More than Fashion

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Amsterdam-based fashion designer Femke Agema creates much more than a collection of clothes each season, crafting an entire fantastical world of wonder with each group of  designs. Her most recent collection, Elders, “a vision of the world springing into life after winter…made to be explored, bursting with colours and textures, where the only limit is your imagination.” Agema created both a traditional collection of clothing for the line – fun, bright, spring-y dresses, tops, and skirts – along with a range of more couture accessories like string-ladder necklaces and hats and vests of wood chips. Going even further, she created a series of playful costumes as an installation to accompany the themes of Elders, all supported by great, quirky photography and video.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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