woensdag 14 maart 2018

MOAM collective international

Thursday evening 8 March 2018 MOAM collective international powered by Zalando showed her first international collection. 
The runway show took place in a monumental canal house at the Herengracht in Amsterdam. 

The 450 invitees, including the (international) coaches, press and VIP’s, were divided over eight rooms, each room named after one of the cities where the designers were graduated. Iconic supermodel Pat Cleveland and her daughter Anna Cleveland walked the show. Besides being an inspiration to the designers, they embody MOAM’s credo: connecting young talent to iconic names from the fashion industry. 

Martijn Nekoui about the show: 

“Working together with Frans Ankoné on this very first international MOAM-project has been a dream come true. We’re super proud of this collection and the new generation of MOAM designers.” 

Emerging designers at ModaLisboa FW 2018

Filipe Augusto
The 50th edition of ModaLisboa - Lisboa Fashion Week fashion show schedule kicked off with emering designers. Still, after 25 years ModaLisboa continues their support for new talent through Sangue Novo (New Blood) platform. 8 designers where selected to show their collection, among them Federico Cina, the winner of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017 talent award.

Rita Sá has been awarded with the price. She will join the very talented Filipe Augusto, the winner of October 2017 edition. Both designers will take part at the 10th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival in Maastricht.
Sangue Novo participants: Federico Cina, Federico Protto, Filipe Augusto, Inês Nunes do Valle, Isidro Paiva, N'a Pas de Quoi, Opiar, Rita Sá


zaterdag 10 maart 2018

Rita Sá - Sangue Novo FASHIONCLASH winner

Rita Sá is the winner of Sangue Novo / FASHIONCLASH Festival Award at ModaLisboa - Lisbon Fashion Week.

She will join  Filipe Augusto (winner of October 2017 edition) and present her collection at Fashion My Religion! the 10th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival, June 15-17.


“If you have a glass ceiling, don´t throw rocks in the air” is the motto for the collection “Telhados de Vidro”, which describes the game played by those who desperately try to be something they are not; masked hypocrites who feel the need of ostentation in a “make-believe” world. Attacking others for problems that they also have, the individuals who make the collection choose to believe that it is better to be a false somebody than a real nobody.

Forming a grading concept from the first to the last look, the collection presents its first individual who seems to be impervious to anything around him and not afraid of showing he is vulnerable or weak. The second individual is clearly uncomfortable with this idea and tries his best to show his superiority, even if it means trying to be someone who is not.

From this point on, every individual tries to impose his superiority upon his predecessor, trying hard to hide all his/her weaknesses in an illusion game where nothing is what it seems to be, manipulating the truth and revealing only what is pleasant to the eye.
However, what is shown has no real utility and therefore is essentially futile. As we continue, there seems to be a lot of difficulties in controlling the flamboyance created within these individuals and as a result, instead of matching the silhouettes continuous growth, they drop suddenly. New volumes are now supported by small details that still prevail and the vulnerabilities that were hidden until now are completely exposed. The blue colour in the collection references the use of plastic bags, creating the idea of something that is disposable.

woensdag 21 februari 2018

Filipe Augusto

Meet Filipe Augusto, born and raised in Peso da Régua, lives in Porto where, starting in 2014, he did his fashion degree at MODATEX – A Professional Training Centre for the Textile, Clothing, Apparel and Wool Industry.
After graduating in October 2016, he starts interning at the fashion house of Portuguese designer, Luís Buchinho. In 2017 he joins the Prinçipal Magazine team as a fashion editorial production assistant.
 In April he won the second place at I-com Global contest. In October 2017, he presented the collection "7 skirts" at Sangue Novo platform, for which he has won participation at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018.
He received an honourable mention, which gave him direct entry in the March 2018 edition of Sangue Novo where he will present his new collection  "Harvests".

In preparation to next edition of ModaLisboa, that will take place from March 8 - 11, our Portuguese correspondant Liliana Pedro sat down with Filipe to find out more about this promising designer.

Q&A with Filipe Augusto 

What’s fashion for you?
I see fashion as two distinctive forms. First, as a product presentation for the consumer. And then, as a way of expression reflecting creativity and the imaginary of an artist.

How does fashion appeared in your life?
Fashion appeared unexpectedly in my life. In fact, my first passion was architecture. But, during my visual arts course, I started doing fashion related work and began to get interest in it. Following this this brand new passion of mine, I decided to study fashion design, a little bit blindly because I didn’t know that much about this industry. As time passed by, I realized that I had skills for fashion design and with strength and dedication I finished the degree course.

Where do you find inspiration? In what I’m feeling at the moment, in what surrounds me in the daily life and in the memories and stories, this is why my clothing has always references to the Portuguese culture.

Call for European Fashion Talent Design Competition 2018

ABOUT EFTDC Serbia Fashion Week and the National Chamber of Fashion Serbia organize a international platform to identify and support young designers – European Fashion Talents Design Competition.

The aim of this competition is to give young designers the opportunity to achieve and develop an international career in the fashion industry. Interested candidates must be students of fashion design or from an other creative department. Young designers under 30 years may also apply. The ones who win the first three places will receive amazing awards and support in furthering theirs careers in fashion.

zondag 18 februari 2018

Zeeuws Museum X Das Leben am Haverkamp

Het Zeeuws Museum (Middelburg) is een intensieve samenwerking aangegaan met modeontwerperscollectief Das Leben am Haverkamp voor een complete herinrichting van de modezalen. De nieuwe inrichting, die te zien is vanaf 17 februari 2018, richt zich op waarnemen en doorgeven van verhalen en kennis over mensen en dingen die voorbij zijn. Voorwerpen die een nieuwe, jonge generatie niet herkent. Objecten die tot de verbeelding spreken en kennis die in de loop van de jaren is opgetekend of mond op mond is doorgegeven. Daardoor is deze ingekleurd en (anders) geïnterpreteerd.

Wat speelt er zich in je hoofd af als je naar een voorwerp kijkt? Een fascinerend proces voor elke museumbezoeker. Wat is het voor een ding, waarvoor dient het, hoe is het gemaakt, wie heeft het gemaakt, waarom is het hier op deze plek, in deze provincie? Of voor de meer poëtische bezoeker: wat doet een voorwerp met je, brengt het herinneringen terug, nieuwe beelden, geuren of dromen? Geeft het kennis of roept het nog meer vragen op? Is de waarneming doorspekt van heimwee of een visioen?

De verwondering over en het zelf interpreteren van lokale voorwerpen uit de collectie Streekdracht en Huisraad van het Zeeuws Museum fascineert Das Leben am Haverkamp. Het is de aanleiding voor het ontwikkelen van een nieuwe collectie kleding, accessoires en andere gebruiksvoorwerpen door dit Haagse ontwerperscollectief. Anouk van Klaveren, Dewi Bekker, Christa van der Meer en Gino Anthonisse gaven eerder dit jaar de bezoeker van het museum een opdracht ‘Geef ons van 40 willekeurige objecten uw omschrijving en wij geven u onze interpretatie terug’.

Doorgaans gebeurt de interpretatie ná het waarnemen van een collectiestuk. Nu is deze waarneming het startpunt van een nieuwe interpretatie. Das Leben am Haverkamp legt met dit waarnemingsspel en hun eigen collectie een brug tussen verleden en toekomst, tussen weten en fantaseren, tussen het beeld van jezelf of dat van de ander.

De vier ontwerpers – Anouk van Klaveren (1991), Christa van der Meer (1988), Dewi Bekker (1990) en Gino Anthonisse (1988) – vormen sinds 2014 samen het collectief Das Leben am Haverkamp. Na hun studie aan de Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in Den Haag, richten de ontwerpers allen een individuele praktijk op. Ze opereren op het snijvlak van verschillende kunstdisciplines en creëren samen de benodigde context voor hun ongepolijste hersenspinsels en onconventionele benadering van mode. Zo vormen zij een front in het huidige landschap van mode en design. Onontgonnen terrein wordt verkend tijdens de inventieve presentaties en performances. Dit resulteerde in spraakmakende projecten zoals Gefelicifashion, Quirky Cruise en Bravado - A pretentious, swaggering display of courage. Voor de laatstgenoemde ontving het collectief in oktober 2017 een Dutch Design award in de categorie Fashion, naast ook genomineerd te zijn in de categorie Young Designer.

Projecten van de vier zijn te zien geweest tijdens onder andere Salone del Mobile in Milaan, London Fashion Showcase, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Boom city in Chengdu in China, Dutch Design Week en als openingsshow van Amsterdam FashionWeek.


Animaties: Studio Lennarts & De Bruijn

dinsdag 6 februari 2018


KOORKAPPEN Project (Chior robes project)
In cooperation with Heiligdomsvaart Maastricht 2018

In 2011, FASHIONCLASH presented the ‘Fashion Procession’ project in cooperation with Heiligdomsvaart Maastricht. In this Fashion Procession models showed the designs inspired by liturgical garments in a parade through the city of Maastricht and accompanied by live music. 7 years later, a brand new project KOORKAPPEN is initiated and will be presented with a Fashion Procession in May 2018, followed by an exhibition at Bonnefantenmuseum during the 10th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival.
Nowadays, when we look at the city of Maastricht we are still confronted with its catholic identity on every corner. The tires between the church and Maastricht’ society are becoming more and more loose, but the catholic ‘culture pattern’ in the city continues to exist. The identity of the city as a religious center and pilgrim city is still alive. The ‘Rich Roman life’, the beauty and splendor, the processions and liturgical robes are still there. Half a century ago, the people of Maastricht were part of the Heiligdomsvaart celebration and they were actively involved from their personal religious conviction. The two previous editions (2004, 2011) were more ‘watch festivities’ for the majority of the population and the occasional visitors. Nowadays, it is mainly a celebration of cultural heritage.

That is exactly the starting point for the KOORKAPPEN (choir robes) project, a cooperation between FASHIONCLASH and Heligdomsvaart Maastricht. Designers are invited to create a new design inspired by the historical choir robes and their meaning. The basilica of Saint Servaas is in possession of a number of very beautiful 18th century choir robes made of rich fabrics, decorated with the most precious materials and often with beautiful embroidery depicting religious representations. Choir robes have been worn through the ages by priests who preside over the service and carry their mercy to the people in word and thought.

Especially for the designers in this project the basilica of Saint Servaas will reveal these treasures so they can serve as inspiration? For this, each designer was assigned one of the choir robes as a source of inspiration. How does the new generation look at a traditional and religious subject?

The KOORKAPPEN Project will be shown on Sunday the 6th of May by means of a Fashion Process in the city centre and then exhibited during the FASHIONCLASH Festival in the Bonnefantenmuseum. In this exhibition, the original 18th century robes will be presented alongside the new designs.

Participating designers: Marlou Breuls, Ebby Port, Laurie Bessems, Tiel Janssen, Lise van Wetten, Bregje Cox, Jolieke Kessels, Karlijn Krijger, Iris Cleassens, Mona Steinhauser, Julia Aumann

Heiligdomsvaart takes place once in 7 years. This year, the 55th edition will take place. The first went through Maastricht in 1391, the last in 2011. In a sanctuary procession relics (clothing, objects or remains) of the saints are presented to the people. Heiligdomsvaart Maastricht is the most famous in the Netherlands and attracts many visitors.

For more info: www.heiligdomsvaartmaastricht.nl

maandag 29 januari 2018


Katharina Beilstein
Last weekend FASHIONCLASH / Forza Fashion House  visited TNRWDI DESIGN ISSUE in Düsseldorf.  A brand-new concept, created by NRW Forum aiming to connect fashion design and art scene in  North Rhine-Westphalia.

The event took place parallel to the PLATFORM FASHION and SUPREME and GLLERY trade shows, showcasing Düsseldorf as a potential fashion city.

The visit started with a nice welcome at the Supreme Group Trade Fair. Followed by a walk through the cities up-and-coming neighborhood where several art galleries are located. For the occasion of the TNRWDI event several galleries provided platform for contemporary emerging designers.

We had a pleasure to encounter talented Maryvonne Wellen Jewelry, Katharina Beilstein, Second.Skin.Studio and Opaak. Further in the evening the program continued at the impressive area. Areal Böhler, the location for this order platform in Düsseldorf, is the ideal venue to present all segments – Agencies & Premium Brands, Avantgarde, Design & Contemporary, Accessories as well as evening wear.
The evening concluded with the TNRWDI CATWALK show featuring local designers Strehlow, MIAKI KOMURO, Marianna Déri, JEN MM Design by Jennifer Moica, Machart Manufakture, Peter O. Mahler.

 For more information: www.tnrwdi.de

 Please take a look at some impressions below.

woensdag 17 januari 2018

Ebby Port x KALTBLUT Magazine

Dutch designer Ebby Port has won the KALTBLUT Magazine Talent Award 2017 during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017 edition. Thanks to KALTBLUT Magazine, Ebby has been invited to present her collection in Berlin during Berlin Fashion Week where she gave showed her collection with a presentation and a showroom at Studio183.

donderdag 11 januari 2018

Open Call For Entries for Fashion My Religion!

Fashion My Religion! The 10th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival 15 – 17 June, Maastricht 

FASHIONCLASH presents Fashion My Religion! (FMR), the 10th edition of the international & interdisciplinary fashion festival in Maastricht. During this three-day festival over more than 100 emerging designers and (performing)artists from all over the world get the opportunity to show their work to a diverse, international audience. The multidisciplinary program contains fashion shows/presentations, exhibitions, installations, awards, fashion theatre and dance performances.

The overarching theme of the festival is “Fashion My Religion!” (read ‘fashion’ as a verb). The encounter between fashion and religion is not new. For decades, fashion has frequently drawn inspiration from the religious idiom and its decorative splendour. Both from purely aesthetic motives and from substantive critique. “Fashion My Religion!” explains fashion to a religion and investigates whether fashion can serve as a place of reflection and a guideline in the quest for a meaningful existence.
“Fashion My Religion!” places the designers, the industry and the audience in a clashing field; fashion vs religion or in other words, modernity and tradition. We look at the usual approach to the topic of ‘fashion and religion’ and focus the research on the cultural, anthropological, political relation with religion in the todays world. We set the old, absolute truths opposite the fluid truths of this time by addressing burning social issues such as new feminism, gender equality and human rights. Using the art of fashion design, we dissect the changing awareness around our relationship with our environment to create new narratives and approaches around the subject of “fashion and religion”. Can we rethink the way we see the values, norms and rules related to religions and create a more inclusive world, without proclaiming a value about religion?

The rise of fashion is one of the decisive events in the world history, because it indicated which direction modernity is going. Fashion contains an essential feature of modernity: discarding traditions. Fashion is irrational, fashion is a change because of change. Can fashion be the material expression of a meaningful existence, without losing its dynamic character? May we speculate that fashion will no longer be irrational. Fashion as a guide in life, because it teaches us to live in a world where everything is constantly changing and can be the playfield where we can discover ourselves.

Fashion exists beyond static garments, and has a necessitated relationship with the wearer and its body. In a time where fashion has arguably stagnated it seems more urgent than ever that fashion is placed in a context that forces you to question its true value. Fashion My Religion! is an appeal to the new generation of designers and artists to fight for the right of the existence of fashion! Rebel! Research and express the inner value of fashion and spread it out. Out of love for your art, make fashion as your religion where there is attention to nature, well-being, tolerance and equality.

With the 10th anniversary of the festival, FASHIONCLASH aims to empower, use and celebrate the strength of fashion by sending out the massage to the designers and the audience to look at the immaterial value of fashion as an artistic discipline. To use fashion as an instrument to actually contribute in the debates related to ecological, human- and social issues in our society. Fashion as a second skin tells your environment what relationship you want to have with it and simultaneously shows you what your heart beats for.

 “Everyone is an icon – that reflects the divine in you. You are an incarnation, bringing divine into the material world.”

 More information about the festival and how to submit your work: http://fashionclash.nl/open-call-for-entries/
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