I’m Manon Boertien and I graduated in 2009 from the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) in fashion design. Directly after my graduation I started the adventure to discover the fashion and art world with my own work.
I’m interested in the behaviour of people and to find the truth and happiness. If you’re really think about it; the truth is elusive. For ages people and cultures have been trying to explain the truth by religions, rituals or rules based on believe, fear and spiritual experience. Nowadays we are more individuals, and everyone is looking for the truth in his/her own way. In my work I’m trying to find my own truth and happiness, which are strongly bonded. I try to search in different paths of “believes”.
My work comes from research between art fashion, philosophy and rituals. I do not concentrate on customer’s or a market. With my designs Im creating my own world. Is is an experience with my own feelings and thoughts about the truth and the happiness that I want to share with the audience.
plans/dreams for the future:Participation in many exhibitions where I can experiment and show my emotions and thoughts about truth and share this with other people. I hope to do many projects in collaboration with other artists in different disciplines. By doing so, I would like to explore my inspiration and concept from multiple perspectives.