Sorry for the late update, but things have been a bit busy the past few days. I’m pretty much locked up in my atelier again, but hey, at least it’s sunny!
I’m already busy with the next collection, but as usual there are more than enough of other things that need to be done simultaniously - like answering never-ending emails (which is pretty much what I spend most of my days) and guiding my students before next week’s lessons. I need a PA!
March and April were pretty crazy, normally I go to Warsaw twice a month, but due to Hyères we had to push several dates ahead and I ended up going every week for the last month. The other days I worked in RA, which pretty much left one day a week in my atelier for all the preparations. Cray cray timez.
I was supposed to be in Warsaw this Monday, but we had to postpone it untill next week, so we’re catching up on Skype. They’ve been werqin really hard since I last saw them, but the jury is the 4th of June, so time is ticking very fast...
I’ll do a big post about all my students and their work next week, so stay tuned for some amazing work by the 3BA crew!!
Speaking of amazing work, one of my dear interns came to help me out the other day!
Basten Basstanie is an MA student at KASK in Gent and he did an internship with me in April. I’m pretty obsessed with precision and details, and I already warned him before he started that I count half millimetres, but he did a pretty bloody effing good job.
Apart from suffering some traumas in the beginning [read all about it in the latest ELLE], he stitched, made pattern, draped, cut and bonded fabrics with amazing precision and endless dedication. As long as he gets his coffee in the morning and some carbs during the day he’s an amazingly hard worker and I can FULLY recommend him for anyone looking for an intern or a designer when he graduates next year.
After some bubbles on the roof with Géraldine we all went for some frozen yoghurts in the beautiful weather and I finally enjoyed my first full day of doing n.o.t.h.i.n.g. since I returned. #BLISS
I was planning a trip to Paris for fabric sourcing this Friday, but since it’s a bank holiday on Thursday and I’m pretty sure the Frenchies will take a long weekend, I decided to do a pre-sourcing in Belgium instead. Yeah. We’re probably thinking the same, but it’s better than nothing!
Antwerp has a disappointingly bad offer of fabrics for being a fashion capital, so I headed over to Den Boom in Lier. It’s not Paris, but textures and colours are always a good start to a collection. At least the offer is humongous and I easily spent a few hours there.
Back in town I continued working on the new visual profile of my label with Michiel De Vreede and I’m super happy with how things are going! Michiel is a talented Dutch graphic designer based in Berlin and a good friend of mine. We’ve been working on the new profile for a while, but due to all the work we both had we had to put it on hold for a while.
We hope to launch the shiny new www.damienravn.com very soon though, but until then, here’s a tiny teaser:
More on Michiel and the new site later! I’m expecting visitors tomorrow, so I’m off to bed. Slaap zacht!