woensdag 13 juni 2018

MINDLESS by Katarzyna Dworecka

Katarzyna Dworecka is the designer behind MINDLESS. Her newest collection 'SUNNY SIDE UP' is like a walk down memory lane, a translation of her childhood memories. The atmosphere of the collection is dreamy, almost fairy-tale like. The collection gives an impression of being wrapped in the safe cocoon of childhood, and this is punctuated by fun, childlike accessories.

The collection will be showcased at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-Decofabriek. You can get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
I was always passionate about clothes, since my childhood years I read fashion magazines and loved the idea that you can say so much through the way you dress, make a kind of a statement. Besides, I was a part of the modern dance group, for 10 years and we were participating in different kinds of dance competitions, so for each choreography, we had different costumes, it was a really fun way of expression. I was used to the mixture of sound, movement, and costume forming a whole, in order to tell a story. But the idea of me being a fashion designer came later, when I graduated my MA in finance and all of my friends were starting their career in corporations. Then, I realized it’s now or never time for me to make a change in my life, so I enrolled to fashion design course at Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design. So far, I think it was the best decision of my life.

Why did you choose fashion? 
I love the idea that you can tell people a story or show them what it is you are about, without the need to speak. That’s the beauty of it.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
I have just graduated Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design and my graduate collection met with great enthusiasm, I won media award and a special award for creativity and visionary during Cracow Fashion Week. This is something that convinced me that I am on the right path. Another big thing for me is FASHIONCLASH Festival, I am so honored that I will be able to show my work among other excellent designers from all around the world. It’s something that I am definitely looking forward the most.

What are your sources of inspiration?
I believe that you can be inspired by anything. It doesn’t matter what the content is, it just matters that you expose yourself to something new and explore new things all the time. I love going to museums, especially to see modern art exhibitions, for me, it’s an endless source of inspiration. What I love about art is that’s really subjective, one person might see something in someone's work that other people don't see. A concept, sometimes just one small element of an artwork, a color can start a process in your subconscious, which will flow out to your mind during the design process.

Why did you decide to participate in FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018? 
It's an amazing opportunity to show my work among other incredibly talented designers to a broader international audience. I am super excited to be a part of it, especially because it will be my first international fashion show.

A | Scen | Dance by Carlijn Veurink

Photography: Leroy Verbeet
Meet Carlijn Veurink, a recent graduate from the Product design department at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts. Even though her background is in product design, she has always been interested in performing arts, and tries to combine disciplines in a playful way. Movement, humour and the human body are the key aspects in her work, resulting for instance in dance costumes which translate the movements of the dancer into completely new ones. This is the thought behind her current project, 'A | Scen | Dance'. Everyone has their own way. Their own way of acting, thinking and moving. Religion and fashion both are ways to express and expand yourself. A | Scen | Dance, controlling influence, refers to the way you must create your own autonomy within these concepts to make them personal. This collection consists of different suits which react to your body. You can take control over shape and outline by moving around. Transitioning your movements make the suit come alive.

Carlijn Veurink makes use of materials that have their own way of reacting to change. The movements the body makes echoes through the material and translates this into completely new ones.

'A | Scen | Dance ' will be presented at the SAM-Decorfabriek on Saturday the 16th of June as part of the Show Programme. You can get your tickets for the show here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
I like to imagine scenarios in which people behave, move or react in different ways than they would normally do. I use design to create and visualise these scenarios. I try to make other people also wonder about how we do or make things.

Why did you choose fashion?
I didn't specifically choose fashion. I studied product design because it is really broad and can result in anything. After I graduated I got an assignment from the cardboard company Smurfit Kappa. I decided to make the cardboard flexible and put it around the body to make it dance along with the body. I collaborated with a dancer from Introdans to make a video of this costume. This worked so well I decided to expand this project into a collection which resulted in the work I will show during FASHIONCLASH.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
My 'career' has only recently started, but so far I got an assignment from Smurfit Kappa to experiment with their materials, which are paper and carboard. This was presented during the Dutch Design Week last year. And my graduation collection The Production Theatre was selected for the Diploma Selection of Designblok festival in Prague and for Make me! during Łódź Design Festival in Polen.

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dinsdag 12 juni 2018

Emilie Tirion presents Under Depression

Photography: Soe Aitarg
Meet Emilie Thirion, a Belgian Menswear designer. She says she never chose to do fashion design, but instead discovered that this was what she needed, discovering that this was the way she could truly express herself. Therefore, it is not surprising that the concept behind her collection is truly personal. In her new collection, 'Under Depression' she explores an illness that she herself has dealt with on a daily basis. Using it as an inspiration, she went even further. By using her own distorted face in the designs, she wanted to become the face of the illness herself. In an exaggerated version of the garments she personally uses, she wants to emphasises how people with depression feel as they are suffocating, while finding it necessary to partake in the 'play' of life.

Emilie Thirion's collection will be presented at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June. You can get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?

Nothing at all. Actually, I’ve never wanted to work in Fashion. Before I started to study fashion, I entered an architecture and engineering school which I had prepared and dreamt of since I was 6 years old, and finally I found out it wasn’t my life at all, I was looking for something more human, more creative, more authentic. I remember saying to myself “You have always wanted to be an architect-engineer and it’s a real disaster, why not trying something completely different and very surprising? Maybe this is the key of happiness: a spontaneous and adventurous life.” Two days after, I started fashion courses, and it was the perfect match! Now it’s been 6 years since I’ve decided to choose fashion for no reason, and it couldn’t be more perfect!

maandag 11 juni 2018

Annaiss Yucra Mancilla

‘Expressing the identity of my country through my garments’, this is how Annaiss Yucra Mancilla,  a Lima based emerging designer, describes her design vision. Dedicated to transmit a colorful conversation through fashion, she aims to bring her Peruvian heritage to confront social barriers through her garments. This theme is highly visible in her new collection, 'WILLKAS', inspired by Peruvian mythology, and the story of the twins Willkas, a boy and a girl, who have to go through the human world and conquer the adversities that come with it. Emerging victorious, they are rewarded by the Gods and transformed into the sun and the moon to bring balance back to earth. Her collection draws a parallel between this myth and modern Peru, seeing the children from low resources as the Willkas who have to go through the adversities of everyday life.

Her collection will be presented at the Show Programme at the SAM-Decorfabriek on Saturday the 16th of June. You can get your tickets to the show here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design? 

Since I can remember the sound of the sewing machines are part of myself. My family owns a small textile factory in Lima, and the fabrics and trims have been part of my childhood. When I was a kid I used to give them my doodles of “new designs” so they could make them. I think that summarize my choice: its my heritage and legacy.

Why did you choose fashion?

I wanted to have a way to speak through all my thoughts and concerns and views about life and my country. I found the balance when I started designing. I found a way to communicate through fashion.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career? 

I had the incredible luck and opportunity to be able to be part of wonderful platforms in London (graduate fashion week 24th anniversary), Lima (Lima Fashion week)and soon New Zealand( iD Emerging designer awards 2018). But my main achievement in my career are the projects in which I have been collaborating, such as working with male inmates in San Juan de lurigancho jail, or with the indigenous Shipibo ladies in the Jungle of Peru and the Andean community of San Pedro de Cajas and their artisans. It has really made me realize I can change and improve lives, by creating and helping these people develop new incomes for a better life.

What are your sources of inspiration?

My biggest muse is my country. I found so many sorts of inspiration. I have indigenous heritage, so my background was also a big part of how I define myself and my garments. As a third generation of Peruvian immigrant to the capital, I always lived with this huge problem in Peru about racism against their own for their skin or heritage, so growing up I had to deal with this problems and I had to go through a shame of myself and lack of identity, to embracing it and really capturing this beautiful part of myself in my pieces.

Why did you decide to participate in FASHIONCLASH 2018? What are your expectations?

FASHIONCLASH is an upcoming contemporary platform, that embraces emerging designers and gives them the opportunity to share their work with the world. I feel very lucky and grateful to be part of this year's selection. I really want to land to an Asian platform and I believe this event will really help me to grow as a designer and help me achieve my dream.

zondag 10 juni 2018

Aurum Aurais collection by Daria D'Ambrosio

Photography: Gioconda & Augusto
Meet Daria D’Ambrosio, a second-time FASHIONCLASH participant.
She was born and raised in a village in the south of Italy, and it is this culture and tradition that characterizes her identity.  Therefore it is not surprising that, in line with the theme of the FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018, her collection 'Aurum Auris' was inspired by sacred vestation, and the charming mystery celebrated by women.

Her collection will be presented at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June, at the SAM-Decorfabriek. You can get your tickets for the show here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?

It all happened by chance ... I constantly felt the need for something that was not there. So I thought of enrolling myself in the “polimoda” in order to express what I had inside.

zaterdag 9 juni 2018

Rita Sá from Portugal

Rita Sá comes from a small village in Portugal, near Porto. Probably the fact that she lived in a small village made her appreciate nature in a different way, paying attention to every detail and therefore becoming very emotional. For her, emotions are the most important part of a fashion designer’s work. This is reflected in her collection 'Glass ceiling', which is centred around the idea that 'if you have a glass ceiling, don't throw rocks in the air'. The collection explores the world of hypocrisy of the individuals who believe that it is better to be a false somebody than a true nobody. In a gradational process, the collection exposes the vulnerabilities that we try to hide.

Rita Sá's new collection will be presented at the Show Program on the Saturday 16th of June. You can buy your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
My family has a strong connection with art, which has always influenced my interests. I have no doubt that fashion was the best way for me to express my thoughts and feelings. From the beginning of the creative process, until the last retouch before the models enter the runway, I worry about every detail and live it in a very emotional and personal way. Each concept, sketch or detail - however insignificant it may be - are a very personal discovery.

vrijdag 8 juni 2018

Teun Seuren presents I Decline

God is a Woman!? project
photo Sem Shayne & Anton Fayle
Teun Seuren, is a 25 year old Dutch designer from Limburg. Last year he graduated from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht as a Fashion Designer specialized in men's fashion. His work gives of a message by posing questions with different perspectives such as homosexuality gender and vulnerability. For this collection, 'I Decline', he has been inspired by the theme of the FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018, Fashion, My Religion!.
His collection explores the relationship between religion and gay power, making a statement about being gay and having faith.

TEUN's collection will be presented at the Show Program on Saturday the 16th of June. Get your tickets here.

You can also see Teun's work at Centre Céramique as part of God is a Woman!? project exhibition.
More information about the project:here 

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
I realized that I wanted to work in fashion after making the mistake to study electrical engineering. This wasn't the right career for me and I had to make a radical change. One of my teachers gave me the recommendation to visit a fashion school. When I stepped inside that school I knew thas was the place for me and it felt like I was home.

Why did you choose fashion?
As a child I always loved to dress up and play around in my grandma's workspace. Once I made an entire collection for my nieces, made from old fabrics and curtains. This was my first experience with fashion and I loved it. I can definitely say that I got the sewing skills from my grandma, and I am really grateful that she let me help her all the time, even when I was always standing in her way because of my curiosity.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
After I graduated I was selected for the "Lichting Show" at Amsterdam Fashion Week, this was definitely the icing on the cake after 4 years of hard work. I didn't win but being part of this amazing event was worth all the hard work.

What are your sources of inspiration?
Mostly I get inspired by things that frustrate me. I want to highlight these frustrations and transform them into something good.

donderdag 7 juni 2018

Fashion collective PRJCT22

Photography: Nataliya Maassen
PRJCT22 is a group of young designers and former classmates, who met during their fashion bachelor studies at AMD Düsseldorf, Germany. Bringing all their own different styles together to create something new, was an interesting challenge. Out of this was born PRFCTN_Acceptance of the Imperfect. The collection explores the meaning and importance of inner and outer beauty in our society. Outer perfection can be seen as a forgery, true beauty reflects the imperfections of the inner beauty. This collection aims to inspire acceptance of the imperfect and self-reflection. So, are you beautiful?

PRJCT22 will be presenting their collection at the Show Program on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-Decorfabriek.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
We all have different reasons to work in fashion, design or art world, but what we all have in common is, that fashion brought us together. Although we all have totally different styles we still respect and accept each other’s work. And the most important thing we all have in common; we inspire each other, and are inspired by other designers and artist. Inspiration is one of the reasons we want to work in fashion.

woensdag 6 juni 2018


Photography: Karina Stefansson
SorteMaria is a collaboration between two designers, Angelo Castro and Yenni Leal. Based in Uruguay, they will be presenting their new collection at the FASHIONCLASH Festival. Their collection, inspired by the duality of the everyday and the religious life which emerges on special occasions, in the form of 'Maria', in the catholic tradition of Venezuela and Uruguay. In the collection, unique textures and shapes merge to create conceptual silhouettes through which people protect, live and transmit their beliefs.

The collection will be presented as part of the Show Programme at the SAM- Decorfabriek on Saturday the 16th of June. You can get your tickets to the show here. 

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
A: I always had artistic inclinations mainly for dance and theater. When I wanted to do my specialization I found that design was the best way to communicate without being me physically.

Y:I am interested in what people can transmit with the way they are dressed as well as the process behind each project in this profession.

dinsdag 5 juni 2018

Giulia Farencena Casaro - Sacrifiction

Giulia Farencena Casaro is an Italian menswear and knitwear designer who defines herself as a silent observer, who constantly likes to discover new things and loves to analyze the human behaviour. Her new collection 'Sacrifiction', in line with the theme of 'Fashion, my religion!' explores the idea that through the rise of the digital world, a lot of traditional religious values have been lost, particularly that of sacrifice. In Christian faith, God sacrificed himself for us to be saved. It is this appreciation for humanity, and the gestures of kindness and authenticity that she is exploring in her collection. By using authentic and traditional materials, she is studying this theme through the lens of her home region, South Tyrol.

Her collection will be showcased at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-Decorfabriek. You can get your ticket for the show here. 

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?

I always knew somehow that I wanted to work in fashion but I thought that something so beautiful could only exist as a hobby. I only realized that it was a real profession when I was 9 years old.

Why did you choose fashion?

I was unsatisfied of many things starting from the human’s interpersonal communication and ending with socio-political and environmental issues. I felt that fashion can silently give you something that becomes part of your body and therefore maybe become part of your mentality.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career?

If I look back, I think that my main achievement is the intellectual consciousness I developed throughout this period of studies. The first year I won the Polimoda scholarship in collaboration with Class which gave me the opportunity to pursue my studies. I recently have won the Polimoda talent, a one year start up incubator program.

maandag 4 juni 2018

'Y So Serious' - Rena Jansen

Rena Jansen is currently in her final year of her Bachelor's of Design at the HKU in Utrecht. She strives to make clothes that are both wearable and conceptual at the same time. Her work is often bold and colorful, she loves to play with clothing archetypes and reshape them to create something new. Her newest collection, 'Y So Serious', uses overstock fabrics as well as leftover materials from a bouncy house, to support sustainability in fashion. The collection shows a critical analysis of her generation, known as millennials. Embodying the childhood nostalgia millennia's are known for, she expresses this while acknowledging that it is not a sustainable state.

Her collection will be presented at the Show program on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-decorfabriek. Get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
As a child I always knew I wanted to work in a creative field. At the age of 11 I started to experiment with my own appearance, and throughout my teenage years I changed my wardrobe a lot. I have explored multiple subcultures and identities, and through this I experienced how fashion influenced me as the wearer, how it could make me feel better and how it enabled me to express myself.

Why did you choose fashion?
Fashion turned out to be the medium in which I could best express myself. I remember when I went to the first all-fashion exhibition, I think I was 14 years old, and I saw this video-compilation of Hussein Chalayans performance-like shows. This opened my eyes to how fashion can be a form of art. It is the most intimate form of art and that always fascinated me ever since.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
Since I’m currently still doing my bachelor, my career has not really started yet. Being part of FASHIONCLASH 2018 is definitely my biggest achievement in fashion so far!

What are your sources of inspiration?
I get my inspiration from lots of different places. Most of my inspiration comes from youth rebellion, Japanese culture, surrealism, cult movies, consumerism and childhood nostalgia. I get most inspired when I’m strolling through a museum, when I’m watching some weird movie or when I’m deep into some fashionable person's Instagram page.

Why did you decide to participate in FASHIONCLASH 2018? What are your expectations?
To be honest, I am pretty proud of what I’ve made, and I just want to show it to the world. It would be such a waist to work on a collection for months for it to only be shown at your graduation show, and continue its life catching dust in storage. I want my collection to live and to be used for what it is meant for: To me worn.

What do you love most about (fashion) design? What are the biggest struggles faced by young designers?
I love how you can help people by dressing them in beautiful clothes that make them feel good about themselves. I love how you can enable people to express themselves. The biggest struggle to me is that images of every design that has ever been made can now be found on the internet, so during my design-process I am constantly exposed to ideas similar to mine on my Instagram-feed. To me that is very discouraging, it makes me feel like I’ll never be able to create something that hasn’t been done before. Many people tell me that it is impossible to create something that has never been done before, but I don’t believe that. I will always strive to create something new.

How would you define fashion?
Fashion is the most intimate form of art there is, because it’s the only form of art that is directly on the body; it is a form of art in which the wearer is just as important as the work itself. Fashion is a reflection of the world we live in today, it has the ability to visualize things we can’t put into words.

zaterdag 2 juni 2018

Gösta von Platen - Breaking Bodily Boundaries

Photography: Polo Lindström Muller

Meet Gösta von Platen, a Swedish fashion designer specialising in menswear, currently doing an internship with a menswear label in Paris. Through his work, he aims to create an environment that can evolve over time, exploring the boundaries between body, material and environment.

You will be able to admire his work between the 11th and 17th of June at De Bijenkorf as part of the Showpieces exhibit.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in this field? 

Early on I was drawn to the visual arts, which developed into a fascination for the connection between the body and the outer world. While working with painting, photography, music and installation I found it the most interesting to combine the different mediums and conceptualize the outcome in relationship to the body.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
As a newly graduated fashion design student in Berlin, what I feel is my greatest achievement at the moment is that I moved to Paris and am now doing an internship to gain experience as a professional.

What are your sources of inspiration?
I find inspiration in all sorts of places, but what really inspires me is the interaction with whatever it is I find inspiring. I try to dive deep into the source and see the connections to other places. Fields I regularly search for inspiration are contemporary art, natural experiences, human bodies, light and music. My projects also normally starts with thorough reading on the topic.

Be ready for HENKJENZ!

photo Armando Branco
We are HENKJENZ, We’re from Rotterdam, The Netherlands and we make one size unisex.

Discover HENKJENZ on Saturday June 16 at FASHIONCLASH Festival in Maastricht.
Tickets and info: here

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
The everyday interest in dressing yourself up. Clothing communicates your mood and identity, or who you want to be.

Why did you choose fashion?
Fashion or clothing in general, is a daily thing for everyone . We like to give social messages through clothing, for us Fashion is a way of communicating to every unique individual.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career? 
Amsterdam Fashionweek, Berlin Alternative Fashionweek, collaborations with artists , and off course FASHIONCLASH.

What are your sources of inspiration? 
Social Themes about exceptance. Thats mostly our base. Besides that, there aren't really any sources in particular. We built a world around the social theme that we choose for a collection. Because we want our brand to be tangible for everyone, the inspiration comes from different angles. We create a playfull twist to our collections to make the social theme less heavy or to give people a positive view.

donderdag 31 mei 2018

D.A.I. by Du Qinling

Meet Du Qinling, the Chinese fashion designer behind the label DuAsInfinity living in the Netherlands. She started her own label DuAsInfinity (aka D.A.I.) after graduating from the  London College of Fashion.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
 I am always attracted to well made and design objects, textiles, crafts and furniture.

Why did you choose fashion?
Clothes are what we need every day. For me, working in fashion feels like working in something essential to our life needs, not only physically, but also spiritually.

What are your sources of inspiration?
Music, Arts, Films, books.

Why did you decide to participate in FASHIONCLASH 2018? What are your expectations?

FASHIONCLASH exists since 10 years, so it must be an excellent event celebrating fashion. I would like to meet many professionals in fashion or media fields, gaining more press.

woensdag 30 mei 2018

B E K H O M O R E H E N A by Zahra Hosseini

'Take a minute to respect others faiths, now take a minute to respect my faith, instead of destroying it, let us take a minute to listen to the vibrational frequencies and how they can affect our mind, body, and souls. Let''s listen to the effects it can have upon us' 

Photography: Brooke Roberts-Islam, Aurelia Anomalie

Zahra Hosseini, also know as Sooty, is a young Iranian designer committed to using her talent to do something good in this world. Her mission is to bring back the beauty of Islam, fighting against the misconception of Muslims in the media and today's society. She aims to do this by focusing on the peacefulness of 'Azan',  the Islamic prayer call, recited by the Muezzin. This prayer is recited, three times a day;; at dawn, noon, and sunset, from the speakers of mosques in Muslim countries. Azan, meaning 'to hear, to listen, and to be informed about'. 'Allahuakbar'' meaning 'god is great', is repeated during this. This beautiful word has been destroyed and begins to distort our perceptions in the media. She urges to to  not be fooled by what is being shown through media and let us only judge with our own minds after being shown the truth.

As a young Iranian woman, she stands before us to be the voice of young Muslim girls and to share her story, a story of ones journey of self-discovery through her own faith and culture.  It is this research, combined with scientific explorations that allowed her to unfold a deeper meaning into a journey we all share. In her performance/collection,  'B E K H O M O R E H E N A'  she has created garments that young Muslim girls can wear to make themselves feel connected to modesty decreed by their faith while allowing for the opportunity clothes provides for expression and connections to the modern world. Her work is about young Muslim women defining for themselves how they want to dress and how they want to be seen.  The original chador was a way to protect woman from prying eyes of men in a patriarchal society, therefore it completely covered the body and didn't expose the feminine shape. Her clothes express the struggle for the new Muslim female identity. One that expresses the values of their traditions but that also keeps the essence of their faith and identity, in a world that may perceive to be undersiege, by other cultures and within. She is keeping what is positive about being a young Muslim woman, emerging from the shadow of the patriarchal.

Photography: Brooke Roberts-Islam, Aurelia Anomalie
She tells us: 'I hope to open people's eyes, away from bias and stereotype. I ask to give it the respect it deserves. Don't judge it by what has been shown through the media. Look at it with a fresh perspective. I'm not trying to convert or persuade anyone, I'm only sharing my personal story. I hope people can be respectful, positive, and supportive. We are at a time in our society where the real truth is being overshadowed by the lies we are fed. Let us be proud of our faith and where we all as individuals come from and let the beauty show you the truth.' 

You can discover Zahra Hosseini's performance during the Show Programme at the SAM-Decorfabriek on Saturday the 16th of June (get your tickets online here). To learn more about her, visit her website at www.zahrahosseini.com or follow her on instagram @ZS.HOSS. 

dinsdag 29 mei 2018

Enni Lähderinne presents Boy Meets Evil

Photography: Pauliina Maus
Meet Enni Lähderinne, a designer from Helsinki, Finland. As a fashion designer she studies gender as a social phenomenon and ways to express and interpret one's gender through clothing. From a biological viewpoint there are only two genders but in reality there are as many genders as there are humans. One of her goals as a fashion designer is to find ways of self expression through clothing for those who don’t feel like they fit in the gender binary, or the mold our history and society have created for the most of us to fall into. Can this mold be broken with fashion?

Her current collection is however closer to the theme of the FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018. 'Boy Meets Evil' explores the world of Herman Hesse's Demian and Abraxas and the belief of God and Satan being one. The collection studies the changes one has to go through to find themselves, as well as the eternal search for a true understanding of God.

Enni Lähderinne will present her  collection at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June. Get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
Fashion is one of the most multidisciplinary fields of design out there. It keeps me on my toes and pushes my mind to keep on finding better solutions time after time.

Why did you choose fashion? 
Considering all the fields of Design, fashion speaks to me the most. I feel like fashion is the way I present my thoughts about the word the best way. It is my canvas in changing the world.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
Finishing my BA studies in Fashion and winning the MTV Break Costume Design Competition.

What are your sources of inspiration?
Usually it’s something that inspires or irritates me. I’m a person who enjoys watching documents, experiencing art, reading and just generally wandering around. These are the ways I use to find subjects that tangle my mind a one way or another. Usually I find myself being interested in the way human mind works and how this can be seen in art and design and society. From there on I keep on specifying my choice of research. I keep making questions and if I can’t find the answers right away, I go forward with the chosen subject of the research. The designing progress is my way of finding the answers to the questions I presented to myself in the beginning.

maandag 28 mei 2018

Matteo Carlomusto presents MURCIELAGO

Photography: Enrico Berni
Matteo Carlomusto is an Italian menswear designer. In his first  capsule-collection, exhibited in a show and in a presentation during Pitti Uomo, he experimented a mix between sportswear and traditional female costume of the Islamic culture, the burqa. Further in his work he has brought together the conservative world of Islam and the sexual practice of Bondage. The aesthetics of his new collection, MURCIELAGO SS19, builds upon this concept, however merging it with a fresh and rude taste. The collection is a claim and exaltation of erotic charge, arrogantly riding the road like a green Lamborghini Murcielago.

MURCIELAGO SS19 will be presented at the Show Program on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-Decorfabriek. Get your tickets here.

What are your sources of inspiration?
 My work is constantly evolving. At this moment of my creative process I can say that my greatest source of inspiration is photography, I’m in love with Joel Peter Witkin, Antoine D’Agata and Nan Goldin’s tales . Through their images I can my mind travels. I am very attracted to bodies: from the animal world to the human figure in all its forms, I love to see them together as a single body that gives life to something new. For this reason I love the raw part of every simple thing, but at the same time I’m fascinated by the human mind, which is able to give life to something unique that is not found in nature. I hate the social impositions ... and it is precisely for this reason the reading of my projects is interpreted in the best way by subcultures and denigrated communities, like the young queer who made a new image, that nature has not given them and the society tries to hide , but actually exists. And it has always existed. I find my inspiration in the submerged world that I love to shape with my personal taste.

zondag 27 mei 2018

Maarten van Mulken presents VOID

Maarten van Mulken, a fashion designer from Limburg, develops (mostly) women’s collections.
Has has participated in various FASHIONCLASH events With his collection Kill Your Darlings, presented at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017, he has won the Radikal Fashion Film Award by Pascal Baillien.

Maarten likes to create worlds trough fashion by trying to get back old techniques that people have forgotten, while at the same time moving forward to the future and telling a story with his creations.
His new collection 'VOID' interprets the theme of 2018 FASHIONCLASH Festival, by exploring the sense of emptiness experience by people, a void that used to be filled by religion. The collection aims to fill this void, to give people an everyday armour against it.

Maarten's collection will be presented at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-Decofabriek. You can get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
I’ve always been fascinated by art and design because they can distract but also attract you to do things and to lose yourself in a way. For me it’s not just fashion but every discipline that makes us curious again and lets us to think further than just ‘normal’ life. Fashion design was for me the best outcome in this. It’s starts with the person that wears the clothing, for me fashion starts at the base from where you can create complete worlds around it.

zaterdag 26 mei 2018

Interdisciplinary Designer Amy Ollett

Meet Amy Ollett, an English fashion designer. 
She specializes in an interdisciplinary approach to fashion, combining her training as a dancer and choreographer with design. The work explores the interface between dance, fashion, movement and design and is informed by the properties of fabric, garment and choreography to develop form, shape and conceptual relationships. This is also showcased in her new collection 'MOVERE'. The collection has led into the development of a new performance design methodology that allows expression and physicality to go beyond the skin, encouraging practical and artistic coherence of both body and design.

 he vulnerability of the body against fabric allows for a relationship to unfold, and garment begins to form from a reactive movement of the bodies communication. The collection identifies how and where the body communicates through fabric informing the garment resolution. Thus, allowing the design and movement to become intrinsic to one another. Through movement and choreography, the development of design allows a new opening, in which to discover innovative and constructive movement vocabulary that can be used for design purposes.

Amy Ollett's collection will be presented at the Show Programme at SAM-Decorfabriek on Saturday the 16th of June. You can get your tickets for the show here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?

During my training as a dancer, I was always drawn to avant-garde imagery within the fashion industry which influenced my movement as a choreographer. However, I did not see its potential as a combined field until making my move into Fashion education. Through my Master's Degree, I discovered new methods to develop fashion design with the body and movement. This discovery has made me want to work within fashion design to transform the way we experience clothing in connection to our body. 

Why did you choose fashion?

It wasn’t until my last year of my Bachelor's Degree that I began to understand the relationship I was having between my own movement and design. However, my vision for design was not meeting the movement I wanted to fulfil and I felt unsatisfied as a mover. Consequently, I knew I needed to focus on the design aspect of my practice and bring fashion to the surface once and for all. Fashion was creating that space in-between to materialise, leading to extensions of movement I could not achieve with my own physical body. This is what lead me into doing my Masters Degree in Fashion.

donderdag 24 mei 2018

Cheers to Brand Bier!

The 10 year anniversary of FASHIONCLASH Festival also marks their first ever collaboration with Brand Bier, the oldest brewery in the Netherlands.
Although it may seem like an unlikely match, FASHIONCLASH and Brand Bier share the same key values, such as a belief in new talents, coherent (heavenly!) creations and pushing the limits, however paying respect to tradition and craftmanship. But most importantly, it is an understanding of the value of ‘togetherness’ and the enjoyment of the now. Beer has never been just about beer. It is this sense of ‘togetherness’ and community building, a fraternity around beer, starting from the monks in the Middle Ages, that can still be seen in the present day. Today, this community is built around people who are passionate about beer, resulting in perhaps the most common drink to have achieved a god-like status. From the monks Middle-Ages until today, this group of devotees continue to display their devotion for beer - their religion. Therefore, cheers to Brand Bier for continuing the tradition of devotion to beer!


dinsdag 22 mei 2018

Make-up, My Religion!

Amsterdam-based cosmetics brand ELLIS FAAS is on a crusade, but a different one from religious crusades. We want you to follow your own sense of beauty. So-called makeup experts keep telling consumers which shades and shapes are trendy or not, and by doing so they are taking away the joy of experimentation. People have become afraid. They've been convinced there is some sort of mystery as to what is "right" or "wrong". But in doing makeup there is no right or wrong. ELLIS FAAS is fighting to bring back the joy of doing makeup, by trying to take away silly rules an preconceptions, and reinstall the pleasure of trying things out. All ELLIS FAAS shades are suitable for every age, style and skin tone – so whatever you choose is up to you. If you look into the mirror and are happy with what you see, you're done. If not, just take it off and start again. It's only makeup after all...

maandag 21 mei 2018

Haesung Bong

Haesung Bong is a South-Korean designer, who benefiting of full scholarships from various competitions in South-Korea, has attended some of the most prestigious design schools in Europe such as Asmod Paris and ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem. He describes the tone of voice of his designs as serene, with a sense of isolation and internalisation narrated by visualised concepts, artisanal textiles and structural silhouettes.

Photography: Oscar Raaijmakers
His current collection, 'Box Gallery',  delivers a moment of cute, lovely and experimental, with a focus on material and fabric with structural shapes. 

Haesung Bong will be presenting his collection at the Show Programme at the SAM-Decorfabriek on Saturday the 16th of June. You can get your tickets to the show here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
When I was in middle-school, one day, as an extracurricular activity, an art teacher invited us to an art center and they showed a film about communication and fashion designers. It was inspiring, I realized what I have to do. 

Sculpted Beauty by Iva Kujundžić

Meet Iva Kujundžić, a Belgrade based artist/designer, who describes herself as an endless dreamer, passionate creator and true entrepreneur. She has won the FTDC contest at Serbia Fashion Week, giving her the opportunity to participate in FASHIONCLASH. A designer with the soul of an artist, her new collection, 'Sculpted Beauty', was inspired by Rodin's sculptures and the art nouveau era. The dominant veins in Rodin's work provided a direct link to the art nouveau era, known for its dynamic wavy lines. Moved by the emotion in these sculptures, she wanted to channel these in her collection, which she achieved through leather sculpting and handwork. The dominant veins in Rodin's work provided a direct link to the art nouveau era, known for its dynamic wavy lines. It was this anatomical challenge that provided her with inspiration to play with textures through a monochromatic lens.

Iva's collection will be presented at the Show Program on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-Decorfabriek. Get your tickets here.

zondag 20 mei 2018

Michaela Čapková presents ARTEFACTS

Michaela Čapková is currently a Master's student at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (Fashion Design and Footwear studio). Her newest collection, 'ARTEFACTS', studies the relationship between the traditional and the modern. Transforming Czech artefacts from the early 1900's, and using traditional Czech cloth, she contrasts tradition with contemporary garments.

Her collection will be presented at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-decorfabriek. You can get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
I’m still thinking… I try to find the balance between fashion art and business.

Why did you choose fashion? 
Because fashion is the most natural way of expression for me since childhood. It is a good way of non-verbal communication.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
I think the biggest achievement is the possibility of making something that you like. If we are going to talk about achievements like some “milestones” I could mention for example presentations with our studio in Tokyo, New York or London in the last three years… and of course, last and this year in FASHIONCLASH! :) Last year I also received the National Prize for Student Design and I was nominated at the Czech Grand Design Award / Fashion Designer of the year.

donderdag 17 mei 2018

Pu Tianqu presents Office Boy

photo Fang Bohung
Pu Tianqu is a Chinese fashion designer, graduated from the Insituto Marangoni, specializing in patternmaking, print and graphic design. His menswear collection, 'Office Boy', explores the balance between 'following the rules' and freedom. Our individual desires inevitably, to different extents, go against societal rules. Pu Tianqu explores whether there is a balance to be found. What would we wear to work if we could wear whatever? Can we combine that with what we should wear?

Pu Tianqu's collection will be presented at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-Decorfabriek. Get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
Fashion has always been a part of my family. My mum is a very elegant lady. She has a super big wardrobe full of dresses. And I love to realize my creation since I was really young. I don’t see any reason why not to become a designer.

Why did you choose fashion?
 Ohh, that's a funny story:). I always like to wear something unique and interesting. And I always like to realize my ideas of design as I said. So when I was thinking about my future career at the first time. FASHION just appeared in front of my eyes. I still haven't had a bad feeling about it. So I will probably keep going:)

dinsdag 15 mei 2018

The Seven hair Sins by KEVIN MURPHY

Are you guilty of these hair sins?

1.  Practice What You Bleach.

 Never bleach your own hair, because, sadly, this often doesn’t seem to go as it is supposed to! Usually, things go south when it comes down to the duration of bleaching (either too long or too short). When the bleach is in there too short, you’ll end up with a warm toned, blonde colour or simply put yellow/orangey hair! Did you leave it in too long? You could possibly damage your hair and scalp really bad. Bleaching your hair will make your it loose protein. In case you still want to bleach your hair yourself, make sure to use our treatment RE.STORE on a regular basis to help rebuild the protein deficiency.

maandag 14 mei 2018

Freak Show by Dominika Kozáková

Dominika Kozáková is a Slovakian designer, whose designs are inspired by a background in costume making. Her newest collection, FreakShow reflects this. The collection is inspired by chaos at the circus, following an extravagant and dreamy mood, with references to Baroque and Rococo. While the collection shows signs of womenswear, the collection is designed for anyone who is brave enough to wear it and go out to the everyday circus of streets in a madly colourful outfit. The collection challenges people to break free from the social norms of clothing.

The collection will be presented during the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th at the SAM-Decorfabriek. You can get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
Until recently, I was trying to decide whether I should make costumes or fashion. I went for fashion. I get a lot of inspiration from costumes and theater art. But for me the connection, the passion and beauty, I find in fashion are more important.

Why did you choose fashion?
Because I know it's the best way to express myself. We dress up and act with brave attitudes in order to be open and enhance our self-expression, in a world where everyday human rights are constantly violated.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career? I am very happy to be part of and present my work at Mercedes Benz Bratislava Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz Prague Fashion Week and Fashion alternative event Dotek in Zlín and Brno.

What are your sources of inspiration?
My childhood experiences, mainly, even from infancy! These experiences inspire me, mainly because as children we do not see a stereotypical age or gender, but we see things as they are and we want to do them exactly as we feel. This is why my work is naive, dreamy and passionate about colors. I want my creations to be colorful, childlike and cheerful. Just as children, accept the majority of gender stereotypes, but they're still not affected by them. Probably everybody can use their memories and remember how they did not understand why they could not play with the cars and why they could not wear whatever they wanted. The child does not see gender but sees things as they are.

Why did you decide to participate in FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018? What are your expectations?
I have been watching FASHIONCLASH for a long time and I love it! It has a great aura for me. I have been preparing, since last year and I am very happy to be part of FASHIONCLASH festival this year too. I expect to give my audience a magical experience and a lot of inspiration.

zondag 13 mei 2018

Mukashi Mukashi by Birutė Mažeikaitė

Photographer: Fredrik Altinell
Mukashi Mukashi is a label by Lithuanian Birutė Mažeikaitė. Focusing on sustainable clothing, in 2017 she won the 'Fashion Makes Sense Award', earning her sponsorship for her new collection 'Animus',  a collection that explores the battle between wanting to be original and wanting to fit in.

Mukashi Mukashi will present her collection 'Animus' at the Show program on Saturday 16th of June at the SAM-Decorfabriek. Get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
I was born after Soviet Union crumbled, but my family spent most of their lives in it. Since there was deficit for almost everything, in order to be stylish, my parents did a lot of clothes themselves. During my early childhood the economy in Lithuania was still developing and I ended up doing a lot of things for myself too. I would get inspired and spend all night doing something that I wanted to wear to school the next day. I kept doing the same during my university years while studying psychology. And at some point I understood that the way I get excited about it is special and I want to do this for a living.

Why did you choose fashion?
I see myself as a creative person, designing makes me happy. I didn’t have a formal drawing education to get into art universities, but I was also scared to try. I even finished bachelor of Psychology, but it didn’t feel right. I kept drawing during my lectures. At some point I realized that I will regret if I don’t pursue design. Trial and error. But once I tried it, I knew I made the right decision.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
Winning FASHIONCLACH Fashion Makes Sense Award and becoming finalist of International Talent Support Contest are two most memorable achievements. Landing a certain kind of job is always good and exciting, but to me, memories related to my artwork are much more dear and precious. As a young artist struggling to make it, this kind of outside appreciation is very nurturing. I know that my brand is very young, but it is a precious product of my imagination and I am very proud of it as well. I am excited to see where it will go.

What are your sources of inspiration?
I think my collections are quite different from one another and I take inspiration from many diverse things that are important for my own world at a current time. I wouldn’t even know what will inspire me next, I feel that it is important to keep my options broad and see where that takes me.

Why did you decide to participate in FASHIONCLASH 2018? What are your expectations?
I always wanted to participate in FASHIONCLASH, because I feel like this festival explores a broader spectrum of creativity in fashion. It is always very gratifying to show my works after working so hard to materialize them from thoughts. I am looking forward for people to see it as well.

vrijdag 11 mei 2018

Jacqueline Loekito - FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018

Art direction and Photographer: 
Yasmina Haddad and Matthias Waldhart 
Models : Tobija Stuker and Tosca Waeber 
MUA : Indah Spaene
Hair and assistant : Chioma Blaser
Born in Jakarta, Jacqueline Loekito moved to London at the age of 19 in order to study Fashion Design at UCA. Recently she completed master at the The Institute of Fashion Design Basel and presented her collection at the Doing Fashion Show 2018. Her new collection, 'PAPIN MADNESS' continues with this theme, going against the statement 'girls wear pink and boys wear blue'. She builds upon an idea of 'similarity', where everyone can wear whichever clothes they choose, challenging men to wear heels, dresses and pink.

Her collection will be presented at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June, at the SAM-Decorfabriek. You can get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
I think I decided my fashion career when I was 8 years old.

Why did you choose fashion?
Because fashion is the only form of communication that I know.

What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
I think to keep on going in Fashion with so many ups and downs is definitely an achievement, also finishing my master's degree is one of them.

What are your sources of inspiration?
For me my own personal/family stories, the pain and happiness are my main inspirations.

Why did you decide to participate in FASHIONCLASH 2018? What are your expectations? I’ve been following FASHIONCLASH on Instagram and really want to be part of the ‘gang’. I would like to meet new people, make new contacts and also show my work in a different platform.

What do you love most about (fashion) design? What are the biggest struggles faced by young designers?
I think to be able to make my own world become visible and having people believing my vision. I am quite lucky to be living as a fashion designer now as the internet helps a lot with visibility, but the real struggle is of course getting the brand rolling without any investment/backing.

How would you define fashion?
It’s a weapon to be YOU

What do you think are the most important issues in fashion today?
 We have so many brands, collections per year and still everyone is looking the same.

dinsdag 8 mei 2018

Dana Jasinkevica - FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018

Dana Jasinkevica, from Latvia, currently studying MA Fashion at the Swedish School of Textiles, does artistic experiments with fashion by using structures, prints, knits and image of the body. Her newest collection, 'Complete' is a meditations on the interconnectivity that accompanies technology. The key aspect of the collection is a wilful deconstruction of what clothes should look like, a play on the conventional. Ample and baggy silhouettes give a suggestion of the anonymity we try to achieve from behind a screen.

'Complete' will be showcased at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-Decorfabriek. You can get your tickets for the show here.

Why did you choose fashion?
It happened naturally while being into fine art field, almost since I can remember myself. I realized that for me the most natural form of expression was fashion (even if I am not a big fan of this word itself)

What would you say are your main achievements in your career?
Thinking from a holistic point of view - being able to make my ideas come to life. From most recent events I could mention Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize curated by Lee Edelkoort in New York where I was one of the finalists. It was important for me because some of my ideas were in a very early and unrefined stage but they were positively appreciated. Anyhow, I believe the best is yet to come.

What are your sources of inspiration?

Why did you decide to participate in FASHIONCLASH 2018? What are your expectations? Because it's a creative platform where people have good vibes and it can provide young designers new opportunities

maandag 7 mei 2018

The 10th edition of Serbia Fashion Week

The 10th anniversary of Serbia Fashion Week was held from April 24 - 29. The grand opening of took place in Dunavski Park, the alternative fashion of young designers curated by Srđan Šveljo was held at Kineska Četvrt former industrial complex, in SKC Fabrika. The fashion shows, as always, where staged at the Congress Center Master of Novi Sad Fair. The the closing ceremony will be held at the Serbian National Theatre. On this evening more than 20 organisations and notable people where honored, showing them support they gave to Serbia Fashion Week over the last five years.
I was there receive one of the jubilee awards on behalf of FASHIONCLASH.

Almost since the beginning FASHIONCLASH and Serbia Fashion Week exchanged talents. Several FASHIONCLASH designers where given the stage, while sveral Serbian designers, the winners of FTDC contest, where presented at FASHIONLCLASH Festival such as NEO Design and Moda Mišić. In 2018 Iva Kujundžić will take part at FASHIONCLASH Festival.

On the runway this edition several Serbian and international designers where given the stage. Among them the familiar names such as Bosko Jakovljevic, Bata Spasojević, Marije Šabić, Zvonko, Zvonko Marković and Ana Vasiljevic. Among the international designers where Bosnian designer Milan Senić, Dutch designer Addy van den Krommenacker and FASHIONCLASH designer Peer Cox.

Dutch fashion designer Peer Cox showed his collectin at the 10th edition of Serbia Fashion Week.
With his upcycled collection Peer shows that innovation and sustainability can go hand in hand.
Peer Cox took part at Fashion Makes Sense edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival in 2017.

The 10th edition was closed at the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad with a tribute show.
The closing ceremony of Serbia Fashion Week was directed by member of the French Haute Couture institute and Vice-President of Serbia Fashion Week, Eymeric François. François worked with Mugler from 1997 to 1999. The choreography was inspired by the golden age of haute couture in Paris – the 80s and 90s, when supermodels were superstars. The models’ hair will be styled by Frederic Pavard of Alexandre de Paris, a legendary hair stylist who has worked with renowned fashion houses such as Chanel, Yves Saint-Laurent, Givenchy, Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler for over 40 years.


Peer Cox - Serbia Fashion Week

Dutch fashion designer Peer Cox showed his collectin at the 10th edition of Serbia Fashion Week.
With his upcycled collection Peer shows that innovation and sustainability can go hand in hand.
Peer Cox took part at Fashion Makes Sense edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival in 2017. Currently he lives and works in Berlin.


Third edition of Fashion Displacement

Fashion Displacement 
Professionals to rework the industry in partnership with VOGUE Germany

On April 26th 2018 the Florentine Fashion School Polimoda invited a selection of influential teachers and decision makers of the Fashion industry to the Aufbauhaus Atelier in Kreuzberg for this year’s edition of Fashion Displacement, organized in partnership with VOGUE Germany. Berlin was the third city after New York (2016) and Florence (2017) in which the panel discussion was held. Topic of this year’s event was the question of ways to build bridges between professional training and the fashion industry.
The topic was discussed by:
- Christiane Arp (President of the Fashion Council Germany and Editor-in-Chief of VOGUE Germany)
- Laudomida Pucci (Deputy Chairperson and Image Manager at Emilio Pucci)
- Christopher Lacy (Director of Customer Experience and Strategy at Barneys New York)
- Johann König (Art Dealer and Gallery Owner,König Galerie)
- Branko Popovic (Co-founder & Co-Director of FASHIONCLASH foundation)
- Sam Cotton (Fashion Designer and Co-founder of Agi&Sam)
- Danilo Venturi (Director of Polimoda)

The panel discussion was chaired by Linda Loppa, one of the most significant women in Fashion. Loppa had been the director of the Polimoda for nine years, before she moved to Paris in 2015 to commence with her current role of establishing connections and insight from the continuously growing industry for the institute.
Loppa’s introduction of the guests was not quite done yet when the participants of the panel already started their debate. They all agreed immediately: the gap between the education in the industry and the actual working situation is currently too wide. Therefor not many designers are prepared to start a business after their studies.

zaterdag 5 mei 2018

Alessandro Trincone - FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018

photo Ilaria D'Atri
Alessandro Trincone is an Italian fashion designer and owner of the brand that bears his name. Winning the FASHIONCLASH Festival talent award 2016, he is now presenting at the FASHIONCLASH Festival for the third time.
In his collections, Alessandro has been researching the topic of gender, focusing on genderless clothing and pushing the barriers of what is traditionally considered 'feminine' or alternatively 'masculine' clothing. This continues to be reflected in his newest collection 'Aroundmi'. The collection takes a stance against the 'massification' and globalisation of style. By breaking down the standard parameters, the collection aims to differ from the masses while still keeping an haute-couture taste.

Alessandro Trincone's collection will be show-cased at the Show Programme on Saturday the 16th of June at the SAM-Decorfabriek. You can get your tickets here.

What made you realize that you wanted to work in (fashion) design?
 Curiosity was what made me realize that I wanted to enter the fashion world. I was curious to experiment my fantasies on the garments and see what will happen.

Why did you choose fashion? 
Actually I didn't choose fashion. It just happened right after high school. I didn't know what I wanted to, do so I just tried. But I'm very happy, because, trying in fashion I realized that was just exactly my world, exactly my position.

Would you say are your main achievements in your career?
The main achievements of my career is for sure the collaboration with Young Thug for his album cover in 2016, the NYFW with Vfiles and the win of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016  Among the contests won, Fashionhall 2017 in Berlin and Charity Fashion show 2017 in Cambridge stand out.

What are your sources of inspiration?
My source of inspiration is myself. Maybe it sounds selfish as an inspiration, but it's a process that I'm doing with myself to pass over my bad experiences.

Why did you decide to participate in FASHIONCLASH 2018? What are your expectations?
I decided to participate at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018 because it's my favorite show. People there are friendly, kind, nice and well organized. Seriously, the best show that I ever done.

vrijdag 4 mei 2018

Enclothed Cognition - FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018

Enclothed Cognition is a collaborative project from fashion designer Bregje Cox and visual artist Mark King. The collection is inspired by the theory of Enclothed Cognition. Particularly, how a garment’s symbolic meaning paired with the physical experience of wearing the garment combines to impact the wearer’s performance in everyday tasks. The Enclothed Cognition collection seeks to empower others by bringing awareness to the interplay between the clothes we wear, the built environment and the human mind.

Enclothed Clothing will present their collection on Saturday June 16 at The Show program at SAM-Decorfabriek. You get get you your tickets online: here.


Mark: I am a Barbadian interdisciplinary visual artist. My work encompasses photography, installation, textile surface design and public art. I am inspired chiefly by behavioural psychology, technology and neuroscience. My artwork investigates the individual’s relationship with the built environment through pattern and the coding of an ever-evolving visual lexicon. My main interest rests in how we can learn more about our surroundings and in-turn leverage this knowledge for a better navigated life.
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