After a few weeks of investigating the possibilities to create a COVID-proof 12th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival,finally will take place in the days 26-28 February 2021
Since 2009, the FASHIONCLASH Foundation has realized more than 200 projects in the Netherlands and abroad, including China, Portugal, South Africa, Malta, Germany, Belgium, Poland,etc..
During this three-day festival, a new generation of designers and (performing) artists from home and abroad will have the opportunity to show their work to a diverse and international audience. The program for the 12th edition consists of fashion shows, exhibitions, performances, fashion talks and crossovers with performing arts. In addition, the 4th edition of the Fashion Makes Sense Award will be presented during the festival this year. On Sunday, November 29th, several local designers will present their work during the collective show The Locals.
The festival program largely takes place in ‘t Sphinxkwartier area. Through various program components, work by both proven and up-and-coming talent is presented.
This year’s program includes a new show program component that focuses more on performative experiences in which designers are challenged to actively experiment with forms of presentation and inclusive audience participation.
Designers participating in this program will enter into a dialogue with performing artists Mami Izumi and Giovanni Brand to create a unique presentation form for their new collections. In addition, there is a substantive consultation with the show production partner Sessibon.
Participating designers are Berend Brus, Marlou Breuls Creative Studio, NEO Design, MAARTEN VAN MULKEN, Rena Jansen, The Nightmare Disorder and a special presentation by XHOSA in collaboration with Black Harmony.
The campaign image for the 12th edition was developed in collaboration with virtual fashion designer Iris van Wees, who graduated from AMFI in 2019. With her graduation project she stood out and conquered a place in the Lichting 2019 selection and won the Fashion Makes Sense Award audience prize.
FASHIONCLASH Festival is an initiative of the Maastricht (Netherlands) based FASHIONCLASH Foundation, an interdisciplinary showcase and development platform for fashion and fashion culture and a worldwide network of new generation fashion makers and (performing) artists.