Sunday, 11 December 2022

In the Black Fantastic - Kunsthal, Rotterdam

There's a shamanistic, larger-than-life presence in Soundsuit (2014) Nick Cave
(Courtesy of artist/ Jack Shainman Gallery, NY/ Mandrake Hotel Collection)
In the Black Fantastic

19 November – 9 April 2023, Kunsthal, Rotterdam

In the Black Fantastic: exhibition about being black in the past, present and future. After a successful run Hayward Gallery in London, the exhibition is now on show at Kunsthal in Rotterdam.

“There are black people in the future” stands large on the facade of the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. It is a work by Alisha B. Wormsley who critically examines the oppression of Black communities while at the same time encouraging Black people to claim their place.
This is just one of the powerful works in the new exhibition that features a mix of painting, photography, video, sculpture, and installations.

In the Black Fantastic is trully a fantastic experience brought to the Netherlands by the curator Shehera Grot. Yes, it is very visually appealing at first sight and it immediately engages you in a visual sensation. Subsequently, you discover the layers of stories and necessities that the artists tell with their work. It is a very effective multimedia composition at the intersection of reality and fantasy. Although this fantastical experience may seem to distract you from the constraints Black people have to deal with on daily basis, the artists here use their imaginative gift to explore new possible realities.

In the Black Fantastic, Kunsthal Rotterdam, foto Fred Ernst

In the Black Fantastic works are shown by eleven contemporary artists from the African Diaspora. With boundless imagination and skilled virtuosity, the artists are addressing racism and social inequality. Inspired by folklore, myth, science fiction, spiritual tradition, and Afrofuturism, they are imagining new worlds and possibilities. In the Black Fantastic shows art that speaks about various universal themes and human experiences, made from different starting points, contexts and perspectives. Art that appeals to everyone and appeals to the imagination.

In the Black Fantastic, Kunsthal Rotterdam, foto Fred Ernst

The writer and curator Ekow Eshun brought together two generations of artists in this exhibition: Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Hew Locke, Wangechi Mutu, Rashaad Newsome, Chris Ofili, Tabita Rezaire, Cauleen Smith, Lina Iris Viktor, and Kara Walker.

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

MASCOTS at FASHIONCLASH Festival

Within the framework of Fashion Makes Sense program of FASHIONCLASH, the MASCOT project was organized.

Within the theme of the campaign image of the 14th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival, a number of workshops were organized where non-professionals, mostly young people, were invited to create their own mascots. Not like the typical mascots, but avant-garde creations that represent something you stand for and are passionate about. Mascot is an object that the owner believes will bring good luck. Also clubs, companies and associations sometimes have their own mascots.
Driven by the spirit of the FASHIONCLASH community – from volunteers to coaches to performers – the festival campaign was centered around the people who have played an important part in the existence and development of FASHIONCLASH Festival, going back to the early start in 2009. Each individual is captured in a surreal locker room, where they prepare themselves for the next game – the 14th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival.

In line with the FASHIONCLASH Festival campaign theme (see video below) a mascot turned out to be a very suitable way to include non-professionals, young people and students.




One of the workshops took place at the Toneelacademie Maastricht (Theatre Academy) was provided by Branko Popovic of FASHIONCLASH team. He worked with second year students from the scenography and costume department. Other workshops were open for everyone and took place at The Masters.

Eventually, 16 different mascots were created during the workshops, all representing a unique point of view. The results of all the workshops were presented during the official festival opening at Lumiere Cinema on Friday evening 25 November. Directing student Nicole Pul was invited to select a group of performers from the theatre academy and stage an interactive performance for the festival opening.

Saturday, 3 December 2022

New Fashion Narratives - Marres - FASHIONCLASH Festival

New Fashion Narratives #1 @ Marres - House for Contemporary Culture, curated by FASHIONCLASH



New Fashion Narratives exhibition at Marres consists of a multidisciplinary selection of both young and established talent with a link with the Netherlands. FASHIONCLASH signals a growing need among Dutch designers to contribute to a healthier fashion sector and a better world. This critical, research-minded and hybrid generation of fashion makers engage themselves in the transformative role of fashion in relation to social issues and propose alternative fashion practices and narratives.

During this three-day hybrid (on- & offline program) festival, a new generation of designers and performing artists from all over the world are given the opportunity to show their work to a broad (inter)national audience. The program with exhibitions, performances, talks and fashion film screenings and awards, showcases projects that explore, contextualize and celebrate contemporary fashion culture.

During the festival, work by more than 50 emerging and established designers and artists from different countries around the world was on show.

Participants:
Teresa van Twuijver & Studio de Maan, Extended, Lena Winterink, Bobbine Berden Design, Wei-Chi Su, Antoine Peters, Space For Fiction (SFF), Guerline Kamp, Atelier Dasha Tsapenko

Friday, 2 December 2022

New Fashion Narratives exhibition by Glamcult and FASHIONCLASH

New Fashion Narratives #1 @ Bureau Europa,
curated by Glamcult and FASHIONCLASH




New Fashion Narratives exhibition at Bureau Europa is an international selection of designers curated by Glamcult and FASHIONCLASH. New Fashion Narratives stands for the current generation of designers who see fashion as their mission. They explore the boundaries of their discipline, question social systems and specifically the fashion industry. With their works they move between the interdisciplinary domains of fashion, social design, visual arts and investigate the relationship with the user/consumer.

Participants:
Art Collective BCHMNN, Mehdi Mashayekhi, LABELEDBY., OUR SHIFT, Aurélie Defez, DOMINIK, Dara Benno, SUFI, Pablo Salvador Willemars, ZOLI, Denzel Veerkamp, Luca Berger, House of rubber, SCHEPERS BOSMAN

New Fashion Narratives #1 @ Bureau Europa took part during the 14th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival in Maastricht.
During this three-day hybrid (on- & offline program) festival, a new generation of designers and performing artists from all over the world are given the opportunity to show their work to a broad (inter)national audience. The program with exhibitions, performances, talks and fashion film screenings and awards, showcases projects that explore, contextualize and celebrate contemporary fashion culture. 

During the festival, work by more than 50 emerging and established designers and artists from different countries around the world was on show.

Watch the exhibition here and hear designers speak about their project:  

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Open Mic Night - FASHIONCLASH Festival 2022


Open Mic Night
powered by Meester Koetsier Foundation, an interactive and performative show during the 14th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival.

Open Mic Night aims to create inspiring encounters between designers and the public, by asking questions and sharing stories. It is an eclectic clash of visions, working methods and styles of an outspoken and progressive generation. In Open Mic Night, FASHIONCLASH Festival offers a stage to 6 fashion makers, who can present their designs and the story behind them to the public.

Participanting designers were Ruben Jurriën, Kickyland, Floor Klaassen, Loïs Brandsen, Inez Carmen, Lauren Thoonen (winner of Kunstbende 2022 Fashion category)

This unique comedy club inspired fashion event was presented by Ariah Lester.

You can watch the show here:
 

All images are by Laura Knipsael

The CLASH House - FASHIONCLASH Festival 2022

The CLASH House program by FASHIONCLASH, an exploration and research into alternative and performative forms to present fashion.

The CLASH House is a showcase and development program for a new generation of designers focusing on crossovers between fashion and other art disciplines, especially the performing arts. These fashion makers explore alternative ways of making and presenting fashion with an emphasis on ethical themes and storytelling.
Participants of The CLASH House are offered a coaching trajectory in which they are supported by theater makers Milou van Duijnhoven and Giovanni Brand. The aim of the trajectory is to stimulate the designers to experiment with presentation forms and to contribute to the renewal of the field and to create a unique experience for the public.

The performance of The CLASH House was presented by Ariah Lester on Saturday evening, November 26, during the 14th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival.

 

You can rewatch the show:


all images are by Laura Knipsael

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Recap - 14th edition FASHIONCLASH Festival

Ariah Lester performance, Open Mic Night show
14th edition of the international and interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival took place from 25 - 27 November 2022 in Maastricht (The Netherlands).

FASHIONCLASH Festival, an exploration of what fashion is, can be and what it can do for you and/or the world.

During this three-day hybrid (on- & offline program) festival, a new generation of designers and performing artists from all over the world are given the opportunity to show their work to a broad (inter)national audience. The program with exhibitions, performances, talks and fashion film screenings and awards, showcases projects that explore, contextualize and celebrate contemporary fashion culture. FASHIONCLASH Festival is all about discovering, stimulating and co-shaping current developments in fashion and opening up these developments to a broad audience.
The festival consists of a multidisciplinary and polyphonic program based on a selection from the proposals submitted via the open call and the projects initiated by FASHIONCLASH itself, which are developed in co-production with other organizations such as Glamcult, Via Zuid, Kunstbende and Marres.

During the festival, work by more than 50 emerging and established designers and artists from different countries around the world was on show.

Two prizes were awarded during the opening on Friday evening. Erik Bergrin & Arkan Zakharov won the Fashion Film & Video jury prize with their film 'The 8 Dissolutions', made possible in part by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Limburg. Jury panel consisted of Diane Pernet, Cathelijne Blok and Niccolo Montanari. Film 'Sock Monster' by ANT EYE | Hanneke & Tosca won Kaltblut Magazine Award.



Rewatch it Online
Couldn’t make to Maastricht in person? You can now watch most of the physical program online via www.fashionclash.nl ( www.snetch.com) or FASHIONCLASH YouTube channel.

PROGRAM Recap

The Clash House is a showcase and development program for designers focusing on crossovers between fashion and other art disciplines, especially the performing arts. Participants of The Clash House were offered a coaching trajectory in which they are supported by theater makers Giovanni Brand and Milou van Duijnhoven.

Participants: Dirk Vaessen, Elliot collective, Niko Markovic, Katharina Spitz, Maya Kaplan.

Niko Markovic


Open Mic Night powered by Meester Koetsier Foundation
With Open Mic Night program FASHIONCLASH aims to create inspiring encounters between designers and audiences, by asking questions and sharing stories during a comedy club-inspired event. It is an eclectic clash of visions, working methods and styles of a distinctly new generation of designers who recently graduated in the Netherlands.
Open Mic Night was hosted by the artist and performer ARIAH LESTER.

Participants: Ruben Jurriën, Kickyland, Floor Klaassen, Loïs Brandsen, Inez Carmen, Lauren Thoonen.

Ruben Jurriën


New Fashion Narratives #1 @ Bureau Europa
New Fashion Narratives #1 @ Bureau Europa i.c.w. Glamcult New Fashion Narratives exhibition at Bureau Europa is an international selection of designers curated by Glamcult and FASHIONCLASH. New Fashion Narratives stands for the current generation of designers who see fashion as their mission. They explore the boundaries of their discipline, question social systems and specifically the fashion industry. With their works they move between the interdisciplinary domains of fashion, social design, visual arts and investigate the relationship with the user/consumer.

Participants: Art Collective BCHMNN, Mehdi Mashayekhi, LABELEDBY., OUR SHIFT, Aurélie Defez, DOMINIK, Dara Benno, SUFI, Pablo Salvador Willemars, ZOLI, Denzel Veerkamp, Luca Berger, House of rubber, SCHEPERS BOSMAN 

House of rubber


New Fashion Narratives #2 @ Marres
New Fashion Narratives exhibition at Marres consists of a multidisciplinary selection of both young and established talent with a link with the Netherlands. FASHIONCLASH signals a growing need among Dutch designers to contribute to a healthier fashion sector and a better world. This critical, research-minded and hybrid generation of fashion makers engage themselves in the transformative role of fashion in relation to social issues and propose alternative fashion practices and narratives.

Participants: Teresa van Twuijver & Studio de Maan, Extended, Lena Winterink, Bobbine Berden Design, Wei-Chi Su, Antoine Peters, Space For Fiction (SFF), Guerline Kamp, Atelier Dasha Tsapenko 

Wei-Chi Su


Fashion Film & Video
Fashion Film and Video program offered a platform to emerging designers, artists and filmmakers who experiment with the genre of fashion film/video, animation and other related audiovisual and digital media. A jury panel selected five finalists from the selection and designated a winner for the Fashion Film & Video award powered by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Limburg. In addition, Kaltblut magazine chose a winner from the entire FFV selection.

Participants: Anna Melegh, Erik Bergrin and directed by Arkan Zakharov, Roumans, Clara Son, Chiron Floris, Hadi Moussally, T*MITROVSKA, JING QIAN, Haus Of Stone by Danayi Madondo, Marija Petraitytė, Saskia Roturier, Caterina DeRousse, PUNTJUDITH, NEO Design, Bastiaan van der Hoek, Wendy Owusu, ANT EYE | Hanneke & Tosca. 

ANT EYE | Hanneke & Tosca


Fashion Makes Sense & Talk
Fashion Makes Sense is FASHIONCLASH's ongoing participation program from which projects are developed focusing on social design, inclusion, education and in collaboration between professionals and semi-professionals/amateurs, especially involving young people. Chanel Trapman (MUMSTER) moderated the program and concersation with participants of these projects. During the festival the results of projects 'MOVING PORTRAITS', 'THE HOOOOOODIE PROJECT' and 'MASCOT' were presented. 

Moving Portraits

Finally, from the FMS program Who cares what you wear? was presented, an interactive theater performance for young people about fashion and sustainability, developed in collaboration with theater maker Mayke Roels, and actresses Ilse Geilen and Lindsay Zwaan. 

Who cares what you wear?

Talentlab
The sixth edition of Talentlab, the talent development project of Toneelgroep Maastricht and VIA ZUID - Talent development performing arts Limburg, will take place from 24 October to 26 November 2022. Talentlab is again part of FASHIONCLASH Ferstival for this edition. In Talentlab, young promising professional talents from the performing arts work together intensively for five weeks to further develop their artistry. Led by Paul Slangen (dramaturg Toneelgroep Maastricht) and Joost Segers (artistic developer VIA ZUID), they will experiment and be inspired by each other and by fashion.
Together they are working towards an end result that will be shown during FASHIONCLASH Festival.
www.toneelgroepmaastricht.nl/Talentlab_2022

Talentlab


Rover | Roshanak Morrowatian in collaboration with Antoine Peters


“What is strength? Do I have to be loud in order to be powerful? As a highly sensitive, empathic, introverted and shy person, can I still call myself strong? Do you consider yourself strong? And on what do you base that on?”
Choreographer and dancer Roshanak Morrowatian started research for her upcoming dance performance ‘House of Strength’. A work focusing on her roots and the ancient Persian ritual of the Zurkhaneh. For the next phase of her research she invited audience to join an interactive workshop & talk that took place at Brandweerkantine.

“We welcome you for a moment of exchange. In a safe and respectful environment we will discuss the topic of the work, and explore and deepen our awareness and expression of strength, both in dialogue and movement. For this special occasion we have invited our team member and designer Antoine Peters to give some insight in the creative process of the performance. ”

Rover

FASHIONCLASH Festival
is an initiative of the Maastricht (Netherlands) based FASHIONCLASH Foundation, an interdisciplinary showcase and development platform and a worldwide network of new generation fashion makers and (performing) artists. Since 2009, the FASHIONCLASH has realized more than 200 projects in the Netherlands and abroad.

www.fashionclash.nl

All images are by Laura Knipsael

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Balenciaga in Black at Kunstmuseum The Hague

Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895 - 1972), regarded as 'le maître' among couturiers. "Haute couture is like an orchestra, for which only Balenciaga is the conductor. The rest of us are just musicians, following the directions he gives us”, Christian Dior once said. The Spanish designer was known as a strict taskmaster who regarded his work as a religion. His complex, sculptural designs worked best in black, one of his favourite colours. Kunstmuseum Den Haag presents an ode to his designs in black with its fashion exhibition Balenciaga in Black. Over 100 masterpieces from the collections of Palais Galliera and Maison Balenciaga are stealing the show at Kunstmuseum Den Haag.
This is the first time that such a large selection of Balenciaga's work has been shown in the Netherlands.

On show from 24 September 2022 till 05 March 2023

More information: Kunstmuseum

Tim Walker: Wonderful Things at Kunsthal


At the Kunsthal in Rotterdam you can immerse yourself in the fantastical imagination of one of the world’s most inventive fashion photographers: Tim Walker.
The exhibition Tim Walker: Wonderful Things celebrates his rich imaginative power. With elaborate and often surreal sets, his photographs transport the visitors to enchanted worlds. Tilda Swinton, Grace Jones, Grayson Perry, as well as many other muses and models, feature in this largest-ever exhibition about Tim Walker – with over 150 new works inspired by the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London.

At the heart of the exhibition are ten new photographic series that are directly influenced by the treasures in the V&A’s huge collection. The wide-ranging and eclectic collection of this museum for art and design is a source of inspiration for Walker. Together with curators, conservators and technicians he roamed the impressive galleries, depots, and hidden nooks and crannies of the museum in search of objects to spark his imagination. Along the way he encountered luminous stained-glass windows, vivid Indian miniature paintings, jewelled snuffboxes, erotic illustrations, golden shoes, and a 65-metre-long photograph of the Bayeux Tapestry, the largest photograph in the museum’s collection. These and many other rare objects inspired Walker’s monumental photographs in the exhibition.

‘I’m interested in breaking down the boundaries that society has created, to enable more varied types of beauty and the wonderful diversity of humanity to be celebrated.’


MAISON the FAUX
are responsible for the design of Wonderful Things at the Kunsthal. As their point of departure they have taken the spectacular design that British set designer and creative Shona Heath – Tim Walker’s long-term collaborator – made for the exhibition of the same name at the V&A.



Tim Walker

was born in England in 1970. At the age of 18 he started working at the library of the media company Condé Nast. There he encounters the work of the English photographer and costume designer Cecil Beaton and his interest in photography began. Tim Walker studied photography at Exeter College of Art. After graduating he worked as a freelance photographic assistant in London and subsequently moved to New York City where he became full-time assistant to the renowned fashion photographer Richard Avedon. Aged only 25, Tim Walker shot his first big assignment for Vogue. This was the start of his career as a fashion photographer and he has since been photographing for the British, Italian, and American editions of Vogue, as well as for leading fashion and style titles such as W,
i-D, AnOther, and LOVE Magazine. Just like Cecil Beaton, Tim Walker photographs his models in theatrical settings. His work is characterized by a rich imaginative creativity and filled with fairytale references. The fact that Tim Walker finds inspiration in Surrealism and Romanticism is reflected in his choice of themes such as childhood, nature, or emotions, and his praise of the individual. Walker’s talent enables him to draw the spectator into his elaborately crafted dreamworlds.

 On show Sept. 24, 2022 – Jan. 29, 2023

www.kunsthal.nl

Words source Kunsthal, images brankopopovicblog

Saturday, 12 November 2022

NO ACCESS - Viewmaster Projects

NO ACCESS invites to access the cold reality of migration

Once in a while you visit an exhibition that really has an impact on your experience. NO ACCESS is one of those embodied encounters that gives you shivers but at the same time has a heartwarming effect because of the humanity that the makers involved look for in their work and the people you meet in their  works. Projected on various walls, in the chilly maze of a former NATO headquarters, you are confronted with the horrific reality of migration. It can't leave you cold, at least I hope it does not.
The context and placement of the works has been placed very carefully and cleverly. In fact, it should have a permanent place for many people to see, and that we continue to remind ourselves that humanity should be a blessing to pursue. In these times of polarization, the ever-growing hatred towards 'the other' we must not lose each other and continue to meet in ease and discomfort.
Migration is inherent to human development and will only increase as climate change makes parts of the world unlivable. Unfortunately, also because the wars continue.
I can't deny that NO ACCESS has touched me through the personal experience of migration, therefore also extra confrontational to see that nothing seems to have improved in how we deal with migrants.

NO ACCESS is an onpoint immersive exhibition and a selection of 21 works by socially-engaged contemporary video artists and filmmakers. The exhibition contains various works, interactive media installations, short films and animations about border control and migration.

The initiator, Viewmaster Projects staged these 21 works in the Cannerberg, a former secret underground NATO headquarters, now completely gutted, in an old marl quarry just south of Maastricht.

“This location’s disorienting eeriness reinforces the already potent significance of the projections. The Cannerberg is a cold, damp and dark tunnel system. Marl, reinforced concrete, bricks and thick steel doors are reminders of the Cold War, during which this bunker complex helped guard the eastern border of what was then Western Europe.”

From 16 September to 13 November 2022, part of the system of corridors are open to visitors for NO ACCESS.

Artists:
Hans Op de Beeck (BE), Josh Begley (US), Sylvain George (FR), Tina Farifteh (IR/NL), Forensic Architecture & Forensic Oceanography (GB), Anita Groener (NL/IE), Mohamad Hafeda (LB), Laura Huygen (NL), Adrian Melis (CU), Yoshua Okón (MX), Adrian Paci (AL), Osman Taheri (AF/NL), Marieke van der Velden en Philip Brink (NL), Sam Yazdanpanna (NL), Cigdem Yuksel (NL), Mark Wallinger (GB).

www.viewmaster-projects.com

Friday, 4 November 2022

Things That Matter - Microlab - Dutch Design Week 2022

Things That Matter at Microlab Hall is a showcase for designers and initiatives who with their work respond or explore solutions for the societal challenges of our time. From raw material scarcity to the way we live and engage with each other. These projects touch upon our daily lives. In addition, all nominees from the Dutch Design Awards are exhibited with in the Microlab Hall.

Here is a small selection of the showcased projects.

Lisa Konno & Sarah Blok

Nobu Baba Henk is a book that combines the progress and stories of the film trilogy about migrant fathers by designer Lisa Konno and director Sarah Blok. In this concluding book each film gets introduced with snippets of sketches, design process, reference images, unused writings and quotes showing parts of the actual films through subtitled stills.
All carefully selected and designed by Marius Schwarz.

Zeeuws Museum x Duran Lantink

This project explores the changing meaning of locally worn clothing and its sustainable possibilities, an insight into Lantink’s characteristic process of deconstruction and reconstruction. Lantink uses visual materials from the Zeeuws Museum and locally acquired garments. Consciously seeking out the tensions between surrender and subversion, between respect and reclamation, between preservation and recycling. Lantink works respectfully but stops at nothing.

Community Couture
Community Couture is an attempt to bring multiple perspectives together, with garments serving as a source of individual stories, collective experiences, shared goals, history and hopes for the future. Last year, Aniela organised Community Couture workshops, collecting hundreds of stories through colours, shapes, and words. This year, they will present collectively made Community Couture garments which preserve, share and honour the thoughts of people who contributed last year.

De Zachte stad: Gemeente Rotterdam x Christien Meindertsma
2,500 cuddly sheep keep the grass short in a city full of modern architecture. Good for 5,000 kilos of wool per year. Christien Meindertsma looked into the quality of Rotterdam wool. What seemed like a worthless pile of residues proved to be a treasury of innovative surprises and valuable material.

Lena Winterink - Personal Patterns
Lena Winterink asked the six dressmakers of the Eendagszaak, about the objects that are most precious to them. With photos of these objects and the stories in mind, she designed a personal print on textile for each woman. With their personal patterns the women designed and made a garment.



Choub - Mehdi Mashayekhi
Choub (which it means wood in Farsi) addresses migration as a social phenomenon in a poetic way. manipulating and training material for new construction is a symbolic way of displacement for migrants in destination societies.

NEW CRAFTS
Crafts Council Netherlands brought various artisanal and digital makers together under the umbrella of its New Crafts incentive programme, with the aim to spur knowledge exchange, experiment and research.  

Featuring: Amandine David, Anita Michaluszko, Aram Hartsuyker, Bianca Koevoets, Daniël Maarleveld, Esmé Hofman, Eva van Kempen, Flavia Bon, Joost Jansen, Loret Karman, Marieke de Hoop, Marieke van Heesbeen, Marius Stanasel, Martine van ‘t Hul, Ming Design Studio, Nina van Bart, Rik van Veen & Roel Deden.

https://ddw.nl

Dutch Design Awards 2022

Every year during DDW, DDA awards the best Dutch design of the past year, divided into 8 categories. In addition, the DDA Exhibition displays all winning and nominated designs.

For third year in a raw, I took part in the jury panel of the Fashion category. The winners were announced and celebrated on 27 October at the DDA Award Night during Dutch Design Week 2022 in Eindhoven. 

Together with the jury consting of Rachid Naas, Mehtap Gungormez, Marga Weimans and chairman Iris Ruisch, the three nominees have been decided.
For this year the nominees were Antoine Peters, David Laport and Yamuna Forzani.

David Laport is nominated for the project Local Vegetation.

Local Vegetation is the tenth collection from Studio David Laport, inspired by a photo series depicting local places with unique vegetation in the magazine Atmos. An important objective of this collection was to translate the lushness of vegetation into a material. Laport and his team embraced the limitations presented by the pandemic. For example, the studio used YouTube tutorials to learn the whole process of manual pleating. In addition, the studio also developed the nylon-hyper-fringe material itself. This has enabled Studio David Laport to make its largest couture pieces zero waste, which the studio has since embraced as its vision and policy.

Saturday, 29 October 2022

Program – 14th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival

14th edition of the international and interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival will take place from 25 - 27 November 2022 in Maastricht (The Netherlands).

During this three-day hybrid (on- & offline program) festival, a new generation of designers and performing artists from all over the world are given the opportunity to show their work to a broad (inter)national audience. The program with exhibitions, performances, talks and fashion film screenings and awards, showcases projects that explore, contextualize and celebrate contemporary fashion culture. FASHIONCLASH Festival is all about discovering, stimulating and co-shaping current developments in fashion and opening up these developments to a broad audience.

The festival consists of a multidisciplinary and polyphonic program based on a selection from the proposals submitted via the open call and the projects initiated by FASHIONCLASH itself, which are developed in co-production with other organizations such as Glamcult, Via Zuid, Kunstbende and Marres.

During the festival, work by more than 50 emerging and established designers and artists from different countries around the world can be seen, including SCHEPERS BOSMAN, House of rubber, Atelier Dasha Tsapenko, Denzel Veerkamp, Erik Bergin, Hadi Moussaly, NEO Design, Puntjudith, Wendy Owusu, Ruben Jurriën, Elliot Collective, Rover, Antoine Peters and many more.

Discover all participants: www.fashionclash.nl/fcf-2022-participants

FASHIONCLASH Festival is accessible to everyone via ticket sales and/or for free. Tickets are for sale online at www.fashionclash.nl from October 27, 2022.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Saturday, 15 October 2022

Global Fashioning Assembly 2022 programme

The GFA22 programme is live 

The Global Fashioning Assembly is an international 3-day online event that follows the sun around the world from Friday 20 October 2022 at 02:00am UTC till Sunday 23 October 2022 at 11:00pm UTC. The programme offers an immersion into the pluriverse of fashion. As a coalitional gathering beyond institutional, disciplinary and geographical boundaries, it aims to decentralise knowledge creation and sharing regarding fashion. 

Join twelve coalitions from around the world that will share activities including interviews, panel discussions, a meme workshop, weaving and design studio visits, exhibition talks, a ritual, films, market visits, and more. Each offering is underpinned by the urgent need to decolonise the fashion system focusing on resilience, resistance and diversity through local attention, activations and celebrations.


Friday 21 October 2022 begins with five local fashioning coalitions from Aotearoa (New Zealand), Kazakhstan, Pakistan, South-Africa and Kenya, sharing ways of learning, knowing and doing through talks, films, workshops and debates that move from museum collections to classrooms, and from artisan knowledges and heritages to decolonial creative practices.

Saturday 22 October 2022 welcomes five local fashioning research collectives and decolonial projects from Croatia, the Netherlands, Egypt, Morocco and Wales. They will share ways of remembering, caring and questioning with talks, films and workshops that move from workwear and a cultivating flax project, to fashion archives and decolonising design spaces.

Sunday 23 October 2022 ends with four local fashioning collectives from Brazil, Ghana, USA, and Peru, sharing ways of cultivating, reflecting and celebrating through talks, films, performance and workshops that move from decolonial fashion practices and museum interventions, to rethinking fashion knowledge forms and craftsmanship.

Each coalition hosts the Global Fashioning Assembly for two hours, offering an opportunity to share their local stories, practices and struggles to a global audience.

Sharing Councils

In-between the hosting sessions are one-hour Sharing Councils for participants to share, reflect, listen and encourage to be deeply present to each other, to listen deeply and speak with each other, rather than speak at each other. Underpinning all aspects of the GFA22 is the work of building coalitional consciousness, and creating discourses regarding fashioning that are affirmative, regenerative and diverse.

Register on Eventbrite. All hosting programmes will be accessible through one ZOOM link, so you can join any event at any time and contribute to the 1-hour Sharing Councils in between.
Follow us on Instagram for last minute updates.

The GFA22 is coordinated by The Research Collective for Decoloniality & Fashion.

Read Erica de Greef’s blogpost ‘Staging Our Own Decolonial Response: Global Fashioning Assembly 2022’ on the ideation of the Assembly.

#globalfashioningassembly #GFA22 #rcdfashion

The GFA22 is coordinated by the Research Collective for Decoloniality & Fashion with a financial support of the Stimuleringsfonds in the Netherlands.

https://rcdfashion.wordpress.com


Winners Announced > Global Design Graduate Show 2022

ARTS THREAD & GUCCI announced the Judges and Public Vote winners of the 2022 Global Design Graduate Show.

This is the third edition of the Global Design Graduate Show which saw 5,489 students (undergraduate, graduate & postgraduate) enter their work, surpassing the number of entries from 2021 & 2020, making this officially the biggest ever online showcase of graduating artists & designers worldwide. The third year of the Global Design Graduate Show built upon the successes of the previous two years with an increase in entries and votes from around the world.
A panel of industry professionals voted per specialism to choose their favourites; this year’s panel of esteemed judges included Lionel Vermeil, Luxury Prospective Director from Kering.

ARTSTHREAD's panel of independent expert judges selected the shortlist here.

There was also a public vote enabling fans of the students’ work to cast their vote.
There were 187, 352 votes cast in the public vote and there is one winner per category.
The public vote winners are

- Fashion / Accessories / Textiles – Lyu Danlei, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Digital / Visual Communication / Film - Asia Cheung, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
- Product Design / Architecture / Interiors - Cheuk Yu Kelly Tang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Fine Art / Photography / Craft – Ou Lin, Royal College of Art, London 


Global Design Graduate Show 2021 in collaboration with GUCCI from ARTSTHREAD on Vimeo.

Fashion, Textiles, Accessories Judges winners:
Womenswear: Dominika Grzybek
Textiles (Knit-Weave) Pauline Dujancourt
Menswear: Archie Hammond
Sustainable Fashion/Textiles:
Fashion Comms: Josefina Maiza
Textiles (Print/Embroidery): Camila Barrero
Sports & Denim: Emily Clarke
Accessories: Erin Yang


Instagram: www.instagram.com/globaldesigngraduateshow/

 

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