Sunday, 13 September 2020

Exposed 2020: Graduation KABK Fashion and Textile

On Thursday 10 September, the Textile & Fashion department of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague presented its latest generation of designers. The presentation of the fashion students, entitled KABK EXPOSED LIVE, kicked off the academy wide Graduation Show.
EXPOSED LIVE is the sequel to the launch of the digital presentation platform of the fashion and textile department: exposed.kabk.nl.
The 2020 graduates are Eva Dimopoulou (GR), Hannakin Henriksson (SE), Haily Kim (KR), Tony Ta (NL), Hee Eun Kim (KR) and Inge Vaandering (NL). In EXPOSED they share their ideas and personal visions of the zeitgeist - mostly presented with alternatie and performative way.

After the live presentation, Inge Vaandering was named the winner of the annual Keep an Eye Textile & Fashion Award. The award was announced by a jury formed by fashion professionals Patrick van Ommeslaeghe and Branko Popovic. The prize, worth € 10,000, is awarded to support further development after graduation.
EXPOSED LIVE is created in collaboration with curator Maarten Spruyt and designer Johannes Verwoerd. 

Performing Identity of B.P.

In August this year, it is exactly 25 years ago that I arrived in the Netherlands together with my mother. We fled from the war in ex-Yugoslavia. In the night of 5 to 6 September 1995 we officially signed in to a new life in the Netherlands. 

In the weekend of 5 and 6 September Limburg Biënnale at Marres officially opened its doors. For this occasion, I am working on a small personal project. It is a visual report and reconstruction of personal and family stories and memories of life in Yugoslavia before the war, during and after the war. With this project I am revisiting the past, aiming to pay tribute to the traumatic experience that many people have experienced, in particular I see this a part of the healing process for my family, myself and hopefully to others. At this phase the project consists of a documentary photography, arheology of personal artifacts and short stries and thoughts on events that took place.
These stories are no more special than yours. But I feel the need to share them. What is not written, is lost. 
If you are interested you can follow the project via www.instagram.com/bpzeka Limburg Biënnale is on show from September 5 to November 15. This exhibition brings together all kinds of artists, professionals, amateurs, and hobbyists in a festive celebration of the arts. 

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Limburg Biennale - Marres

From September 5 to November 15, Marres launches the first Limburg Biënnale by following the tradition of the annual Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy in London. This exhibition brings together all kinds of artists, professionals, amateurs, and hobbyists in a festive celebration of the arts.
With an open call in July Marres invited everyone in Limburg and the surrounding area to submit a maximum of three art works for our first Limburg Biennale. A jury of professional artists made a selection from these submitted works for the exhibition. The selected artists may choose to sell their works in the exhibition. 

Jury members & curators

 In July we organized an open call to invite artists to send in their works. We received nearly 400 submissions. A jury of 12 professional artists made a selection from the submitted works. They will each curate a room in Marres with their selection of works and also exhibit their own works. The jury members are: Chaim van Luit, Charlotte Lagro, Esther Janssen, Hadassah Emmerich, Joan van Barneveld, Keetje Mans, Marta Volkova en Slava Shevelenko, Mike Moonen, Sidi El Karchi, Tanja Ritterbex en Vera Gulikers.

The selected artists for our first Limburg Biënnale are: José Aerts, Julie Arphi, Olivier Arts, Sara Bachour, Stefanie De Bakker, Felix Baumsteiger, Gert van Beek, Akkie de Beer, Elise Berenstein, Suzanne Berkers, Joris Bochman, Hetty van Boekhout, Marianne van der Bolt, Ronald van den Boogaard, Jorden Boulet, Dirk Bours, Servé Braeken, Rina van den Brandt, Paddy de Bruijn, Anne Büscher, Joep Caenen, Mak Camps, Aga Cela, Hannelore Celen, Bryan Claessen, Mattanja Coehoorn, Pierre Coric, Roxanne Crals, Anne Linde Dejong, Les Deux Garçons, Cas Dingelstad, Talla Dirkzwager, Chantal Le Doux, Birgitta

van Drie, Jeroen Duijf, Kaya Erdinç, Anneke Eussen, Jeroen Evertz, Ton Eyssen, Marjo Frische, Cathy Ganty, Truus Gelissen, Lena George, Moniek Gerrits, Eva Geutjes, Grapevine, Franck Gribling, Kim Gromoll, Norbert Grunschel, Joost van Haaften, Dirk den Haan, Annelies Habers, Femke Habets, Debora De Haes, Marte Hameleers, Joke Hansen, Johan Helder, Jolanda Helwig, Eugene Hennekens, Michel van Henten, Petra Herzog, Milous Heunks, Fran Hoebergen, Birgit Horsting, Wouter Huis, Anke Huntjens, Roger Huskens, Jeroen Jaenen, Willem Janssen, Mark Janssen, Tonnie Jongen, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Tineke Kambier, Eleni Kamma, Corina Karstenberg, Willem van Kempen, Laura Knipsael, Weronika Kocewiak, Brecht Koelman, Marie Claire Krell, Hannah Kuhlmann, Luuk Kuipers, Ton Laeven, Peter Lahaye, Amber Lalieu, Miyeon Lee, Pascale Leenders, Catharina van Leeuwen, Susan Leurs, Lino Lithium, LosDQ, Maurits Losse, Ien Lucas, Linda Maissan, Marika Meoli, Marjon Merckelbach, Jochem Mestriner, Robbie van Mierlo, Astrid Mingels, Ray Moon, Remy Neumann, Kyra Nijskens, Guusje van Noorden, Sylvie van Oosterhout, Anoek Oostermeijer, Desiree Palmen, Benyamin Perry, Marco Plinio Júnior, Dorine van der Ploeg, Branko Popovic, Han Rameckers, Jack Reubsaet, Helmie van de Riet, Roos Roberts, Johanna Roderburg, Astrid Rubie, Limmy Scheres, Sylvia Schols, Zoë Schoonbrood, Yvonne Schroeten, Simone Schuffelen, Rachel Simons – De Bie, Krista Smulders, Saskia Spitz, Risja Steeghs, Felix Stelten, Bram Tackenberg, Fienke Teeken, André Terlingen, Willy Thijs, Rebecca Treur, Michiel Ubels, Torsten Uerlings, Vanacruz, Tejo Verstappen, Aline Verstraten, Marianne Vestering, Ebba Vispad, Lukas Vonk, Marjan Vos, Joost Vrouenraets, Rob Walter, Bas de Weerd, Peter van Wegberg, Ron Weijtjens, John Weilacher, Jan Willms, Bas de Wit, Mickey Yang, Pippilotta Yerna, Marielle

Yogi, Quinn Zeljak, Julia Zeltserman. 

More information: https://marres.org

(Re)design Death

Exhibition (Re)design Death shows around 50 objects that show how designers, often after a personal experience, give substance to the needs and rituals that exist around death. 

Being able to talk about death can make a big difference in reducing fear of death and accepting death as part of life. In addition, ten designers are currently working in a Design Challenge on a concept around the question "do you want to live forever?" The three best designs got a place in the exhibition. 

On show from 11 February 2020 - 24 January 2021 

https://www.cubedesignmuseum.nl

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Tom Van der Borght “Act 1: a safe cocoon”

Tom Van der Borght
, finalist of Hyères Festival 2020 and winner of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2019 Talent Award presents his artisanal collection "Act 1: a safe cocoon”

We all have moments in life where we feel defeated, vulnerable, mistreated, sad, lonely, or excluded. In such moments we look for ways to find ourselves again, we crave for a survival guide to our own life, we have a hunger for connection and community as an antidote for loneliness and exclusion. In order to not be alone during those times, Tom Van der Borght develops a series of 7 rituals, based on 7 stages of his own life and experiences. It introduces the audience into the TVDB universe, through the method of extreme self-portrait, awareness, and sensibility for the “strong”’ and the “special”.

His ongoing artistic research explores the representation and celebration of non-normative bodies in a myriad of fashion, performance, and visual art. In ‘Act 01: Create a Safe Cocoon ’high-tech bricolage fashion is placed in a framework of a low-tech procession. 7 outfits created out of 7 limited non-normative fashion materials are at the core of this performance and are an exploration of the concept of restriction as a base for experiment and materialization. 7 is and will always be a magic number…

Join Collective Clothes with Scheltens & Abbenes

Join Collective Clothes with Scheltens & Abbenes
Exhibition at Eight Cubic Meters in Amsterdam 1 July – 22 September 2020

JOIN Collective Clothes, the ongoing project by designer Anouk Beckers, wraps up a year of workshops and events that revolve around collectively creating garments. From 1 July – 22 September, JOIN will present itself at Eight Cubic Meters, the outdoor gallery of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the city centre of Amsterdam. The gallery’s eight publicly accessible vitrines – reminiscent of shop windows – will display pieces from the collective collection in a series of images created by renowned photographers duo Scheltens & Abbenes.

JOIN Collective Clothes is an ongoing design and research project that playfully questions the fashion system by exploring fashion as a collective practice. The fundament of the project is a modular clothing system that consists of four different shapes which can be combined into a full outfit (a sleeve, a top, a trouser leg and a part of a skirt). An easy-to-use open source manual, designed by Beau Bertens, invites people to get started in creating their own garment. Anyone can participate by choosing one of these shapes and making their own JOIN piece which can eventually be connected to a piece made by another maker. Regardless of location and experience, either working from home, or participating in one of the JOIN workshops, JOIN creates the possibility to come together, share ideas and experiment with form, texture, technique and material.

Over the last year JOIN successfully organised workshops at various places – from cultural institutions De Appel, Museum Arnhem, Dordrechts Museum, studio bonbon at fanfare; festivals Dutch Design Week and FASHIONCLASH to stores like Capsicum. Additionally, Anouk commissioned design professionals to contribute to the JOIN collective collection. Designers include Anouk van Klaveren, Christa van der Meer, Dewi Bekker & Gino Anthonisse (Das Leben am Haverkamp), Camiel Fortgens & Tanja Bindels, Eduardo Leon (Avoidstreet), Elisa van Joolen, Iris de Leeuw, Lisa Konno and SCHUELLER DE WAAL.

JOIN Collective Clothes currently consists of more than 120 pieces from different makers with various professions and levels of experience. Together, the pieces form a series of garments that encapsulate an explorative and collaborative process of garment design and making: a collective collection.

In the exhibition at Eight Cubic Meters, the photographs of Scheltens & Abbenes present a selection of JOIN pieces in landscapes of abstract geometric shapes. The images show how the various makers - commissioned designers are combined with results from the JOIN workshops - use the JOIN patterns differently. Their personal choices coming to the surface in form, texture, technique and material, showing the endless possibilities within the modular JOIN system. Together the images present the main goal of the project; exploring the relation between various disciplines and professions, the individual maker and the collective, the commissioned designer and the workshop participant.

JOIN Collective Clothes identity by Beau Bertens. Graphic design by Zuzana Kostelanská. Project assistance by Ilse Bloemendal, Seok Park and Zoe Philine Pingel.


Photography: JOIN Collective Clothes, photography: Scheltens & Abbenes.


Friday, 5 June 2020

STEVE AOKI, STING & SHAED - 2 in a million

Director's Cut - 2 in a Million

2 in a Million (Director’s Cut) is J.A. Moreno’s personal take on the official music video he directed for twice Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer Steve Aoki, multi-award winning musician Sting, and platinum-selling trio SHAED.

The video follows two dancers in one long shot, as they relay the feeling of falling in love and being soulmates. Filmed in just thirty minutes at the end of the official shoot, Moreno’s cut focuses on the dancers, seen only as silhouettes in the official version, and highlights their outstanding technical skills and chemistry. Using the original choreography as a basis, Moreno’s direction delivers a spontaneous, raw and emotionally engaging performance.

2 in a Million is the third collaboration with Steve Aoki. Commenting on it, Moreno states: “Working on this project was a dream. I had already worked on several projects with Steve Aoki, so I knew that we got on well. With 2 in a Million he gave me the chance to do what I love for a music legend like Sting”.

Though just 26 years old, the Spanish LA-based director has worked with some of the top names in the entertainment industry, including Paris Hilton, Andrés Calamaro and will.i.am. with his work being selected internationally at events such as MTV Dance Australia, Soundie Music Video Awards, Berlin Commercial and Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

 “I was so inspired both by the energy of the dancers as well as the location - the United Palace theatre in New York. It was challenging, as we had to do everything in just thirty minutes (hence why the long shot), but it’s rare to have time to spare at the end of a shoot. I just had to do it.”

J. A. Moreno is an award-winning music video director from Barcelona based in Los Angeles (USA). He has worked with artists such as Sting, Steve Aoki, Paris Hilton, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Andrés Calamaro (3x Latin Grammy Award-Winning), Afrojack, SHAED, Cheat Codes, Showtek, Blasterjaxx, Juicy M, Bassjackers, MATTN, MAKJ, Tritonal, Crooked Colours, Klaas, D’Angello & Francis, Luka Caro, Fernanda Martins, Joe Stone and Marsal Ventura, as well as collaborated with labels such as Warner Music, Sony Music, Universal Music, Spinnin’ Records, Smash the House, Enhanced Music, 300 Entertainment and Audiocode Records.



Credits

Production company: Mondays (@wearemondays)

Director: J. A. Moreno (@jamorenotv)

Dancers: Emma Sofia Caymares (@emmasofiacaymares) Tyler Schnese (@tybb)

Video commissioner: Eddie Sears, Jori Teplitzky

Executive producer: Maria B. Fernández (@eclecticbete)

Label Creative Manager: Margaryta Bushkin

DP: Isaac Berner (@jewtangclan)

Steadicam: Calvin Falk (@steadical)

Gaffer: Seth Margolies (@sethmargolies)

Key grip: Matt Fondoulis

G&E: Marine Brion (@marinebri0n)

G&E: Konstantin Lyubimov (@konstantin7410)

1AC: Philey Sanneh (@phileysanneh)

PA: Jean Fernandez (@lordjuansnow)

PA: Vinny the Pinto

Still Photography: RAMSES (@ramsquiat)

Edit: J. A. Moreno (@jamorenotv)

Color: Maria Nualart (@maria.nualart) at Moonlight Barcelona (@moonlightbarcelona)

Filmed at United Palace (@unitedpalacenyc)

For Ultra Music (@ultramusicofficial)

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Fucking Young! Magazine - OLYMPIC SS20 issue

Fucking Young! Magazine present its OLYMPIC SS20 issue feat. Jack Dylan Grazer

Hollywood actor and amateur skateboarder, Jack Dylan Grazer fronts our Spring/Summer 2020 Olympic Issue shot by Kapturing in 2028 Olympic host city of Los Angeles. While 16-year-old Grazer empowers kids to go out and claim their own piece to skate on, the Olympics can also connect to fond childhood memories. We also look at it for inspiration and a call for togetherness.

 Participation in sports has been greatly limited and the future has been up in the air much like fashion, both have been great escapes, but now reality is kicking in. People are recycling more, gaining scruples, and ultimately opting for a healthier and more ethical lifestyle. Connection between streetwear and sports culture has been undeniable. Now we are given one more year as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed by a full year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, can fashion and sports make the appropriate changes to ensure that health and the environment come first?

“I have never had a sedentary lifestyle….There was a special connection between sport and nature. It was part of my physical and mental health.” Adriano Batista, Editor in Chief “What is certain is that there must be a new approach to the current market and - above all - an approach to change, so that we can conserve our planet and run freely again. Sport depends on a healthy environment, so that it can be practiced and at the same time can contribute to healing that same environment. And it is this that will make us win the gold medal.”

Olympic legends Michael Johnson and Li Ning shed some gold light on us along with interviews with designers Matthew Williams, Stéphane Ashpool, Andreas Schmidl, and Josef Lazo of Lazoschmidl and essay by Harris Reed.
While the Olympics offers up soft patriotism, perhaps that will stay in the past, as solidarity is at the forefront and we are all in it together. We hope this Olympic Issue will boost your morale in the current void.
For the homebound readers, Issue 16 also marks the release of our first digital issue followed by our archives in the near future.

Pre-order your copy: www.fuckingyoung.es/store

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Campaign release FASHIONCLASH Festival 2020

12th edition of the international & interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival will take place 27 - 29 November 2020 in Maastricht (The Netherlands).

During this three-day festival, new generation designers and performing artists from all over the world get the opportunity to show their work to a diverse, international audience. The program for the 12th edition contains not only exhibitions, fashion performances, fashion talks, cross-overs with theatre and dance – but will also stage two new program components: The Fashion Makes Sense Award Show and The Clash House. This year’s festival program will not contain a runway show as in previous editions of the festival but focuses more on performative experiences in which designers are challenged to actively experiment with presentations forms and inclusive audience participation.

Campaign image in collaboration with Iris van Wees
The campaign image for the 12th edition was developed in collaboration with virtual fashion designer Iris van Wees, who graduated from AMFI in 2019. With her graduation project she stood out and conquered a place in the Lichting 2019 selection and won the Fashion Makes Sense Award audience prize.
'I want to stimulate and surprise people that there are other possibilities to create or to design clothing. That’s why I use a lot of bright colours, to get attention, and to distract people. Distraction is also one of my main goals in life, so people can get out of their daily routines. I think sometimes people can get stuck in their way of doing things, their way of being, or their way of thinking, but when they see something which is really out their comfort zone, it will trigger them as well to rethink their way of working.’ — Iris van Wees

Do you want to be a part of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2020?
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday the 10th of June 2020. For more information about FASHIONCLASH Festival and to download the application form:
https://www.fashionclash.nl/fcf-2020

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

FASHIONCLASH Digital Door Sale

FASHIONCLASH presents Digital Door Sale! 

FASHIONCLASH visited designers and creatives in and around Maastricht, no further than their doorstep, and asked them to offer 1 item each that you can buy straight away. How? Simply by either going to their web shop, sending them an e-mail or DM via Instagram. Time to spoil yourself or someone you love? Support an independent designer and buy something from them!

Participants: PAERS, Dorina Kappatos,220 VOLT Clothing,STUDIO HEEY, Tourist Clothing, Iris Desiree Claessens, Laura Knipsael, Laurie Bessems, STRIKKS, SamS Design, TITIES by Chiron Floris, Studio Danielle Vroemen, Jackalo, Olivia Bertus and Little Trophy.

Check it out: www.fashionclash.nl/digital-door-sale

Open Call Fashion Makes Sense Award 2019

FASHIONCLASH presents: the 4th edition of Fashion Makes Sense Award (FMSA), a supportive award for a new generation of designers with innovative and sustainable ideas for the future of fashion.

The aim of this competition is to encourage designers to think about sustainability and to offer a stage for innovative and sustainable ideas. If you are selected as 1 of the 10 finalists of the FMSA, you will be participating in the Fashion Makes Sense Award Show during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2020 (27-29 November 2020) and your work will be exhibited at the Fashion Makes Sense Award Exhibition at Lumière Cinema Maastricht (1 - 13 December 2020). FASHIONCLASH selects 10 designers/brands out of all entries.

There will be two awards as part of the FMSA: an audience award of €1000 and a jury award of €2500. The prize money is intended for the development of a sustainable work (e.g. collection, research etc.)

More information: www.fashionclash.nl/fmsa-2020-open-call

Trend Agency Move launches new trend book: Trend Movement AW2021/2022

Trend Agency Move launches new trend book: Trend Movement AW2021/2022

The Dutch trendwatching agency Trend Agency Move has launched their new trend book ‘Trend Movement AW2021/2022’. The theme of the book is ‘Feel Xtreme Feelings’ and explains the leading trends on a consumer, market and design-level. The publications offer trend insights that help you to stay connected with your customer in a trend savvy way. It explains the trends, offers conceptual ideas and translates these into colours and shapes that offer inspiration for product development and design, in several industries. Especially in this new-normal-era that has appeared after COVID-19 infected the world, it is important to understand what the new values and desires are of consumers.

This visual and textual trend book is your guideline for new concepts and brand strategies in markets like retail, fashion, beauty, technology, sports, home decor, media, marketing and other lifestyle-related industries. Also manufacturers in fashion are keen on the leading trends for the next season. Trendwatcher Renske Mennen: “By knowing what is now and what is next, it is possible to come up with concepts and design strategies which make this world a more beloved place to live. I do this all for the growth of care, confidence and respect for our future-self.”

Designer Rafal Zakrzewski  Photographer Mila Łapko
You can download the first chapter of Trend Movement AW 2021/2022 for free via trendagencymove.com. The first chapter, Humanize Emptyness, describes the end of the ‘owning-ere’. “It’s all about meaningful connection. That’s it. Nothing else.” It gives you a perfect impression of the way the trends and developments are important to be aware of, as a company or organisation, and also offers inspiration and a guideline about how to cope with these developments and leading trends.

The book contains four trend-chapters and next to that the book contains colour cards colour-cards that contain 132 seasonal colours. The consumer, market, and design trends are spotted by trendwatcher Renske Mennen. The cover photo is made by Gijs van de Veerdonk, and de fashion design is made by Teun Seuren. The text edit is done by Richard Todd.
The trend book can be found at https://trendagencymove.com/products/, and costs €1400,00. For more information trendwatcher Renske Mennen can be contacted via renske@trendagencymove.com.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Open Call for FASHIONCLASH Festival 2020

Open Call for submissions for the 12th edition of the international & interdisciplinary fashion festival, FASHIONCLASH Festival has been released!

‘In this current time of uncertainty, FASHIONCLASH aims to continue supporting the current generation of designers and artists by offering a platform, both nationally and internationally. We are working hard on creative solutions for the current and future situations and to give young designers and artists the attention and support they deserve.’ - FC Team

During this three-day festival, new generation designers and performing artists from all over the world get the opportunity to show their work to a diverse, international audience. The program for the 12th edition contains not only exhibitions, fashion performances, fashion talks, cross-overs with theatre and dance – but will also stage two new program components: The Fashion Makes Sense Award Show on Friday the 27th of November and The Clash House on Saturday the 28th November. This year’s festival program will not contain a runway show as in previous editions of the festival but focuses more on performative experiences in which designers are offered a stage to actively experiment with presentations forms, audience participation and embedding of diversity.

Do you want to be a part of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2020? The deadline for submissions is Wednesday the 10th of June 2020

For more information about FASHIONCLASH Festival and to download the application form, please visit our website: www.fashionclash.nl/fcf-2020-open-call
 
FASHIONCLASH Festival is an initiative of the Maastricht (Netherlands) based FASHIONCLASH Foundation, an interdisciplinary showcase and development platform for fashion and fashion culture and a worldwide network of new generation fashion makers and (performing) artists.
Previous editions: www.fashionclash.nl/fashionclash-festival

Campaign image credits: Concept and design: Iris van Wees, graphic design: ViaStory - Ivo Straetmans
TB to FASHIONCLASH Festival 2019 edition

Thursday, 26 March 2020

DZHUS - Spring Summer 2020

ALGORITHM
 The "Algorithm" line draws inspiration from the structured system of work process, referring to both design development and sequence of the production rituals. Consistent patterns of actions and regulations have reflected in DZHUS’ pattern-making cult. Juxtaposing traditional cut techniques with avant-garde experiments, DZHUS have created a synthesis of innovative design inventions and rich utilitarian potential. The garments offer numerous unexpected transformations, which have already become DZHUS’ creative trademark. Having united intellectual solutions with exaggeratedly technological aesthetics, DZHUS are challenging the sartorial stereotypes by submitting a formula for a one-of-a-kind identity fitting perfectly in the uniform ambience.

Credits
Photo: Ania Brudna @aniabrudna
Styling: Irina Dzhus / DZHUS
Style Studio @irina.dzhus
Makeup & hair: Marina Averyanova / Y.Vision Creative Group @averyanova_mkmua
Models: Anastasia Kolenkova @a.kolenkova, Dasha Savchenko
Styling assistant: Andrii Popov @popovandrii
Vegetarian-friendly shoes: House Martin @housemartinkiev

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