Desirée’s current work consists of a series of free-knit cardigans, installations and autonomous embroideries, her speciality. She just finished her training at the famous Ecole Lesage in Paris. In her work Desirée is combining haute couture techniques with her own DIY skills, exploring the beauty of imperfection. Her work is being described as ‘poetic, chaotic, intense and playful’. With her indoor and outdoor installations she is disrupting reality in a gentle way. With her handmade one-of-a-kind clothings she is stressing the personality of the person who is wearing it. Over the last years Desirée participated in exhibitions and projects in Amsterdam, New York and Shanghai.
Getting intimate through stitches
Meet Desirée Hammen
Are you curious to know more about our new workshop, Radical Embroidery? We talk with workshop tutor Desirée Hammen, an Eindhoven-based fashion designer and artist who specialises in embroidery.