Sistaaz of the Castle at Fashion Week Amsterdam

Photographer Jan Hoek (alumni Image & Language 2012) and fashion designer Duran Lantink (alumni Fashion department 2013) presented Sistaaz of the Castle on the 16th of January during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, a project about six transgender sex workers from Cape Town, South Africa.

Together they created a series of photographs and a fashion collection around these inspiring people. The multilayered fashion show, amongst other elements, entailed an imitation of the photographs that were taking for the project. Jan and Duran made these photographs come to live by creating an installation that showed the backdrop from the photographs and a real live model imitating the original model from the photographs. The show included all different types of models.

Photo credits: Team Peter Stigter