dinsdag 22 mei 2018

Make-up, My Religion!



Amsterdam-based cosmetics brand ELLIS FAAS is on a crusade, but a different one from religious crusades. We want you to follow your own sense of beauty. So-called makeup experts keep telling consumers which shades and shapes are trendy or not, and by doing so they are taking away the joy of experimentation. People have become afraid. They've been convinced there is some sort of mystery as to what is "right" or "wrong". But in doing makeup there is no right or wrong. ELLIS FAAS is fighting to bring back the joy of doing makeup, by trying to take away silly rules an preconceptions, and reinstall the pleasure of trying things out. All ELLIS FAAS shades are suitable for every age, style and skin tone – so whatever you choose is up to you. If you look into the mirror and are happy with what you see, you're done. If not, just take it off and start again. It's only makeup after all...

maandag 21 mei 2018

Haesung Bong

Haesung Bong is a South-Korean designer, who benefiting of full scholarships from various competitions in South-Korea, has attended some of the most prestigious design schools in Europe such as Asmod Paris and ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem. He describes the tone of voice of his designs as serene, with a sense of isolation and internalisation narrated by visualised concepts, artisanal textiles and structural silhouettes.

Photography: Oscar Raaijmakers
His current collection, 'Box Gallery',  delivers a moment of cute, lovely and experimental, with a focus on material and fabric with structural shapes. 


Haesung Bong will be presenting his collection at the Show Programme at the SAM-Decorfabriek on Saturday the 16th of June. You can get your tickets to the show here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
When I was in middle-school, one day, as an extracurricular activity, an art teacher invited us to an art center and they showed a film about communication and fashion designers. It was inspiring, I realized what I have to do. 


Sculpted Beauty by Iva Kujundžić

Meet Iva Kujundžić, a Belgrade based artist/designer, who describes herself as an endless dreamer, passionate creator and true entrepreneur. She has won the FTDC contest at Serbia Fashion Week, giving her the opportunity to participate in FASHIONCLASH. A designer with the soul of an artist, her new collection, 'Sculpted Beauty', was inspired by Rodin's sculptures and the art nouveau era. The dominant veins in Rodin's work provided a direct link to the art nouveau era, known for its dynamic wavy lines. Moved by the emotion in these sculptures, she wanted to channel these in her collection, which she achieved through leather sculpting and handwork. The dominant veins in Rodin's work provided a direct link to the art nouveau era, known for its dynamic wavy lines. It was this anatomical challenge that provided her with inspiration to play with textures through a monochromatic lens.

Iva's collection will be presented at the Show Program on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-Decorfabriek. Get your tickets here.

zondag 20 mei 2018

Michaela Čapková presents ARTEFACTS

Michaela Čapková is currently a Master's student at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (Fashion Design and Footwear studio). Her newest collection, 'ARTEFACTS', studies the relationship between the traditional and the modern. Transforming Czech artefacts from the early 1900's, and using traditional Czech cloth, she contrasts tradition with contemporary garments.

Her collection will be presented at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-decorfabriek. You can get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
I’m still thinking… I try to find the balance between fashion art and business.

Why did you choose fashion? 
Because fashion is the most natural way of expression for me since childhood. It is a good way of non-verbal communication.





What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
I think the biggest achievement is the possibility of making something that you like. If we are going to talk about achievements like some “milestones” I could mention for example presentations with our studio in Tokyo, New York or London in the last three years… and of course, last and this year in FASHIONCLASH! :) Last year I also received the National Prize for Student Design and I was nominated at the Czech Grand Design Award / Fashion Designer of the year.

donderdag 17 mei 2018

Pu Tianqu presents Office Boy

photo Fang Bohung
Pu Tianqu is a Chinese fashion designer, graduated from the Insituto Marangoni, specializing in patternmaking, print and graphic design. His menswear collection, 'Office Boy', explores the balance between 'following the rules' and freedom. Our individual desires inevitably, to different extents, go against societal rules. Pu Tianqu explores whether there is a balance to be found. What would we wear to work if we could wear whatever? Can we combine that with what we should wear?

Pu Tianqu's collection will be presented at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-Decorfabriek. Get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
Fashion has always been a part of my family. My mum is a very elegant lady. She has a super big wardrobe full of dresses. And I love to realize my creation since I was really young. I don’t see any reason why not to become a designer.


Why did you choose fashion?
 Ohh, that's a funny story:). I always like to wear something unique and interesting. And I always like to realize my ideas of design as I said. So when I was thinking about my future career at the first time. FASHION just appeared in front of my eyes. I still haven't had a bad feeling about it. So I will probably keep going:)

dinsdag 15 mei 2018

The Seven hair Sins by KEVIN MURPHY

Are you guilty of these hair sins?

1.  Practice What You Bleach.

 Never bleach your own hair, because, sadly, this often doesn’t seem to go as it is supposed to! Usually, things go south when it comes down to the duration of bleaching (either too long or too short). When the bleach is in there too short, you’ll end up with a warm toned, blonde colour or simply put yellow/orangey hair! Did you leave it in too long? You could possibly damage your hair and scalp really bad. Bleaching your hair will make your it loose protein. In case you still want to bleach your hair yourself, make sure to use our treatment RE.STORE on a regular basis to help rebuild the protein deficiency.

maandag 14 mei 2018

Freak Show by Dominika Kozáková

Dominika Kozáková is a Slovakian designer, whose designs are inspired by a background in costume making. Her newest collection, FreakShow reflects this. The collection is inspired by chaos at the circus, following an extravagant and dreamy mood, with references to Baroque and Rococo. While the collection shows signs of womenswear, the collection is designed for anyone who is brave enough to wear it and go out to the everyday circus of streets in a madly colourful outfit. The collection challenges people to break free from the social norms of clothing.

The collection will be presented during the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th at the SAM-Decorfabriek. You can get your tickets here.



What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
Until recently, I was trying to decide whether I should make costumes or fashion. I went for fashion. I get a lot of inspiration from costumes and theater art. But for me the connection, the passion and beauty, I find in fashion are more important.

Why did you choose fashion?
Because I know it's the best way to express myself. We dress up and act with brave attitudes in order to be open and enhance our self-expression, in a world where everyday human rights are constantly violated.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career? I am very happy to be part of and present my work at Mercedes Benz Bratislava Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz Prague Fashion Week and Fashion alternative event Dotek in Zlín and Brno.

What are your sources of inspiration?
My childhood experiences, mainly, even from infancy! These experiences inspire me, mainly because as children we do not see a stereotypical age or gender, but we see things as they are and we want to do them exactly as we feel. This is why my work is naive, dreamy and passionate about colors. I want my creations to be colorful, childlike and cheerful. Just as children, accept the majority of gender stereotypes, but they're still not affected by them. Probably everybody can use their memories and remember how they did not understand why they could not play with the cars and why they could not wear whatever they wanted. The child does not see gender but sees things as they are.



Why did you decide to participate in FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018? What are your expectations?
I have been watching FASHIONCLASH for a long time and I love it! It has a great aura for me. I have been preparing, since last year and I am very happy to be part of FASHIONCLASH festival this year too. I expect to give my audience a magical experience and a lot of inspiration.

zondag 13 mei 2018

Mukashi Mukashi by Birutė Mažeikaitė

Photographer: Fredrik Altinell
Mukashi Mukashi is a label by Lithuanian Birutė Mažeikaitė. Focusing on sustainable clothing, in 2017 she won the 'Fashion Makes Sense Award', earning her sponsorship for her new collection 'Animus',  a collection that explores the battle between wanting to be original and wanting to fit in.

Mukashi Mukashi will present her collection 'Animus' at the Show program on Saturday 16th of June at the SAM-Decorfabriek. Get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
I was born after Soviet Union crumbled, but my family spent most of their lives in it. Since there was deficit for almost everything, in order to be stylish, my parents did a lot of clothes themselves. During my early childhood the economy in Lithuania was still developing and I ended up doing a lot of things for myself too. I would get inspired and spend all night doing something that I wanted to wear to school the next day. I kept doing the same during my university years while studying psychology. And at some point I understood that the way I get excited about it is special and I want to do this for a living.

Why did you choose fashion?
I see myself as a creative person, designing makes me happy. I didn’t have a formal drawing education to get into art universities, but I was also scared to try. I even finished bachelor of Psychology, but it didn’t feel right. I kept drawing during my lectures. At some point I realized that I will regret if I don’t pursue design. Trial and error. But once I tried it, I knew I made the right decision.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
Winning FASHIONCLACH Fashion Makes Sense Award and becoming finalist of International Talent Support Contest are two most memorable achievements. Landing a certain kind of job is always good and exciting, but to me, memories related to my artwork are much more dear and precious. As a young artist struggling to make it, this kind of outside appreciation is very nurturing. I know that my brand is very young, but it is a precious product of my imagination and I am very proud of it as well. I am excited to see where it will go.

What are your sources of inspiration?
I think my collections are quite different from one another and I take inspiration from many diverse things that are important for my own world at a current time. I wouldn’t even know what will inspire me next, I feel that it is important to keep my options broad and see where that takes me.

Why did you decide to participate in FASHIONCLASH 2018? What are your expectations?
I always wanted to participate in FASHIONCLASH, because I feel like this festival explores a broader spectrum of creativity in fashion. It is always very gratifying to show my works after working so hard to materialize them from thoughts. I am looking forward for people to see it as well.



vrijdag 11 mei 2018

Jacqueline Loekito - FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018


Art direction and Photographer: 
Yasmina Haddad and Matthias Waldhart 
Models : Tobija Stuker and Tosca Waeber 
MUA : Indah Spaene
Hair and assistant : Chioma Blaser
Born in Jakarta, Jacqueline Loekito moved to London at the age of 19 in order to study Fashion Design at UCA. Recently she completed master at the The Institute of Fashion Design Basel and presented her collection at the Doing Fashion Show 2018. Her new collection, 'PAPIN MADNESS' continues with this theme, going against the statement 'girls wear pink and boys wear blue'. She builds upon an idea of 'similarity', where everyone can wear whichever clothes they choose, challenging men to wear heels, dresses and pink.

Her collection will be presented at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June, at the SAM-Decorfabriek. You can get your tickets here.


What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
I think I decided my fashion career when I was 8 years old.

Why did you choose fashion?
Because fashion is the only form of communication that I know.



What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
I think to keep on going in Fashion with so many ups and downs is definitely an achievement, also finishing my master's degree is one of them.

What are your sources of inspiration?
For me my own personal/family stories, the pain and happiness are my main inspirations.

Why did you decide to participate in FASHIONCLASH 2018? What are your expectations? I’ve been following FASHIONCLASH on Instagram and really want to be part of the ‘gang’. I would like to meet new people, make new contacts and also show my work in a different platform.

What do you love most about (fashion) design? What are the biggest struggles faced by young designers?
I think to be able to make my own world become visible and having people believing my vision. I am quite lucky to be living as a fashion designer now as the internet helps a lot with visibility, but the real struggle is of course getting the brand rolling without any investment/backing.

How would you define fashion?
It’s a weapon to be YOU

What do you think are the most important issues in fashion today?
 We have so many brands, collections per year and still everyone is looking the same.

dinsdag 8 mei 2018

Dana Jasinkevica - FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018

Dana Jasinkevica, from Latvia, currently studying MA Fashion at the Swedish School of Textiles, does artistic experiments with fashion by using structures, prints, knits and image of the body. Her newest collection, 'Complete' is a meditations on the interconnectivity that accompanies technology. The key aspect of the collection is a wilful deconstruction of what clothes should look like, a play on the conventional. Ample and baggy silhouettes give a suggestion of the anonymity we try to achieve from behind a screen.

'Complete' will be showcased at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-Decorfabriek. You can get your tickets for the show here.

Why did you choose fashion?
It happened naturally while being into fine art field, almost since I can remember myself. I realized that for me the most natural form of expression was fashion (even if I am not a big fan of this word itself)

What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
Thinking from a holistic point of view - being able to make my ideas come to life. From most recent events I could mention Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize curated by Lee Edelkoort in New York where I was one of the finalists. It was important for me because some of my ideas were in a very early and unrefined stage but they were positively appreciated. Anyhow, I believe the best is yet to come.

What are your sources of inspiration?
Emotions

Why did you decide to participate in FASHIONCLASH 2018? What are your expectations? Because it's a creative platform where people have good vibes and it can provide young designers new opportunities
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