vrijdag 29 april 2011

"Garbage-to-wear" by Gunnar Hämmerle

Gunnar's inspiration

What is your name? Gunnar Hämmerle.

Where and what did you study and when did you graduate? I studied business management at LMU Munich and graduated 1998. After that, I went to film school HFF, also in Munich. There, I graduated 2003.

How did your experience with blogging started? Why a blog? I started blogging by the end of 2006. First, it was just a fun project. I wanted to take pictures of people and a street style blog gave me a good reason to do so. I love the idea of blogging because it is such a great way to share your work with the whole world. And it doesn't cost anything to start... except your ideas and time.

Where does your inspiration come from? From here and now. I love to be thrown in a situation and then work with it. My approach is rather spontaneous than conceptual.

woensdag 27 april 2011

CLASH Project participants

Let us introduce CLASH Project participants and their work. If you are curious how are they going to translate them into runway outfits come to FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011.

Jane Bowler, UK, textile
Photo by Joanne Warren

Frederik Färg, SE, furniture designer
Photo by Maria Sahlander

Gunnar Haemmerle, DE, blogger

Nonstopnerds, DE, 2D Arts Platform


Sidi el Karchi, NL, artist

Wojtek Scherp, DE, illustrator and artist

Niek Pulles, NL, designer
Photo by Joost van Brug

Sue Doeksen, NL, graphic designer

Valentin Loellmann, NL, product designer

Fabian van Spreckelsen, NL, product designer

CLASH Project is coordinated by Matylda Krzykowski from MatAndMe blog.

dinsdag 26 april 2011

Tickets for FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011 online

picture by
Peter Stigter & Lisa Klappe

From Friday 10th June to Sunday 12th June SAMdecorfabriek, the former Decor factory of Mosa breaths fashion. Come and admire the work More than 100 international talents during the 3rd edition of the successful, international, multidisciplinary fashion event ‘FASHIONCLASH Maastricht’. 
The program offers a variety of activities for everyone: fashionshows, an exposition, the Clash Project, theatre and a Fashion Procession. Haute couture, experimental designs, wearable ensembles and streetwear: FASHIONCLASH shows it all!

FASHIONCLASH is a unique opportunity to discover new talent, make contacts, and to be inspired by the art of fashion.

zaterdag 23 april 2011

Vote for Eunbi Kim


De Bijenkorf asked in the context of Inspiration 10 students from leading design and art schools in the Netherlands to design an inspiring, artistic creation by incorporating the theme of Letter Arts.
On DeBijenkorf.nl you can read more background on the designers and their creation. You can vote for your favorite creation.
You can also just click the LIKE button on facebook.
Vote for Eubi Kim!

Eunbi Kim is showing her collection at FASHIONCLASH MAASTRICHT 2011

Collage by Eubi Kim
photo by Gidi van Maarsveen

photo by Gidi van Maarsveen

donderdag 21 april 2011

DSGNRMRKT Pop-Up-Parcours

DSGNRMRKT Pop-Up-Parcours 
13 - 21 May in Hasselt (Belguim)

DesignersLes Deux de Cock, Elsewerk, Swantje Langeheine, Lore Langendries, Black Balloon, Made by Chickies, I Love Deer, Titi + The German Kid, Maureen De Clercq, Bravoure, Afsart, studioRUIG and Jojo.
LocationsLa Bottega, MMH (Fashion museum Hasselt), Boon, Z33, Clinic, Paplou, Alley, Donum and Stijn Helsen.

Lore Langendries and Swantje Langeheine are also taking part at FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011.
Elsewerk, Irene Heldens and Swantje Langeheine are also availible in FASHIONCLASH STORE.

for more info: http://www.dsgnrmrkt.com

Lore Langendries

Swantje Langeheine
FCM 2011
photo Peter Stigter

photo Joost van der Neut

Coffeelovers Maastricht

Coffeelovers Maastricht is partner for FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011.
When you come to the event you can enjoy a bite to eat, drinks, and of course their delicious coffee.

Photo: Team Peter Stigter

Marie-Lisah Hermkens

What is your name? Marie-Lisah Hermkens

What is the name of your label? I don’t own a label yet. But when I am going to start one it will probably be just “Marie-Lisah”.

Where did you study and when did you graduate? Last January I graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. I graduated with my collection “Omdat iedereen het doet…”. This is the collection that I will be showing in June (during FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011).

What inspires you as a designer? I guess my inspiration/fascination is always coming from my life and the people in my life. I try to get as much information as possible from the people around me or about certain subjects. There’s no coincidence in my work, it’s a systematic way of working and finding order in the information I collect. So my inspiration is practically everywhere, but the way of finding a system to get and process information is of a greater value.

woensdag 20 april 2011

Unconventional Wieteke

What is your name? My name is Wieteke Ilse Opmeer

What is the name of your label? The name of my label is also Wieteke Opmeer, nice and simple.

Where did you study and when did you graduate? I studied "3D design" at the Art academy of Utrecht (HKU) and I graduated in 2008.

What inspires you as a designer? I get inspired by simple things that seem effortless. The ones that you think "why didn't I think of it?". I like to think of designing as I think of cooking. Just a few simple ingredients in the right balance usually make the greatest tasting dishes.

Preparations for 'staindress' project: dyeing samples and coloring substance (FASHIONCLASH likes!)

 More of the color samples for the new project.

FASHIONCLASH at Cream PR Press Day

On 12th of April FASHIONCLASH went to Amsterdam the attend the Press Day at Cream PR. Cream PR is an established PR agency specialized in fashion and lifestyle. Its portfolio is impressive and showcases more 40 leading clothing and accessories labels. What is interesting about Cream PR is that it not only represents top commercial brands but also promotes young designers: Antoine Peters, Hester Vlamings, Marloesblaas, NON by Kim, Leonie Smelt and Pauline van Dongen.

During the Press Day Cream PR opened up the doors to its exciting and inspiring showroom where we could have a preview of the AW 2011 collections. Thanks to DJ Titia, visiting fashionistas and lovely people from Cream PR the atmosphere was great! Thank you for invite!

For more info check Cream PR website.

vrijdag 15 april 2011

Ellis Biemans

What is your name? Ellis Biemans

What is the name of your label? Ellis Biemans

Where did you study and when did you graduate? I studied at fashion & design at AMFI- and I graduate in June 2009.

What inspires you as a designer? The human body inspires me in the first place: the movements of the body and how to use and shape unusual materials as a body adornment. Additionally, in nature you can find beautiful shapes and colors, Im in love with color pallets, combining the right unusual colors together can define a whole new concept.

Ellis's drawings, paintings and sketches.

Manon Boertien

Collage by Manon
What is your name? Manon Boertien

What is the name of your label? Manon Boertien

Where did you study and when did you graduate? I graduated in 2009 from the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) in fashion design

What inspires you as a designer? Nowadays everyone looks for happiness and the truth in his own way. However, in the past people lived in a community where everyone had a fixed place and role. Happiness and truth was to be found trough God and the family.

Today, everyone is an individual who is detached from the unshakable ties of the past and determines his own life. We can make our own choices and decide for ourselves how to fill our life with happiness and truth. It’s this behavior of people searching for truth and happiness that fascinates me.

donderdag 14 april 2011

'My Way' by Daniel von Weinberger

in Modemuseum Hasselt

15 april - 05 june 2011

After the exhibition "Plastic c'est Chic ' at Grand-Hornu designer Daniël von Weinberger shows his latest creations at the Fashion Museum Hasselt, under the title 'My Way' as of April 15.  'My Way' as the song by crooner Frank Sinatra, but in the version of Sid Vicious from the Sex Pistols. The central hall of the museum will be transformed into a post-punk scene.

Daniel Von Weinberger (Antwerp, 1950) studied jewellery, fashion and 
theatre design at the Royal Academy of Art in Antwerpen and Precious
Metal Worker from 1965 until 1973.

After that he learned enameling at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem,
followed by a year in sculpture in Antwerp. He participated in more that
70 collective exhibitions in Belgium and abroad, displaying jewellery,
paintings, sculptures, Mail Art, Box Art and videos. Since 1974 he had
about 30 individual exhibitions. He has the reputation of being the most
extravagant of the modern jewel designers — MMH

You can also still visit 'The future that never was' 


woensdag 13 april 2011

Karishma Shahani क श

Karishma'scollection in progress

What is your name? Karishma Shahani

What is the name of your label?

Where did you study and when did you graduate? I graduated from the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design Technology June in 2010, before which I completed my BA(Hons) in Economics from Pune, India in 2007.

What inspires you as a designer? My surroundings. Influences are immense from the homeless person on the road, to cultural images across borders, my inspirations come from everyday things, anything that catches my eye, captures my imagination. It is just about falling in love with what I see. I am obsessed with collecting things, whether it is interesting pieces from travel or found objects they form a large inspirational database alongside a lot of photography of all things beautiful.

Who is your favorite designer? Why? There are many – Dries Van Noten for his beautiful cultural aesthetic in a very contemporary context. Manish Arora for the bold use of colour and textures. Christian Lacroix for how he puts pieces together with such contrasting qualities to make them look effortlessly classic. Issey Miyake for his innovative simplicity. Prada for the sheer respect the brand demands.

What can you bring to FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011? Contemporary Indian sensibilities and richness of craft from Asia along with a lot of drama and bucket loads of colour.

What do you expect from the FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011? An accepting audience.

Karishma's workplace

How did your experience with fashion started? When did you decide to be a fashion designer?

I can never pinpoint exactly when this happened it was an area I developed an interest in with time. I did want to be a pilot and then an archaeologist too. I have books in which I have been trying to draw figures with clothing that go back to when I was around 11 so it was always present somewhere sub- consciously. The simple fact of creating new things determines my passion for design. Fashion in particular because it is so close to our daily lives. I love how contextual it is and how it is a key indicator of changes in society over time.

What are your goals concerning your career? What are your ambitions? Where do you see yourself in the future?

The brand has only just started. I would like to see the Karishma Shahani label stand as a valued fashion label, creating a global Indian brand.

Karishma in her studio

 Edited by Natalia Serwanska

FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011 campaign image

For the campaign of the third edition of FASHIONCLASH Maastricht, FASHIONCLASH works together with Team Peter Stigter. Lisa Klappe and Peter Stigter created this stunning promotional image with the beautiful model Marleen.

Photo by Lisa Klappe and Peter Stigter
Styling: Mascha van Welij
Model: Marleen
concept: Team Peter Stigter & FASHIONCLASH

zaterdag 9 april 2011

Future fashion design talents of ABK Maastricht

The students of fashion and textile department of ABKM (Academy of Fine Arts and Design Maastricht)
are working hard!
If you want to see the results of these upcoming fashion talents come to FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011 and save the date for ABKM shows that are scheduled on 12 June 2011.

Mini Collections by 3rd year fashion design

2nd year fashion design

Milena Lehr

Rosi Muller

PS Magazine

'Ode to the Dutch fashion talent' by PS Magazine

There's a new magazine in Holland, with the concept 'Ode to the Dutch fashion talent'.
FASHIONCLASH loves this concept, specially because they will put young designers in the spotlight!

It is a magazine that provides a platform for young, emerging talent in fashion, fashion photography and fashion illustration. Current fashion magazines tend to focus on already established brands, making it difficult to get a foothold in the fashion industry. PS gives the chance to emerging talents and opportunity to make themselves known to the general public. PS is positive, fresh, upbeat and energetic and would like something nice and refreshing fashion show.

On the cover of the first issue the models is wearing an outfit by Leonie Smelt, that was a shown on FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2010.
Photo Peter Stigter

PS is an initiative of Stefanie Mensink and Puck Landewé.
They believe that too little attention to the many fashion talent in the Netherlands and a lack of inspiring and innovative independent fashion magazines in the Netherlands.
PS stands for Pre Stage.
PS From 3rd Arpil PS is available in shops throughout the Netherlands and will be available four times a year. PS is also on sale online: http://www.magvilla.nl/magazine/4451/ps-magazine

PS Magazine: http://www.ps-magazine.nl/

woensdag 6 april 2011

This summer be prepared for FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011 ...

For more information check the updated FASHIONCLASH website.


What is your name? Minna Palmqvist

What is the name of your label? MINNAPALMQVIST

Where did you study and when did you graduate? I graduated from Konstfack College of Arts Crafts and Design in Stockholm, from where I have a master degree in textile. Before that I went to the clothing design program at Novia University of Applied Sciences in Turku, Finland.

What inspires you as a designer? Imperfection, ambivalent feelings and awkwardness.

Who is your favorite designer/artist? Why? Louise Bourgeoise, mainly for her sculpting.

What can you bring to FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011? Unwanted body shapes, exclusively handmade to enter the world of fashion.

Previews of the collection that Minna will show during FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011

Since you are participating in both are your works for the show and for the exposition going to be somehow related to each other? The collection on the catwalk is based on the shapes and the atmosphere in the film shown in the exhibition. That is how I usually start my work - by capturing a subject trough sculpting, photos and installations, which then turns into show pieces, to in the end become more wearable, producable garments. What is to be shown at FASHIONCLASH is all about the flesh, the fat and the transience of the human body.

"Intimately Social" (2007) by Minna Palmqvist

What do you expect from the FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011? I expect a creative environment where fashion is not all about trends and shopping, but a phenomena worth discussing and digging deep into.

How did your experience with fashion started? When did you decide to be a fashion designer/artist? Growing up on a Finnish island (Åland) I had no idea you could actually be a fashion designer for real. I loved clothes and made a lot of my own garments as a teenager, and drew millions of fashion illustrations on my room. When it was time to go to university my sister thought I should apply for design school. First I thought it sounded so superficial, and attended a semester of gender studies at Gothenburg University before I finally dared to apply and stand for my passion. And now I couldn't have imagined doing anything else!

What are your goals concerning your career? What are your ambitions? Where do you see yourself in the future? I want to find a way to take my designs into sustainable production, as a complement to the hand made pieces and art installations I work with now. I want to find some good people to work with who share my vision, and be able to actually live from doing what I do.

Minna's atelier. We like.

Edited by Natalia Serwanska

LUKASZ STEPIEN by Lukasz Stepien

  What is your name? Łukasz Stępień (Lukasz Stepien)

 What is the name of your label? LUKASZ STEPIEN

 What inspires you as a designer? I'm inspired by Multitasking    forms, multiple use of clothing, building construction of new clothes, often derived from the architecture. My clothes are intended to reflect my style in the trends of the season concerned.

 Who is your favorite fashion designer? Why? My favorite designer is Martin Margiela. I appreciate him since he shows his style, in whatever form you can always recognize his style. He has its own approach to fashion that he guards and his fashion is an art rather than just displaying clothes.

Another designer whose work I value very highly is John Richmond. His collections are a combination of classic design with a new idea of the men's fashion.

What the both have in common is that they always show something new in men’s fashion, something what no one else has done so far.

What can you bring to FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011? The moment I heard about FASHIONCLASH I thought it was a good opportunity to show my collection.

What do you expect from the FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2011? I expect that my fashion and style will appeal to a wide audience. I also hope to make new friends in the fashion industry and gain recognition and customers on the new market.

Sketch, collection fall 2010

How did your experience with fashion started? When did you decide to be a fashion designer?
It began eight years ago. I felt that I had nothing to wear, and so I began designing for myself. Gradually my projects were gaining recognition. Then I was offered a job in Parisian company owned by Diesel, where I realized fashion is what I want to do.

What are your goals concerning your career? What are your ambitions? Where do you see yourself in the future?  I am already developing my own brand in Poland and abroad. My clothes receive recognition among men, but not only. I will always promote my own style and its individuality in men's fashion, but of course I do not exclude working for large fashion house.

Lukasz at work

Edited by: Natalia Serwanska
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