Julie Kegels

Royal academy of fine arts antwerp \ Fashion departement

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JULIE
KEGELS

WHAT EXCITED YOU ABOUT COLLABORATING WITH KOMONO?

It was a very interesting experience to develop a sellable product for the first time. I learned that not everything is always possible in the making of a quality product. This opportunity gave me the chance to get a taste of working together with a company.

CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR DESIGN AND HOW THE WHOLE PROCESS WENT?

My collection is about an artwork called The Dinner Party from Judy Chicago. It’s a gigantic dinner table made for strong women out of our whole history. Dressing up has been a magical experience for me since forever. During the process of my collection I tried to push the boundaries of lace fabrics. I made collages with old and new laces, vacuumed lace in plastic fabrics, … So it was an obvious step to use it also in my sunglasses. Shortly, my glasses are a translation of lace blindfolds.

IN WHAT WAYS DO THE GLASSES COMPLEMENT OR ENHANCE YOUR COLLECTION?

I think the sunglasses give an extra dimension to the face and to my lace research. It’s a finishing touch. I really enjoy making different silhouette combinations by playing with accessories.

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I really enjoy making different silhouette combinations by playing with accessories.

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