Berend Brus
graduate of Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

About the collection

Berend Brus’ graduation project, collection Queer, is a celebration of the queer, the LGBT+, community. This is a community of subcultures, which are in some ways disconnected from each other. Berend’s goal is to gather all the beautiful people and connect their cultures by honouring their individuality and uniqueness. To cherish their differences instead of seeing these as a divider. By mixing these subcultures, he is crossing the dividing lines of expectations within these groups. The collection is mostly made with the same denim, to show we are all cut out of the same cloth, with special variations. This philosophy is translated into this collection. In the end, gay, straight, bi or the plus in LGBT+, there is one thing that connects us all: LOVE!


Photo: Julius Thissen