vrijdag 26 mei 2017


Partner of FASHIONCLASH Festival since 2016 

FASHIONCLASH is teaming up for the 2nd time with DS Automobiles during the 9th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival. Driving our senses and sharing our love for creativity, craftsmanship, beauty and innovation – not just regarding design and aesthetics but all areas of the arts.

woensdag 24 mei 2017


4 March – 21 May & 25 May – 6 August2017 
Location: SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Vitrine 

A multidisciplinary exhibition that questions the relationship between fashion and art. Curated by FASHIONCLASH and organized in collaboration with SCHUNCK*.

Fashion occupies a prominent position in our contemporary culture and is one of the largest industries in the world. But is it art?
The status of fashion within the art sphere is an everlasting subject of debate. There are legendary designers who identified themselves as artists such as Elsa Schiaparelli, who declared in her autobiography that she considers fashion design not as “a profession, but as an art.” Nowadays many prominent designers such as Martin Margiela, Miuccia Prada, Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs reject this statement.

My designs are based on my paintings. The paintings and the fashion go hand in hand. I get inspired by the way of thinking and moving of our society, I want to translate this into my textiles and paintings – Jade van der Mark

Within the academic sphere and the world of young designers there are many examples of cross-overs with art and autonomous approaches to fashion as a form of art. The multidisciplinary FASHION VS. ART exhibition displays a selection of work by fashion designers who in their own practice question and challenge the boundaries of fashion as a form of art. With their playful and innovative approach to fashion they stimulate our imaginary world and question our perception. Ask yourself: Is it art or is it fashion?

The ‘clash’ in FASHIONCLASH represents the encounter between cultures, artistic disciplines, audience and fashion. FASHIONCLASH believes that the art of fashion can stimulate critical debate about the role of fashion within our society and the world of art.
FASHIONCLASH presents the art of fashion not only by scouting outspoken avant-garde designers and providing a platform for upcoming talent, but also by organizing cross-over projects such as the CLASH project. Since the first edition in 2009 the CLASH Project challenges every year ten artists and designers from different artistic disciplines (all non-fashion) to transform their practice, both materially and conceptually, into a ‘wearable’ fashion outfit, that can be presented on the catwalk during FASHIONCLASH Festival. The perfect opportunity for creative minds to step out of their comfort zone, to play and experiment!

More information: http://schunck.nl/agenda/fashion-vs-art/

For me fashion and art are inseparable. All artists try to capture memories and emotions. Fashion or art unfolds itself when people can relate to it”  Marlou Breuls

Exhibition opening times:
Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 23 p.m. SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Shop window. The presentation will undergo a changeover halfway through the exhibition period.

Part 1 (4 March – 21 May)
Aina Seerden, Vandaag de Toekomst, By vanharten, Chris van den Elzen, Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck, Elvira ’t Hart, Femke Agema, Statement made by Jade, Pot Luck, Mieke Kockelkorn, Minou Lejeune, Pleun van Dijk (reborn), Sanna Schubert, Sidi El Karchi, Vera Gulikers

Part 2 (25 May – 6 August 2017)
Vandaag de Toekomst, Antoine Peters, Anouk van Klaveren, Charlotte Van de Velde, Femke Agema, ISIS ELSA FEE, Statement made by Jade, Marie-Sophie Beinke, Marlou Breuls, STEVEN VANDERYT, Tiel Janssen Design, Vere van Hal


Meet Nadia Montero and Laura Searle - the designers behind L’EGSQÈRE, based in Barcelona (Spain).
Nadia originally comes from Bilbao and Laura is from Madrid. They have both studied all over Europe, in the following schools: LCI Barcelona, London College of Fashion and Haute Ècole Francisco Ferrer (Belgium). After having finished their studies, they joined forces and started their own brand - L’EGSQÈRE. The message they convey with their work is freshness, fun, dynamism, versatility and creativity.

In addition to that, they have also worked for international brands such as Viktor & Rolf, Boris Bidjan, Marques Almeida or Preen by Thorton Bregazzi. They both realized that they wanted to work in fashion at a young age, due to their everlasting love for arts and creativity. Aside from fashion, they have also acquired knowledge in fields related to it such as advertising, photography, fashion marketing and business.
They think that it would be nice to explore the relationship between fashion and 3D printing, craftsmanship and local techniques. Their guilty pleasures are sour candy, dark chocolate and tacos. Before the creation of L’EGSQÈRE, Laura and Nadia worked separately.

Read more about that, and other interesting facts about L’EGSQÈRE below:

What are so far your main achievements in your career?
Before creating L’EGSQÈRE, Nadia Montero and Laura Searle worked separately. Nadia’s first collection “Resilience” was selected as one of the top 20 emerging talents in 080 Barcelona Fashion Week, as well as a finalist of the prestigious international contest Arts of Fashion Foundation in San Francisco. She was also a finalist of BIAAF, a contest held by the Guggenheim Museum, which selects emerging talents across the world. Laura Searle’s first collection Litost, was selected to open Mercedes Benz China Fashion Week, as well as a finalist of the ID Awards, in Dunedin Fashion Week New Zealand. She's won the 1rst prize in the Trendipia & Grazia Magazine design contest, as well as the 2nd prize in the Marie Claire young talents design contest. Her first fashion film, has already been part of the Official Selection of festivals all over the world, and actually nominated for the ASVOFF9, by Diane Pernet.

vrijdag 19 mei 2017

Jo Cope - FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017

Jo Cope is a conceptual fashion designer based in Leicester, United Kingdom. She graduated in 2017 from a Master’s in Fashion Artefacts at The London College of Fashion. She is a founding member of DAP, a London-based design and performance lab. She has been commissioned to design an Aerodynamic Dress for the British Grand Prix by Silverstone Race track and has been funded by the Arts Council to create a solo installation for the Leicester Museum. She exhibits in the National Centre for Crafts, creating concept shoes for the Shoe Museum’s permanent collection.
She is currently working with curator Liza Snook from the Virtual Shoe Museum NL and is about to embark on a collaboration which will culminate in a fashion performance at Sadler’s Wells Theatre London in November 2017.

Jo Cope's work can be seen at FASHIONCLASH Festival during the Fashion Makes Sense LAB on June 30 - July 2 at SAMdecorfabriek.

How would you define fashion?
In literal terms: clothing is a social conditioning and a superficial body covering that allows us to play with our identity. For me it is a wonderful canvas, a projector of the inner self, an evolving interpreter of the world, the outer human layer.

What fascinates/inspires you and why?
Human beings, the cycle of life, repetitive shared behaviors, love, relationships, everything we experience whilst on the earth, abstraction of the literal, symbolic interpretation, conceptual art.
Because art is a great means of expressing, learning and communicating ideas that are the closest to me. I am fascinated by taking something known such as a shoe and leading it into new version of itself by analyzing the deeper aspect of what it really is through its conceptualization.
Abstracting, conceptualizing and creating metaphors is what interests me.

Finding your own distinctive voice can be difficult, where and how do you find your personal creativity (before you start designing/during the design process)?
I am driven by strong convictions about materializing visions that manifest in my mind’s eye. The craft methodology and material evolution is something I have continued to evolve in response to the forms that I wish to create.

What challenges did you face during the design process?
The making is the most challenging, when I start with a mental image it is rarely going to be straight forward in the making process, however this is the part I find interesting, continually experimenting with different making methods and materials to get closer and closer to realizing my dream in 3D. A most recent example was pushing to the limits a traditional shoe making craft process; hand stretching a meter long shoe over hand sculpted wooden forms. It took 2 people to last and many months of prototyping to figure out a way of making the shoes completely hollow yet fully stable in form.

What do you want to communicate with your work in general?
I want to use a known object of fashion that we have a physical connection with to express deeper emotional life experiences. I also want to challenge our visual preconceptions of fashion asking questions like ‘What is a bag?’ and readdressing how they could be reconstructed from a conceptual perspective.

Can you tell us something about the project you will present at the FASHIONCLASH Festival?
 The project is called The Language of Feet in the Walk of Life. The inspiration is life, things personally experienced or observed; the relationship with the self, relationships with others, concepts which include: self-loss, self-abandonment, co-dependency, self-discovery, experiences with the internal self through imagination.
The research included the act of walking, and how we can become our own action and body language where I focused on reading the feet in social situations. The feet are an interesting part of the body because we are often very unaware of their subtle but powerful projection. In the situation of desire the feet point directly towards the object of interest, in the opposite situation the body may continue to point politely forwards but at least one of the feet will be pointing towards the exit. I am materialising the negative or unseen spaces in situations that relate to human cognition, foot and shoe. 

What do you try to communicate with your project?
The idea is that shoes can be deep autonomous objects that can visually communicate something other than the literal function or aesthetics. Each conceptual shoe represents and projects experiences that relate to the concept of ‘Self’. The relationship we have throughout life with our internal and external being and how relationships with others can impact, collide and overlap with our own state of being.

Why have you decided to participate at FASHIONCLASH Festival? 
Because Fashionclash is representing the boundaries being pushed in the progression of fashion as intelligent art object, it gives the opportunity and freedom to create an installation based presentation which is in line with the gallery environment which is where my work is created for.

FASHIONCLASH is already working on future themes. What are the topics you find interesting? 
Things relating to human experience or something very abstract and open.

What are your thoughts regarding ‘religion and fashion’?
I have created work that relates to religion in my own work previously in a more conceptually abstract sense, religion is a part of society and in that sense it creates an interesting dialog that can be explored through clothing.

Does fashion make sense to you? 

Fashion in the context of art makes sense as an evolving form which offers ongoing exploration in understanding the self and in helping me to create connections with others through shared experience.

What are your thoughts on making ‘fashion’ more environmentally-friendly?
Environmental conscience is obviously important in every aspect of life and fashion is part of this. For myself working with alternative fashion materials such as wood, I have to consider materials use in general and the impact I have. From cars to clothing more must be done to lower the impact on the environment, working on one off bespoke fashion art pieces I can often pick up discarded materials and recycle, I’ve been really impressed with the change in attitude in the common household where people have come back to the mentality of leaving things out in the street for others to re-use.

What are your thoughts on the senses in relation to the human body?
The senses are one of the things that make us more sensitive as human beings, connecting us to experiences in an intimate way. The sense of the self and the relationship and development of the inner being and how that might be projected outwardly is explored in some of my work.

Do you think that fashion can contribute to a better world / better well-being, and what do you do to make a difference?
Fashion is a universal object that we can all relate to and in that it can be used as a social, political and personal commentary and voice. When working as a lecturer and workshop leader I use fashion to build confidence in others and help them to understand that we can rid ourselves of preconceptions and operate in a way that is free and truthful to our own ways of seeing.

What senses are engaged in your creation process?
Touch primarily, in the sculpting phase I am using feel to sense the flow and contours of the object and also physical contact too see how the body connects and becomes one with the object. The senses help to create a mind and body connection which becomes the more spiritual experience of art. I am engaged with the mental instinct and the development of mental creativity through the development of the imagination. I am also engaged with the inner self and use the subconscious to process the internal being into metaphorical external objects that have their own humanistic character.

How does technology change your creation process?
Technology has acted as a tool to capture very hand created forms when prototyping and transport them into alternative materials without losing the artist hand, lasers scanners allowed me the freedom to change materials from less stable prototyping ones to more solid milled CNC or 3D printed.

Fun Facts

What’s a standard day for you?
Somewhere between the studio using my hands, prototyping, making, answering emails, and when lecturing in fashion energizing approx 60 students to create and think.

Vegan, vegetarian, healthy diet or any food will do?
Pescatarian and generally healthy.

What’s your favourite song at the moment?
So much music, too little time. Listening to music mainly on vinyl of all description, original 90’s rave is good to work to.

Best Tv-show/movie at the moment?
I’m interested in observing people in relation to love and relationships so things relating to ‘dating’. I watched an episode of Catfish today, tragic and sad in one sense and bizarre and funny in others, but essentially very real life and a product of our time. I have to contrast any trash with something artistic in film or documentary based.

Are you a people's person or a loner?
Goes with the territory, I love being on my own and having all of my head space in working and creating, but when I’m with people I like to have fun and I can be a bit of a joker. 

Do you have a pet?
I looked into it until I read the words ‘as much responsibility as a child’.

Your favorite quote?
'An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.Charles Bukowski

What’s your favorite city?
I lost my heart in LA when I was 16 and I’ve been meaning to go back and claim it back ever since.

What do you enjoy the most in life?
Love and Art.

Instagram account you think deserves more attention?

In a social media rebellion I resisted having an instagram account for a long time. But now I have I am enjoying connecting with interesting people, so to help me catch up I would have to say @jocopeconceptualfashion. Also a great paper engineer I came across is @horstkiechle, he’s a supporter of my work and I would like to give him some love back. 

Read more about Jo Cope's work: http://www.jocope.com/




FASHIONCLASH is always looking to collaborate with future fashion talent. During the Collaborative Unit Project, we challenged the minds and creativity of the students of the University of the Arts London (UAL), London College of Fashion. FASHIONCLASH worked closely with students Caroline Zaidan, Isabelle Violet Thibault, Susanne James and Eleftheria Karipidi on the topic ‘Fashion Makes Sense’, this year’s FASHIONCLASH Festival theme. They were challenged to research the engagement between fashion and the body/senses. And they needed to engage with the public on the issue: How can fashion (designers, consumers, and the industry) nowadays actually connect with the body and human beings instead of being just a simple aesthetic of a symbolic phenomenon?



FASHIONCLASH festival takes place in the beautiful and vibrant city of Maastricht. Maastricht is known for its quaint streets, unique fashion boutiques, traditional architecture, rich history, international atmosphere and lovely restaurants. A perfect place to stay, especially when it’s FASHIONCLASH Festival time! Together with our partners Hotel NH Maastricht and Amrâth Grand Hotel de l'Empereur we will promise you a night & weekend to remember!

woensdag 17 mei 2017

JEN MM Design - FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017

Meet Jennifer Moica. She is an Italian currently living in Germany. She studied at the AMD Academy for Fashion & Design in Düsseldorf, Germany and won the “Fresenius New Talent Award 2011” in Fashion Design. She also obtained a “Fresenius New Talent Award 2012 in Fashion Design” upon graduation.

Since childhood she knew she wanted to work in fashion. That was due to her everlasting passion for creativity and art. At the age of 16, she took a sewing course to learn more about fashion and the process of its creation in order to pursue a career in the field. She owns a Yorkshire terrier, whom she misses dearly whenever she is away from home. Her guilty pleasure is cake and her favorite social media app is Instagram.

Here are some insights from Jennifer herself, on the process of fashion design and this year’s theme of the FASHIONCLASH festival.

You can meet Jennifer and buy her designers during FASHIONCLASH Festival at the 'Fashion Makes Sense Lab' from June 30 - July 2. (free entrance).
More information about the program: here.

What are so far your main achievements in your career?
My main achievements, which I would have never thought if I think of me as a little girl, is that I never expected to achieve what I did since now. I never would have thought to win and to graduate in Fashion with the both awards that I won during study. Then that I moved to London to do an internship, on my own and since then never stopped doing and creating my ideas. I never stopped drawing. Fashion is always on my mind. And of course that I am here still doing what I always wanted to do and have not given up.

In what projects are you involved at this moment?
For now, it’s attending FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017. I hope that more projects will come. The rest is all work in progress.

What are your biggest struggles as a young designer/artist?

As a young designer I find it difficult to show my collections somewhere except online, which is the cheapest way of doing it. Some expect you to pay a certain sum which most young Designers don’t have. Budget is always a problem. But that’s how it works I guess. In every collection I try to express my idea in the most possible way that I can, not only on fabrics but also if it means that I have to do everything on my own, like photo shooting and creating a fashion film. Which I do and love doing, even if it’s a lot more work. But in the end it’s fun and exciting seeing your work because you can say ’I created this and did this all myself’. It’s satisfying. All in all, I am glad that there is an annual event like FASHIONCLASH Festival that gives young creatives the opportunity to show, sell and exhibit their work. Moreover, for someone who does all on their own like me sometimes it is difficult to meet the season deadlines for SS or AW. Most of the times I get ready days after the Fashion Weeks are over.

"For me Fashion is something that was always there, since humanity began to dress themselves."

What do you love the most about your profession?
I love that I can be creative in something that you can use in your daily life. Everyone needs to dress so fashion is part of all of our lives. As I do everything myself, I do like a bit of each of my design process starting from the idea/ scribbles/inspiration, pattern-making, sewing to the shooting creating a film. Most of it all I like that I can create my own designs, my own ideas and don’t have to stick to any rules or other. I love what I do and like that I can be free in every step of my process.

How would you define fashion?
For me fashion is not only a necessity or something you just put on and get on with your live. For me Fashion is something that was always there, since humanity began to dress themselves. It’s history and it’s progress. Fashion is also expressing oneself, it’s art and creativity. That’s what I think.

What fascinates/inspires you and why?
I can be inspired by all sorts of things that I see, read or hear. I believe that inspiration is everywhere. For me it can be something odd I am seeing somewhere, a painting, a certain song or sound or even an experience/feeling. Sometimes it also can pop up in your mind, just out of nowhere, also while working. I try to see/read/explore the most that I can and soak all information, like a sponge and then write it down or draw any idea that I have, depending on how it pops up in my head. I am not inspired or fascinated by anything specific, but as I do like all sort of creativity really, I am most of the time inspired by painters, musicians or writers or artists of any creative field who can inspire me with their work, the way they think, they work or express themselves. I like to be inspired by anything. It’s limitless and it’s everywhere.

Finding your own distinctive voice can be difficult, where and how do you find your personal creativity?
It is difficult to get one’s voice heard. I do my work and my designs with passion and try to keep them as unique as possible and to create them as I imagine them to be and to look like. My inspiration doesn’t come at the beginning of a collection straight away. It sometimes comes whilst drawing, other times when going out seeing different things but always with the theme of the collection in mind or even during developing of the toiles on the mannequin or just out of the blue when I don’t expect it. One can find inspiration at any time. Well, that’s more for me but each person is different and creativity can be different and develop different on each single person.

What challenges did you face during the design process?
Challenges for me in each collection is to find the right fabrics for my main idea and the right styles. Those are always tricky points, even when you have an idea that you’re so enthusiastic about it that seeing a this piece in toile and in the end you totally want to change it because it doesn’t look as you have thought it would. That can be frustrating at times but that’s the process and some things just need time to develop to the better. But this challenges need to be there. Without them there is no process and that’s good that they’re there. Of course there’ll be always little mistakes, but we’re humans, that happens. For me if there are challenges that good because it means that I can work on it, try to figure out another way or other things and work on where I got wrong and where I should do better.

What do you want to communicate with your work in general?
I develop and create my own ideas and Designs. I do everything myself because I believe that feeling unique and authentic in what one wears is important and which also are very important to me, because I am passionate in what I do. What I mean with this is that I want to show that there is more to clothing than just, let’s say a mass-produced T-Shirt. There is more to it and that there can be someone, in my case one only person who does each of their product themselves is in indeed unique and it also has some kind of story behind it. Once someone said to me, that when wearing my designs, one can feel the difference and see oneself not in the usual outfits but differently to other already worn clothes of their wardrobe. I hope others do feel the same.

Can you tell us something about the project you will present at the FASHIONCLASH Festival?
At FASHIONCLASH Festival I will present my collection „UMBRA SUMUS“, which translates from Latin to “We are shadows”. This collection is inspired by urban art and culture, but it is more an experience of mine. UMBRA SUMUS is the inscription of a sundial from a mosque in Brick Lane, East London. It is a reminder that live is volatile and later it became another significance when immigrants and the French Huguenots started to move into this area. I gave this inscription a different meaning with this collection by giving it this title and described my own experience. Being around, in between and amongst the crammed streets of people where sometimes you barely can walk in the pace you wish, for me it felt like a tiny piece among a thousand of faces you don’t know. In that moment like a shadow in a way, unknown/anonymous by others. A shadow wandering from place to place. Fearless, fierce and curious. I wanted to capture that feeling in that instant and transmit it into my clothing.

What do you try to communicate with your project?
 As explained before I wanted to capture that feeling and transmit it into my clothing. Of course everyone can feel differently. The make-up consists of tribal signs and should show that one is not alone even though sometimes you feel to be lonely. Long story short, I truly believe that you define yourself, not others. This is more what I think my collection says, that you should hold on to others but you decide to do what you want and to be who you want to be.

Why have you decided to participate at FASHIONCLASH Festival?
Since I started to work on my own designs I was looking to showcase my work and what I do, but not only online also on events so that people can see, touch the fabrics, try them on and if they like talk to me about my stuff. So whilst researching, I found the website of FASHIONCLASH Festival. As I read and saw that FASHIONCLASH showcases creatives, designers and also students, I didn’t think twice and sent an email. I am very happy that the FASHIONCLASH team accepted my application and am so excited to show my collection on this occasion.

FASHIONCLASH is already working on future themes. What are the topics you find interesting? 
Future is a big theme and like in every Design related job we need to look ahead because tomorrow is already the future. I like to think of ten, twenty years and more ahead and to imagine how the world will look like and how the world and even the dressing sense of the people will change. Future of Fashion is very interesting, though Fashion is not only something we put on but it has to be emotional, contemporary. I believe this year’s Motto „Fashion Makes Sense“ does underline this as well because Fashion needs to be emotional, one needs to know who is behind the designs. For this reason, in my view this is already looking forward to the future which is very interesting.

What are your thoughts regarding ‘religion and fashion’?
Religion and fashion is a very controversial topic depending in which direction or view one sees it. In general, I think that fashion concerning in each and different religion should be respected and tolerated.

 (Does)Fashion Makes Sense?

Does fashion makes sense to you?
Fashion is part of my life. We all dress up every day. Fashion and creating fashion is my way of expressing myself. So it definitely makes sense to me.

What are your thoughts on making ‘fashion’ more environmentally-friendly?
I don’t know but there shouldn’t be this stress about creating so many collections, mid- season ect ect. to low down the manufacturies, check more on fabrics, how their made ect. But nowadays I believe it’s more about the money then thinking about the environmental consequences. And I believe that a garment should last longer than just a couple of months so that then the consumer goes and
buys a new one.

What are your thoughts on the senses in relation to the human body?
A person should feel good in what his wearing. It should make him fell good not only himself inside but also the touch of the fabric. Regarding the question before the person who wears a totally new, lets say jumper or shirt, his skin shouldn’t show any allergic reactions. That I wouldn’t like to see on me either.

Do you think that fashion can contribute to a better world / better well-being, and what do you do to make a difference?
I am not sure if it could contribute to a better world but as a Designer who does everything myself, I do choose the fabrics which I believe are good (and not only budget wise) and I do sew and create every garment myself. That’s my contribution for now.

What senses are engaged in your creation process?
The sight, touch, smell (fabrics) and hearing. Last one when imagining my work as a story, for the fashion film or short clip, music sometimes makes the difference even conveying your intention with what you want to say.

How does technology change your creation process?
For me I apply technology in my creation process when creating prints for screen printing my designs or when editing the pictures of the shoot or working on the clips. Even new inspirations can come up when being on social media. But going back to the question, it doesn’t really change in my case.

Fun Facts

What’s a standard day for you?
Morning, checking up what needs to be done for the day (if I haven’t done it the evening before), if I need some trimmings or other, get out get them. Noon checking up on emails, in the evening working on the collection depending on which stage I am, pattern/toiles/cutting, concept/fabrics/moodboard, working on pc on screen print moods or sewing final collection pieces. It all depends on which point I am.

Vegan, vegetarian, healthy diet or any food will do?
 I always try to eat and cook heathy but wouldn’t say I am strictly one of this listed. I like vegetarian, some vegan bit also meat. But basically I eat anything, even junk food once in a while. I eat and try anything.

What’s your favorite song at the moment?
I am more of a rock person even though I listen to anything. I try to be more open to anything. At the moment while working I am listening to a lot of Radio, but couldn’t really say what song I would prefer the most.

Best TV-show/movie at the moment?
I love to go to the cinema but haven’t had any time lately. But the last Tv-Series I watched was Penny Dreadful, I believe it was and started to watch Mr.Robot and am looking forward to see Girlboss next.

What is your bad habit?
My bad habit…maybe that I am a bit stubborn sometimes.

Are you a people's person or a loner?
I like to be around people who share my same interests but sometimes I also need to have some lone time or me time. Just some time by myself.

Your favorite quote?
I’ve actually have a couple that I really like:

 „Life is too short too waste it to realize the dreams of others.”-Oscar Wilde
 „If you don't have passion for something, you shouldn't it be doing in the first place.”-Alexander McQueen 
“The importance is not to get you noted, but to remember you”-Giorgio Armani
 “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.”- David Bowie, Leo Tolstoy

What is your favorite city? London.

What/who do you miss the most when you are not at home? My family, friends and my dog.

If you could move anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
To London, because this is the place where I always since I was little wanted to move to when grown up and study/work there. It still is.

What do you enjoy the most in life?
That I am able to do what I love doing and I really enjoy traveling when I can and have the time for it.

Who is your biggest example/idol?
That would be Alexander McQueen. I loved him since the first time I saw and learned about his work. He was amazing and still is. Every time I see his collections/ designs it gets me every time. Then there is Vivienne Westwood. She is also amazing in what she does. She’s great and I love what she does. If I have to say it all, David Bowie is another idol that I really love. An inspiration in every character he played. You see, I do have more than just one because every artist has a different character, different ways of expressing their work to the people. If I think about it it’s more the exhibition of their work, how they show and convey their message to their audience/observer. Well, and that’s why I have a couple of idols.

Favorite magazine? I-D Magazine.

Favorite hashtags?  #lovemywork #thoughtoftheday #checkout

Instagram account you think deserves more attention?
Mine :) Apart from that, there are so many good
fashion, photography and art, also lifestyle
profiles that is difficult to name just one.

dinsdag 16 mei 2017


Proud sponsor of FASHIONCLASH Festival since 2010 & social design project FabricAge

FASHIONCLASH is honoured to team up for the 8th time with COFFEELOVERS during the 9th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival. AND we can also count on their support during the realisation of our first FabricAge textile design piece for the city of Maastricht in Centre Céramique. A true friend; Tickling our taste buds, empowering our senses and sharing the love for collaboration, craftsmanship, traditional values, hospitableness, and quality.

TASTE, SMELL, FEEL, …. EXPERIENCE THE LOVE! The way WE share our love for fashion, THEY share their love for coffee and coffee lovers (and vice versa!). And true to this year’s theme “Fashion Makes Sense” this affection – not only for the “black gold” but also for tea – promises to be a multi-sensory experience and can be felt, tasted, smelled, envisioned AND triggers the intellect, imagination and more. Because, why should only taste have all the fun? For every cup of coffee, specifically trained Coffeelovers baristas grind a certain amount of coffee beans provided by Maison Blanche Deal, which has been well-known in Maastricht since 1878. Upon request, they will also make you a coffee latte, and without a doubt their Coffeelovers hearts are famous!


Proud sponsor of FASHIONCLASH Festival since 2015

FASHIONCLASH is honoured to team up for the 3rd time with Gulpener Brewery during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017. A true friend; Tickling our senses, and sharing the love for collaboration, craftsmanship, quality, freedom, traditional values, hospitableness, and of course good beer!

Gulpener is an independent and sustainable Dutch family brewery, located in Gulpen (South Limburg, the Netherlands). Gulpener dates back to 1825 and is known for its long tradition of beer craftsmanship, innovative spirit and rich flavours. They were the first Dutch brewery to introduce several special crafts beers. They now present 16 special beers, some of which have been awarded prestigious prices.


Proud sponsor of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017

FASHIONCLASH is honoured to team up for the first time with Santocci during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017. Time to introduce Santocci to you!

Limoncello, the Italian word referring to an intensely lemon-flavored liqueur. Most famously in Italy, but also very popular throughout the rest of the world. For generations, the original recipe of the irresistible, pure and traditionally produced Limoncello has been preserved and maintained. Santocci is made with love; according to a generations-old family recipe and without the addition of artificial flavours, fragrances and dyes. You can taste the purity of the lemons, selected with care and love! Santocci wants to share this particular quality with liqueur lovers worldwide. During FASHIONCLASH Festival you’re able to discover first hand why “Yellow is the new black”: experience Santocci in its purest taste or be amazed by sense tickling (cocktail) combinations. Vivere!

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