Christa van der Meer has a great curiosity about the concept of fashion and adjacent disciplines. “Clothing enables you to express your identity and flaunt it. That is why I wonder, in what way is clothing you wear connected to your identity? If clothing is not worn by a person but by an object, can it still be an expression of identity?” Her work has an autonomous starting point and is later on released into an applied world.

After gaining international experience at Henrik Vibskov (DK) and A.Berg Studio (SE) she graduated from the Royal Academy of Art (NL) in 2013. Since then she has been working as an individual designer and artist. In addition to this she is co-founder of Das Leben am Haverkamp - a collective that represents four fashion designers, Anouk van Klaveren, Dewi Bekker, Gino Anthonisse and Christa van der Meer. Together they create the novel context necessary for their individual labels and unrestricted way of working and thinking.

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exhibitions/ shows


Dutch Design Week, HOW&WOW - cooperazione! by Crafts Council NL, Eindhoven (NL) 20 - 28 Oct

Zeeuws Museum, Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, Middelburg (NL) 17 February 2018 - 5 May 2019

Centraal Museum, Quirky Cruise as part of the permanent setup - Tromp L'oeil, Utrecht (NL) from April on

Modemuze, Modemuze@OBA: Innovation, Quirky Cruise from Das Leben am Haverkamp, Amsterdam (NL) 18 May - 2 Sept

PIP Expo, part of The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend, Creamy Dream, The Hague (NL) 6 July

WYSIWYG invites Das Leben am Haverkamp, Grey Space in The Middle, The Hague (NL) 12 May

Salone del Mobile, HOW&WOW - cooperazione! by Crafts Council NL, Milan (IT), 17 - 22 April

Heden, Quirky Cruise, The Hague (NL) 3 March - 7 April 

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Wonderkamers, The Hague (NL) 2013 - 2018



Winner, Dutch Design Award category Fashion, as part of Das Leben am Haverkamp, October

Nominee, Dutch Design Award category Young Designer, as part of Das Leben am Haverkamp, October

Dutch Design Week, preview Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven (NL) October

Dutch Design Week, 5 jaar Hotspots, ABN AMRO, Veemgebouw, Eindhoven (NL) October

Dutch Design Week, Dutch Design Awards exhibition (nominated as part of Das Leben am Haverkamp in the category Fashion and Young Designer), Veemgebouw, Eindhoven (NL) October

Centraal Museum, Uit de Mode, Quirky Cruise by Das Leben am Haverkamp, Utrecht (NL) September - October

Nest, Pitch Black Photo Booth by Eddie The Eagle Museum in collaboration with Das Leben am Haverkamp, Nest, The Hague (NL) October

Nederlandse Dansdagen, solo performance Creamy Dream, Maastricht (NL) October

Ondertussen, Stroom Den Haag (NL) September - November

Amsterdam Fashion Week, Quirky Cruise, opening show by Das Leben am Haverkamp (NL) July

Boom City, by Fashionclash, Punch Punch (集智营造) and About Asia at Future Center (未来中心), Chengdu (CHN) March - April

Future Generation presents Das Leben am Haverkamp, Amsterdam Fashion Week (NL) January

Tijdgenoten, a night by Glamcult at nightclub De School, Amsterdam (NL) January



Avondwinkel de Buren op 102, presentation collaboration Das Leben am Haverkamp and Marsdiep, Amsterdam (NL) November

Granted PRO-Invest subsidy by Stroom Den Haag

Soestdijk palace, Bal!, Baarn (NL) June - September

Atelier Néerlandais, The Show-Off Show, Paris (FR) January



Dutch Design Week, In No Particular Order by Stimulerings Fonds Creatieve Industrie, Eindhoven (NL) October

Amsterdam Fashion Week, Future Generation, Gefelicifashion by Das Leben am Haverkamp, Amsterdam (NL) July

Grafisch Atelier Alkmaar, Marija Iljic print, Alkmaar (NL) June



Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Backstage on Stage by the Royal Academy of Art, Milan (IT)

Granted Talent Development subsidy by Creative Fund NL

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Tuinzaal performance and exhibition with Das Leben am Haverkamp, The Hague (NL)

Dutch Design Week, ABN AMRO Hotspot, Eindhoven (NL)

Frame Store, Back Stage on Stage, group exhibition and live performance, Amsterdam (NL)



NRC, Vanzelfsprekend was de Amsterdamse modeweek nooit, 4 September (NL)

Modemuze, Wat zie ik nu? Tromp l’oeil in de mode, 19 October (NL)

Mister Motley Salon, Vier attracties, één kermis, 22 July (NL)

Flair, Kuchenkreation von Das Leben am Haverkamp, August issue (DE+AT)

i-D, meet the radical fashion collective making clothes you can eat, 24 April (US)

NRC, Tentoonstelling, Op deze expositie moet je het zelf uitzoeken, 14 March (NL)

See All This, Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, no.9, spring issue (NL)

Elle Decoration, Salone del Mobile, April (NL)

Woth, shortlist Salone del Mobile, April (NL)

Volkskrant, 16 culturele hoogtepunten van 2018, Cultuurtip 8, Originele ontwerpers aan de slag met impressies van museumbezoek, 5 January (NL)

Mister Motley, Zeeuws Museum X Das Leben am Haverkamp, 7 March (NL)

King Kong magazine, For Your Eyes Only, March

VPRO Nooit Meer Slapen, De Reismicrofoon: Das Leben am Haverkamp, 15 February (NL)

Glamcult, Das Leben am Haverkamp teams up with Zeeuw Museum, 16 February (NL)

Omroep Zeeland, Modeontwerpers veroveren Zeeuws Museum, 17 February (NL)

i-D Vice, Das Leben am Haverkamp raakte geïnspireerd door Zeeuwse folklore, 6 February (NL)



Volkskrant V, Het talent van 2018, Mode en design, second place, 28 December (NL)

HP/ De Stijl, Alles Neu!, interview with Das Leben am Haverkamp, winter 2017/18 (NL)

Volkskrant, Dude is wat tijdschrift voor designers moet zijn: vooruitstrevend en elegant, 9 November (NL)

Dude, by BNO, Young Designer Award, herfst 2017 (NL)

Elsevier, Interview met drie kanshebbers voor Young Designer Award, 23 oktober (NL)

Viewpoint, Das Leben am Haverkamp - The fashion rebels, #40 (NL)

Metal Magazine, Das Leben am Haverkamp - Defying fashion as it is, October (ES)

Gooood, 非常感谢 - To question the need for functionality in fashion, 27 Juli (CN)

&C, Gespot, September (NL)

NRC, review Amsterdam Fashion Week, 18 July (NL)

NylonWhy We’re Obsessed With Amsterdam Fashion Week, 18 July (US)

Metro, Das Leben am Haverkamp opent Fashion Week, 14 July (NL)

Parool, Een schilderij om aan te trekken, 13 July (NL)

ElsevierKwartet van solisten in overrompelende show, March (NL)

Volkskrant, Los van verwachting, Asha ten Broeke wearing Creamy Dream, 22 February (NL)

Glamcult, Fashion for a Creamy Dream, January (NL)

Fucking Young!, Das Leben am Haverkamp, January (ES)

NRC, 27 January, Nieuwe koers voor Amsterdam Fashion Week (NL)

Volkskrant, 31 January, Overdonderende shows van jong Nederlands talent (NL)

Parool, 26 January, Das Leben am Haverkamp opent Fashionweek met vier shows (NL)

I-D Vice, interview together with Das Leben am Haverkamp, January (NL)

Pairs Project, Dogme: Creamy Dream, January (FR)



Pairs Project by Eclectic Magazine, #12 Welcome to Cathood (FR)

NRC newspaper, Tentoonstelling, by Lucette ter Borg (NL)

A Shaded view on Fashion by Diane Pernet (US)

Eclectic Magazine, Introducing: Das Leben am Haverkamp (FR)



Cactus book, Cactus Digitale, No. 001 (IT)

Some Magazine, No Tropical Island, issue 2015 (DE)



TrendTablet by Lidewij Edelkoort, Talents (NL)

Frame Magazine, Scouted, Seeds, Issue #99 (NL)

Eigen Huis & Interieur, Update/inspiratie, Issue no.06 (NL)

Sleek magazine, Issue 42 (DE)

Thisispaper (UK)

It’s Nice That, Designer Christa Van Der Meer’s collection pops in this bold editorial (UK)

HUF magazine, #23, Midnight Paradise

I-D, Issue #02 (BRA)

Redesign, online (IL)

Georgette Magazine, Christa van der Meer Portraits (SA)

Gooood, 非常感谢 - Fashion into the painting (CN)



ELLE, Issue 8 (NL)

Glamcult, Issue 9, Parcours de la Mode (NL)


WAD Magazine, #51, nextgeneration (ES)