Friday, 21 January 2022

Call for designers - Redress Design Award 2022

Do you have what it takes to rethink fashion?
Redress Design Award 2022 is now open to emerging designers and students - apply now to win career-changing prizes at redressdesignaward.com  

 

The Redress Design Award is the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. Organised by Redress, the competition works to educate emerging fashion designers around the world about sustainable design theories and techniques to drive growth towards a circular fashion system. By putting sustainable design talent in the global spotlight, the competition creates a unique platform for passionate and talented fashion game-changers to transform the global fashion industry and rewards the best with career-changing prizes to maximise long-term impact. 

Each competition cycle takes participants on an educational journey lasting several theory and design-packed months. We challenge participants to flex their creative genius and prove they have the ingenuity and conviction to transform textile waste into stunning, scalable and commercially viable collections that will inspire and re-dress the world. The top ten finalists will be selected to come to Hong Kong to take part in sustainable fashion educational activities and showcase their collections.

You are challenged to design a contemporary collection for a modern, fashion-forward adult who is concerned about the environment and actively seeks comfort and style whether in the city or exploring the big outdoors.
Your collection will rescue textile waste, re-using these through upcycling while reimagining fashion, which will likely influence your creativity and processes.

There are multiple prizes on offer for the 2022 cycle with a development fund pot of HK$80,000 (US$10,000) to be distributed to the highest scoring finalists. All finalists and semi-finalists will receive educational and career enhancing prizes.

APPLY NOW

Monday, 3 January 2022

Viva la Frida! - Drents Museum

Viva la Frida! Life and art of Frida Kahlo can be seen from 8 October 2021 to 27 March 2022 in the Drents Museum in Assen.

This exhibition contains the famous collection of paintings and drawings from Museo Dolores Olmedo and also a collection of biographical objects from Museo Frida Kahlo, including clothing, corsets and jewellery. These two collections are to be seen together in Viva la Frida! for the very first time. This offers the Drents Museum the unique opportunity of telling the complete Frida story.

Drents Museum devoted to Frida Kahlo
During the exhibition period, almost the entire Drents Museum is focussed on Frida Kahlo! You can see Frida Kahlo’s artworks and her biographical objects in Viva la Frida! in the large exhibition hall. In the Abbey Church you get more acquainted with the Mexican artist through the short film Meet Frida.

Unique combination of collections

The Viva la Frida! exhibition will present a unique combination of Kahlo’s art and personal objects, for which the Drents Museum is working together with Museo Dolores Olmedo and Museo Frida Kaho (formerly the Casa Azul or the Blue House) in Mexico City. A few works borrowed from other collections will complete Viva la Frida.

Highlights Olmedo collection

The Olmedo has the largest collection of Frida Kahlo’s work worldwide. The collection was created by the Mexican Dolores Olmedo (1908-2002), who, on the advice of her good friend Diego Rivera, began buying Kahlo and Rivera’s work in 1955. Key pieces from this collection, such as Henry Ford Hospital (1932), The Broken Column (1944) and Self-Portrait with Small Monkey (1945), will be on view in Assen.

Personal possesions from the Blue House
From the Blue House, visitors of Viva la Frida! will also be able to admire the artist’s clothing, painted corsets and jewellery. In late 2003, many of Kahlo’s and Rivera’s possessions were rediscovered at the Blue House (now Museo Frida Kahlo) following 50 years of confinement. This extraordinary collection was made available to the public in 2007, following painstaking conservation, research and curation. It includes photograhs, documents, garments, as well as many of Kahlo’s personal possesions, drawings and toys.

Global icon and cult figure

The Mexican Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is without doubt one of the best-known and most popular artists in the world. Her impressive works of art, turbulent life and unusual lifestyle turned her into a global icon and a cult figure. A devastating bus crash resulted in her suffering great pain and having to undergo numerous operations throughout her life. Her great love for art, her husband the artist Diego Rivera, and Mexico and its indigenous culture gave her the strength to carry on.

She painted self-portraits interwoven with symbolism reflecting her private life. Many of her works were inspired by her tempestuous relationship with Rivera and her broken body. She broke all the taboos of her time and became a cult figure. Her art and lifestyle have inspired other artists such as Marina Abramovic, various fashion designers, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana, and musicians such as Madonna and the band Coldplay.

https://drentsmuseum.nl/en/frida/exhibition

E/MOTION - Fashion in Transition - MoMu Antwerp

E/MOTION Fashion in Transition’ explores the way in which fashion is an expression of emotion, fear and desire in society: fashion is both ‘emotion’ and ‘in motion’. 

On show from 04.09.2021 — 23.01.2022

Through themes such as the female body, 9/11, identity and surveillance the exhibition looks at how fashion can expose and even anticipate the different emotions running through society. Fashion sits at the very centre of contemporary life, and artists and designers play leading roles in constructing images and meaning in times of fundamental and systemic change. Fashion was in constant dialogue with, and even predicted, different crises and transitions. Like no other medium, fashion can magnify the raw emotions within society. Understanding fashion is a way to understand, and even articulate, both the hopeful and uncomfortable truths of the world. ‘E/MOTION’ looks at the way fashion has been a visual signifier of contemporary instabilities, concerns and emotions.


The exhibition is divided into chapters that function as portals through which social, political and psychological change is explored. All objects – an assemblage of fashion silhouettes, artworks, photography, video and documentation – are presented as symbols, icons or metaphors of their time. Sometimes they offer insights into critically dark truths about the world, whilst others provide humorous portrayals on what it is like to live in the world today.

The exhibition wants to inspire and ask questions about the reinvention of fashion as an industry and the future role of designers and artists. Above all else, ‘E/MOTION. Fashion in Transition’, is a story about our dire need for emotion. Fashion is emotion and in motion.

In order to reflect on the future of fashion, as well as on the recent past, numerous interviews with fashion students and established designers were conducted. The designers gave their personal views on a wide range of subjects. Fragments of personal stories are brought together in a series of live performances by director, performer and countertenor Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe, in collaboration with Opera Ballet Vlaanderen.

The exhibition includes work by, amongst others Helmut Lang, Walter Van Beirendonck, Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, John Galliano, Raf Simons, Versace, Phoebe Philo, Demna Gvasalia, Molly Goddard, Simone Rocha, BOTTER, Pyer Moss, Minju Kim, Kenneth Ize, Ester Manas, Supriya Lele, Marine Serre, Jenny Holzer, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nick Knight, Cindy Sherman, Sho Shibuya, Steven Meisel, Jackie Nickerson, David Sims, Juergen Teller, Barbara Kruger,…



www.momu.be/en/exhibitions/emotion-en

Activewear - Modemuseum Hasselt

ACTIVEWEAR at Modemuseum Hasselt (Belgium)
06.06.21-30.12.21


More than ever, fashion is inspired by the world of sports. Cycling shorts, hoodies and sneakers are taking over the catwalk. Designers are drawn to technical materials such as neoprene, spandex and tulle. Fashion houses engage in lucrative collaborations with athletes and sports brands. High time for an exhibition that explores the exciting relationship between fashion and sports! Has activewear reached its peak or will it become a lasting trend?

Guest curators Elodie Ouédraogo and Olivia Borlée

These two former Olympic athletes are the figureheads of Belgian activewear, making them the ideal guest curators for this exhibition. They also play a role in the campaign image: Ronald Stoops immortalized them on camera, wearing an outfit by their favourite Belgian designer, Glenn Martens of Y/Project. But Elodie and Olivia are not only the faces of the exhibition. They also feature as the voices on your audio guide, showing you around personally and sharing their insights with you. To top it all off, they act as protagonists in Second Skin, A Virtual Trophy, a new digital artwork created by Frederik Heyman, whose previous collaborations include Lady Gaga, Nike and Hypebeast.

A dazzling race through a thematic exhibition

Activewear presents various themes in which street- and sportswear have influenced the world of fashion. Focusing on the European context from 1850 to the present day, you will discover designers, clothes and accessories at the intersection of fashion and sports.

Functional, technical textiles are one of the distinguishing features of sportswear. Incidentally, these are also well-suited for everyday wear. Clever designers had already caught on to this in the 1920s, when they started using the pleated fabric of tennis dresses in their conceptions for movement-friendly casual wear. But the exhibition also shows how contemporary designers and fashion houses use innovative sports fabrics to their advantage. For example, Off-White and Viktor & Rolf launched models in tulle dresses onto the catwalk, Walter Van Beirendonck shows a preference for spandex cycling jerseys, and emerging talents such as Craig Green and Simone Rocha like collaborating with Italian luxury brand Moncler, so they can get creative with the down linings typically used in skiwear. Our guest curators' love for high-performance materials is also clearly felt in the selection of pieces by Bioracer, Suzanne Oude Hengel and Jasna Rok.



One of the main themes in Activewear is freedom of movement and exercise. A nice example of this can be found in the 1980s, when designers like Gianni Versace responded to the fitness hype, spearheaded by Jane Fonda, by presenting sculpted figures in close-fitting and revealing designs. Or later, during the new millennium, when Dirk Bikkembergs turned the athletic, masculine body into the be-all and end-all of his designs and branding.


A quick look at fashion history shows that activewear is not a new phenomenon, and that its earliest traces date back to classical antiquity. The exhibition, however, takes 1850 as its starting date, showing striking parallels between then and now. Like today, the focus in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was on a healthy and sporty lifestyle. Women became more active and took up walking, cycling, horse riding, tennis, boating and archery. This affected their clothing: fabrics and cut were adjusted, decoration was limited and dresses became looser. After the First World War, designers such as Jean Patou and Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel went one step further and used sportswear as a tool for female emancipation.

As you’ll discover in the exhibition, the line between sportswear, streetwear and activewear is not always clear cut. Streetwear is closely related to youth subcultures, such as hip hop, skating and surfing. At the same time, it also contains sportswear elements, such as track suits, baseball caps and sneakers. Designers pick up elements from these subcultures, but process them in their own way. Activewear presents Raf Simons as one of the most idiosyncratic interpreters of this aesthetic.

Over the past ten years, the largest fashion houses have clearly focused on activewear. Two striking examples are the appointment of Kim Jones as artistic director at Dior Men and Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton, which also ensured a younger and more masculine audience. A visible consequence of this ‘masculinization’ is the trend to only launch or ‘drop’ sneakers in larger sizes. These often become collectables, such as the Air Jordan 1 High OG Dior or the collabs between Raf Simons and Adidas. You can admire them in the sneaker corner of the expo.

Activewear showcases designs from Botter, Thom Browne, Chanel, Christian Dior Couture, Jean Paul Gaultier, Craig Green, Gucci, Lacoste, Missoni, Marc Audibet, Moncler Genius, Azzedine Alaïa, Off-White, Prada, Marine Serre, Raf Simons, among others , Stella McCartney, Walter Van Beirendonck, Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh, Y / Project, Yohji Yamamoto.

www.modemuseumhasselt.be

P.LACE.S - MoMu Antwerp

P.LACE.S
25.09.2021 — 09.01.2022

On show at several locations in Antwerp.

The exhibition ‘P.LACE.S - Looking through Antwerp Lace’ highlights the important role the city played in the production and trade of lace. MoMu tells this story through an exhibition trail that connects five locations in the city.

With ‘P.LACE.S’, MoMu is starting a unique conversation between historical textile craft and contemporary fashion to look at our history from a different perspective. This creates a visual play between past and present, presenting objects from international collections that have never been shown in Belgium before.

From the mid-16th to the mid-18th centuries, Antwerp played a leading role in the creation and distribution of lace – without linking the city's name to a single type of lace. With an inspired commercial spirit, lace of varying quality was produced and traded for a diverse and international clientele. This ensured that Antwerp adapted to the specific needs of the export countries. The lack of branding – in contrast to Brussels, Bruges or Mechelen, for example – is one of the reasons why studies on lace usually make only passing mention of Antwerp.


With ‘P.LACE.S’, MoMu highlights the socio-economic and artistic importance of the lace that was long created and traded in Antwerp. By bringing together historical lace, paintings and archival documents from Europe and the US – Flemish lace features prominently in collections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the exhibition reveals how, for centuries, Flemish lace was a prominent presence in fashion, interioir design and religion. The role of girls and women in both the production and trade of lace is also given due attention. MoMu presents this rich history in dialogue with contemporary, often high-tech fashion creations that refer to lace in form or concept.

www.momu.be/en/exhibitions/places-en

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Back in Island

Back in Island is a short film exploring the creative journey of artist Amanda Valle as she returns to her home in the Dominican Republic. Following an emotionally draining period, Amanda seeks comfort in the local culture by immersing herself in the colours and textures that were once so familiar. A journey of self discovery, the short film became the main source of inspiration for the artist’s new series composed of twelve paintings.

Back in the Island has been selected in over twenty international film festivals, including Aesthetica Short Film Festival, The Fine Arts Film Festival, Split Videoart Festival, taking home New Generation Award at Berlin Commercial.

Artist’s Statement
I'd imagined for quite some time what it would be like to return home after living abroad - the astonishing scenery, the cultural confrontation, the emotional traction and the aggravated sense of belonging. I came back aware of the change of settings, knowing that the living environment grew older, but with a burning need of discovering the unvarying spirit of our culture. With the Back in the Island series I strive to revive the unnoticed feelings behind everyday circumstances, using color, shapes and texture to rephrase these lost sensations thundering in the shadows. Back in the Island is a celebration of the unaltered energy that follows every experience. It’s about exploring inner instincts, while encouraging the seeking of deeper connections between our emotional state and the way we capture the world.

BACK IN THE ISLAND from Amanda Valle on Vimeo.

Friday, 10 December 2021

STAND-IN - social design project for FASHIONCLASH Festival

STAND-IN is a project by fashion designer Antoine Peters and theater maker Lieke Benders (Hoge Fronten), initiated within the framework of the participation program Fashion Makes Sense of FASHIONCLASH. For STAND-IN, FASHIONCLASH worked together with The Masters, an innovative social organization from Maastricht that is committed to developing differently and to people who are on the sidelines of society.
During the FASHIONCLASH Festival 2021, the 'Stand-In boards' that were created during several workshops in October and November, were exhibited at The Masters community home.

Everyone knows those signs with crazy, iconic or cartoon-like bodies in which you can stick your head through a cutout hole. For a brief moment you imagine yourself in someone else's body.
Fashion designer Antoine Peters and theatre maker Lieke Benders used this concept to play with identity, and to question the (expressive) power of clothing and someone's personality. What happens when someone expresses himself without restrictions, and without body and face, in textiles? 

Antoine Peters & Lieke Benders

What happens when you step into a look and your own clothes are disconnected from your head? What does your clothes communicate without your face? Can you identify with the creator of the look and unravel his personal story? Do you put yourself in someone else's shoes, literally and figuratively? Or is your personality stronger than your adopted 'look'? The creations challenge you to connect with someone else and with yourself. 

STAND-IN project is developed in the framework of the Fashion Makes Sense participation program of FASHIONCLASH, with a mission to stimulate inclusive fashion participation and to explore methodologies based on equity and freedom of expression of all participants.
By connecting a fashion practitioner and a theatre maker FASHIONCLASH simultaneously challenges the boundaries of disciplines and initiate innovative representation of bodies and the ways in which fashion is performed. To reach the diverse participants as possible, collaborations are pursued with social organizations who support people who are on the sidelines of society.

All images are Laura Knipsael, except the self-portaits.

Strolling in Grandma's Clothing

‘Strolling in Grandma's Clothing’ (original in Dutch: Flaneren in Oma’s kleren) is a collaboration between Bobbine Berden and journalist Evi Guldemeester. Together they create a playful connection between story and image. It is a long-term project focusing on the identity of existing garments in relation to the story of the (old) original wearer. How was the concept of 'dressing the body' perceived by the older generations and what can we learn from that?
 

Within the The Clash House program during FASHIONCLASH Festival, they showed the first visual translation of their findings. This translation emphasizes the concepts of nostalgia, (re)appreciation and emotional sustainability.

Bobbine Berden is a visual narrative designer and is interested in the value systems of the fashion industry and the relationship between consumers and garments. She translates consumers' behavior into visuals, audio or text, thereby illustrating - in a playful way - the world from different perspectives. Besides studying current value systems, Bobbine also pays close attention to the concept of re-valuation. She challenges the contemporary fashion system to start designing in new ways; in which time, quality, purity and (emotional) sustainability are at the center.

More information about the project: www.flaneren-kleren.com

https://bobbineberdendesign.com

Photography by Laura Knipsael



 

Thursday, 9 December 2021

New Fashion Narratives - FASHIONCLASH Festival 2021

Designers: BEA BRÜCKER, performer Marieke Ornelis
New Fashion Narratives of a recurring program component of FASHIONCLASH Festival.
The films were presented online and at the Student Hotel Maastricht.

For the 2021 edition of New Fashion Narratives, FASHIONCLASH collaborated with the Toneelacademie Maastricht (Theatre Academy Maastricht) and Wedovoodoo.tv (Daniel van Hauten, Veronika Schoberer).
Designers were paired with directing students from the Theater Academy with the aim of developing and recording concepts for films and performances. The result is a surprising mix of approaches and stories from designers and a generation of designers who explore the boundaries of their discipline and question the system and the fashion industry.
Designers who are central to New Fashion Narratives see fashion as a mission. Their works move between the transdisciplinary domains of fashion, social design, visual arts and in their work, they look at the relationship with the ultimate user/consumer. In this way they introduce contemporary themes such as sustainability, gender, consumption and thus new narratives for fashion.

For New Fashion Narratives 11 short films are created, which are recorded performances developed in collaboration with the designers, filmmaker Daniel van Houten of Wedovoodoo.Tv and directing students of the Maastricht Theatre Academy. The winner of Kunstbende Nederland 2020 in the fashion category is one of the designers in this project.


Team 1
Designers: BEA BRÜCKER, Boris Kollar, Dominika Kasova
Directed by: Nino Rubinstein, Marieke Ornelis, Wieger Meulenbroek

Team 2
Designers: EllenBloo, Studio Adaptive Skins
Directed by: Femke Stasse, Rajja Gomez Iglesias

Team 3
Designers: Mariana Malta, Vogel Vete, Rena Jansen x Michelle Vossen
Directed by: Norah Bouwheer, Anne van der Vegt

Team 4
Designers: Katharina Achterkamp, LOST WITH THE NEW
Directed by: Quintijn Relouw, Nicole Pul

Team 5
Designer: Ploen Mevis
Directed by: Just van Bommel

All images are by Lore Mechelaere.

Norah Bouwheer and Anne van der Vegt with Mariana Malta

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

GROW – concept space

GROW concept space initiative was part of the program of the 13th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival.

GROW is a green concept space created by fashion designer Sophie Nelissen (Studio Sufi) and jewellery designer Iris Desiree Claessens that is open from mid-November until the end of December 2021 (exact date to be announced, red.)
With a clean, contemporary vibe that is somewhere between a gallery and a luxury boutique, it will showcase and sell artworks and sustainable products from local makers. Products range from jewelry, clothing, furniture and ceramics to conceptual art and photography works. 

Location: Rechtstraat 79, Maastricht

All images by Laura Knipsael

Monday, 6 December 2021

Open Mic Night - FASHIONCLASH Festival 2021

Romy Moons, Petit Pierrot
In the weekend of 26 to 28 November, the city of Maastricht was dominated by the 13th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival. As planned, it was a hybrid edition with an online and offline program in Maastricht. Not only was the program of a hybrid design, the work presented shows the polyphony of a current generation of designers and artists who move with their own practice in the hybrid domain of presentation forms, social engagement and who use fashion to empower. 

The engagement and hybrid mentality of the current generation of designers and artists could be felt at the Open Mic Night, a new festival program in which the participants literally took the free stage. This unique comedy club-inspired event aligns with the hybrid festival format. During the Open Mic Night, ten different designers and (performing) artists presented their work in the form of a fashion presentation or performance. Open Mic Night was directed by Giovanni Brand and presented by the multidisciplinary performer and artist ARIAH LESTER.

Participants were Maximilian Rittler, Davidpaulusstudio, Elliot Collective, Rachel Klok, Jolieke Kessels, МАША, Maja Simišić, Leap Concept, DE ZAAK, Who cares what you wear? (theatre project by FASHIONCLASH, Mayke Roels and Nina Willems) and intermezzo performance Petit Pierrot by Romy Moons.

All images by Laura Knipsael.

ARIAH LESTER


Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Recap 13th edition FASHIONCLASH Festival

ARIAH LESTER, Open Mic Night host
In the weekend of 26 to 28 November, the city of Maastricht was dominated by the 13th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival. As planned, it was a hybrid edition with an online and offline program in Maastricht. Not only was the program of a hybrid design, the work presented shows the polyphony of a current generation of designers and artists who move with their own practice in the hybrid domain of presentation forms, social engagement and who use fashion to empower. 

This time you could follow FASHIONCLASH Festival completely online from your own location. Audience could watch live streams of shows, performances and table discussions online. The physical program was connected with the online program with the Digital Dive reports. Designer Helène Klein went out with De ZAAK (collective of Lore Mechelaere and Nanine Maria Kok)in the city and made daily reports and interviews of exhibitions and pop-up shops in the city. 

Fashion and culture lovers could discover work by a new generation of designers and artists from all over the world. The program with fashion presentations, exhibitions, theater and dance performances, short fashion films and conversations, showed projects that explore, contextualize and celebrate contemporary (fashion) culture.

What is special about the FASHIONCLASH program is that projects are presented that are initiated by FASHIONCLASH itself in co-production with other organizations. Much attention was paid to inclusion, participation, social design and talent development.

Carlijn Veurink

PROGRAM 

The Clash House

The Clash House, one of FASHIONCLASH's core projects, is a development program and showcase for innovative designers, focused on crossovers between fashion and other art disciplines. Participants are challenged to experiment with presentation forms in which storytelling and interaction are central. On Sunday evening, The Clash House was presented through performances, installations, film and discussion with the participants.

Participants of The Clash House 2021 edition are: Bobbine Berden Design, Carlijn Veurink, TEUN, The Nightmare Disorder and TheNEWtribe. 

TEUN


New Fashion Narratives

For New Fashion Narratives, FASHIONCLASH entered into a collaboration with the Theatre Academy Maastricht and filmmaker Daniel van Hauten/Wedovoodoo.tv.
Designers were paired with directing students from the Maastricht Theater Academy with the aim of developing and recording concepts for films and performances. The result is a surprising mix of approaches and stories from designers and a generation of designers who explore the boundaries of their discipline and question the system and the fashion industry. Designers who are central to New Fashion Narratives see fashion as a mission. Their works move between the transdisciplinary domains of fashion, social design, visual arts and in their work, they look at the relationship with the ultimate user/consumer. In this way they introduce contemporary themes such as sustainability, gender, consumption and thus new narratives for fashion.

Participants are: BEA BRÜCKER, Boris Kollar, Dominika Kasova, EllenBloo, Katharina Achterkamp, LOST WITH THE NEW, Mariana Malta, Rena Jansen x Michelle Vossen, Studio Adaptive Skins, Vogel Vete, Ploen Mevis.

Maximilian Rittler
Open Mic Night

The committed and hybrid mentality of the current generation of designers and artists could be felt at the Open Mic Night, a new festival program in which the participants literally took the free stage. This unique comedy club-inspired event aligns with the hybrid festival format. During the Open Mic Night, ten different designers and (performing) artists presented their work in the form of a fashion presentation or performance. Open Mic Night was directed by Giovanni Brand and presented by the multidisciplinary performer and artist ARIAH LESTER.

Participants are:
Maximilian Rittler, Davidpaulusstudio, Elliot Collective, Rachel Klok, Jolieke Kessels, МАША, Maja Simišić, Leap Concept, DE ZAAK and Who cares what you wear? (theatre project by FASHIONCLASH, Mayke Roels and Nina Willems).


Fashion Makes Sense


Fashion Makes Sense is FASHIONCLASH's inclusive audience participation program from which two projects have been developed. 'Off the top of my head' is a short film by Luca Tichelman and Rens de Waal made with young people from Tilburg Noord as part of the Second Skin project. ‘STAND-IN’ is a project by fashion designer Antoine Peters and theater maker Lieke Benders (Hogefronten), developed in collaboration with The Masters and workshop participants.

STAND-IN, Antoine Peters & Lieke Benders


Individual Events


Individual Events is a collection of self-initiated activities by various designers and artists. These are physical activities that take place in Maastricht, Aachen (Germany) and The Hague. Visitors could go out during the day and visit the impressive installation by Antoine Peters in the Bonnefanten museum, the installation by Christa van der Meer in the garden of Marres or the work of various designers at the Brandweerkantine or Blanche Dael.

SKHSS (She Keeps Her Shears Sharp)

Fashion Film & Video

During this edition, there of plenty of attention was paid to fashion film. On Friday evening, two FASHIONCLASH productions premiered. In addition, at Lumière Cinema you could watch a selection of fashion films from designers and makers from all over the world. A number of films were shown here for the first time, such as the premiere of STUDIO PASARELLA's film (UN)CENSORED. In this digital age, fashion film (fashion short film) is an effective way to capture a layered story and reach a wide audience through online platforms and media. In addition to short fashion films and many fashion film festivals, there has also been an emergence of digital fashion and virtual presentations in recent years.

Participants are amongst others:
Flora Miranda, Custom Territory, DAWID TOMASZEWSKI, Sarah Frede, fRASER bRUCE mILLER, NING ZHOU x Lamp Lee, Lam Bui Thanh, Oscar Keene, and many more.

The Future of Fashion is Phygital

Fashion Talks


The program consisted of a number of table discussions that could only be followed online. Stephanie Afrifa, who hosted the entire online program, moderated the Fashion Talks with several speakers. Speakers at 'The Future of Fashion is Phygital' included Esther Hammelburg (Expert on live experiences in hybrid events and senior lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences), Shayli Harrison (Speculative Fashion Designer & Mutani CEO) and Frank Verkade (Current Obsession). In addition, Iris Ruisch (Managing director M-ODE Foundation) and Sebastiaan Kramer (Managing director / co-owner Hul le Kes and Studio Ryn) talked about www.Culture.Fashion , a new open and values-driven fashion and textile network in the Netherlands.

https://fashionclash.nl

All images are by Laura Knipsael

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Follow Online - 13th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival

image and conceptLuca Tichelman
gold suit Leo van den Boorn

Follow Front row online FASHIONCLASH Festival!


This time you can also follow FASHIONCLASH Festival almost entirely online from your own location.

Attend online, live fashion presentations, performances and conversations, watch reports about the physical program and be inspired by short fashion films. There are also talks and table discussions with various speakers and designers that can be followed exclusively online.


For only 15 euros you have access to the three-day online program, which you can follow in the evenings via fashionclash.nl

 

The festival is open to everyone via ticket sales and there are also many free activities. For tickets and information about the program, please visit www.fashionclash.nl




 

Budapest Fashion & Tech Summit 2021

This year marks the fourth time the Hungarian Fashion & Design Agency is organising the Budapest Fashion & Tech Summit, a free conference revolving around the fashion industry. The event approaches and presents the future of the fashion industry from the perspectives of sustainability, exchange of knowledge, cultural heritage, e-commerce and the changing consumer behaviour trends.

On behalf of FASHIONCLASH Foundation and Culture.Fashion, I will be taking part in the panel concerned about knowledge sharing education and culture.

After the great success of the 2020 digital event, the professional conference will be held online once again this year. The programs of the two-day international event will be available on the official Facebook page of the BFTS, where domestic and international speakers will hold online professional video discussions. This year's edition of the Budapest Fashion & Tech Summit will feature fashion industry players from the V4 countries - as Hungary took over the V4 Presidency from Poland on the 30th of June. The event will therefore pay special attention to the inclusion of neighbouring countries in the programme, with the aim of giving fashion industry players in the region - from designers to large corporations and industry press - the opportunity to introduce themselves and participate in networking thanks to the event's roundtable discussions and presentations. This will also help to increase and strengthen the presence of professionals from the region and V4 countries on the international stage.

Date: December 1st and 2nd, 2021

You will be able to listen to roundtable discussions and dialogues about the following topics:

• Challenges of Sustainabilty
• E-commerce and digitalization within the fashion industry
• Knowledge sharing-education, culture
• Digital solutions in fashion education
• Fashion Business

You can follow the event for free through official BFTS facebook page.

More information: here

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