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THE TURQUOISE LAKE BY THE VOLCANO

Indonesian fashion designer living in Switzerland going by the alias Yohanes Yohanes unapologetically unleashes eruptions of colours on our unsuspecting world, the latest occasion being his KAWAH IJEN # 21 collection. The eco-conscious pieces inspired by volcanic processes carry a striking handicraft texture.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CREDITS

Designer / Yohanes @johaneslyanes

https://www.notjustalabel.com/myart

https://www.myartfashion.com/myartfashion


Picture / James Bantone @jmslupo
Picture editing / Yohanes @johaneslyanes
Styling / Olaf Tavares Vieira @olaftavaresvieira
Assistant / Vivienne scherer
Models / Oleg Morger
Dylan Basi
Lisa Candinas @zum_roten_faden_basel
Hagar


Support Team / Fhnw-hgk institute mode design at doingfashion @hgk_fhnw and @doingfashionch
Location / Kunstmuseum Basel- SWITZERLAND @kunstmuseumbasel

VIDEO CREDITS

DESIGNER: YOHANES YOHANES

CREATIVE LEAD VIDEO: PRISKA MORGER 

ARTISTIC LEAD VIDEO: MATTHIAS WALDHART, NILS AMADEUS LANGE

 YASMINA HADDAD 

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

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