Jolanda van den Broek and Brigitte Hendrix both graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld academy in 2005. Since that moment, they have stunned audiences with their remarkably graphical print design and silhouettes for their brand And Beyond.
Their newest collection The Undaunted was no different. Inspired by French Revolutionary, Marianne and the symbolism of the flag, the collection is an illusion of fire, flames and exceptional imagery.
Not to be interpreted as just a ‘clothing brand’, And Beyond has collaborated with photographers and visual artists Barrie Hullegie and Sabrina Banglovanni since the launch of their brand. An astonishing installation of triptychs with dramatic imagery, video’s suggesting burning flags and mannequins with their feet buried in charcoal were the result of this collaboration.
Jolanda: “We showed our work at Arnhem Mode Biennale and to avoid repeating ourselves opted for such a presentation. The abstract images created by Barrie and Sabrina are a real addition to our collection, and although we share a similar vision, are completely independent works of art.”
Sabrina: “Times are difficult for image-makers, there is such an aspect of ‘perishability’ that goes hand-in-hand with dullness. To present our work in such a manner allows onlookers the time to draw their own conclusions and let the images sink-in; I believe this is also of great value to And Beyond’s designs."
The Undaunted will be presented at Pop-Up Café Meneer de Wit until this Sunday, don’t miss it!
pic: Jolanda, Brigitte, Barrie & Sabrina