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 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.


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:

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:

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:

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:

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 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, and costs €1400,00. For more information trendwatcher Renske Mennen can be contacted via

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:
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:

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

 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.

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

Friday, 20 March 2020

Virtual Tour of Frida Kahlo Museum

What to do during Corona crisis lockdown? Take a virtual tour of “La Casa Azul”, the Frida Kahlo museum in Mexico.
Google Arts & Culture have opened the doors to La Casa Azul, the Frida Kahlo museum, tucked away in the suburbs of Mexico. -> Take a tour

Monday, 16 March 2020

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Jan van Eyck Academy Open Studios 2020

Jan van Eyck Academy Open Studio's 2020 took place 5, 6 and 7 March.

This year, the Open Studios provided 45 participants with an opportunity to present what they have been working on during the past residency year. For this occasion, the academy - its studios, public spaces, labs, gardens and other locations in and beyond the building - were filled with exhibitions, presentations, performances, and more.
More information:
Elisa van Joolen

Yes, Please!

Marres x Company New Heroes

We are confronted with sex on a daily basis through porn, on dating apps, in movies, books, and the media. They all give us a forced perspective of how sex should look and feel. Young people and millennials are freer than ever, but suffer increasingly from performance pressure. Are our bodies attractive enough? Are we doing it right? What are our partners’ expectations, are they enjoying it? A new sense of prudery emerges that blocks our sexual freedom. There is one place, however, where we do not feel any pressure and are free to experiment: our imagination.

Through veils of shame, under soft carpets, and in a somewhat kinky kitchen, you’ll explore the variety of human imagination with help of a menu full of fantasies. Be amazed, surprised, touched, and shocked, and discover your own erotic identity.

Over the past two years, Company New Heroes has researched the erotic fantasies of more than 300 Dutch and Flemish people. Bolleke, a caravan equipped with audio equipment, visited several festivals to collect erotic fantasies. During the exhibition, Bolleke can be found in the garden of Marres, where visitors can share their own erotic fantasies upon registration.

Pascal Leboucq is the designer of the exhibition, and sound artist Marc Alberto makes the soundtracks. The dramaturgy of the exhibition, in which the research is also shared, is in the hands of Lucas De Man. They work with the creative networking company Company New Heroes.

The exhibition is part of the project Yes, Please!, a broad research to erotic fantasies.


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