Martijn Nekoui is the founder and CEO of MOAM. Having graduated in 2012 from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, he created MOAM as his final project. Its mission having proved successful, nine years later, MOAM continues to thrive as an influential business in the Dutch creative industry, having made art and culture more accessible to a broader range of audiences.
MOAM’s main focus is on providing young creatives with a platform and an opportunity to showcase their talents. This is done in partnership with iconic names in the Dutch creative industry. These collaborations involve different projects and events, ranging from catwalk shows to pop-up exhibitions where the main creative input comes from recently-graduated, multidisciplinary creative talents.
One example of many is the MOAM collective. This project involves the collaboration of a group of young designers to create an haute couture collection. In recent years, MOAM collective has worked together with, among others, Disney, Rijksmuseum, Doutzen Kroes, Dior, Jan and Taminiau.
Besides organising exhibitions and managing projects, Martijn also lectures in different academies in the Netherlands and participates in jury panels. Having written columns for Vogue, LINDA Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and het Parool, Martijn has broadened the pool of publicity for MOAM, increasing its success and national recognition.
The unique characteristic of MOAM is its focus on young, multidisciplinary creative talents. Not only introducing these talents to industry professionals and providing them with the opportunity to showcase their work in well-established locations, but also familiarising audiences with the talent of a new generation.
©Martijn Nekoui – 2021