'I think any inspiration that is instantly visible is not good.'
From the polar circle in Norway to the Royal Academy Of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Damien Ravn enchanted us with his personal story. A family of fishermen, tailors and teachers marked the language of this young boy who grew up between wild woods and the North Sea. He inherited his compulsive obsession with millimeters and his attention for detail from his parents, knowing he would become a designer. Only five years after his degree, he is already a teacher, an art director and the designer of his own label. He knows perfectly the value of time and he stands for the concept of slow fashion which is the base of quality craftsmanship. He’s collecting prizes and mentions all over the world from the Flanders Fashion Institute on 2010 to de Festival d’Hyères on 2013. Last year he also won the competition to design the outfits for Biennale Interieur, one of the most prestigious design biennales in the world.
in addition to the designer focus editorial, damien ravn is teaming up with long time collaborator underground shoes for the NJAL competition and will be giving away a black damien ravn 3D spacer dress and a pair of double platform penny loafers to one lucky winner!
all you have to do is like, share and leave ‘damien ravn’ + ‘underground shoes’ as a comment on the following link http://on.fb.me/19Dz5Q1
proud to announce that damien ravn has been selected by ELLE belgique to show SS14 at the ELLE defilé on the 18th and 19th of october during BDF2013 @ the egg, bruxelles
brussels fashion days is the biggest fashion event of the year in belgium with more than 40 designers, from the masters to the rising stars, four fashion shows with art direction by guillaume joveneaux, and a 10 000m² exhibition space entirely dedicated to belgian fashion.
with the strong support of the bruxelles capitale and wallonie regions, fédération wallonie-bruxelles, and the loterie nationale, BFD2013 truly represents the complete spectrum of belgian talents.
featured in a double spread in the march 2nd issue of DS MAGAZINE
the article, ‘titled ‘stage puppies with character’, features an interview with blackie and the oohoos wearing pieces of the SS13 collection. martha is wearing ‘taran’ laser cut leather shirt and ‘dale’ nylon dress, and loesje is wearing ‘dieppe’ bonded silk velvet dress
the 28th hyères international festival of fashion and photography will take place from 25th to 29th of april 2013 in hyères and the exhibitions presented will be running until may 26th.
the festival promotes and supports young artists each year in the fields of fashion and photography. with the support of the festival’s partners, several awards honor the young designers competition in each of the disciplines.
this year’s president of the fashion jury is chaired by felipe oliveira baptista, who along with the rest of the selected proffesionals, met in paris on the 27th of january 2013 to select the ten candidates for the final competition. 355 dossiers were received this year, from nearly 60 different nationalities.
featured in the 4th trimester issue of kwintessens
the article, titled ‘wearable definitely does not mean simple’, talks about the uniforms designed for biennale interieur 2012 and the interview is based on four tailor-made themes; style and philosophy, teaching in warsaw, mathematics and the organic growth of my label
text by jolien vanhoof pictures by mirte van wijngaarden