\\'s rays from the atmosfere,
the period between daylight and darkness.

Friday september 19th 19h30

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\\\'Driftwood dresses\\\' february 2009 at exhibition \\\'Gone with the Wind\\\' Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen

For the exhibition \\\'Gone with the wind\\\' Painted made two \\\'Driftwood dresses\\\' invited by the curators Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthem

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Painted Glasshouse september 19th 2008, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere

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Arnhem Mode Biennale, Shaping Heritage; Hands on Emboirdery saturday 20th june 2009

Curator: Judith ter Haar
Photography: Suzanne Valkenburg


As part of the Arnhem Mode Biennale 2009, four designers, created a fully dressed table with four different groups of invited people, in four types workshops, named \\\'Hands on ...\\\' the whole project is called \\\'Shaping Heritage\\\'.
As a group is \\\'Painted\\\' one of the designers invited by Judith. After we have given a lecture we start the embroidery workshop.

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Arnhem Mode Biennale 2009, ArtEZ PLus; alumni tentoonstelling

One of the exhibitions during the Arnhem Mode Biennale is the ArtEZ PLus, alumni exhibition in which Painted particpated invited by curator José Theunissen

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Painted Garden august 22th 2008

The first presentation of Painted

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For this special occasion Erzsi Pennings collaborated with Painted.

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Stills from short movie by Carmen Freudenthal and Elle Verhagen made for Painted glasshouse

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Photo right and left Heike Engel

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Salon/1 July 2010, Amsterdam

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Ahmedabad, January/February 2011-- 2 dresses: Makar Sankranti and Kite Remains.

Without a preconceived concept or plan Painted came to Ahmedabad with the intention to work with what and who we would meet, like a dropping.

Because we are always designing and making work that grows from many hands, it was very exciting to let the work emerge in two weeks time.

Arriving in Ahmedabad, what struck us immediately was the landscape in the air: clean lines of power lines, many of them draped with remnants of kites.

They are the remains of Makar Sakranti, the annual kite festival of India, where after sunrise all families go up to the terraces on the roof of the house to fly kites. With loud cries they try each other out of the air.

Although we are unfortunately not experienced it, the remains tell the story.

Everywhere, still, if you look up, you see them!


This work we developed on by invitation of Connecting Concepts, curated by Ed van Hinte.

A coproduction of Premsela, the Netherlands Architecture Institute and Design Cooperation Brainport. The exhibition is part of the Dutch Design Fashion Architecture programme.

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Ahmedabad, January/February 2011-- kite festival

Citaat van Krishna to his beloved:

“Though a kite may fly and soar up and down, its line is firmly held in my hands.

No object in this world can separate me from your heart”

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Ahmedabad, January/February 2011-- kite remains

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Choli

For the shape we were inspired by the pattern of an antique choli; the little top to be worn under the sari.

It is built up from squares and triangles to fit the body perfectly!

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We did not have the illusion to explore in two weeks the richness of Indian craft work. Its application has not been an aim in itself, we have worked with people we had an inspiring encounter with, in appreciation of each other's work.

Their craft work we used sparingly to add soul to the garments.

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Chandrakant Chitara

The birds of Chandrakant Bulhabhai Chitara seem flown away from one of the extended scenes from Indian myths he is accustomed to paint, and appear to be settled down on one of the dresses.

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Rajiyaben Ruby's dying

The sleeves were then dyed with so much precision in a light green color that you can speak of the mastery of Rajiyaben Ruby's Dying.

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Sitaben Chavda

Sitaben Chavda, usually making brightly colored, beautiful beadwork, found it funny to make tiny Chanel-like bags for us using only white pebble-like beads.

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