Niki Mens

about

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hi, I am Niki

 

 

I am a multi-disciplined designer from Amsterdam, where I work and live. Illustration, graphic & fashion design.

In my work I love to portray some sort of order and control with a whiff of boho and contemporary vintage feel. I work with certain boundaries and then embrace the unexpected happening. Digital and analog.   

For use on textile, paper, screens or walls. I work on the graphic side of just about anything. I make illustrations for print and patterns, (look)books and logo's.

I studied. Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, finished in 2005. BA Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design. I received a grant from the Mondriaan Fund, I made a fashion-art exhibition, I worked in film as a costume designer and stylist. I had a independent clothing label sold in various stores in the Netherlands and worked at a brand-strategy firm as an adviser.

Drawing is my first love, it once got me into art school. Later used it while I designed collections as a fashion designer: all the artwork around a collection, lookbooks, prints for clothes, thank you cards, etcetera. I loved it. Turns out I am now returning to that. I like to draw.

Known for my enthusiasm.

 

 

 

 

 

worked with/ worked for/ sold AT/ showcased AT/ teached at 

cp113/ fronteer/ het vliegenbos/ joost luub / gemeente amsterdam / montessori lyceum amsterdam/ DE AVONTUREN VAN PIEPMUIS/stedelijk museum s-hertogenbosch/ gall &galL /the bright factory/ foam photography museum/ amsterdam fashion week/HET PAROOL/ YAB YUM/lena library/ nadine goepfert/ museum willet holthuizen amsterdam/DE AMSTERDAMSE KUNSTKALENDER/ THE GREEN FASHION COMPETITION /zZZ/ roel wouters/ /goeroe media/ SALON/2 / free and untamed beings faub/ gallery the service garage/ mode marché/ downtown fashion week amsterdam / streetlab/ nachtlab/ roof studio/ sukha/ soepboer & stooker/ klijs & boon/ sketch department/ id haarlem/ designers on tour helsinki/ store/walnut mixstore/WAD fashion & designfestival/ artist doina kraal / photographer sarah mei herman /artist alberto de michaele /photographer bas losekoot /fat toronto/ child at venture cambodia / kunststichting vught/ many filmcompanies/ womens magazine viva 

received a grant from the Mondriaan Fund/ prins bernard cultuurfonds/ amsterdams fonds voor de kunst/ koers nieuw west /vsb fonds