woensdag 17 december 2014

Impressions from designSUPERMARKET

FASHIONCLASH presented Dutch fashion talent at designSUPERMARKET 2014

11-14 December Prague, Czech Republic

FASHIONCLASH platform has been invited to present Dutch fashion talent at designSUPERMARKET 2014 event in Prague. Diversity, innovation and creativity of Dutch fashion design where on display with work of five young designers. The selection of designers included Joelle Boers|Studio, Ebby Port, Marsha Kessels, Chris van den Elzen and Judith van Vliet. All designers have presented their work at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 and are now continuing with their successes.

designSUPERMARKET was a great experience for FASHIONCLASH and for the designers. Designers where able to sell work, network and where also given the opportunity to sell their work in hign-end boutiques in Prague. Furthermore FASHIONCLASH artistic management team had the honor to scout and meet Czech designers. Via a concept of speed dating designers got time to pitch their projects and show their portfolio, and FASHIONCLASH awarded 3 designers with participation at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015. Barbara Procházkova PULSE won a spot in the fashion show programme and Blueberries and Sofya Samareva a spot in the market. Czech Centres is making this possible.
We are looking back to an inspiring week where we met talented designers and passionate team of designSUPERMARKET. This project is made possible by Czech Centres, Netherlands Embassy in Prague, designSUPERMARKET, FASHIONCLASH

 More images below

zaterdag 6 december 2014

Open Call for Entries for FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015


7th edition of the international and interdisciplinary fashion festival in Maastricht

We are happy to invite you to sign up for “FASHIONCLASH Festival”, the GENDER edition that will bring together designers and artists from all over world. Next to the extensive program there is a brand new feature in the festival, namely there are various AWARDS waiting for its winner, and you may just be the lucky one.

FASHIONCLASH Festival (FCF) is an inspiring fashion festival based in Maastricht, the Netherlands, that shows the art of fashion in the broadest sense of the word. FCF is a platform where a new generation of designers and artists from various disciplines get the opportunity to present their work to a broad and diverse audience, national and international press, industry leaders, etc. Since the first edition in 2009 more than 800 talents from 40 different countries have joined FASHIONCLASH Festival and were given the opportunity to show their talent and work. Some of their careers really took of from there!

Take a look at fashionclash.nl for an impression of the event and the activities of FASHIONCLASH throughout the world.

For more information and condition about participation download the application form DOWNLOAD: Applicationform_ FCF2015 
You can sign-up until March 1 2015.


FASHIONCLASH presents Dutch fashion talent at designSUPERMARKET 2014 
11-14 December Prague, Czech Republic

FASHIONCLASH platform has been invited to present Dutch fashion talent at designSUPERMARKET 2014 event in Prague. Diversity, innovation and creativity of Dutch fashion design will be on display with work of five young designers. The selection of designers includes Joelle Boers|Studio, Ebby Port, Marsha Kessels, Chris van den Elzen and Judith van Vliet. The work of the selected designers will show fashion in the broadest sense of the word, next to fashion design one can find shoe design, textile design, jewellery and accessories. All designers have presented their work at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 and are now continuing with their successes.
Designers Judith van Vliet and Chris van den Elzen met each other in the context of FASHIONCLASH /Invito Shoe Design Challenge and than joined forces with success at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014. Ebby Port and Marsha Kessels are from both based in Limburg where they also met within one of FASHIONCLASH projects. Marsha’s jewellery served as the perfect match with Ebby’s collection that was display during the runway programme of FASHIONCLASH Festival. Joelle Boers | Studio is an multidisciplinary design studio that focuses on print and textile design for homewear products, accessories and clothing.


maandag 1 december 2014

The Future of Fashion is Now

FASHIONCLASH Festival participants featured in the exhitbition 'The Future of Fashion is Now', at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam

The Future of Fashion is Now focuses on new visions and fresh designs by young fashion designers from all over the world. It seeks out designers with non-Western backgrounds and designers from the fringes of Europe, where until recently there was effectively no fashion tradition, who are actively looking to modernize the fashion system.

The Future of Fashion is Now is open until January 18.


zaterdag 29 november 2014

Karel van Laere wins Piket Kunstprijs 2014

Karel van Laere performance at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2012
Congratulations to theatre performer Karel van Laere for winning Piket Kunst Prijs in theatre categorie'Piket Kunst Prijs'


vrijdag 28 november 2014

FAB Pop-Up Store in Hasselt

The Fabulous FAB Pop-up Store is open from the 15th of November 2014 until the 15th of January 2015 at Kapelstraat 45, Hasselt.

After successful editions in Hasselt (2011), Maastricht (2012), Aachen (2013), FAB Pop-Up Store returned in Hasselt and opened for the 4th time. Fashion Across Borders npo (FAB), is a collaboration between Fashion Museum Hasselt, FASHIONCLASH (Maastricht) and Designmetropole Aachen.
This Euregional fashion platform was founded to support fashion talent and the fashion industry within the Euregion Meuse-Rhine. FAB enables emerging talents to show the world what they are capable of with a fabulous FAB Pop-Up store.

Come and check it out!

Participating designers: Tyson Ernste, Tom Van Der Borght, Scharp Inc., Strikks, Hanne De Wyngaert, Joelle Boers, Stefan Meuwissen, Branko Popovic, Monique Poolmans, Hui Hui, Ebby Port, Bernadette Van De Braak, Lena Berens, K-sus, Aicha Gerards, Titi+the German Kid, Danielle Vroemen, Sofie Hermans, Nina Furher, No More Twist, Noana Giambra, PYG Design, Lies Wambacq, Sulzkottlet, Ann Boogaerts.

SUBSCRIBE to meet & greet with FAB DESIGNERS (December 13)- here

 all images are courtesy of FASHIONCLASH

dinsdag 25 november 2014

Marta Miljanić on Elle Serbia cover

Photo: Dusan Reljin
Stylist : Nenad Janjatovic
MUA: Sasa Jokovic
Hair: Đurđica Ivanović
Model: Djurdja Stojiljkovic / Model Scouting Office

vrijdag 21 november 2014

Hotspots at Jekerkwartier in Maastricht

Milan Palma
3 x Hotspots at Maastrichter Heidenstraat in Maastricht's Jekerkwartier

Once in a while Maastricht gets a new hotspot, this time in the up-and-coming neighbourhood Jekerkwartier where designer Milan Palma opens his studio / store.
Located at Maastrichter Heidenstraat 3A in Maastricht, Milan Palma Studio/Atelier offers handmade leather bags and accessories. But there is more in the same street (Maastrichter Heidenstraat), you can shop and have a coffee just across at Le Marais Deux & Koffie and buy unique made in Maastricht clothing at LB Lena Berens Studio/Store.

maandag 17 november 2014

FASHIONCLASH at Cologne Fashion Days 2014

FASHIONCLASH presented Dutch fashion talent at Cologne Fashion Days 


The guest country for Cologne Fashion Days 2014 was the Netherlands and FASHIONCLASH was invited to present emerging Dutch designers. Within the „Think Dutch Space”, diversity, innovation and creativity of Dutch fashion design was on display. Presentation showcased fashion in the broadest sense of the word, next to fashion design there was shoe design, textile design and accessories.
On Saturday, November 16 the forth edition of Cologne Catwalk took place with a fashion show that featured Judith van Vliet x Chris van den Elzen and Jivika Biervliet in collaboration with designer Peter Hsieh and shoe designer Ruben Lekkerkerker.
Chris van den Elzen & Judith van Vliet are winners of Cologne Catwalk Award 2014.

FASHIONCLASH Designers: – Liselore Frowijn – Deniz Terli – Joelle Boers Studio – Ebby Port – Mevan Kaluarachchi – Jivika Biervliet in collaboration with Peter Hsieh and Ruben Lekkerkerker – Bas Kosters Studio – by Sanne Jansen – Chris van den Elzen & Judith van Vliet

More images: http://fashionclash.nl/fashionclash-at-cologne-fashion-days/

More information: http://www.colognefashiondays.com

maandag 3 november 2014

FASHIONCLASH at Cologne Fashion Days 2014

14 – 16 November


15 November

The New Fashion Format in Cologne More than 30 national & international Young Couture labels present and sell their latest collections.

The long-awaited premier of the CFD | COLOGNE FASHION DAYS 2014, a three-day trade fair for fashion enthusiasts, will take place in THE NEW YORKER | DOCK.ONE in Cologne-Mülheim from the 14th through the 16th of November. The CFD will also provide a brilliant and promising framework for the 4th edition of the highly successful COLOGNE CATWALK, which will take place on the 15th of November.
The COLOGNE FASHION DAYS and the COLOGNE CATWALK both take place under the patronage of Garrelt Duin, Minister for Economic Affairs, Energy, Industry and Commerce of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. As organizer of both events, Ralf Daab and the team of the Cologne-based publishing house DAAB are particularly pleased about the cooperation with TM TextilMitteilungen, the visionary dialogue-magazine for fashion professionals and FashionUnited, a leading international industry network for fashion professionals.

The CFD is aimed at ultimate consumers, while also serving as a PR and marketing platform for young designers and emerging talents. Buying agents are, of course, also welcome; here, they can discover innovative fashion labels and order trendy new collections for their shops. With its cool industrial charm, DOCK.ONE in the Mülheim Harbour is an ideal event location for the new trade fair.
Liselore Frowijn
More than 30 fashion labels from Germany and abroad will present their latest collections and sell these directly to ultimate consumers. In addition to innovative designers from Germany and numerous international labels, including, among others, BRACHMANN, LAROMO + PADICI or JOLONTÉ VOUS!, the local Cologne fashion scene is represented by the likes of, among others, CHANG13 and LIEV by Olivia Zirkel. Special guest country this year is the Netherlands. In cooperation with the internationally active, fashion platform FASHIONCLASH from Maastricht, the Netherlands are presenting a choice selection of ten Dutch designers, including BAS KOSTERS, ebby port, Deniz Terli, Chris van den Elzen, Judith van Vliet and Liselore Frowijn, in the THINK DUTCH SPACE.
On all three fair days, an interesting supplementary program will present lectures, interviews and talks revolving around the world of fashion on the CFD Stage. Finally, fashion schools will also provide information on their educational programs like Design Department from Düsseldorf.

The 4th COLOGNE CATWALK will take place on Saturday, the 15th of November. Artistic Director of the COLOGNE CATWALK is Waldek Szymkowiak, who has choreographed shows for labels such as Michalsky, Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior. A jury will select six designers from among all fair participants to present their latest collections in the show section of the COLOGNE CATWALK. More than 500 guests are expected to attend the “wavemusic Private Chill” after-show party.

Tickets for the COLOGNE FASION DAYS and the COLOGNE CATWALK are available at KölnTicket.de. http://goo.gl/JzOr5R

More information: http://www.colognefashiondays.com

Bas Kosters, image by Marc Deurloo
FASHIONCLASH presents Dutch fashion talent at Cologne Fashion Days 

The guest country for Cologne Fashion Days 2014 is the Netherlands and FASHIONCLASH is invited to present 11 emerging Dutch designers. Within the „Think Dutch Space”, diversity, innovation and creativity of Dutch fashion design will be on display. Presentation will show fashion in the broadest sense of the word, next to fashion design one can find shoe design, textile design and accessories.
Selection of designers includes award winning talents like Liselore Frowijn (Prix Chloé at Hyères International Festival de la Mode 2014) and shoe designer Deniz Terli (Clarks Shoe Design Award). Furthermore one can discover fashion by Joelle Boers, Ebby Port, by Sanne Jansen and menswear design of Mevan Kaluarachchi and Jivika Biervliet. Designers Judith van Vliet and Chris van den Elzen joined forces with success at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 and now their innovative work will be exhibited at Cologne Fashion Days.
Special feature within the space will be filled with work by already known name in the fashion scene, Bas Kosters, who is a great example of multidisciplinarity and artistic freedom.
All participants have already presented their collections on stages in The Netherlands (Amsterdam Fashion Week, FASHIONCLASH Festival) and abroad (London Fashion Week, Vienna Fashion Week).
FASHIONCLASH invites you to come to Cologne and discover new generation of Dutch fashion talent.

zondag 2 november 2014

ZWYRD at 11th Fashion Week Poland

Last year, FASHIONCLASH had a pleasure to invite young, Polish designer, who just debuted  at the FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week. It was first ZWYRD’s collection ever created and ever shown and at once people fell in love in his masculine and nature-inspired designs. Question was, if Grzegorz Marcisz, the owner of ZWYRD, will continue his success with his second collection. And you know what? He did!

Second collection of ZWYRD focuses on the science fiction theme – Grzegorz’s aim was to present his own vision of the future. In case of Marcisz, the theme is not a random words, which are supposed to fill in the catalogue or a press info – the general destruction of the world, pessimistic image of the future is visible in his designs. Grzegorz based his colors and hues on very dark cobalt, metallic silver, greys, black and white. He also included semi-transparent black materials and colorfull prints, which resembled explosion (matching with the theme of destruction).

In case of ZWYRD, it is extremely impressive, that such a young designer (he is actually still a student) creates coherent, mature and interesting collections. The same goes with the shows themselves – barely anyone uses metal/rock music to the fashion-shows. We cross our fingers for ZWYRD and we wish, that this young Polish talent will create many goods for European fashion. 

All images are by Martyna Wasiak

vrijdag 31 oktober 2014

Milica Vukadinović at Belgrade Fashion Week

FASHIONCLASH Festival designer Milica Vukadinović presented a great new collection at 36th edition Belgrade Fashion Week.

KRJST winner Eastpak ArtsThread Competition

A joint initiative between Justine de Moriamé and Erika Schillebeeckx, KRJST is the winner of the EASTPAK x ArtsThread Wildcard Competition.

Inspiration “Montana” is a trip in time and space that reminds us of festive and spiritual traditions. A record of complex memories, emotions and beliefs.

Quote "We only hear about HIV through the past. Our generation needs to understand that it is something real and bring it back to the reality of today."

more: http://artiststudio.eastpak.com/krjst

donderdag 30 oktober 2014

11th edition of FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland

This autumn 11th edition of Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Łódź took place on 22-26 of October. FASHIONCLASH Team had a great pleasure to attend for the fifth time and enjoy the biggest fashion party in Poland, to see the collections of Polish designers. We are pleased to see, how designers and the event are developing with every next edition. FASHIONCLASH has also experience with Polish designers - each year FASHIONCLASH Festival receives strong applications from Polish designers as well as choses the best ones to participate in next FASHIONCLASH edition.

We were pleased to see three of FASHIONCLASH designers at Fashion Week Poland: ODIO & Jakub Pieczarkowski, ZWYRD and Baiba Ladiga (for whom, we will present a separate posts on our blog).

woensdag 22 oktober 2014

Sit-in with Branko Popovic at Centraal Museum Utrecht

No plans for Sunday, October 26?
FASHIONCLASH team member, Branko Popovic, is invited for an afternoon talk with museum's director Edwin Jacobs. Every last Sunday of the month director Edwin Jacobs interviews an artists or person he follows. In this case he invite Branko on behalf of his blog 'BRANKOPOPOVICBLOG'.

The audience has the opportunity to ask questions and thus actively participate in the conversation.

October 26 3 pm - 4 pm
Tuinzaal, Centraal Museum Utrecht
Entrance free, reservations possible by mail: infocentrum@centraalmuseum.nl or phone +31 (0)30-2362353

More information: here http://centraalmuseum.nl

ModaLisboa Legacy

FASHIONCLASH at ModaLisboa - Lisboa Fashion Week

ModaLisboa created its 43rd edition around the theme of 'legacy' during an intense three days programme. From October 10 to 12 both established and emerging designers from Portugal where staged in Pátio da Galé to present their collection for summer 2015.

On Friday evening ModaLisboa opened with of the weekend, Sangue Novo (new blood), a collective show with ten new designers. FASHIONCLASH had the honor to award Inês Duvale with FASHIONCLASH/ModaLisboa award.
In the same Sangue Novo show FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 participants ANDREA LAZZARI Plùs Que Ma Viè and Catarina Oliveira showed their collections.

Thank you ModaLisboa team and people for a great weekend! Looking forward to see you again in March!

dinsdag 21 oktober 2014

FASHIONCLASH at Serbia Fashion Week

FASHIONCLASH designers ANDREA LAZZARI Plùs Que Ma Viè and Marko Marosiuk where invited to show their collection at Serbia Fashion Week, an international event that took place from 14 - 19 October in Novi Sad in Serbia.
FASHIONCLASH was also there to officially sign a cooperation agreement with Serbia Fashion Week, which will include exchange of one designer each year. On that occasion FASHIONCLASH awarded on of the finalists of FTDC Finals during Serbia Fashion Week. Winning designers Zorica Jaranski will show her collection at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015.


donderdag 2 oktober 2014

'In Performance - Building a Theatre' at Cape Town Fringe

'In Performance - Building a Theatre' project on display during Cape Town Fringe Festival.In the meantime the new children's theatre next to Guga S'Thebe is getting its shape.

'In Performance - Building a Theatre'

Architecture students from Germany, South Africa, and the United States join forces with the local community to build a new venue for performing arts in Langa. The new building provides a place for the community to share their vibrant culture and to celebrate the arts. The young dancers of the Happy Feet Youth Project introduce the Guga S’Thebe Theatre to spectators by exploring dimensionality, sound, and atmospheric presence through the art of dancing in the newly built space for the first time.
In Performance – Building Theatre investigates two methods of building space: one through making with physical materials; and the other through movement and rhythm. Performed by Happy Feet Youth Project (Langa)

Costumes: FASHIONCLASH (Maastricht)
Textile Scenery: IXX creates (Amsterdam)
Choreography: Nathi Gigaba (Langa), Siviwe Mbinda (Langa), Saskia Oidtmann (Berlin)
Initiative: Nora Elisabeth Müller (Berlin) Building Design: RWTH Aachen University/ Peter Behrens School of Architecture, University of Applied Sciences/ Georgia Institute Of Technology/ CS Studio, Carin Smuts (Cape Town)
Project supported by: Creative Industries Fund NL, Showtex (Cape Town), Capetown Sewing


woensdag 1 oktober 2014

(OLD)Fashion(ed) Exhibition Opening & Stroop premiere

(OLD)Fashion(ed) exhibition at Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht opened this evening. The opening featured premiere of  the performance 'Stroop', created by Project Sally and designer Sabine Staartjes. For this project they where connected to the craft of syrup, and in particular collaborated with Canisius company.

(OLD)Fashion(ed) is a collaboration with FASHIONCLASH, Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Festival) and Museum aan het Vrijthof.

Four choreographers, four fashion designers were inspired by crafts like metal shaping, papermaking, wheat weaving and syrup making. They created four danced fashion shows or four fashionable dance works, with untrained dancers between the ages of 63 and 80. The project started of with its first presentations during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014.

At Museum aan het Vrijthof you can also visit the exhibition (OLD)Fashion(ed), which will have its festive opening on 21 September and run until 16 November.
More informatiomn about the exhibition: http://www.museumaanhetvrijthof.nl/page_nieuws.aspx?id=598

During the Dutch Dance Festival in Maastricht all four performances of (OLD)Fashion(ed) will be performed. Two of the performances will be shown in the Toneelacademie, and the other two in the monumental Museum aan het Vrijthof during the Dutch Dance Festival (October 3 -5). You can buy a combination ticket that allows you to see all the performances, on the time of your choice -> here

(OLD)Fashion(ed) Participants 
- Dunja Jocic (choreographer), Romy van Eijk (designer) & Ben van Berlo (crafts man)
- Dario Tortorelli (choreographer), Anke Huyben (designer) & Leo Hoegen (crafts man)
- Andrea Leine(choreographer), Linda Friesen (designer) & Ingrid Reinhoud (crafts woman)
- Ronald Wintjes (Project Sally), Sabine Staartjes (designer) & syrup makers craftsmen

More information about the project: http://fashionclash.nl/oldfashioned/

Images of the performance Stroop and exhibtion.
All images in courtesy of FASHIONCLASH.

FASHIONCLASH model at Saint Laurent runway

Kiki Willems from Maastricht that made her debut at FASHIONCLASH Festival had the honor to open Saint Laurent spring summer 2015 runway show.

donderdag 18 september 2014

(OLD)Fashion(ed) exhibition at Museum aan het Vrijthof

Dunja Jocic, Romy van Eijk & Ben van Berlo
a collaboration with FASHIONCLASH, Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Festival) and Museum aan het Vrijthof 

Four choreographers, four fashion designers were inspired by crafts like metal shaping, papermaking, wheat weaving and syrup making. They created four danced fashion shows or four fashionable dance works, with untrained dancers between the ages of 63 and 80. The project started of with its first presentations during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014.

(OLD)Fashion(ed) exhibition at Museum aan het Vrijthof

At Museum aan het Vrijthof you can also visit the exhibition (OLD)Fashion(ed), which will have its festive opening on 21 September and run until 16 November.

More informatiomn about the exhibition: http://www.museumaanhetvrijthof.nl/page_nieuws.aspx?id=598

(OLD)Fashion(ed) at Dutch Dance Festival
Two of the performances will be shown in the Toneelacademie, and the other two in the monumental Museum aan het Vrijthof during the Dutch Dance Festival (October 3 -5).
You can buy a combination ticket that allows you to see all the performances, on the time of your choice -> here

More information about the project: http://fashionclash.nl/oldfashioned/

Andrea Leine, Linda Friesen & Ingrid Reinhoud

ModaLisboa Legacy edition showing SS 2015 collections

Sangue Novo participants
ModaLisboa Legacy - Lissabon Fashion Week SS2015

ModaLisboa Legacy, shows Spring/Summer 2015 collections from top Portuguese designers.
is set for 10-12 October.

FASHIONCLASH designer Andrea Lazzari is awarded with show at Sangue Novo.

FASHIONCLASH teamed up with ModaLisboa as we share the same mission to support emerging talents. In particular FASHIONCLASH partners with Moda Lisboa's Sangue Novo (New Blood), a platform for emerging Portuguese designers.  Traditionally Sangue Novo show takes place during the opening night of ModaLisboa. Among ten selected designers FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 participant Andrea Lazzari of Plùs Que Ma Vie label has been chosen to show his collection within the collective Sangue Novo show.

FASHIONCLASH is attending ModaLisboa and will select one Portuguese designer for FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015.

Portuguese designer Catarina Oliveira is also showing her new collection at Sangue Novo.

Read our interview with Andrea Lazzari.


FASHIONCLASH designers at London Fashion Week SS2015

While all eyes are now on Milan Fashion Week we are looking back to successful FASHIONCLASH designers who had a show during London Fashion Week.
FASHIONCLASH Festival participants Daniela Barros, Dioralop and George Styler where selected by The Fashion Scout to show their collection.

Here are some images.

maandag 15 september 2014

Saba Tark at Centraal Museum Utrecht

photo: Richard Terborg
Saba Tark: Nomads of the World exhibition at Centraal Museum in Utrecht

This is the first in a series of exhibitions in which Centraal Museum and HKU (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht) present the work of a promising talent. Each autumn the museum will showcase the work of an art or design graduate from HKU. The series kicks off with Saba Tark (1987, Baghdad), who studied at the MAFAD (Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts) and Design and at HKU. As a young fashion designer from a multicultural background, she is inspired by traditional craftsmanship and experimentation.
Her graduation project Nomads of the World is displayed in the New Utrecht Galleries. The collection is inspired by the fabrics of nomadic people, in which function and beauty are paramount. In this collection, it is as though Saba has created a modern tribe that has fled the hectic nature of everyday life in search of peace, quiet and freedom. In this collection, she has sought a new approach to design that translates craftsmanship and innovation into clothing: she has developed new materials and techniques, adapted design methods and changed silhouettes.
FAB / Runway Malta designer competition at FASHIONCLASH Festival
The focus of Saba Tark’s graduation project was haute couture and craftsmanship, creating a new image with age-old techniques combined with various materials. She draws attention to the cut, hand sewing and finish. Using moulage techniques (draping fabric on a tailor’s dummy) and a ‘zero waste’ design method, she created silhouettes with geometric forms, reducing waste material by 80%.

All the garments, fabrics and shoes are inspired by areas inhabited by nomadic peoples.

-> Sit-In at Central Museum 28 sep with director Edwin Jacobs. 


Saba Tark participated in various FASHIONCLASH projects.


Saba Tark at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2012 exhibition

zondag 7 september 2014


FASHIONCLASH co-founders and directors Nawie Kuiper and Branko Popovic with kids in Langa
In August 2014 FASHIONCLASH co-founders/directors Nawie Kuiper and Branko Popovic took part in a very special project in Langa township (Cape Town – South Africa)

More information and images: http://fashionclash.nl/fashionclash-in-cape-town/

FASHIONCLASH co-founders and directors Nawie Kuiper and Branko Popovic with Happy Feet kids

FASHIONCLASH for 200 years of Kingdom of the Netherlands

FASHIONCLASH had the honor to put emerging designers on display during celebration of 200 years of The Kingdom of The Netherlands. 

On Saturday August 30 the city of Maastricht welcomed the Dutch royals and international guests for the celebration of 200 years of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Throughout Maastrichts’ main squares various festivities where organized. Celebrations begin at the Markt in Maastricht with the arrival of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and the Federal President of Germany Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt. The city of Maastricht invited FASHIONCLASH to organize a fashion presentation that will mark the cities ambition of ‘Fashion Maastricht’, development of Maastricht as a fashion city.
For this FASHIONCLASH FASHIONCLASH had its presence on the Onze Lieve Vrouwenplein and in the Stokstraart district, juxtaposing avant-garde fashion and design with the chic side of Maastricht, a clash of generations anf syles. De Bijenkorf Maastricht took care of the chic Maastricht styles. Main focus for FASHIONCLASH was on a new generation of designers such as Yojiro Kake, Eumni Kwon, Likeme(N), Ebby Port, Carlotta Actis Barone, Marko Marosiuk, Klekko, Judith van Vliet, Linda Friesen, Nawie Kuiper and Branko Popovic.
The presentation was accompanied by a harmony St. Walburga Amby. Kevin Murphy was responsible for beautiful hair styling and Sessibon team took care of show direction and choreography.

Powered by City of Maastricht.

Check out this great video about the event.

Foamboy Monsters by Niek Pulles at Comme des Garçons

Designer Niek Pulles installs Foamboy Monsters in Comme des Garçons stores all over the world.
Some of you may remember, the very first Foamboy monster made its debut at FASHIONCLASH Festival in 2011. Niek Pulles was one of the 10 non-fashion designers we invited for our Clash Project. Inspired by material remains of his graduation work 'Architectural Acoustics' in connection to human body Niek created his first Foamboy.

For their seasonal beginning Comme des Garçons asked Dutch design talent Niek Pulles to create 19 ‘Foamboy Monsters' for companies stores.
Originally produced as costumes for dancers and performers at various events including FASHIONCLASH Festival and Tedx. The work finds its influence in the hyperbolic portraits of MC Escher and Oskar Schlemmer’s triadic ballet. Similar to the aforementioned projects, the outfits feature unique, forms that distort the human body as it relates to the space it occupies.
Iindustrial shapes of hexagonal nuts, rigid gears, and round screws have been extruded out of waterjet cut foam to capture shadows, enhance light, and emphasize their depth as they are randomly dispersed around a main emblem placed in the center of the chest. Each of the figures have been decorated in black and grey to complement the label’s color scheme and are posed in a way that contrasts the existing models dressed in the brand’s apparel.
The 19 creations that have resulted from the collaboration are now intertwined with manikins in Tokyo, Kyoto, Paris, New York, and the company’s original store located in London’s Dover Street Market.

More information: http://www.heyniek.com/#!/work/foamboy-monsters/

-> Niek Pulles interview in Dutch Vogue

images courtesy Niek Pulles

FEE Academy at de Bijenkorf Maastricht

Mirte Engelhard
FEE Academy participants Ine de Haes, Mirte Engelhard and Jet Teunis (JETPAQ) are on display at de Bijenkorf Maastricht. From September 1 to 14 they will have their own pop-up shop (like a store in store concept). In addition to the shop there where several mini fashion shows inside de Bijenkorf.

Ine de Haes, Mirte Engelhard and (JETPAQ) where also participants at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014.


VERWEVEN at Cultura Nova Festival

VERWEVEN by Nina Willems, a project for FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 was on display during Cultura Nova Festival in Heerlen.


dinsdag 19 augustus 2014


fitting the prototypes for the costumes
„In Performance - Building Theater“ 
It's been two week now that we are in Cape Town and time is flying. It has already been exciting time with encounters and 'clashes' and we would have loved it to be able to stay longer.
When we arrived it felt like a trip down memory lane, bringing us back to the roots of FASHIONCLASH. As some may know FASHIONCLASH was initiated after a developing project in Palmeiras township in the Brazilian city Fortaleza. 'FASHIONCLASH Brazil' dates back in 2006/2007 but still remains a source of courage and inspiration to connect people, cultures and artistic disciplines. Ever since Brazil we have been longing to do a project like this again. So here we are in South Africa.
The project in Cape Town is taking place in Langa township, in the Guga 'S Thebe Cultural Centre.
Shortly after our arrival we went to visit the children of the Happy Feet Youth Project in their own neighbourhood and their tiny dance space. This was truly inspiring and touching to be surrounded with so much energy and positive vibes in a place where dreams seems to be far away. The kids also performed for us to show us some of their dances and moves, and sure they can dance! Although Cape Town is a marvellous city with many stunning nature attractions visiting Happy Feet was the highlight so far.
In the following days we managed to do quite a lot, starting with installing of our workspace in Guga 'S Thebe. Furthermore we visited various companies who where so generous to contribute in the project. Show Tex will provide us with fabrics, Cape Town Sewing with sewing machines, Aga with sewing yarns and so on. People are friendly and willing to help. Thanks to all the help and materials we were able to start designing and making prototypes for the costumes and to organize a workshop in the connection to Open Design Festival in the weekend of 16 and 17 of August.
In the meantime we are working on the costumes for the Happy Feet performance during the Fringe Festival in Cape Town in September.

More information about the project: http://www.inperformance.net/

woensdag 2 juli 2014

IINUA by Joelle Boers & Bregje Cox at MBFWA

After participation at FASHIONCLASH Festival
Joelle Boers and Bregje Cox will present their IINUA capsule collection during the 21st edition of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam.
For this presentation they will use EXCIDIUM shoes designed Chris van den Elzen, also one of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 designers.

Thumbs up, we are very proud.


This presentation is partly powered by Mode Maastricht.

dinsdag 1 juli 2014

Local talents at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014

IINUA Joelle Boers & Noir Near Future
FASHIONCLASH is an international platform but with strong roots and relation to its local talents.
During the 6th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival several local designers presented their work. With 'local' we consider designer from the Euregio Meuse Rhein and lot only designer based in the region but also MAFAD academy alumni or designer born and raised in the region.
To strengthen the regional 'fashion' network and community we have initiated FAB Fashion Across Borders two years ago. FAB is a cooperation with Fashion Museum Hasselt and Designmetropole Aachen.

Next to FAB and FASHIONCLASH another important player in MAFAD, Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Majority of local designers are MAFAD alumni.
During the 6th edition of the festival MAFAD fashion graduates presented their collections and also the talented 3rd year students (ABOUT 11) where on display in the fashion show programme.
Furthermore it is very important that Maastricht has various academies, such as the renowned Toneelacademie Maastricht (drama school Maastricht). Each edition students and alumni of the drama academy are participating with 'fashion' related performances.

At the moment city of Maastricht is developing a policy around the concept of 'Mode Maastricht' (Fashion Maastricht). We have always believed in Maastricht's potential but it has to be about supporting the new generation of talents. That is the priority.

So, who are the local/regional talents? Here is a brief overview of some of them.

All images are by Team Peter Stigter.

maandag 30 juni 2014

Chapeau Grande Fête 2014

About 11 talents of MAFAD academy showed their work at Chapeau Grande Fête at Château St. Gerlach


Fashioned My Way by Monique van Kerkhof‏

Performance Fashioned My Way by Monique van Kerkhof‏ at De Brandweer Maastricht during FASHIONCLASH Festival Side Program 2014.

Performance by Bo, Nie, Zowi Oudendijk, Monique van Kerkhof

Costumes and shoes were made of Ice 

Pictures by John Sondeyker 

Special thanks to Sam and Fumi

maandag 23 juni 2014



For more than 10 years Slovenia’s capital has been all about design in October. The Month of Design Ljubljana is an unmissable ensemble of events exploring, evaluating and solving problems of living, bringing together creatives and businesses while encouraging interdisciplinary dialogue.

Month of Design is an annual festival of know-how and creativity in design. It offers platform for discourse focused on exploring the role of design in creative industries, business, culture and social practices. The main aim of Month of Design is to increase the competitiveness of businesses and society, establish knowledge transfers between developed and less developed economies, and emphasise the strategic, economic and cultural advantages of design. Month of Design aims to become an important cluster and the very special creative hub on the future map of Ljubljana, its hometown. This ambition is based on the right mix of sustainability, multiculturalism, legacy of dialogue, green self-sufficiency, manageable distances and large scale urban planning.

dinsdag 10 juni 2014

FASHIONCLASH Side Program: FEE Academy pop-up store

On the 12th of June, the pop-up stores located in the Mosae Forum will open their doors for the FASHIONCLASH Festival Side-Program. The three designers participating in the FEE Academy, Jet Teunis, Mirte Engelhard and Ine de Haes will be presenting their work. Lucky for you, you will be able to purchase it!

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