After graduating from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, Joris Suk and Tessa de Boer founded the creative studio MAISON the FAUX in 2013. The studio aspires to be an affectionate reaction to the contemporary fashion industry. Underscored by a sense of humour and self-mockery, MAISON the FAUX believes in fashion’s liberating potential.
Their C’est vrai ou c’est FAUX? collection asks: what is real, what is fiction, and what does MAISON the FAUX want you to think is real? As in their previous collections, they employ fashion clichés to trigger the concepts for their collections and shows.
Transparency and the authenticity of fashion are important themes for MAISON the FAUX. C’est vrai ou c’est FAUX? employs a mix of high-street and intricate high-fashion references; where tracksuits masquerade as couture pieces and exquisite fabric manipulations and embroideries reign supreme. Many of the collection’s garments feature Trompe-l’œil prints, making it difficult to distinguish between printed embroidery and true craftsmanship.
Made in collaboration with Renee Bonte, Luc Aarts, Moyca Gort, Pascal Joel Weber, Olya Oleinic, Juliette Thissen, and Ruud van der Peijl.
Joris Suk and Tessa de Boer MAISON the FAUX
Year of Birth MAISON the FAUX was created in 2013
Education ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem
MAISON the FAUX
Title Chief Executive Designer, Manager Influential
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, Pascal Joel Weber, Olya Oleinic, our creative partners "Les Residents", Luc Aarts, Renee Bonte, Moyca Gort, Juliette Thissen