woensdag 30 november 2016

Serbia Fashion Week SS 2017

The spring/summer 2017 edition of Serbia Fashion Week took place in from November 7 - 12 in Novi Sad, the recently elected Cultural Capital of Europe for 2021. The schedule of the event features an extensive program with fashion shows of emerging and renowned designers from Serbia and abroad.
Since few years FASHIONCLASH partnered with Serbia Fashion Week with aim to support young designers. In this context Betaomega from Czech Republic where invited on behalf of FASHIONCLASH Festival.
One of the highlights of the fashion week is the young designers contest - the EFTDC (international designers ) and the FTDC (serbian designers). The winner of the FTDC, Neo Design by the promosing designer Nevena Ivanović won participation in the coming FASHIONCLASH Festival. Other finalists from Serbia where Jelena Đukanović and Katarina Romčević. International finalists where Polona Roblek and Nina Grubek from Slovenia and Strangelove from Belarus by designers Marina Smalygova and Victoria Tkacheva.
Furthermore on the program where FASHIONCLASH designers Marta Miljanic and Branko Popovic.

Neo Design

woensdag 23 november 2016

Acreati x Forza Fashion House XMAS Pop-Up

Bluedenîmes, photo by Tyson Ernste
Acreati x Forza Fashion House XMAS Pop-Up 
1-18 December
at Entre Deux Maastricht

Looking for unique Christmas presents with a story? From Thursday 1st December untill Sunday 18th December, fashion platform Acreati will present its XMAS Pop-up Shop & Exhibition at Entre Deux (Level 2) in collaboration with Forza Fashion House Maastricht. Centrummanagement Maastricht will provide an interesting cultural program as part of the Magic Cultural Festival in Maastricht.
The pop-up will feature an outspoken selection of independent fashion designers together with contemporary photography. With a special storytelling approach Acreati and Forza Fashion House will introduce you to a new shopping experience, where you get an insight on designers’ collections through photography and art. Visit us to shop hard-to-find designer items!

THE DESIGNERS: Bluedenîmes + Ebby Port + Roche Rouge + STRIKKS + ESP + Ling-Ling + LZL + marlich + MEES Verena Schepperheyn + Narrative Made + Ratna Ho + Studio Mulder + Tomcsanyi
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS: Berber Theunissen + Luca Pernini + Jeremy Audet + Ingeborg ten Hoopen (artist) + Paula Faraco + TJ Tambellini + Saskia Boer + Pauline van Beusekom + Cat Stevens + Nina Raasch + Naomi White + Peter Holliday + Ling Lin + Samuel Zeller.

Fashion photographer Valentina Vos (30)will be giving a Fashion Photography Talk on Sunday 18th of December at the XMAS Pop Up & Exhibition. Valentina studied at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts & Design. She has worked with various leading fashion magazines such as Glamour NL, L'Officiel NL, Glamcult, JFK Magazine, Vice, news papers suchs as Volkskrant and Het Parool, and companies Tommy Hilfiger, CitizenM Hotels, Men at Work, Hema, Ace & Tate and many more. She is known for her elegant polished fashion snapshots, combined with humor and originality.


Forza Fashion House Fashion Masterclass #1

Forza Fashion House Maastricht organized the very first Masterclass with spotlight on PRICE, PRODUCT and PROMOTION.

On Monday 14th of November, as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week(GEW) in Maastricht, 10 designers took part at three inspiring sessions by fashion industry experts.
The masterclasses took place at MAFAD Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts & Design. The entire day was dedicated to these 3 key business ingredients. Essential lectures, one-on-one feedback and tips & tricks by fashion experts Dorothée Jennekens (PROMOTION), Philippe Pourhashemi (PRODUCT) and Raïssa Verhaeghe (PRICE).

More information: http://www.forzafashionhouse.nl/masterclass

Photography: Karen Kikkert

zaterdag 5 november 2016

Forza Fashion House Market #1

Forza Fashion House Market #1

Stock up with original Christmas presents and unique fashion must-haves to celebrate the holidays at the rst Forza Fashion House Maastricht Designer Market on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of December 2016 at De Brandweer. Presenting one-of-a kind work of local designers and selling a special selection of (kids) fashion, jewellery, textiles, handbags, prints and more. A great chance to meet independent designermakers in person and pick up Christmas gifts that you won’t nd on the high street.

De Brandweer Capucijnenstraat 21 Maastricht

Opening hours
17 December 11.00 - 19.00
18 December 11.00 - 18.00

Cash Only. 
Free admission.


Forza Fashion House Maastricht (FFH) is a creative hub for fashion talent and creative minds. A place where knowledge, creativity and entrepreneurship are connected. FFH brings the practice of the industry directly to the designers, following a new vision for design, production, retail, and education.


MOOI Festival Antwerp

The Post Couture Collective
MOOI Festival, a festival about the beautiful things in fashion of the future,  took place in Antwerp 29 and 30 October in de Studio in Antwerp.

Villanella art center opened up a dialogue with the fashion world. In collaboration with designer, innovator and curator Bruno Pieters, the festival showed the state of the mind of the 'sustainable'  fashion scene in Antwerp and provided a platform for debate aiming to stimulate the start of a new way of thinking that will activate both new as established players in the industry to think.

The two day festival contained exhibition, Labo, talks and a fabric fair.
Exhibition curated by Bruno Pieters displayed Antwerp fashion talent that approaches fashion from ethical, sustainable and responsible point of view. The exhibition featured work by
Y/Project, Rombaut, Jan Jan Van Essche, Daniel Andresen, Katrien Van Hecke, Ilke Cop and innovative projects such as The Post Couture Collective and Honest By.
Labo programme showed innovative techniques and initiatives by Martijn van Strien and Freitag.
Another innovative project that had its first presentation is 
TexUp that showed the results of Textiel Upcyclage Labo. This is a thinktank platoform where fashion and costume designers, product developers and artists meet. The residual clothes and linen from the Radisson Blu Hotel are reused through innovative, circular and creative techniques.
Five selected fashion and costume designers, product developers and artists from the Lab took on the leftover hotel textiles and designed firsthand pieces. The designers were coached by Ilke Cop and Lisa Konno.


All images by brankopopovicblog

donderdag 3 november 2016

Highlights from ModaLisboa SS2017 Together

Hermione Flynn
The 47th edition of ModaLisboa - Lisboa Fashion Week happend in the second weekend of October. Composed around the theme of 'Together' the edition is also a celebration of 25 years of ModaLisboa.

Still after 25 years ModaLisboa proceeds their search for new talent through Sangue Novo (New Blood) platform. 10 designers where selected to show their collection, among them the Berlin based Hermione Flynn who was selected at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016.

Like previous editions Sangue Novo provides awards for future support of the promising talent. Ana Duarte received the LAB award, which means that for the next edition she will get a bigger stage for her 'Duarte' label. Designer João Barriga won the Domus Academy prize that includes an eight week workshop and 500o euro scholarship awarded by Vulcano, the official sponsor of ModaLisboa. The winner of 'FASHIONCLASH Festival' is João Oliveira who impressed with his collection 'Effeuiller' in which he plays with the relationship between sportswear aesthetics and the sportswear practicalability. This edition contained many fresh names as well few designers who already presented at Sangue Novo such as Carolina Machado who showed progress and maturity. Micaela Sapinho made her appearance with a statement collection about the role of women in the society. Other designers in the show where Daniela Ciolan, Sofiya Malichenko, Catia Moreira, Inês Silva and M HKA.

Other new generation designers at ModaLisboa where Olga Noronha, Catarina Oliveira, Ricardo Andrez, Away to Mars and Patrick De Pádua  who presented his new collection. In March this year he won this opportunity to develop his brand further. The collection 'Fado' (fado, meaning 'fate' in latin) inspired by Portuguese fado and hip hop balances the sportswear with traditional menswear sihouette. He imagines hip hop as a new fate for fado. He effortlessly clashes tradtion and future proving he is able to work out a complete collection that is both innovative and commercially vital.
Patrick won participation for FASHIONCLASH Festival in 2015 and he won the Kaltblut Magazine Award 2015.
Patrick de Pádua

Take a look at some behind the scenes and impressions.

All images by brankopopovicblog.
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