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Alexander van Slobbe

and… and… and…

Out of print

  • Fashion, craftsmanship, art, photography, architecture and numerous collaborations... An extraordinary book about fashion designer Alexander van Slobbe in context
  • Each book has a unique cover with a selection of stickers of photos from the book
  • With new photographic contributions by Blommers & Schumm, Joke Robaard and many others
  • Award Best Dutch Book Designs 2010

Editors: Guus Beumer, Marjon Beumer, Daniël Bouw, Taco de Neef, Alexander van Slobbe, Astrid Vorstermans
Design: Mevis & Van Deursen with Julie Peeters

2010, Valiz | supported by Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, SNS REAAL Fonds, Stichting Stokroos | sewn paperback | 304 pp. | 21,7 x 33 cm (h x w) | English | ISBN 978-90-78088-31-8

Alexander van Slobbe (1959) is one of the most versatile Dutch designers. He achieved international success with his labels Orson & Bodil (founded in 1988), SO (1993–2003) and orson + bodil (from 2003). Van Slobbe’s modus operandi implies a personal act of resistance to the fashion system: rather than the obligation to come up with something new every six months, he focuses on innovative constructions, materials and collaborations with artists, photographers, architects, craftsmen and other designers. After two decades of designing, there is now a book to which many people have contributed. In Alexander van Slobbe, and… and… and… the story of Van Slobbe himself is combined with essays and interviews about the relationship between fashion design and art, developments in the international fashion world and the quest for craftsmanship. Archive material is presented alongside new visuals. Rather than focus on the cliché of the fashion world, this book explores the joys and discipline, rhythm and pace at which a collection is created.

Contributors: Guus Beumer, Daniël Bouw, John de Greef, Christophe Mollet, Florence Müller, Domeniek Ruyters, Louise Schouwenberg, Takeji Hirakawa en José Teunissen