July 1, 2012

SALON/istanbul presents: 'Present and Past + Identity and Perception', scarfs by SOEPBOER & STOOKER @ J.C. Herman

title: present & past + identity & perception

Inspired by Countess Jacoba van Beieren a remarkable historical person from this region. Elements from her life such as traditional dress, Dutch ship trade/VOC and waterways are reflected in the designs. 

Present and Past + Identity and Perception were visualized in designs in which shapes and prints of the past get a new form and function in the present. This has resulted in garments which can be worn in different ways where there is an interaction between the individual pieces by means of encounters and connections.  

The significance of the individual designs becomes evident by merging them; four garments together, with a square base and a print, display the family arms of Jacoba of Beieren. Three garments are together a VOCcompass. The designs for the two silk scarves find their origin in folds; for storing clothes in cupboards and chests, it was necessary to fold in the old days. The more folds, the richer the owner was. The folds are visible on the print but the actual scarf isn’t folded, also the VOC painting is folded and then printed. 

A collection designed in collaboration with Anne Stooker. Commisioned by the municipality of Zaltbommel to promote the dutch fortress cities Gorinchem, Woudrichem, Castle Loevesteijn and Fort Vuren. 

About Soepboer & Stooker
Founders Berber Soepboer (Schiermonnikoog,1983) and Anne Stooker (Utrecht,1984) met at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy while studying fashion. Combining their talents they are able to create their unique shop/studio/gallery since October 2009 and fashion label: Soepboer & Stooker Collection since January 2011.

Soepboer & Stooker is a shop/studio/gallery based on the concept of ‘all-inclusive fashion’ concerning textiles and clothing. 
Exclusive fashion from young designers and established labels like BLESS, Marloes Blaas, and Reality Studio can be purchased as well as books, magazines and accessories.

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