Yvonne Kwok wins Lichting 2012
Yvonne Kwok is today’s winner of the G-Star RAW Talent Award. The four international Lichting judges ( Orsola de Castro, Marieke van Dongen, Corinna Springer, Margareta van den Bosch) chose her colorful carnaval inspired collection over the thirteen other collections that were presented tonight. Yvonne wins a money price of 10.000 euro and will travel to Berlin with G-Star to participate in their show during Berlin Fashion Week upcoming January.
Yvonne on her collection: “The translation to my collection is a bombastic use of color. Warm tones combined with bright accents and pastels are inspired by the colors of organs. The strained strings stand for the restriction and the folding reflects the humor where some parts of the body are being blown up. Also by playing with the different placements of the limbs from the marionette it’s being taken out of context. The use of neoprene gives a fleshy effect and refers to how artist Folkert de Jong calls it: “gebakken lucht”, which means “nonsense”. The use of cardboard and brads are inspired by the paper doll, which gives the collection that handcrafted feeling that I was looking for.”
Lichting 2012, the sixth edition, is a project of HTNK, Amsterdam Fashion Week, Premsela and G-star Raw.