Who would have guessed that at least seven billion atoms would found their way to construct four individual entities that would eventually discuss the current state of something we delightfully (and often problematically) call “fashion”? Das Leben am Haverkamp is just that: a promising new platform by four graduates who crossed paths at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. Anouk van Klaveren, Christa van der Meer, Dewi Bekker and Gino Anthonisse currently all design their own collections, but joined forces to explore uncharted territory as a collective—resulting in thought-provoking and unpolished work, often inspired by “alter egos, boyhood and floral curtains”. GEFELICIFASHION, the collective’s latest performance—aka “celebration of conventions”—involved a senior citizen, self-designed tattoos, white briefs and an overdose of jewels. Glamcult especially appreciates the mysteriously critical undertone of Das Leben’s work, and hopes to see much more of this during Paris men’s fashion week this coming January.