Duran Lantink
graduate of Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

About the Collection

Ascensu et Descensu
My black collection is constructed using many techniques and fabrics symbolizing the different layers of society. One specific top grasps my sentiment that nothing comes for free in this world by saying “I’ll suck your dick!” and “Lick my clit” on its back. On my underwear collection I printed “Fist Fucking God’s Planet” referring to all our big egos going at each other’s throats in our ongoing craving for more, more and more. We’ re all laughing while fucking up this planet.

I created a 3D shoe that portrays this big ego world where people need other people to get higher and higher. As we all know, it’s lonely at the top and it’s difficult to remain stable at this height. The transparent shoe printed in acryl -the same material as fake nails- is a manic stacking of mad sculptures and religious artifacts. As these myths and gods were the pop stars of our history.

Photo: Peter Stigter