Bas Kosters responds to a harsh world

“I want it to be soft…”

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Anyone in some way or another connected to Dutch fashion will be familiar with the Netherlands’ most colourful designer. But even if you’ve seen a little—perhaps too—much of Bas Kosters’ work over the years, don’t let that keep you from seeing his first large retrospective at Museum Arnhem.

I want it to be soft not only showcases the designer’s fashion collections, but proves his all-round imaginative talent by means of much more: textile art, videos, drawings and soft sculptures included. Glamcult is especially excited about the undiscovered gems: raw-but-sweet illustrations and a wide-eyed family of handmade dolls—both of which you’ll want to take home directly.

Adorable at first sight, this exhibition more than ever shows a deeper layer to Bas Kosters’ oeuvre: a bright and personal answer to a society that (unfortunately) isn’t nearly as cuddly.

New Drawing 2010 4

Like a Poem

Until 4 September

Museum Arnhem [NL]

www.museumarnhem.nl

www.baskosters.com