Out of a fascination for used materials Bas Kosters collected hundreds of second-hand cotton flags. These were lovingly treated and made into outfits in a labour-intensive process. Bas: ‘Nowadays, we often overlook the true value of things and other people, and approach each other from our own preconceptions. This leads to the human factor, the unicity of the individual, being overlooked. Which is exactly what we should remain attentive to.’
The inspiration for this expressive collection came from different eras and continents, and combined rococo and traditional African costumes with workman’s clothes. The title of the collection, “My Paper crown”, also reflected on the importance of showing attention. After all, a paper crown is just as important as any other crown.