VERA DE PONT (1991)
is a one man company researching on-demand fashion (items), based on her vision to prevent waste material immediately at the start of the production line and to only create wearables when there is a direct need for it.
in 2017 she launched the Assembly Lab, which is her written thesis work as well as the start of her continuing research work; modular and locally produced footwear and (sportswear) garments that incorporate the consumer as a maker.
These projects also investigate the role of technology within local fashion production and co-creation in order to analyse the benefits this may offer to create a more collaborative and environmentally, socially and economically sustainable fashion system. Her conceptual machines and apparatus either produce fully finished garments or parts that can be assembled, opening the door for customised manufacturing of wearables and reducing the logistics costs.
She co-wrote the Open Source Fashion Manifesto with Martijn van Strien and she co-founded an on-demand sportswear brand called AnoukxVera together with Anouk van de Sande in 2015.
Vera’s ongoing Assembly Lab project is currently supported by Stimuleringsfonds.
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COMMISSIONED WORK AND CLIENTS
Freelance projects for (international) companies include prototype development and material research in the field of fashion and footwear, often by means of 3D printing and digital embroidery.
Nominated for the Fashion Makes Sense Award (Fashion Clash) 2017
Nominated for the Vriendenprijs (Textielmuseum) 2016
Nominated for the Renee Smeets Award 2015
Nominated for the Keep an Eye grant 2015
Nominated for the Melkweg Award 2015
Sandberg Institute Amsterdam • Master degree • Sustainable fashion concepts
Design Academy Eindhoven • Bachelor degree (Cum Laude)
Photography Academy Eindhoven • Technical degree
Biomedical Science (Leuven/Maastricht) • Propedeuse