Bastiaan Reijnen
graduate of ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem


Bastiaan Reijnen, graduated from ArtEZ University of the Arts, was selected by the Dutch jury to participate in Lichting 2023.

VÓT’TETÈSJ: A collection inspired by the folklore legend “de bokkenrijders.” Uniform for the new generation of Buck-riders, turning scarcity into luxury. Reworked textiles, dead stock fabrics, and hand-repaired garments mix classical workwear with hand-embroidery-reparation techniques. Challenging our view of luxury by finding beauty in overlooked archetypes (working class) with haute couture craftsmanship. Embracing forgotten and neglected elements to bring back quality and local production.