Master student in textile design KASK with an amateur passion for making handmade, zero-waste, sustainable, one of a kind clothes. Which you can find at @ stoffels._ on Instagram.
Spontaneously driven; inspired by different atmospheres in the environment in which I find myself, which then translated into textiles. Recurring themes in my work are organic and dynamic movements, deformations and their influence on tight figures such as straight lines. Beyond that, I also use the play of transparency and reflection through light as inspiration. Looking through, revealing and hiding, but also a play of layers and relief can be found in my work.
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From somebody who was always overwhelmed by the beauty of the outside world, I learned to close my eyes, observing and exploring my inner world too. Now finding ways to translate impressions from inside out and outside in, is very freeing. When creating, I always like to link analytical ideas with colorful emotions, in a playful yet therapeutic way. When creating together with like-minded persons, I enjoy the relationship growing to a new dimension so much.
The designs I made for René symbolise the fact that everything we know is changing, nothing is permanent. While letting go of the search for static stability, I find peace in the fact that everything – from the cells in our bodies and the molecules of the bricks of our houses to the social structures we live in now – is in constant motion, all at different pace. To enjoy this ever-evolving transformation instead of resisting it, is manifested in my creations. Being able to move freely and flow on the rhythm of these loops of change, is making me an enormously grateful person.
René is a small ensemble that is curious to express itself in various ways and is dedicated to contemporary subcultures and visual arts. René derived from ‘renaître’, is based on the principle of giving clothes a second life. We unite creativity and sustainability by bringing unique pieces that embody our ideals, values and sense of aesthetics. We continue this endeavor by creating a canvas for art and design with the launch of an organic & vegan T-shirt collection. The first release is a self-made design followed by collaborations with local artists to exhibit their distinctive style.
About the design
Inspired by dots, lines and shapes – three visual expressions seen as basic elements of design and illustration. Through the process of finding a visual language, we use these principles as a guide in our designs. Le printemps ‘21 is an expression of perspective after weathering noise.
Ines Vansteenkiste-Muylle is a Belgian photographer who is passionate about creating images conveying the strength and fragility of people.
I graduated in 2019 at Luca School of Arts Brussels. I won the Graduation contest of De Morgen 2018 with “Crossroads in Springtime” which you could see in FOMU Antwerp and Yugen Kambucha Ghent. One year later I was shortlisted for the Unseen Dummy award with “Grits/Grids and Conversations” which you could see in Recyclart Brussels and Les Rencontres d’Arles.
Before I started studying photography my interests lay in fashion and clothes. Fashion is still an important aspect in my life. I combine this with my social interests. My curiosity leads me in my photographic work. Talking to people, connecting with them and photographing them is very important for me.