Elisa van Joolen

researcher, designer, initiator

Elisa investigates and questions mechanisms of production and presentation in fashion and proposes new ways of looking. For example in 2009 she executed projects at the Arnhem Fashion Biennial and Amsterdam Fashion Week that explored the nature of a traditional fashion show. In 2010 she initiated a project in collaboration with curators from the Kyoto Costume Institute and local teenagers and researched new ways to work with the Japanese tie-dye technique of Shibori using discarded clothes as materials. In her MFA thesis collection she collaborated with several fashion brands, such as Nike, Banana Republic and Lacoste who donated garments. She used a selection of these garments and in addition acquired garments from sources as varied as the Salvation Army and the high-end stores of NYC as materials for her thesis collection.

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