Christa van der Meer focusses on exploring (folkloric) traditions and specific visual cultures. Her work has an autonomous starting point and is later on released into an applied world.

“I have a great curiosity about the concept of something we delightfully – and sometimes questionably – call fashion. 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?"

After gaining international experience at Henrik Vibskov (Copenhagen) and A.Berg Studio (Sweden) she graduated from the Royal Academy of Art (The Netherlands) in 2013. Since then she has been working as an individual designer and artist. In addition to this she is co-founder of collective Das Leben am Haverkamp.

Das Leben am Haverkamp is a creative platform 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.

hello@christavandermeer.com
+31 6 1252 5557

Part of collective
Das Leben am Haverkamp

 

Exhibitions/ shows

2018

Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am HaverkampZeeuws Museum, Middelburg, The Netherlands, 17 February 2018 - 3 March 2019

 

2017

Winner, Dutch Design Award category Fashion, as part of Das Leben am Haverkamp, 28 October

Dutch Design Week, preview Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 21 - 29 October

Dutch Design Week, 5 jaar Hotspots, ABN AMRO, Veemgebouw, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 21 - 29 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, The Netherlands, 21 - 29 October

Centraal Museum, Uit de Mode, Quirky Cruise by Das Leben am Haverkamp, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 12 September - 22 October

Nest, Pitch Black Photo Booth by Eddy The Eagle Museum in collaboration with Das Leben am Haverkamp, Nest, The Hague, 21 October

Nederlandse Dansdagen, solo performance Creamy Dream, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 8 October

Ondertussen, Stroom Den Haag, The Netherlands, 9 September - 9 November

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, Quirky Cruise, opening show by Das Leben am Haverkamp, The Netherlands, 13 July

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Wonderkamers, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2013 - 2018

Boom City, by Fashionclash, Punch Punch (集智营造) and About Asia at Future Center (未来中心), Chengdu, China, 23 March - 24 April

Future Generation presents Das Leben am Haverkamp, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 26 January

Tijdgenoten, a night by Glamcult at nightclub De School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 12 January

 

2016

Avondwinkel de Buren op 102, presentation collaboration Das Leben am Haverkamp and Marsdiep, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 18 November

Granted PRO-Invest subsidy by Stroom Den Haag

Soestdijk palace, Bal!, Baarn, The Netherlands, 21 June - 25 September

Atelier Néerlandais, The Show-Off Show, Paris, France, 21 - 27 January

 

2015

Dutch Design Week, In No Particular Order by Stimulerings Fonds Creatieve Industrie, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, Future Generation, Gefelicifashion by Das Leben am Haverkamp, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Grafisch Atelier Alkmaar, Marija Iljic print, Alkmaar, The Netherlands

 

2014

Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Backstage on Stage by the Royal Academy of Art, Milan, Italy

Granted Talent Development subsidy by Creative Fund NL

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Tuinzaal performance and exhibition with Das Leben am Haverkamp, The Hague, The Netherlands

Dutch Design Week, ABN AMRO Hotspot, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Frame Store, Back Stage on Stage, group exhibition and live performance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Features

2017

HP/ De Stijl, Alles Nue!, interview with Das Leben am Haverkamp, winter 2017/18

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

Dude, by BNO, Young Designer Award, herfst 2017

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

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

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

&C, Gespot, September

NRC, review Amsterdam Fashion Week, 18 July

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

Metro, Das Leben am Haverkamp opent Fashion Week, 14 July

Parool, Een schilderij om aan te trekken, 13 July

ElsevierKwartet van solisten in overrompelende show, March

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

Glamcult, Fashion for a Creamy Dream, January

Fucking Young!, Das Leben am Haverkamp, January

NRC, 27 January, Nieuwe koers voor Amsterdam Fashion Week

Volkskrant, 31 January, Overdonderende shows van jong Nederlands talent

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

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

Pairs Project, Dogme: Creamy Dream, January

 

2016

Pairs Project by Eclectic Magazine, #12 Welcome to Cathood

NRC newspaper, Tentoonstelling, by Lucette ter Borg

A Shaded view on Fashion by Diane Pernet

Eclectic Magazine, Introducing: Das Leben am Haverkamp

 

2015

Cactus book, Cactus Digitale, No. 001

Some Magazine, No Tropical Island, Germany, issue 2015

 

2014

TrendTablet by Lidewij Edelkoort, Talents

Frame Magazine, Scouted, Seeds, Issue #99

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

Sleek magazine, Germany, Issue 42

Thisispaper, UK

I-D Brazil, Issue #02

Redesign, online, Israël

Georgette Magazine, South Africa

Gooood, online, Hongkong

 

2013

ELLE, Issue 8, The Netherlands

Glamcult, Issue 9, The Netherlands



2012

WAD Magazine, Issue #51