woensdag 30 april 2014

Marina Stanimirovic

Today we introduce you to the French, but London based, jewelry designer Marina Stanimirovic. She will present her collection at the FASHIONCLASH designer market. 

Hello, Marina! What inspires you in general?
My everyday, relationships, music, sound, spaces…

What place or city do you find inspiring?
I mostly feel inspired in vast and empty spaces.

What is it like to be a young designer in your city/country?

What attracts you about the FASHIONCLASH platform?
I felt that it was maybe more about content, quality and originality rather than blingbling and trends.

What is the concept behind your latest collection?
For my latest pieces, I worked with two differents whites of Corian. The idea was to highlight their disparity with very discreet variations.  It is about quite discussion in between colors, shapes and volumes.

Did you always want to work in the field of fashion?
Not really, and I still don’t really consider being part of it.

dinsdag 29 april 2014

MCFOOL by Malou Fool

We introduce you to the talented woman behind the label MCFOOL by Malou Fool. Please meet Malou!

Hey Malou! Please introduce yourself. 
I'm Malou Fool, I'm 23 years old and I live in Voorburg. Three years ago I graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Currently I'm busy with setting up my own men’s fashion label. Besides designing and making clothes I also design and produce leather bags for men.

Where are you based?
My studio is based in the Hague, next to the highway at the exit Voorburg.

What inspires you in general?
For my collections I get inspired by collected objects that give me a certain feeling. With that feeling I can make sketches for a new collection. Furthermore, I also get inspiration from people on the street. I find people who combine different kinds of clothes together.

What place or city do you find inspiring?
The city New York has a vibe and is very inspiring.

What is it like to be a young designer in your city/country?
As a young designer in my country it is really hard to start your own label. There are chances but it is difficult. You really need connections to break through. 

maandag 28 april 2014

Shana Teugels

Today we have the pleasure to introduce you to Shana Teugels, a Belgian contemporary jewelry designer. She will present her work at the exhibition.

Bohemian Rock, Shana Teugels
Hello, Shana! What inspires you in general? 
Nature and everything that’s faking it. 

What place or city do you find inspiring? 
I’d say a toy shop.

What is it like to be a young artist in your city/country? 
It’s fun and frustrating at the same time.

The FASHIONCLASH exhibition is curated under the theme of “Age.” How does your creation relate to this year’s theme? 
I feel like a child playing with different materials and ideas, and some of them refer to me being a young girl. There is no age to creating and playing around.

vrijdag 25 april 2014

Uta P. Bekaia

Today we have the honour to introduce you to the Georgian Uta P. Bekaia, who is a multimedia artist living in New York City.

Hi, Uta! Please introduce yourself.
I’m Uta P. Bekaia, living in New York City, but I was born in Tbilisi, Georgia.

What is your field of specialisation?
I’m a multimedia artist. I use clothing as a medium for art.

What inspires you in general?
Digging into my subconsciousness.

What place or city do you find inspiring?
Well, wherever I am.

What is it like to be a young designer in your city/country?
New York City is a hard place to work, but I appreciate it!

What attracts you about the FASHIONCLASH platform?
FASHIONCLASH is an open-minded initiative. The fashion presented there is amazing, and it’s also very artistic, which I prefer.

donderdag 24 april 2014

Freya Proudlock

Photographer: Mitchell McLennan
Let us introduce you to Frey Proudlock, an English knitwear designer, who recently moved to Amsterdam. Her collection will be presented at the fashion show. Freya grew up in London and completed a degree in Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles in Nottingham. Her work explores stitch and pattern through the use of experimental techniques in both fine and chunky gauges.

Hello, Freya! What inspires you in general? 
Colours, textures and structures. I enjoy looking at other cultures and their take on design.

What place or city do you find inspiring? 
London, Amsterdam and other major cities. I enjoy visiting galleries and exhibitions. Being around creativity and design inspires and motivates me.

What attracts you about the FASHIONCLASH platform? 
It’s always nice to be able to showcase a collection in a new way to a new audience. Seeing the collection in new contexts opens up the possibilities of my practise.

What is the concept behind your latest collection? 
"Modern Japan is a strangely familiar country which, through its own ambivalent exoticising of the West, has at once inflected, resisted and reversed the binaries of orientalism." (N. Perry in Hyperreality and Global Culture).
Cultures are evolving, merging and borrowing different cultural attributes from one another, which has become more apparent and widespread since the growth of globalisation. Cultures are of course dynamic rather than static and will naturally change and develop when they interact with each other. I researched into both Japanese and British culture taking inspiration from traditional fashion and textile influences. I don’t think of my collection as being solely conceptual, this was the starting idea and hopefully the collection developed into being something autonomous.

woensdag 23 april 2014

Daniel Ramos Obregon

Photographer: Jorge Perez Ortiz / Model: Lukasz Przytarski
Today we have the pleasure to introduce you to Daniel Ramos Obregon. Daniel is a Colombian artist and designer who has specialised in body ornamentation. He will present his work at the FASHIONCLASH Exhibition.

Hello Daniel! What is your field of specialisation?
Hi! I specialise in body ornamentation; jewellery, sculptural pieces and performance props.

Where are you based?
I’ve currently moved back to Colombia from London for a couple of months, but I have some upcoming projects around Europe so I think I will be moving around for a while.

What inspires you in general?
Human behaviour, the embodiment of the different facets of the ‘self’ and their expression on the way we move, act and express our selves.

What place or city do you find inspiring?
Any place that has a rich culture and warm-hearted people will always be inspiring to me. When I was on my early teenage years I was fascinated by Japanese culture and had the opportunity to travel around Japan. I can’t wait for the opportunity to go back.

What is it like to be a young artist in your city/country?
Colombia is undergoing an exponential growth in many different ways and I think there are many spaces opening within fashion and other creative fields. It’s very exciting as a young artist/designer to be part of it.

What attracts you about the FASHIONCLASH platform?
I consider my last collection as “wearable art objects” that sit somewhere in between the context of fashion, sculpture and performance. I think FASHIONCLASH is exploring this convergence of disciplines within the fashion realm and it feels like the exhibition space has been tailor made for people like me to show our work.

dinsdag 22 april 2014

(OLD)Fashion(ed) Introduction

Last week, we came together at Museum aan het Vrijthof for (OLD)Fashion(ed) introduction and meeting with crafts men and women. It was an inspiring encounter with experienced artisans who are all eager to take part in this special project.

(OLD)Fashion(ed) is a collaboration with the Dutch Dance Festival and Museum aan het Vrijthof.
In this project, experienced crafts women and men share their knowledge with young fashion designers. The collection, worn by models of 65 years and older and presented with dance performances by renowned choreographers, will be on display during FASHIONCLASH Festival and the Dutch Dance Festival (October 2014). The project concludes with a special exhibition at the Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht.
The exhibition displays the costumes and video's from (OLD)Fashion(ed) project, and will provide sights to the personal lives of the involved artisans.

"Plùs que ma vìe" by Andrea Lazzari, menswear from Italy

Preview of the Labyrinth collection
Meet Andrea Lazzari! He is 22 years old and comes from Venice, Italy. He specializes in menswear and his brand, Plùs que ma vìe, is based in Mestre, next to Venice. Andrea Lazzari will be presenting his collections during the fashion show and the designer market.

What inspires you in general? 
My inspiration starts within myself. All the things that come through my mind are then assimilated with art and the world that surrounds me.

What place or city do you find inspiring? 
If I were to say a European city, I’d say Copenhagen. On another continent, it would have to be New York. If I were to say a particular place, I would say my room and its silence.

What is it like to be a young designer in your city/country? 
People that surround me are very curious and interested in what I do. My work and the choices I make are often regarded as a reference point.

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