Jazz Kuipers Develops Menswear With Lectra 3D Technology
Jazz Kuipers is a Dutch fashion designer, who specialises in menswear. She graduated in 2013 from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. During her study she interned at Boris Bidjan Saberi in Barcelona and was part of the Individuals, Generation 12 design team. Together with this generation she showed at Amsterdam Fashion week with the aw12 collection, called 'DUALS'. With her collection 'Until the quiet comes' she won the Lectra Award for 3D Virtual Prototyping in 2013. In the same year she was also selected for the Lichting G-star talent award with her graduation collection 'HAVOC'. This gave her the opportunity to show her own collection at Amsterdam Fashion week.
As a way of working, Jazz always starts by creating a world, within this worlds she starts to design. This process is always a reaction to the current time and environment where she is living in. The foundations of these worlds are always the same; putting down the ultimate masculinity. By working with a lot of leather, denim, organic cottons and non-fabrics, Jazz creates highly technical pieces, who breath masculinity.
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