From July 10th until the 30th, Outsiderwear Festival will bring together 40 “outsider” and “insider” artists from a range of varied backgrounds, from niche artists and big streetwear labels to independent designers and visual artists, with and without a disability. The first edition of Outsiderwear Festival will inspire visitors with streetwear presented in 9 different locations. @droog is one of the locations!
@droog, most of the collaborations will be presented. Among them: A special Nigerian based collaboration between Aadesokan and Maxivive, who came all the way from Lagos to present their collection. Bonne Suits works with six different artists, who use the Bonne Suits as a canvas. Also, Alex Naber and gender bender jeans brand Hardeman will present a pink queer mini-collection. Next to that multiple collections will be presented, among others Nielsjan Tavernier and Tom van der Borght, Marie Bodson and Kasbah Kosmic; Outsiderwear Tattoo Project, Johan Vanderschelden and Klaas de Baere and Naomi Schupper.
Every day from 10 till 6pm.
Staalstraat 7B, Amsterdam
On view untill July 30th.
Outsiderwear is a project in which talented “outsider” artists collaborate with emerging or already successful fashion designers, streetwear labels and artists. An outsider artist is an artist with, for example, a mental or physical disability, a psychological vulnerability or a homeless background. Nowadays there is already more attention for outsider art, but the world of outsider art rarely comes together with the mainstream creative industry. Outsiderwear breaks this dichotomy and connects the worlds of insiders and outsiders through collaborations and various activities.
See more on www.outsiderwear.nl.