‘Adaptive Travelers’ The theme of the 2016 edition sums up the work of the selected international top talents and can thus be viewed as an emerging global trend. Inspired as always by the unstoppable inventive nature of mankind, this year the Modebelofte - team noticed a focus on mobility and a longing for adventure.
“Now that there is literally not a corner left in the world to discover, and mobility and migration are more often a matter of necessity rather than luxury, our autonomy is once again an important theme. This ‘up & go’ mindset turns designers into the true inventors that they are; they are designing the way we live tomorrow.”, say Niek Pulles ( Heyniek ) and Harm Rensink , who are, for the third year in a row , the curators and designers of the Modebelofte exhibition.
‘Modebelofte’ (Dutch for ‘fashion promise’), is an annual returning exhibition of innovative fashion talent during Dutch Design Week.
Designers: Johannes Offerhaus, Timo Zündorf, Helen Kirkum, Johanna Bas Backer, Leonie van Balen, Eline Groendijk, Caoimhe Savage, Woody 's-Gravemade, Sarah Lauwaert, Nadie Borggreve, Vika Mozhaeva, Ralph W Dennis, Marianna Ladreyt, Tzu-Hsiang Hung, Yu-Jou Chung, Chun-Hsiang Tang, Sunna Örlygsdóttir, Liam O’Sullivan, Pip Paz-Howlett, Katherine Mavridis, Joseph Standish, Liya Liu, Wendy Andreu, Max Zijun Luo, Edwin Mohney, Timothy Bouyez-Forge, Luke Stevens, Marie Maisonneuve,
|left: Nadie Borggreve|
right: Luke Stevens
|Yu Jou Chung|