BOOK LAUNCH ‘MOERHEIM’ AT DE TUINEN VAN MIEN RUYS
Moerheim: a publication by Grand Opening and Bonne Suits, telling the personal story of Bonne Reijn, and the origin of Bonne Suits.
Bonne's view on fast fashion is portrayed by photographer Viviane Sassen. To imitate the hypnotising nature of consumerism that's often linked with fashion photography, Sassen made portraits of hypnotised models. Prints of these portraits were then taken to the gardens of world-famous landscape architect (and Bonne's great-aunt) Mien Ruys, in Dedemsvaart and photographed again by Guus Kaandorp and Lou- Lou van Staaveren. Bonne grew up here under the watchful eye of his mother Willemijn and his great aunt, Mien. Both passed away when Bonne was eight years old. In these childhood memories and in this significant and forming loss, lie the roots of Bonne Suits.
Text: Bonne Suits
Photography: Félice Knol