Bas Kosters
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Born in Zutphen, The Netherlands in 1977, Bas Kosters enjoyed a variety of fashion educations. After graduating on Fashion and Clothing at the Rijn IJssel College Arnhem in 1997, he attended Fashion Design at AKI Academy of Fine Arts in Enschede where he earned his degree in 2001 with the collection ‘Containerkoninginnen’ (Dumpster Queens).

After AKI he attended a master course at Fashion Institute Arnhem from which he graduated in 2003 with the collection ‘Two Teacups and a Frying Pan’. With this collection he entered the Robijn Fashion Award and won the professional jury price. Inspired by image building in the music industry Bas Kosters created ‘Two Teacups and a Frying Pan’ as a fictional image for a band. By combining fashion, music and performance for the collection presentation, Bas made it look like an over-the-top pop concert. The band, initiated especially for the presentation, went by the name of ‘Bas Und Sein Verrucktes Musikanten Stadle’ . This illustrates the multi-disciplinary methodology of Bas Kosters.

After winning the Robijn Fashion Award due to this unique collection and presentation, Bas Kosters soon caught the public’s eye.