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Qualities

Fashion, textile and filament design

Services

Innovation production developer

Academic qualifications

– Fashion Design, ArtEZ institute of the arts Arnhem, Bachelor Degree, hons/cum laude (2008-2012)

– Fashion & Clothing MBO, ROC Zutphen (2004-2007)

Awards

– BIAAF award – Bilbao international art and fashion: first prize winner, category A – fashion (2022)
– FashionScout London – Ones to watch award (2019)
– A’design award – International design platform: Silver prize (2019)
– Hyères award – International platform of fashion, photography and accessories: Finalist (2018)
– IFS award – British fashion council. Platform for emerging international designers: Nomination (2016)
– Lichting national new talent award: Nomination (2012)

Career overview

2022

*Cosme programme S4F – zero waste production innovation for sustainable fashion products

2021

Launched fashion label Synærchi

2020

Horizon 2020 research & development residency – Re-FREAM tech hubs: Valencia, Linz & St.Gallen

2019

Marinero preview – London Fashion Week

2018

Launched textile architecture studio Adaptive Skins

Design Chloé in collaboration with Woolmark and Swarovski at Villa Noailles France

Presenting collection Tormenta at Hyères festival international. Jury and fashion team: Haider Ackermann, Tilda Swinton, Farida Khelfa, Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Vanessa Schindler, Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Lou Doillon, Ben Gorham, Farid Chenoune, Jefferson Hack, Jean Pierre Blanc, Maida Boina and the team of Villa Noailles.

2017

International debut collection Tormenta – Foire internationale d’art contemporain Paris

2016

Tormenta preview – Amsterdam Fashion Week

2015

Collection Velero – Amsterdam Fashion Week

2014

National debut collection Illuminosa – Amsterdam Fashion Week

2013

Dolores capsule collection presentation – Fashion Clash festival international

2012

Launched eponymous label Jef Montes

2011

Internship at Klavers van Engelen Amsterdam ( 6 months )

Activities: co-designing S/S 2012, shape moulage research for new collection, designing print dessins, draping collection items, pattern drawing/cutting, hand craftsmanship, developing production samples F/W 2011 and assisting at Fashion Biënnale Arnhem Amber edition

Collection

** Bermuda I (Synærchi capsule collection – 3 designs) 2023

** Marinero III (SeaShape textile project upgrade – 3 designs) 2022

** Marinero II (Adaptive Archi-Filament project upgrade – 9 designs) 2021

*** Marinero I (Re-FREAM R&D project – 42 designs) 2020

** Tormenta III (Moreneta capsule collection – 15 designs) 2019

** Tormenta II (Hyères textile project upgrade – 7 designs) 2018

*** Tormenta I (international debut collection – 30 designs) 2017

* Velero III (Tormenta experience, textile performance – 5 designs) 2016

* Velero II (Resolver textile performance – 15 designs) 2016

** Velero I (textile project – 17 designs) 2015

** Dolores IIII (National debut collection Illuminosa – 10 designs) 2014

* Dolores III (Encarnacion capsule collection – 9 designs) 2013

* Dolores II (Lolita capsule collection – 11 designs) 2012

* Dolores I (graduation – 9 designs) 2012

Material installation

** Transition (Marinero), Wies van Santvoort collaboration: 2021

*** Tailored by weather (Marinero), Bart Nijboer collaboration: 2020

** Tormenta upgrade, trapped by fishing nets (Hyères & Swarovski collaboration): 2018

* Tormenta centerpiece, storm around the body: 2017

Official projects:

Bermuda

Marinero

Tormenta

Velero

Illuminosa

Pilot projects:

Ocaso

Moreneta

Lolita

Encarnacion

Dolores

Experiments:

Spirogyra

Transition

Tailored by weather

Pyroxium

Tormenta Experience

Resolver

Exhibitions

2023

TextielMuseum, sample studio expo – Tilburg

2022

International Biennale of Design, bifurcations – Saint Etienne

HeimTextil Messe, Hyper Nature – Frankfurt

BIAAF, finalist expo – Bilbao

TextielMuseum, rooftop expo – Tilburg

2021

TextielMuseum, secrets of making – Tilburg

Fashion design festival, Rozet expo – Arnhem

Galerie Handwerk, fashion & nature expo – Munich

Ars electronica center, material labs expo – Linz

2020

Ars electronica Kepler Gardens expo  – Linz

2019

Fashion Scout ones to watch award expo  – Victoria House London

WUR university project Marinero Dutch Design Week expo  – Eindhoven

2018

MAK museum contemporary art, Sagmeister & Walsh expo  – Vienna

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Hyères finalist expo – Paris

State of fashion – searching for the new luxury, Stockhaven – Arnhem

Material Xperience – Rotterdam

The Hub Gallery – Abolish 153, female independence rights expo – Kuwait

2017

Atelier Néerlandais – Paris

Masters of LXRY – Amsterdam

Centraal Museum, uit de mode expo – Utrecht

Modemuze OBA – Amsterdam

2016

OCT Art & Design Gallery, the future of fashion is now – Shenzhen

Fashion Utopias somerset house – London

Maison parisienne – Paris

Centraal Museum, nieuwe aanwinsten expo – Utrecht

Fashion Week – Amsterdam

2015

OCT Contemporary Art Gallery, the future of fashion is now – Shanghai

Het Nieuw Instituut, tijdelijk modemuseum – Rotterdam

Salon/Distinctive Dutch Design during D’Days – Paris

Zuiderzee Museum – Enkhuizen

Centraal Museum, permanent artwork – Utrecht

2014

Boijmans Museum, the future of fashion is now – Rotterdam

Philips light & building Messe – Frankfurt

Philips innovation village – Eindhoven

Fashion Technology Messe – Hannover

Fashion Festival – Arnhem

Zeeuws Museum, permanent artwork – Middelburg

Salon Big/Bang – Amsterdam

Salon/Dantel – Istanbul

2013

Salon/Kant – Amsterdam

Fashion Clash – Maastricht

Fetishism in Fashion MoBA13 Fashion Biënnale, spiritualism room expo – Arnhem

Dutch Design Week, modebelofte expo – Eindhoven

2012

High Fashion Low Countries – Brussels

Campaign for Wool – Amsterdam

Mode Fabriek, new talent expo – Amsterdam

Dutch Design Week, enter the funnel expo – Eindhoven

Showroom

TechTextil Messe – Frankfurt 2022

Zipzone Louvre – Paris 2013

International grants

Horizon 2020 project Re-FREAM – Cosme S4F project –

National grants

Creative Industries Fund NL – Stichting Stokroos – Provincie Gelderland – Gemeente Arnhem – Made in Arnhem –
ArtEZ art & business center – VSB fonds – Dullert Stichting – Stroomversneller –

Crowdfunding

Voor de kunst national campaign – successfully completed – 2017 Tormenta Paris debut presentation

Computer skills

– Adobe

– Microsoft office

– Apple iWork

– Cad

– Cura 3d

Technical skills

– Draping / moulage

– Pattern drawing and cutting

– Knitwear by hand and machine

– Weaving by hand and machine

– Fashion illustration by hand and digital

– Classical handcraft techniques

– Dessin / print design by hand and digital

– Production sample technical drawing by hand and digital

– Commercial collection design

– Couture collection design

– Fabric knowledge

– Material research

– 3D printing

– Filament extrusion and yarn development

– Product development

– Industrial material design

– Experimental design

– Photography and filming

– Conceptual thinking

Managing skills

– Show production management

– Presentation composer

– Creative direction

Teaching skills

– 1st semester professor master course at the Fashion & Technology (F&T) University Linz Austria ( 2019-2020 )

– Fashion-Design preparatory course teacher at ArtEZ institute of the arts Arnhem ( 2013-2017 )

– ArtEZ institute of the arts Arnhem guest teacher Bachelor product design ( 2015 )

Languages

– Dutch: Mother tongue

– English: Fluent

– Spanish: Advanced

– German: Basic