ABOUT

Dewi Bekker is a designer based in The Hague, The Netherlands. As a designer she is having a playful view on fashion related to the everyday life, alter egos and identity. This results in autonomous works within the fashion field. Her projects are an imaginative universe of primary colors, plastics and classic menswear. 

In 2013 she graduated at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. During her studies she did internships at Bernhard Willhelm and Hannes Kettritz. 

She is also co-founder of design collective Das Leben am Haverkamp. The collective Das Leben am Haverkamp is formed by four young fashion designers – Anouk van Klaveren, Christa van der Meer, Dewi Bekker and Gino Anthonisse. All the designers make individual works and present it collectively. Together they create the novel context necessary for their unrestricted way of working and thinking.


features

2018

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

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

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

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

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

Elle Decoration (NL), Salone del Mobile, April

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

Volkskrant, 16 culturele hoogtepunten van 2018, Cultuurtip 8, Originele ontwerpers aan de slag met impressies van museumbezoek, 5 Jan.

Glamcult, Das Leben am Haverkamp teams up with Zeeuws Museum, 16 Feb.

VPRO Nooit Meer Slapen, De Reismicrofoon, 15 Feb.

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

2017

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)

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

Nylon, Why 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)

Elsevier, Kwartet van solisten in overrompelende show, March (NL)

Glamcult, Meet upcoming fashion designer Dewi Bekker, February (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)

2016

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

VULKAN magazineeditiorial with Sam Feldt, online (CA)

A Shaded view on Fashion by Diane Pernet, online, (FR)

Eclectic Magazine, Introducing: Das Leben am Haverkamp, January (UK)

2015

Playhaus Magazine, issue 5, editorial, print (US)

Glamcult, issue 8, #116, intro DLAH by Leendert Sonnevelt, print (NL)

LINDA. Wonen, nr 13, editorial, print (NL)

Beyond Man, Entities, editorial, online (IRL)

Lancia Trendvisions, Dewi Bekker adds a little spice and irony to menswear, online (IT)

2014

Ladies&Gents, I was a gay cowboy long before it was cool,byHaris Giannouras, review, online (GR) 

2013         

Vogue Italia, nr. 757 The talent issue, September 2013, print (IT)

Bright, vol 9, September 2013, print (NL)
                                
Textiel Plus, nr 225, autumn 2013, print (NL) 
                         
Glamcult, issue 6, Augustus 2013, print (NL)   
                                    

 

 

Dewi Bekker
b. 1990, Lives and works in The Hague (NL)
Co-founder of the collective Das Leben am Haverkamp (DLAH)

education

2009-2013       Bachelor of Design, Fashion, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2008-2009       Preparatory course, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam


exhibitions/shows

2018

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

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

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

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

A residence that might remind you of that unique hotel in Magdeburg or that colourful gym where you used to train for tampon hockey, by Dewi Bekker and Anouk van Klaveren for art=ARTIS, ARTIS, Amsterdam (NL) 19 April – 26 August

HOW&WOW - cooperazione! by Crafts Council NL (work by Das Leben am Haverkamp shown) Salone del Mobile, Milan (IT), 17 - 22 April

Heden, Quirky Cruise, work by Das Leben am Haverkamp, The Hague (NL) 3 March - 7 April 

2017

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

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

Dutch Design Awards exhibition (as part of Das Leben am Haverkamp), Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL)

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

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

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

Fashion in Style, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague(NL) - Art direction of the exhibition with DLAH and participating in the exhibition with individual work

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

Boom City by Fashionclash, Punch Punch and About Asia at Future Center, Chengdu (CHN)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, presentation of; A flag, stripes and a guy in green overalls,  Future Generation presents Das Leben am Haverkamp (NL)

Tijdgenoten #2, curated by Glamcult, an installation by DLAH, at nightclub De School, Amsterdam (NL)

2016

Avondwinkel de Buren op 102, presentation of a publication by Das Leben am Haverkamp and Marsdiep, Amsterdam (NL)

Sempering, exhibtion of PLAAT in collaboration with qoowl,  XXI Triennale di Milano International Exhibition, Milan (IT) 

The Show-Off Show,  Exhibition and showroom, initiated by DLAH presentation of ‘ The sun would not catch them on the road’, Paris Men’s Fashion Week, Atelier Neerlandais, Paris (FR)

2015

Granted PRO-Invest subsidy by Stroom Den Haag

GLAMCULT + SPRMRKT, SPRMRKT Amsterdam  (NL)
presentation of Gefelicifashion- a performance by Das Leben am Haverkamp

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

2014

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

OBJECT Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL) - Exhibition

2013                

Modebelofte 2013 – Future Fashions, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL) 

Lichting 2013 supported by G-star RAW, show, Amsterdam Fashion Week (NL)
                                  
Graduation exhibition, The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague(NL)