From the moment Caroline Koning first appeared on our radar, we knew she was one to watch. It’s no surprise that the multi-disciplinary talent has been highly sought after, as her graduation film from the esteemed Amsterdam Fashion Institute, AMFI, added up to her first award. This was the beginning of what would mark a shift in Caroline’s focus, bringing with her a multitude of experience from the world of fashion into the craft of directing. Her first fashion film for Love Stories, ‘Bo’, was featured on Nowness and as Vimeo Staff Pick. The alluring film gained a cult-like following in the northern hemisphere. With a great deal of curiosity, a whole lot of discipline, and a good dose of stubbornness, she quickly grew a portfolio of work, including high-profile jobs for the likes of Loewe and Scotch & Soda. In 2017, Caroline was listed in Adformatie’s top ten NL emerging talent – a yearly overview from the leading industry publication in the Netherlands.
Always being fascinated by the world of images, directing came quite natural to Caroline – who is completely self-taught. Caroline’s work is, unsurprisingly, heavily influenced from her background in fashion. Stylized yet toned down, natural but poetic, honest and revealing. Persuaded by her intellect and dictated by her instincts, Caroline has a very personal approach to her craft and enjoys getting involved in every step of the process.
Caroline is Free the Bid’s Netherlands Ambassador.