BAS KOSTERS is on the phone ring phone
Bas Kosters’s fall-winter 2012 “1,2,Tree” presentation yesterday at Amsterdam Fashion Week opened with ‘super designer’ Bas on the phone. The show consisted of high-speed models on the runway dancing erratically but keeping the same intervals as the music and the phones operator requests to wait.
He fully seduced his local Dutch audience when he perfectly shared the most simple, even normal exercise of communicating with phone operator recorders, pretending his overwhelmed busy lifestyle doesn’t take away fun. Natura allegedly evoked the oversized fringes and digital prints, however the connection was subtle. When simultaneously combined with a video projection (in collaboration with Alex Kaseta), the visuals added artistic atmosphere to the printed lycra combined with transparent fabrics. In a more delicate way Kosters’s show sponsor (Vodafone) appeared through printed portable phone t-shirts, they where more commercial and not as strong as his spectacular starting pieces.