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.
Private workshop Mediamatic Biotoop
with Desirée Hammen
Do you think embroidery is reserved to stitching flowers? Or that you can only embroider on fabric? In the last decades, embroidery has evolved from a traditionally feminine and domestic practice to...