donderdag 27 februari 2014

Jessica Lange for Marc Jacobs Beauty

Jessica Lange lands the Marc Jacobs beauty campaign aged 64!
The iconic multi-award American winning actress is photographed by David Sims for the cinematic campaign.

The concept of ‘age’ is the theme of the 6th edition of the FASHIONCLASH Festival -> Read More

4 Year Old Fashionista

4-Year-Old Makes Paper Dresses With Her Mom, and her mom shares the designs on her Instagram account
Read more here

The concept of ‘age’ is a theme that will be expressed through several projects at the 6th edition of the FASHIONCLASH Festival.
 For example, the FASHIONCLASH Exhibition will be curated under the theme of ‘age’. read more

woensdag 26 februari 2014

The Art of Aging

The concept of ‘age’ is the theme of the 6th edition of the FASHIONCLASH Festival.

Age is omnipresent in our society. It is a multi-layered concept and widely discussed. It seems that we could debate endlessly what aging means in the 21st century. There is the societal debate concerning the aging population in Western countries. What can be done to the evident age gap between the old and the young? What kind of actions can be done to prevent the isolation of elderly people in society? The developed health care system means that people will live longer and are able to stay active longer. There is the value debate concerning the adoration of youth, which contrasts the appreciation and respect we often show towards the elderly people. What will be the role of elderly people in the modern society? Has the modern-day obsession with youth made us formulate certain beliefs concerning appropriate behaviour for elderly people? Some say it is inappropriate for an older woman to show off skin. Whatever is your position in the debate concerning age, it is something that you can relate to. Have you ever considered, for example, how does your age translate to your actions and the way you express yourself? Often it is claimed that certain designs are representative of a certain age only, but is it really so? Equally, art and design provide a number of means to break down boundaries that are related to the stereotypes concerning age. Fashion is capable of discussing whether certain types of clothes are limited to a specific age or how age can be implemented in design.

zondag 23 februari 2014

Open Call for VERWEVEN 2014

Open call for designers for project VERWEVEN 2014 by Theatre Performer Nina Willems

Since few years FASHIONCLASH has been working with theatre performer Nina Willems.
 (2013 Q&A with Nina Willems --> read here)
For the 2013 edition of FASHIONCLASH festival Nina created the concept for the special VERWEVEN Project. In the years to come, FASHIONCLASH will continue to collaborate with Nina Willems to realize the project “VERWEVEN”. In this project, we will tell the stories of ordinary people behind the clothes they wear. We ask them to show us their wardrobe and interview them about their lives and the importance of fashion in it. This will result in a series of short films about the influence of fashion on their daily lives.

OPEN CALL for designers for VERWEVEN
We would like to have a new outfit designed for each person that we interviewed. Therefore we are looking for 5 designers who see this as a challenge! Your challange is to create a new outfit for this person, inspired on the stories he/she tells in the film. To combine your own style as a designers with their style and stories. And to create a brand new piece that tells new story. There are no rules for your design, apart from the fact that it must be wearable on the catwalk. We are open for experimental ideas and designs.

VERWEVEN 2013 at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2013
Your outfit will be shown on the catwalk during the FASHIONCLASH festival 2014 (13 - 15 June). It will be shown by the person you designed it for. In addition to the show, the outfit will be exhibited in the FASHIONCLASH exhibtion at the main venue.
On the website of VERWEVEN (currently in development) you will have your own page with information about you as a designer, professional photo’s of your design and photo’s of the FASHIONCLASH Festival.

Furthermore the purpose of VERWEVEN project is to travel to other festivals and exhibitions and in that context your work may be part of many events to come.

If you are interested in participating, send your resume+portfolio before the 10th of MARCH to

Hope to welcome you as a designer for VERWEVEN 2014!

More about Nina Willems:

Stof to nadenken by Sara Vrugt

Stof tot nadenken (Food for thought)
project by Sara Vrugt at Oude Kerk in Amsterdam

Artist Sara Vrugt creates large-scale embroidery installations. From November 15 Sara will work for several months in the church atelier together with local residents, passers-by, tourists, and prostitutes on an installation for the Oude Kerk. 118 church seats from the Oude Kerk will form part of the exhibition. Her ambition is not only to create art collaboratively but also to make topical issues visible and open for discussion. The red light district on the square of the Oude Kerk has been a lively topic of conversation since the initiation five years ago of the 1012 project to reduce drugs and prostitution. Through this participatory embroidery project we take stock and discuss the changing role of the Oude Kerk in the city and its significance for the individual.

More information about the project --> here (in Dutch)

Sara Vrugt at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014
Sara is one of the participant in Distinguished Dreams project, where she is collaborating with choreographer Cecilia Moisio. Distinguished Dreams is a special collaboration with the Dutch Dance Festival.
More informarion about the project --> here.

Sara Vrugt has participated at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2012. You can read our Q&A with Sara here.

Stof tot nadenken / image Ernst van Deursen

donderdag 20 februari 2014

Petra Ptácková & SESSIBON in Madrid

Petra Ptácková, (FASHIONCLASH Festival 2013 participant) showed her latest collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid.

FASHIONCLASH partner SESSIBON joined Petra Ptácková in Madrid for direction of the fashion show.

We always very happy to see this kind of encounters and collaborations that started at our festival.

SESSIBON - Fashion shows & bookings - has over 25 years of experience with fashion shows and bookings on a national and international level.
FASHIONCLASH and SESSIBON partnership roots in 2009, the very first edition of the FASHIONCLASH Festival.

Take a look at Petra Ptácková AW 2014/2015 collection 

dinsdag 11 februari 2014

FASHIONCLASH at FEE Academy Finals

Last weekend FEE Academy Finals took place at hotel Merici in Sittard.
The jury panel, consisted of Kiki Niesten, Hadewych Minis, Chequita Nahar, Garderone +, FASHIONCLASH, had a very tough task to choose three winners out of eight talents.

Congratulations to FEE Academy winners: Jet Teunis, Mirte Engelhard & Ine de Haes.

Among the eight finalists there where several FASHIONCLASH Festival participants like Jolka Wiens, Joelle Boers, Sabine Staartjes and one of the winner Arhnem based designer Mirte Engelhard who participated at FASHIONCLASH Festival in 2012 in collaboration with Nikki Giling.


Milan Stamenovic in Project Runway Italia

FASHIONCLASH Festival 2013 participant, designer Milan Stamenovic, is selected for Project Runway Italia.

Read his interview for FC Blog here

George Styler at Fashion Scout Ones to Watch

Designer George Styler from Serbia is selected for The Fashion Scout Ones To Watch during London Fashion Week

CARRIE-ANN STEIN, Sarah Ryan, Hiroko Nakajima and George Styler have been named as Fashion Scout's Ones To Watch for the autumn/winter 2014 season and will showcase their collections this February at London Fashion Week.

Read more

George Styler participated at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2012.

DSM sponsor for FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014

FASHIONCLASH is very proud to announce that Royal DSM is again one of the sponsors for FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014.

Our partnership with DSM is going back all the way to the starting days of FASHIONCLASH.
Read more about it here.

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™ 
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials.

Remember these ultra-strong Dyneema® jeans by Levi's? 
Learn how this cooperation started from one of their Fabric Innovators:

Antoine Peters at Kiki Niesten

Ceci n’est pas un sweater -

Antoine Peters at Kiki Niesten Maastricht

To celebrate arrival of his new collection at Kiki Niesten, Dutch designer Antoine Peters created a sweater with the world's longest sleeves. At this moment he took over Kiki Niesten store with an installation in the window display.
It leads to an unofficial world record, while an application to the Guinness Book of Records is still ongoing. Among the sweater with the longest sleeves you can find his new collection. Several pieces are marked with an qoute by René Magritte 'Ceci n’est pas un sweater'.

Photography: Harry Heuts

woensdag 5 februari 2014

Making of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 campaign

It's a wrap!
Thanks to great teamwork with talented photographer Lisa Klappe, KEVIN.MURPHY, MAC Cosmetics, Strictua, Karen Kikkert, Veronique Obrie, Josien Hennen, Iris Rijskamp, Nina Willems and our lovely interns.

The 2014 campaign images based on the concept of the theme 'age'.

"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty." Coco Chanel (1983-1971) 

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was*?" Satchel Paige (1906-1982) 

“When You Are Old"

WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.”
― W.B. Yeats

Impressions from campaign shoot for FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014.

zondag 2 februari 2014


Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

Since the very first edition of our festival, FASHIONCLASH had the honor to work with MAC Cosmetics. Beside their stunning work their team of stylists is a wonderful group of people who know how to combine fun and work.

For the 6th edition of our annual festival, FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 we have chosen to work with the theme of AGE. The exhibition will be curated around this theme and we working on a inspiring project 'Old(Fashioned) with the Dutch Dance Festival.

The Irish Apfel Collection
MAC collaborated with style icon Iris Apfel on a make-up product line.
Age is but a number, and as if more proof were needed Iris Apfel – New York socialite and style icon - hit the big 90 last year and the world took note. Her  collaboration with MAC is the ultimate coalesce of minds, following a year of incredible, yet unconventional collaborations for the brand, ranging from cult artist Cindy Sherman to fashion pack favourite Daphne Guinness and British designer Gareth Pugh.

pictures by Team Peter Stigter



We are proud to announce that KEVIN.MURPHY NL is the official Sponsor of FASHIONCLASH Festival!

ABOUT THE MAN With a long career spanning fashion, runway, editorial and film, Kevin Murphy is one of the world's most respected and sought after hairstylists. Vogue stated that Kevin Murphy is the one who invented the iconic "beach hair" look. Recognised internationally for his long list of celebrity clientele and countless pages of editorial work for high-end magazines around the globe, the Melbourne born hair stylist began his styling days as an apprentice in a Queensland salon and went on to train at the famous Vidal Sassoon in London. Murphy's impressive career spans more than two decades, during which he has established himself as an industry icon and a hair master of fashion runway, editorial and film
KEVIN.MURPHY Young Again - Anti Ageing Program
KEVIN.MURPHY is a fashion focused range of salon only, professional, hair care products created by Kevin to meet his needs as an editorial hairstylist. Unsatisfied with the performance of mainstream hair products, Kevin recognized the need for weightless products that provided performance, strength and longevity to support today's ever changing looks. Born from the same philosophy as skin care and inspired by nature's best, the KEVIN.MURPHY range of shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling aids, is an indulgence of runway looks and natural aromatherapy catered for every hair type. The products are made from renewable and sustainable resources whenever possible, using pure essential oils, plant extracts and natural antioxidants.

All KEVIN.MURPHY hair products are sulphate and paraben free. KEVIN.MURPHY products are all based on the eco-friendly Australian philosophy. Australian culture is relaxed, natural and cool, which is reflected in the products.
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