L I S A K O N N O (1992, NL), designer and artist, uses the medium of fashion to tell socially relevant stories. In 2015, Konno started to create collections out of textile waste to make a statement about the unethical practices in the fashion industry. Recently, she also started to use filmmaking to strengthen the narrative around her collections. NOBU & BABA are two short portraits made in collaboration with director Sarah Blok that focus on fathers who migrated to the Netherlands. The films and collections explore topics such as cultural identity and migration. This interdisciplinary approach allows Lisa to use the optimistic, fun and aesthetic look that fashion can bring to highlight human stories instead of using fashion’s appeal to seduce into overconsumption.
In her debut solo exhibition at Multiplemadé 2, Prinsengracht 645, Lisa Konno will show new interpretations of previous work. In this show a series of six jackets and artworks summarise the past six years of work.
Multiplemadé 2: Prinsengracht 645, entrance The Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam