Johannes Offerhaus

(The Netherlands)

ArtEZ, Arnhem, Fashion BA 2016


Winner of the 21st Frans Molenaar Couture Award


Graduation collection:



Johannes Offerhaus designed his graduation collection around the main principle of cancelling out gravity with centrifugal force. When making a sculpture or garment, one always has to work with or against gravity. Gravity gives us rules and restrictions when designing. Johannes Offerhaus designed a turning belt system with which light fabric and rope constructions can be suspended in mid-air. This gives him an altogether new force field and new rules and restrictions to work with.