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!

FASHIONCLASH designer Market

As you already know, the FASHIONCLASH Festival will take place from the 13th until the 15th of June at the SAMdecorfabriek in Maastricht. On offer, we have mind-blowing fashion shows, an incredible exhibition and, at the same location for the first time this year, a Designer Market!

The Designer Market is a unique platform where 30 young designers will sale their collections. It is of course a great opportunity for them, as they will present their work to a large audience, but also for you. Who doesn’t want to have exclusive and original designer pieces? Now you might ask, what will you be able to see and purchase at the Designer Market?

ZWYRD by Grzegorz Marcisz

In May, Laurens and Branko, two of the artistic directors of FASHIONCLASH, went to Poland to attend the 10th edition of FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland. During the event they had the pleasure to invite one designer to participate in the FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014.

The lucky talent is Grzegorz Marcisz and his label ZWYRD. Grzegorz is Polish and only a second year student at the Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz.

Picture of ZWYRD's show during the Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland

maandag 9 juni 2014

About 11 at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014

On Friday the 13th of June, the first fashion show of the 2014 FASHIONCLASH Festival will showcase the newest collection of “About 11.” The name “About 11” regroups the very talented 3rd year students of the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (ABKM). Their work will also be featured in the side program of the festival.

ellen:truijen brandstore opens in Maastricht

During the openingweekend ellen:truijen takes part at FASHIONCLASH Side Program. For this event Ellen Truijen and artist Sanne Vaassen did a collaboration which will be shown from June 12 - June 15. On thursday June 12 both artists will be present. The store will be open all weekend from 1pm - 5pm.

The ellen:truijen store will keep brands such as POPcph, La Fille d’O, KOMONO and Maastricht based labels Lena Berens, Lisanne Janssen & Gabriel+Guevara. New in and desirable are Kiyoko lip balm (100% natural), chocolate from Mast Brothers and brand Brosbi, down to earth sweaters and shirts for men and women. The collection in the ellen:truijen store stands out in the combination of simplicity and richness in materials and detailing and focus on local designers, honest products and quality.

frankenstraat 195

Thursday 13.00 / 21.00
Friday 11.00 / 18.00
all other days only by appointment or ring the bell and find out if we’re in

FASHIONCLASH Side Program 2014

During the FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014, we are not just offering amazing fashion shows, a mind-blowing exhibition, and an exciting Designer Market. No, the whole city of Maastricht is participating in the FASHIONCLASH Side Program. Pop-up stores, exhibitions, lectures, movies, special events in selected boutiques and cultural spots will be spread across Maastricht and turn the FASHIONCLASH Festival into a truly unforgettable event. 

On the 12th of June, the side program will be officially opened with a fashion show at the Bijenkorf at 7pm. After the fashion show, you will be able to relax in the dark rooms of the Lumière Cinema that will show a selection of fashion films during the Fashion Film Night Out. But besides that, what will happen during the Side Program? Let me warn you, it’s going to be busy, so grab your walking shoes and follow the guide! 

Marta Miljanic

Today we introduce you to a Serbian fashion designer Marta Miljanic. She participated to the FASHIONCLASH Festival last year. This year Marta will present her latest collection, Violent Dreams. The collection is inspired by fetish culture. Discover her work on June 13 at 10pm.

Hey, Marta! Please introduce yourself. Who are you? Where do you come from? What is your field of specialization? 
My name is Marta Miljanic. I am a fashion designer. I graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Belgrade from the Department of Scenic Costume and Fashion Design.

Where are you based? 
I am based in Belgrade, Serbia.

What inspires you in general? 
I am looking for inspiration in everything but especially from the various types of art (music, movies, architecture, literature, etc.).

MLY by Emily Hermans

During the Designer Market, you will have the pleasure to discover the green label MLY by Emily Hermans and her newest collection, MLY & the Family.

vrijdag 6 juni 2014

FASHIONCLASH is going to Cape Town

FASHIONCLASH is going for a development-oriented project to Langa, a township of Cape Town, SA, this fall. For that we welcome and appreciate any donation you can make. 

Marieke van Geffen

Today we have the pleasure to introduce you to Marieke van Geffen, who’s a 24-year-old Dutch fashion designer. She graduated from the HKU Utrecht in 2014 and established her own label, Marieke van Geffen. Marieke's collection will be presented at the Fashion Show Programme.

Hello, Marieke! Please introduce yourself. Who are you? Where do you come from? What is your field of specialisation?
Hi there! I’m Marieke. I am currently working on my new collection SS/AW2015, which is planned to be released on June 15. Besides working on my collection I follow a course at the Dutch Shoe Academy in Utrecht, where I am learning the craft of making shoes, so  I can fulfill a long-term wish of mine: to be able to design and fabricate a total collection from head to toe.

Where are you based?
I live and work in Utrecht. It is a beautiful old city in the heart of the Netherlands, such a nice place to both live and work!

What inspires you in general?
The human body is what inspires me the most. I am always thinking about how to protect the  body for what the future will bring us. It is challenging, because only time will tell us what is really going to happen to mankind. Therefore, I make my own prophecies about what the future will bring us. My collections are based on these stories.

What place or city do you find inspiring?
This is a hard one! I find inspiration in many places and people. Ideas sometimes just pop up out of the blue. But you if you want me to choose just one place, I would say Stockholm. The calmness and the atmosphere there give me a happy feeling. The old town and the beautiful nature with a lot of water give me the rest I need in order to create new work. Also, the Swedish way of living and style fits me well. 

FASHIONCLASH Side Program: Fashion Film Night Out

The FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 Side Program will start off with a special evening at the Lumière Cinema of Maastricht.

Starting at 9pm on the 12th of June, the Fashion Film Night Out will consist of the screenings of short films by young filmmakers and fashion designers and it will also include a special selection from the Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2013. 

donderdag 5 juni 2014

FASHIONCLASH Side Program: Fashion Freax

The FASHIONCLASH Side Program, held during the FASHIONCLASH Festival, is supporting different platforms that fit the FASHIONCLASH concept: new spaces for young designers to showcase their work. One of those is the online sales platform, Fashion Freax that will be allocated a pop up store in the Mosae Forum during the festival. 

woensdag 4 juni 2014

Noir Maastricht x Carlotta Actis Barone

During FASHIONCLASH Festival Side Program NOIR Maastricht is hosting a fashion show on Friday 13th of June between 4pm - 6pm.
Designer Carlotta Actis Barone & Noir will show their new collections during this show. Carlotta Actis Barone collection will also be sold in our store during the fashionclash festival!
Prosecco / Cute Music / Models & Fashion.
Best way to start you weekend!

More information about the event -> here

EJ by Eva Vermeulen and Judith Jans

Eva Vermeulen and Judith Jans together form EJ. They met during their studies at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, and since then, have decided to collaborate. For the exhibition, they worked on the marks of the aging body and turned them into fashion accessories.

Previous work by Judith Jans
Hello Judith and Eva! Please introduce yourself. Who are you? Where do you come from? What is your field of specialization? 
We are Eva Vermeulen and Judith Jans and together we are EJ. During our time at the Design Academy Eindhoven we started collaborating and combining our various capabilities. In EJ we unite our visions in fashion, art and film.

maandag 2 juni 2014

Making of: SAM Decorfabriek

The FASHIONCLASH Festival is taking place next week (!!!) and it is highly time for us to set up everything at the SAM Decorfabriek where the fashion shows, the exhibition, the designer market, and the party will take place.

Are you wondering how we will transform this huge concrete space into the perfect venue for a fashion event?

Likeme(N) by Gertjan van der Linden

Gertjan van der Linden is a Dutch designer based in Noord-Brabant, in the South of the Netherlands. He launched his own label, Likeme(N) in 2011. Society and the interactions between individuals, groups and fashion are the main inspirations behind his work. At the FASHIONCLASH Fashion Shows, he will be presenting Inc(RED)iblE, a collection focusing on pointless violence in society. 

Hey Gertjan! Please introduce yourself. Who are you? Where do you come from? What is your field of specialization? 
I, Gertjan van der Linden, graduated from the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) in 2011 with a bachelor’s in fashion design. During those years, I focused on the relation between human identity and society. I observe the interactions of groups versus individuals, personal style, and the sign system of fashion. I created my own label, Likeme(N) in 2011. The aim of the label is to bring attention on the problems that society faces, by developing and realizing concepts that matter. All the concepts have a common thread: individuality, identity, nostalgia, and authenticity. Within those, a dark-edge is visible as well as a healthy dose of humour. My mission is to inspire society with my collections, so that people can be a part of it. At the same time, I try to warn them by showing what the “problems” are in society nowadays. I do this by elaborating on themes such as individuality, identity and nostalgia. 
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