WORDS BY THE AUTHOR / My design research is an experimental investigation into and development of the production of textiles. While I combine new and old working methods to do this, I am particularly interested in exploring and using traditional crafts. With this project, I am intentionally focusing on a specific craft technique while demonstrating a strong artistic, yet modern ecological implementation. The expression of the looks is strengthened by these crafted textiles, especially through the design elements and surfaces.
However, my style is meant to be equally functional, timeless, genderless, and fresh in every dimension. The looks have a wide silhouette and generous cut, rely on heavily accented tops and bottoms, and play with the relation of symmetry to asymmetry. To give my fabrics a semblance of volcanic explosions and rocks, I worked with bright and bold colours.
The intertwining of art and contemporary fashion reinforces this approach, creating a playful collection that is also wearable. With my research, I felt committed to the Swiss initiative “Sustainable Textiles Switzerland 2030”. Since conscious use of ecological materials is very important to me, I researched vegan leather, used wool yarn, collected yarn scraps, and additionally worked with materials such as Ecoplastic, a water-soluble film. It remains an exciting and necessary challenge to translate a design approach into a sustainable aesthetic practice that combines both modern and traditional ways of working.
BIO / Yohanes Yohanes was born and raised in Indonesia, which put an influence on his easthetic, and has been living in Europe since 2010, in the city of Basel, Switzerland. He has always been interested in the diversity of cultures, ethnicities, architecture, and high-art tastes from all over the world. Before he entered the fashion world, he studied tailoring in Basel for 3 years before finally enrolling at the Institute of Fashion Design under the Academy of Arts and Design in Basel and graduating as BA in 2021.
Designer / Yohanes @johaneslyanes
Picture / James Bantone @jmslupo
Picture editing / Yohanes @johaneslyanes
Styling / Olaf Tavares Vieira @olaftavaresvieira
Assistant / Vivienne scherer
Models / Oleg Morger
Lisa Candinas @zum_roten_faden_basel
DESIGNER: YOHANES YOHANES
CREATIVE LEAD VIDEO: PRISKA MORGER
ARTISTIC LEAD VIDEO: MATTHIAS WALDHART, NILS AMADEUS LANGE
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND EDITOR: ALVARO KREYDEN
ASSISTANT CAMERA: NATHALIE KAMBER
CHOREOGRAPHY: NILS AMADEUS LANGE
STYLING: OLAF TAVARES VIEIRA
ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHY : KIHAKO NARISAWA
MODEL : OLEG MORGER, LISA CANDINAS, HAGAR
SOUNDTRACK: SORAYA LUTANGU
GRAPHIC DESIGN: JOHNNY GRAF
ANIMATION: DIMITRI ERHARD
PRODUCTION: LIVIA HAUETER , KURT ZIHLMANN
SCHOOL: FHNW_HGK- DOING FASHION BASEL