|Maarten van Mulken|
In the weekend of 28 and 29 November the Dinghuis, historical building in Maastricht known as the VVV Maastricht, temporarily served as a pop-up museum for designers linked to the city of Maastricht.
Continuing the successful 'Fashion Maastricht' in Chengdu China, FASHIONCLASH is presenting the second exhibition focusing on designers that are linked to Maastricht by origin or education.
The presented work stands out for its textile and material research, innovative tailoring or the conceptual approach. This exhibition gives a glimpse of authentic ideas offered by a new generation of visionaries that are shaping the new history of Maastricht, a city with a long tradition of arts and crafts and known for its sense of style, quality of life and dynamic cul- tural scene. Most of the featured designers are alumni of MAFAD, the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Among them you can see pieces of designers that are successfully emerging and work of the latest generation of fashion design graduates.
This is the first time an overview of local designers is on display with an exhibition, offering an perspective to narrate and discuss what actually 'Fashion Maastricht' means.
Ever since the starting point of FASHIONCLASH there has been a huge development. Looking back to the starting years, FASHIONCLASH platform started from zero and now fashion is included in the policy of Maastricht's future vision. Next to the growing government support it pleases me most to conclude with this exhibition that the local designers are on the rise. More designers decide to stay in Maastricht, designers are better entrepreneurs and most of all it is clear that the artistic qualities of local designers have grown.
Participants: Anna Gregor, Bluedenîmes, Danielle Vroemen, Ebby Port, Edmeé Jongen, Gabriel Guevara, Jessie Beurskens, Joelle Boers x Sofya Samareva, Julia Aumann, Julia Schmitz, Marsha Kessels, Maarten van Mulken, Lotte Milder, Linda Friesen, Linda Maissan, Marlou Breuls, Mieke Kockelkorn, Mona Steinhaeusser, Minou Lejeune, Reinder Schmidt, Renate Cuiper, Strikks, Verena Klein and Sem Shayne.
Exhibition is curated by FASHIONCLASH.
All images are by BRANKOPOPOVICBLOG.
|Maarten van Mulken|
|left: Renate Cuiper|
right: Verena Klein
|curators of the exhibition, the FASHIONCLASH team|