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Prints and patterns come in all shapes and sizes and they are all the rage at the moment, especially in the fashion world. This evening will look beyond their decorative power to examine their possible meanings and alternative applications: from patterns with symbolic values to the technological breakthrough of interactive sunscreen prints on glazed building facades.


With fashion designer Liselore Frowijn, textile artist Christie van der Haak and designer Willem van der Sluis. Artist Job Wouters will unveil his latest mural in the foyer of the Temporary Fashion Museum inspired by Prints! 

Screen-printing with the Mesh Print Club

Bring along a white T-shirt, tote bag or tea towel and make it unique with a pattern by Liselore Frowijn or Christie van der Haak. The Mesh Print Club is ready from 7.00 pm to screen-print your items (included in the cost of the evening). 

Thursday Night Dinner

Prior to the Thursday Night at 6.30 pm we serve a meal made from fresh, organic produce in Het Nieuwe Café. An opportunity to exchange ideas with the speakers, Het Nieuwe Instituut staff and other visitors. The meal costs €15 including drinks.

20:00 – 22:00
Dutch (dresscode: white T-shirt)

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Programme€ 7,50
Programme Students & Friends of Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75
Thursday Night Dinner€ 15,00

Liselore Frowijn

Hand-painted and embroidered prints are an important element in the clothes of fashion designer Liselore Frowijn. Her graduation collection won the 2013 Frans Molenaar Prize and the Prix Chloé at the Hyères International Festival de la Mode in 2014. Her clients have included Vlisco, the Dutch company that makes textiles based on the batik technique for the African market and the Italian textile company Mantero Seta SpA, which supplies fabrics for Chanel, Gucci and Prada. This autumn she is presenting her Spring/Summer 2016 collection in Paris. From 29 October her work will be featured in View on Fashion II at the Temporary Fashion Museum.

Christie van der Haak

Textile artist Christie van der Haak works mainly with the jacquard weaving technique. She uses a computer-driven loom to produce intricate imagery, giving a painterly effect. Her designs are made up of organic and geometric patterns with motifs such as coats of arms, saints and flora and fauna. The fabrics are artworks in their own right but can also be used for upholstery or as wall coverings. Until 25 October 2015 Van der Haak is exhibiting new wall hangings at Galerie Vivid in Rotterdam.

Willem van der Sluis

Product designer Willem van der Sluis is the founder of Customr, which works on projects ranging from products to building structures and building cladding. Rhythm and repetition play an important role in his work. He has designed perforated 'sportdomes' for prisons that provide both privacy and transparency. Together with Henk Eigenbrood he recently developed a special interactive sunscreen foil that can be applied to glazed building facades enabling users to choose from myriad shadow-forming patterns. 

Job Wouters

Job Wouters, better known as Letman, trained as a typographer. His hand-made and often colourful type designs play with the boundaries of illustration and graffiti. Since graduating in 2004, Wouters has gradually built up an international design practice and numbers among his clients Stussy, Nike, Duvel and the New York Times. In 2012, he and artist Gijs Frieling teamed up to design patterns for the fall collection by fashion designer Dries van Noten. In recent years Wouters has focused on typographic murals, which he has completed in, among other places, Milan, Paris, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Moscow. Now it is the turn of Rotterdam.

Deze Thursday Night is part of the project Tijdelijk Modemuseum.


Temporary Fashion Museum
Guus Beumer
Maureen Mooren

This project is part of the programme track Things and Materials and the folder Material innovation.

Fashion has quietly renewed the very idea of renewal by constantly selling the past as a future, thereby framing current reality. This contrasts sharply with the idea that renewal always stems from technological innovation.