Issue II Keupr/van Bentum

‘We strive to put things out of context’

The fashion designers of ‘The Dutch Wave’ make remarkable and seemingly unavoidable use of this type of expression when describing their years as young, emerging designers. It is ironic that both of these rides do not provide any option to change direction or to pull on the brakes. After all, Michiel Keuper and Francisco van Benthum, the designers subject of this second issue of Monument, didn’t get on board to just sit back and take in the view.

With photography by Roos Quakernaat and an essay by fashion writer Laura Gardner.

Launch party

Monument II was launched at the famous Amsterdam bookstore Athenaeum on January the 16th 2020. For the occasion, we hosted a talk and Q&A with Keupr/van Bentm interviewed by Mo Veld.
Photography by Anouk Beckers

Monument I counts 64 pages,
measures 24,5 by 17 cm
and costs 15 euros (ex. shipping)

Monument II counts 88 pages,
measures 24,5 by 17 cm
and costs 15 euros (ex. shipping)

Order one or both issues here


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Centraal Museum
Agnietenstraat 1, Utrecht

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Auguststraße 28, Berlin

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NAI Booksellers @ Het Nieuwe Instituut 
Museumpark 25, Rotterdam

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Ofr. Seoul
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Reading Room
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San Serriffe
Sint Annenstraat 30, Amsterdam

Walther König @Stedelijk Museum
Museumplein 10, Amsterdam

World Food Books
37 Swanston Street, Melbourne

About Monument
“Monument oscillates between a DIY fanzine and a high-end journal. Such ambivalence in its materiality also reflects the publication’s unconventional concept—demonstrating how change in the trend-fixated fashion realm can be initiated and driven by retrospect”
—Valkan Dechev, Glamcult, August 2018

Monument is founded by Mary-Lou Berkulin and designed by Karen van de Kraats. The magazine focuses on Dutch fashion design around the turn of the century. Each issue is dedicated to a single designer or label, enabling the contributors to go in depth on the coming and passing of the designers who were part of the 1998 “Dutch wave”. It is the first publication to focus solely on these designers.

Monument is supported by: 
Creative Industries Fund NL

Amsterdam Fund For The Arts


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Issue I Rozema Teunissen

‘We wanted to introduce the cinematic, virtual, surrealistic and the immaterial into everyday reality’ 

Rozema/Teunissen’s designs are part of a defining time in Dutch fashion. With their work, they have paved the way for generations but unfortunately until today, their heritage is not tangible, nor visible. The majority of their archive is analogue, put together way before the rise of social media and the internet.

With photography by Barrie Hullegie and an essay by fashion writer Renee van der Hoek.

Launch party

Monument 1 was launched at Amsterdam-based club Sexyland on June the 20th 2018. 

For this occasion, artist Maria Kley (Rijksacademie) created a “one-day-installation” in which she visualised the time that had passed between the making of the first Rozema/Teunissen item and the release of Monument. The haphazardly placed paper timeline, showing artefacts from the creation of the label as well as the magazine, enabled her to draw parallels between both processes. 

Design and development by Studio Bak