Michael Kampe

Michael Kampe not just a label

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My creation “Exploded View” implies: explosion, destruction, detonation in our well structured world. The main inspiration were Exploded View Drawings and blueprints from engineers mixed with modern art influences. Art and social developments are always a big part of my inspiration. Using influences that are actually not really known for being a fashion inspiration such as tectonic plates movement, social „tectonic movements “ or the power of a drop of water thrills me for every new project.
I was fascinated by the idea and image you get when you deconstruct existing pieces like a trench coat, tailored jacket or parka into several parts. Afterwards I reconstructed them to a new piece. By doing so I changed their cut and experimented with new combinations of fabrics like digital printed cotton on foam, jersey with nylon and popelines with linen. For the shapes I am inspired a lot by deconstructive architects and an-architects like Lebbeus Woods and artists like Florian Baudrexel, E.V. Day and Lucy McRae. It is very important to me that the wearer does not look goofy or like in a costume. Therefore, the pieces are referring to menswear classics like Trenchcoat, Perfecto and Tuxedo, but extremely abstract to create innovative garments. Reducing the show elements in some pieces they become interesting wearable garments

“The intention of the label is to show new directions in Street- and Denim wear far from the mass-market production, focussed on an individual, single piece. Each Jeans, Coat or Sweater of the collection is made in a tiny production place in Belgium and all washes and treatments done by myself. I don´t like the idea of some brands to offer so called “unique” pieces, produced in amounts of 20k.” Reducing the show elements in some pieces they become very interesting wearable garments. These pieces you may find in the online shop, each with its handsigned Identification Code IC. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Michael Kampe moved to Berlin and learned at the traditional German tailor “Dominik”. He afterwards enrolled at the Royal Academy Antwerp, where he was nominated with his 2nd-year Collection “Cape Of Good Hope” as a finalist for several awards (e.g. Createurope 2009, Energy&Fashion 2009). In June 2010, he graduated with honors (BA) and won the prestigious ITS#9 Diesel Award in Trieste as well as being nominated for Hyères 2011, iD Awards New Zealand, WGSN Global Fashion Award and the Baltic Fashion Award. He started his career at DIESEL, where he worked for one year as a Menswear Designer and is now working as Creative Manager for Denim at an Amsterdam-based label as well as on his own line, MICHAEL KAMPE.
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在2010年Diesel 时装设计奖赛中,Diesel 集团总裁Renzo Rosso 亲自为获胜第一名,来自安特卫普高等专业学院学生Michael Kampe 颁奖。我们从此开始要关注这个天才!Diesel 艺术总监Bruno Collin 说:Michael对牛仔产品有着非常独到的见解,他将三维效果运用到牛仔布上获得的效果惊艳。他在混搭廓型与面料方面很有天赋,带有都市风格的雕塑剪裁独特而又不落俗套!Michael 的作品主题围绕“爆炸模式”展开,运用最新的牛仔面料与不同的工艺处理来表达。他的灵感来自于工业工程师绘制的分解图。大量立体剪裁、拼接与非传统材料的组合为重点,将时装解构并重建。堪称灵性之作!