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:

(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:

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:

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:!/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.
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