Monday, 13 April 2015

FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015 - Participants

Rafael Kouto
FASHIONCLASH Festival announces participants for 2015 edition

The 7th edition of the international and interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival,  takes place on June 11th – 14th in Maastricht.

The 4-day festival program complete with fashion shows showcasing upcoming creative talent, exhibitions, fashion film, theatre and dance performances, lectures, workshops and a dynamic Side Program, gives promising young professionals from across the globe the opportunity to present their work to a diverse international audience and industry professionals. The 7th edition of the festival will showcase more than 100 talents from all over the world.
Curious to see who will be on display during the festival have a look at selection of designers and artists: participants.
FASHIONCLASH Festival is accessible for everyone. Admission for the exhibition, designer market and most of the Side Program is free. To attend the runway program one can buy ticket.

Program at SAMdecorfabriek 12 – 14 June

A Fashion Show schedule where emerging designers and graduating students of MAFAD (Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design) will show their sublime collections. The line-up of designers represents a broad range of design aesthetics and features up-and-coming names like Flora Miranda (Belgium), Odio x Pieczarkowski (Poland), Wilfried Lantoine (France), Inês Duvale (Portugal), Rafael Kouto (Switzerland), Blank Etiquette (Germany), Judith van Vliet x Chris van den Elzen (Netherlands) and many more. The catwalk will also function as a stage for several performances that will take place as well as an Award ceremony on the last day of the festival.

Wilfried Lantoine
Sofie van Aelbroeck
The fashion shows are complemented by an multidisciplinary Exhibition where a selection of creative work curated around the theme of gender will be exhibited. The former interior design factory of Mosa will temporarily be transformed into an innovative museum, where the selected art works relay the different visions of gender in various ways. Think among others photography, illustration, clothing, video, object and shoe design. In the exhibition you can find work by Gabriel Annmaher, Camiel Fortgens and Sofie van Aelbroeck.
VERWEVEN 2015, a performance project created by theatre performer Nina Willems, will yet again be one of the highlights of the exhibition.
You'll also be able to visit the CLASH Project, one of the core projects of the festival, in the exhibition area. It places its focus on the connection between disciplines and visions. In other words it embodies the interdisciplinary spirit FASHIONCLASH tries to propagate. Each year ten non-fashion designers are invited to share their vision according to their artistic discipline in relation to fashion. Ultimately this leads to a 'clash' of philosophical, cultural and practical methodologies. As a result a new hybrid discipline takes form. For more information or an overview of the participating artists go to → http://fashionclash.nl/clash-project-2015/

Sciumè Accessori
The 'designer' Market completes the Festival programme at the main venue. This is a great opportunity for the audience to personally meet the designers/ Consisting of stands and showrooms, thirty young brands will have the opportunity to present and sell their designs. This is a great opportunity for the audience to personally meet the designers and to actually buy their unique clothing, jewellery and accessories. You can discover here brands and designers like Acephala, Bleuberries, Delacier, ONE WOLF, Sofya Samareva, Sciume, Mies Nobis and many more.

FASHIONCLASH Side Program, at various location in Maastricht 11–14 June

The FASHIONCLASH Side Program is an accompanying schedule taking place at various locations in Maastricht city centre. As the catwalk shows are scheduled to start in the late afternoon, our captivating side programme will arouse your attention in the morning and prickle your senses in the early afternoon.
The 'de Bijenkorf', a luxury department store, will host the captivating Showpieces exhibition.
Showpieces is an multidisciplinary exciting new feature to the festival that shows striking standout pieces showpieces such as a dress by Santiago Úttima, shoes by Simonetta Alejandra or jewelry by Inderjeet Sandhu.
Simonetta Alejandra 
Bonnefantenmuseum will exhibit a series of historical silhouettes, courtesy of the MMH Fashion Museum in Hasselt, that represent and typify gender. Bureau Europa will host the 'Meet the Maker' exhibition where you'll have the opportunity to meet the artists themselves.
Blank Etiquette 
At the Museum aan het Vrijthof you can visit MIJNshop/MIJNcollectie expo but also installations by Malou Beemer, Studio IKKAI and Lisa Schamlé. Furthermore we seduce you to engage in the 'fashion & gender' dialogue with the 'Fashion Talk' at Centre Céramique, also the venue for our latest incubating project, 'Meet the Industry', where the upcoming talents showcasing during the FCF Festival will have a chance to meet industry professionals. Lumière Cinema will host 'Fashion Film Night Out' where you'll be able to watch short fashion films.
And if that isn't enough, there'll be several exhibitions located at must-see stores such as PL-Line, Stijl, Conflict, Festen, Noir, Le Marais Deux & Koffie and Mayfair.

GENDER Edition, celebration of diversity and self-expression
FASHIONCLASH believes that fashion as an art form can stimulate critical debate about current controversial issues which are discussed in society. This year's overarching theme during the FC Festival is GENDER. This theme shapes the overall festival but is mostly visible in the exhibition area and in the performances. FASHIONCLASH would therefore like to invite you to celebrate the diversity of humanity and stimulate them to express their true self, whether that be lesbian, gay, bi or transgender, as provocateurs or conformists. We believe clothing is a way to express identity. An autonomous identity an individual has the right and freedom to build. From this perspective the art of fashion has an important empowering function, it can aid us to accept those that are different. This has led us to imagine a world without gender. A world where all restrictive boundaries regarding gender roles and identities don't exist. Is this a possible reality?

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