D&K explores the potential of fashion practice as a site of critical questioning and ubiquitous revelations. The project was co-founded in 2012 by fashion designer and researcher Ricarda Bigolin and curator Nella Themelios (2012–2017) and includes a wide array of collaborators including fashion designer and lecturer Chantal Kirby as core collaborator from 2019.
The ‘D&K LOOK BOOK 2019’ is expanded from the slight and selective compendium of a fashion collection to an extensive monograph about fashion practice. The publication questions the ubiquity and mass consumption of fashion (images), and their relationships to the products depicted and how fashion produces and circulates collections of images.
The publication is co-launched with ‘Mode and Mode’ issue seven, by Laura Gardner and Karina Soraya, which serves as an anthology of text works and biographical listings of key D&K projects from 2012 to present.
Warehouse is an Amsterdam-based collective existing of Elisa van Joolen, Femke de Vries and Hanka van der Voet aiming to provide a platform for critical fashion practitioners, in order to create an engaging environment that facilitates critical dialogue and the creation of an alternative fashion discourse that goes beyond seeing fashion as a commodity.