|(Jenna Marie Wakani; Getty)|
The three young designers from South Limburg, Linda Friesen, Ebby Port and Gabriel Guevera will dive into coal mine heritage and present their contemporary version of the miners clothing. They will design new clothing and accessories inspired by clothing worn by miners.
Every month, one designer will design one unique 'show piece design' that is both inspired by the former miners clothing as of the cultural communities of Heerlen (Italy, Poland, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Morocco, Spain, Friesland).
|design by Linda Friesen|
By means of this collaborative process, the MIJNcollection will be developed throughout the year.
Designs created by the three designers in this project will also be presented during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015.
Heerlen forms part of Parkstad Limburg (formerly known as "Oostelijke Mijnstreek"- Eastern Mineregion), and was a centre for the coal mining industry in the Netherlands in the late 19th century. Mine workers came from all over Europe, often with their families, contributing to a multicultural society that is nowadays charasteric for Parkstad Limburg.
With M2015 Jaar van de Mijnen (Year of the Mines) Parkstad is celebrating the coal mine heritage with various projects and a diverse cultural programma.
MIJNshop en MIJNcollectie is a collaboration of SCHUNCK*, Stichting Jaar van de Mijnen, 100% Heerlen, and FASHIONCLASH and is made possible by support of Gemeente Heerlen and Stichting DOEN.
The project kicked of with a visit to Blegny Mine.
images are by Fabian de Kloe
|collection inspired by miners working clothing|
|German Jeans by Eva Gronbach at Manifesta 9 in Genk |
|Alexandre Herchcovitch SS 2014 Collection, inspired |
by the clothes worn by coal miners, oil and field workers