Identity is a part of communication and therefore we invite Bas Kosters, multifaceted artist with a degree in Fashion Design. He will elaborate on his personal journey through the developments of his own identity and how this connects to fashion, self-image and branding. Even though Bas Kosters merely orbits the fashion industry like the alluring alien that he is, he fully embraces fashion’s innate accessibility, which allows him to ease into people’s hearts and minds and work his magic right there. Not that he wants to dictate anything. The unique performative quality of fashion is that it allows people to express themselves. This is exactly what Kosters is all about. His work is inextricably linked to who he is; it is his ‘flow’. There is no plan, no marketing, no ego; just his natural born enthusiasm and genuine engagement with the world as it is.
Bio – After earning a master’s degree in Fashion Design at ArtEZ in 2003, Bas Kosters (Zutphen, 1977) started his business Bas Kosters Studio in 2005. He showed his work several times at the Amsterdam Fashion week and had his latest solo show at Museum Arnhem, where he presented I want it to be soft (2016). In this show he paid a tribute to the adroit creative centipede he is, showing fashion, costume design, graphics and illustration, installation and performance art.