Maartje Janse, Elysanne Schuurman and Nikki Duijst are MEN: a design studio of 3 female designers with a shared vision. After studying at three different art academies (ArtEZ, HKU & KABK), the designers met each other during MOAM Collective 2016.After this project, they decided to start MEN in which knowledge, strength and expertise come together. MEN criticizes the role of the fashion designer in the current industry. They experiment with innovative techniques but don’t limit their artistic freedom.
2018 - Masterclasses pitch presentation during Wemakethecity festival 20-24 of June.
2018 - Participating in the Kingsday X Frank Govers project initated by M-ode & City of Amsterdam.
2018 - Part of the cultural trade mission to Paris initiated by the Ministry of Culture and City of Amsterdam.
2017 Appie Today - Albert Heijn project
2017 Performance Museumnacht Amsterdam at the Van Gogh museum
2017 Fashionclash fashion film festival contribution with fashion film 'Es tut mir leid'
2017 Selected for the Fashion Makes Sense Award - Fashionclash
2017 Show at Amsterdam FashionWeek July
2017 Exhibition Future Generations during MBFWA July