zondag 6 maart 2011

FASHIONCLASH Fashion Procession 2011

In cooperation with the Heiligdomsvaart and ABK Maastricht FASHIONCLASH organizes a Fashion Procession, a procession where models are showing the creations of liturgical vestments in a parade through the city of Maastricht and accompanied by live music.

Designers and artists from all disciplines will participate in this unique project.
FASHIONCLASH, Maastricht's youngest event, in cooperation with Heiligdomsvaart, Maastricht's oldest event.

Heiligdomsvaart takes place once in 7 year. This year the 54th edition will take place. The first went through Maastricht in 1391, the last in 2004. In a sanctuary in a procession relics (clothing, objects or remains) of the saints are presented to the people. Heiligdomsvaart Maastricht is the most famous in the Netherlands and attracts many visitors. A rich cultural program of which this year FASHIONCLASH Fashion Procession is a component is composed around the event.
For more info: http://www.heiligdomsvaartmaastricht.nl

The assignment: The liturgical garments and textiles are the starting point for the creations/ designs.

In the treasuries of the great Roman Catholic churches in Maastricht beautiful textiles collections are stored and collected over the centuries. Especially for the participants in this project the church will reveal these treasures so they can serve as inspiration.

Examples include the models of the chasubles, with various fashions (so-called violin casket from Rich Roman life or beautiful Art Deco chasubles). Or the different meanings of the colours of the liturgical clothing (e.g. yellow for Easter and purple for Advent and fasting).

The Fashion Procession is presented on Sunday, June 5th (shopping Sunday) via a route through the city of Maastricht.  In addition, the creations (or a part of the creations) will be presented on the catwalk (during the opening night) and in the exposition of the multidisciplinary fashion event FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011 (10 to June 12).

Images from the lecture/tour.
Historian Jac van den Boogaard gave a lecture / tour around the textiles in the Roman Catholic Church, a special kick-off of the assignment of this project. 

FASHIONCLASH Fashion Procession is made possible by Hogeschool Zuyd and BV Limburg / Zicht op Maastricht.

pictures: Branko Popovic

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