Rendez-Vous with Manon Schaap

Meet an Independent Creative Director

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After graduating in Fashion Design at ArtEZ, Arnhem in The Netherlands, Manon began her career as a creative director in Paris at the trendforcasting office of Li Edelkoort, then joined Jil Sander for several years and established her own studio in 1998. A creative, consulting studio on brand identity, product development and image strategy.

Throughout her career Manon collaborated with a wide variety of renowned high level clients and projects in the field of fashion, design, perfume & cosmetics as well as luxury department stores. Next to this Manon was the creative director of inspirational magazines such as View on Colour, Bloom and Provider magazine. Beside to her work as creative director Manon is dedicated to guidance of talent, students and professional alike and is giving workshops and lectures at national and international Fashion & Design Institutes and a well seen member of creative councils, incentive funds and international juries.

Since 2010 Manon co-founded, out of passion and frustration, SALON/, a platform for design, fashion, art and culture, where both young and upcoming talents and established designers and artists present their work and their process on various locations throughout a city.
Every location leads to a specific presentation, which can take the shape of an installation. SALON/ aspires to stimulate an interaction between designer, public and space, where process and experience take central stage.

SALON/  was founded with the ambition to encourage a dialogue between design, fashion, art and culture and give insight in deeper layers of the creative disciplines and the new cultural entrepreneurship. SALON/ is about the commitment to the métier, the creation, craftsmanship, the individual talent and passion for the interdisciplinary results when working together. Within the last 3 years SALON/ established already 15 SALON/ initiatives and events.