Welmoed Bosch studied fashion design at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. As a fashion designer she is fascinated by the translation of anatomy in clothing construction. Her method of working is grounded in the technical and tactile qualities of clothing and multi-disciplinary theoretical research. Welmoed is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
For fashion designer Welmoed Bosch from the Netherlands the way we dress bodies is both symptomatic of and responsible for the way we think about and perceive bodies. Even when a suit is tailor-made, the measurements are translated into pattern within a pre-defined system. For this reason she aims to develop an alternative method of patternmaking which takes the concrete physical body as its foundation, rather than its abstraction in pattern. She wants to show that techniques are not neutral but have ideals designed into them. Also, Welmoed Bosch wants people to see the beautiful anatomical details that clothing negates. A suit is to her the ultimate abstraction of our bodies in clothing. The blueprint of the suit is so separate from our bodies yet modelled after an idealized male body and transforms the body into a completely inorganic, angular shape. Therefore she wants to use the time in Pforzheim to merge her alternative method of patternmaking with traditional suit tailoring.