TL: How did you get started in design?
FA: I started my design adventure at the Utrecht School of the Arts and since then the love for design and fashion grew on me.
TL: What are your dreams for your collection?
FA: I’m very happy the way it goes right now: the amount of selling points is growing. The crazy not-very-wearable pieces draw the attention to the ready to wear items: more and more people know about my label, so that is great!
What I would like to do in the future is to make a collection for men as well, so that is something to work on.
TL: Who is the Femke Agema girl? Are there any real life muses that play into your design process?
FA: I have several girls in my circle of acquaintances that I often keep in mind while designing. For some reason they are blond, creative, girlish but love climbing trees, and a bit crazy.
TL: What themes are apparent in the Femke Agema aesthetic?
FA: Bold and organic forms, BIG! When I have to carry things around or move collections from one place to another I always sigh: the next time I’m going to make bikinis! But I alway end up making huge creatures.. And I love making them!
TL: Do you have apocalyptic visions of the planet? Is this why you chose to design your last two collections with this recurring theme?
FA: The Mayan Apocalypse that the world will end, was the first thing I thought about when I started the S/S2012 collection. Since the Totem collection I use one concept for two collections. I think the world of fashion is already so fast. I like to dive in a theme or concept, so it works for me to work this way. I don’t have a specific idea or believe how the world will end. I like to believe that we will enter a ‘new’ world.
See more at www.femkeagema.nl
In case you were worried about all the extreme climate changes facing the earth, enter the world of Dutch designer Femke Agema, who we have previously featured here. When her latest collection featuring Inuit-inspired snowsuits and anoraks for the impending Snowpocolypse hit our inbox, we couldn’t help but desire a closer look into the designer’s offbeat universe. Her collections, which are sold across the Netherlands at modest prices, are bold, full of wit and whimsy, and are guaranteed to keep you prepared for mother nature’s revenge.
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival
May 02 13 @ 2:18 PMMedium Concepts Sample Sale