Reunite with FASHIONCLASH Family


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As a designer, volunteer, sponsor, model, photographer, journalist, visitor etc. Therefore, we want to THANK YOU and celebrate the 10th anniversary of FASHIONCLASH Festival (15th – 17th June 2018) with you!

REUNITE WITH THE FASHIONCLASH FAMILY! We invite you to be part of the Opening Project at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018 where we want to present all the people (including you) who made FASHIONCLASH Festival possible over the years.

HOW TO TAKE PART? Send an email before April 1st to including: - Your name: - Age: - Current residence: - Your involvement at FASHIONCLASH Festival (visitor, designer, volunteer, sponsor, etc...): - 1 picture of your favourite piece of clothing/accessory (does not have to be 'designer' piece) including one sentence explaining why this piece means a lot to you.

e.g.: "This dress means a lot to me because it's the first piece of clothing that I completely designed myself."

ATTEND THE OPENING? Are you, besides being part of the Opening Project, interested in attending the opening of FASHIONCLASH Festival? You are more than welcome! More information TBA.

Save the date: June 15th 2018! Entrance is free.




Als designer, vrijwilliger, sponsor, model, fotograaf, journalist, bezoeker etc.

Daarom willen wij JOU BEDANKEN en samen met jou ons jubileum vieren tijdens de 10e editie van FASHIONCLASH Festival (15 – 17 juni, 2018)!

HERENIG MET DE FASHIONCLASH FAMILIE! Wij nodigen jou uit om deel uit te maken van het Opening Project van FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018, waar wij iedereen willen presenteren die ooit een bijdrage heeft geleverd aan FASHIONCLASH Festival.

HOE KUN JIJ DEELNEMEN? Stuur vóór 1 april een email naar met: - Jouw naam: - Leeftijd: - Huidige stad/land: - Jouw betrokkenheid binnen FASHIONCLASH Festival (bezoeker, designer, vrijwilliger, sponsor, etc...): - 1 Foto van jouw favoriete kledingstuk/accessoire met één zin die uitlegt waarom dit kledingstuk veel voor jou betekent. bv.: "Deze jurk betekent veel voor mij omdat het mijn eerste zelfgemaakte kledingstuk is."

OPENING BIJWONEN? Lijkt het je leuk om naast je deelname aan het openingsproject, de opening van FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018 zelf bij te wonen? Je bent meer dan welkom! Meer informatie volgt.

Save the date: 15 juni 2018! Toegang is gratis.

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FASHIONCLASH is honoured to team up with the Belgium makeup brand Cent Pur Cent during the 9th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival. With the support of professional makeup artist and Cent Pur Cent founder Caroline Rigo and her talented team they will create the most amazing runway looks! The festival’s overall theme of “Fashion Makes Sense” will set the stage for the underlying inspiration and power behind the healthy skin looks Cent Pur Cent will be creating at this year’s show.

ABOUT: CENT PUR CENT Cent Pur Cent was launched by Hasselt’s professional makeup artist Caroline Rigo. Unsatisfied with the performance of mainstream makeup products, Caroline underlined the need for pure, healthy and mineral makeup that provided performance, high quality and health to support today’s ever changing looks and skin types. Inspired by nature's best, she founded her own mineral makeup line: Cent Pur Cent. Cent Pur Cent stands for Hip, Healthy, Happy and Hypoallergenic! 100% purity, 100% healthy and 100% quality. AND, as a cruelty free company, Cent Pur Cent tests on models. Not on animals. Cent Pur Cent makeup consists solely of the purest natural minerals, with the best quality. It uses and tests the minerals extensively and guarantees 100% healthy skin products. Key ingredient of Cent Pur Cent is the natural Mica mineral. They are scraped from the rocks and have been ground into superfine powders. These powders are processed and micronized into a beautiful colour palette that suits every skin type, skin tone and woman!

Create with Cent Pur Cent the most amazing looks AND make sure your skin can breathe and feel healthy while looking fabulous.

#LETSSHARESOMESKIN? Well, how about your skin? Need some inspiration for FASHIONCLASH Festival or want to create your own runway-ready look? As of now, FASHIONCLASH & Cent Pur Cent are already teaming up to deliver some a-ma-zing AND healthy make-up inspiration on Friday! Check out Instagram and make sense of your own skin! We will also be sharing some “behind-the-scenes” sneak peeks and “makeup-must-haves” during the festival! Follow @centpurcent  and/or @fashionclash_festival

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Photography courtesy Cent Pur Cent







FASHIONCLASH is honoured to team up for the 3rd time with Gulpener Brewery during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017. A true friend; Tickling our senses, and sharing the love for collaboration, craftsmanship, quality, freedom, traditional values, hospitableness, and of course good beer!

Gulpener is an independent and sustainable Dutch family brewery, located in Gulpen (South Limburg, the Netherlands). Gulpener dates back to 1825 and is known for its long tradition of beer craftsmanship, innovative spirit and rich flavours. They were the first Dutch brewery to introduce several special crafts beers. They now present 16 special beers, some of which have been awarded prestigious prices.

BEER THAT MAKES SENSE! The way WE love fashion, GULPENER loves brewing the most tasteful beers! Gulpener is the only brewery in the Netherlands to use water from its own sources, hop from its own garden and receives its barley locally from farmers who produce eco- and environmentally friendly. As a result, Gulpener is known for a fantastic diversity of flavours and aromas that gives each of their beers its distinctive character. As an independent family brewery they are free to sail their own course. Free to discover their own taste. Free to do what feels good. They love experimenting with interesting flavours and brewing techniques. Combine this with the fact that they don’t pasteurize their beers, and they use traditional artisanal brewing techniques; a slightly different taste from year-to-year might surprise your taste buds. True to this year’s theme “Fashion Makes Sense” this affection and freedom – from seasonal and special beers to monastery beers and pilsners - promises to be a multi-sensory experience that can be felt, tasted, smelled, heard, envisioned AND triggers the imagination! Sit, poor, watch, roll, smell, taste and admire. Because, why should only taste have all the fun?

BLUE IS THE NEW GOLD During FASHIONCLASH Festival we will serve the for the 3rd time award winning superior pilsner Gulpener Château Neubourg (Gold Award Dutch Beer Challenge – 2017, Category Blond: Pilsner). Experience a gentle bitterness with an enriched character, a refined combination of fine herbal, mild acidity, floral and fruity flavours and an aromatic barley structure. Suitable presented in a beautiful stylish bottle. You can already taste it, no? Definitely a beer to enjoy exclusively!

PSSSTTT..check their new homeGulpener Brouwlokaal’, the perfect place to experiment, experience and taste new beer recipes, flavours and styles.

#CHEERSTOLOCALHEROES South Limburg and the City of Maastricht have a lot to cheer for and can be proud of many local talents and products. Together with Gulpener FASHIONCLASH will put the spotlight on various local designers who will be present at FASHIONCLASH Festival. CHEERS! #devrijebrouwer #vrijheidproefje

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Heritage Exhibition & Market

Heritage ExhibitionA multidisciplinary exhibition composed with works that are embodying the festival theme of 'heritage'. This exhibition is an eclectic mix of fashion design, shoe design, textile design, photography and installations. Scenography and exhibition design: Studio Stad.

Designer Market At the market young designers and labels are presenting special fashion items, accessories or jewelry within a setting of small pop-up ‘shops’.

FASHIONCLASH Festival Expo & Market

FASHIONCLASH Festival Gender exhibition, designer market and Juliëtte Heijnen performance-> participants Also featured are images of Spatial design by Studio Stad. Graphic design: Studio Noto.

de Bijenkorf Pop-Up Store & Expo Challange 2014


de Bijenkorf Pop-Up Store & Expo Challange during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 

Winners of the challange are:

Pop-Up Store: A.M. Westen Expo: Linda Friesen

de Bijenkorf Pop-Up Store & Expo Challange is part of FASHIONCLASH Side Program

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FASHIONCLASH on the road


While we are already working in full speed on the 5ht edition of our event FASHIONCLASH Maastricht ( June 7 - 15 2013) we have not been silent. In fact we have been on the road attending events & conferences and scouting young talents.

You can also have a look at FASHIONCLASH BLOG for more.

Fashion the City international conference at Royal College of Arts Londen

FASHIONCLASH attended this unique conference at Royal College of Arts in London.

'Fashioning the City: Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures and Systems' is an international and interdisciplinary conference initiated by  Nathaniel Dafydd Beard, who was one of the participants in the FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2010 exhibition. FASHIONCLASH shared the plenary round table discussion with Kaat Debo (MoMu), Kathryn Ferguson (filmmaker and curator) and  Dr. Marie Reigels Melchior, (Designmuseum Danmark). Beside that there were speakers and presentations from Stefan Siegel (Not Just A Label), Professor Wendy Dagworthy (RCA London), Professor Julie Sommerlund ( Royal Danish Academy of Arts - School of Design) and man more. Overal it was a very well organized and inspiring conference. We were very honored to be a part of  this conference among with speakers and leading fashion institutions from all over the world.

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FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland in Łódź 

FASHIONCLASH was invited to attend the international conference that was organized in connection to Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland in Łódź. The conference was held in the amazing Andel's Hotel in Łódź that is located in the Manufactura neighbourhood, a huge former industrial complex. The opening of the Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland also took place at the Andel's hotel on Thursday 24th. City of Lodz used to be the capital for Polish textile industry until the major factories closed in the 90's. In recent years the city is recovering with great initiatives like the Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland, Łódź design festival and the impressive Manufactura. Now Łódź is the place to be and is the avant-garde cultural capital of Poland.

Yes, Polish fashion is emerging, there is room for improvement but there is loads of potential in Polish fashion scene. The international conference 'Promotion of Polish Fashion Industry on the International Market' gave more insight in the general development and possibilities of the Polish fashion industry.

FASHIONCLASH has also experience with Polish designers. Each year FASHIONCLASH receives strong applications from Polish designers and it was a pleasure to see some of them in the program. FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2012 participants Kamila Gawronska-Kasperska and Agnieszka Natasza Splewińska showed their collections. We hope that more Polish designers will apply for FASHIONCLASH Maastricht.

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FASHIONCLASH designers at Dutch Design Week 2012 / Eindhoven

FASHIONCLASH loves to visit DDW because each year we find some amazing young talents and we love it even more when we bump into installations and presentations by FASHIONCLASH participants. Many of them are to be found in the Etalageroute DDW (shopping window route)   through the city: Elvira 't Hart, Annemarije van Harten, Nawie Kuiper, Mirte Engelhard, I am Nold (Natalie de Koning), Lidewij Corstiaans, de l’eefstijl, Marije de Haan, Joelle Boers and so on.


FASHIONCLASH & F.A.B at Runway Malta

For this edition of Runway Malta promising designers from the Euregion Meuse-Rhine were invited to show their collections.  One of them was Julia Schaetz, the winner of F.A.B / Runway Malta competition at FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2012.

Beside Julia Schaetz, Ann Boogaerts and Brian Geradts were also invited. Ann Boogaerts, the winner of Lichting 2009 presented her stunning new collection and Brian Geradts his successful graduation collection. Fashion Across Borders is an initiative of MMH Fashion Museum Hasselt (Belgium), FASHIONCLASH (Maastricht) and Designmetropole Aachen (Germany).

F.A.B / FASHIONCLASH collaboration with Runway Malta is supported by Maastricht VIA2018 and Valletta 2018.

FASHIONCLASH was also part of the jury of Mdina Glass Malta competition. Five young Maltese designers were selected to show a mini collection inspired by Mdina Glass Malta.  After deliberation we decided to award Sef Farruġia.


Design-Boulevard during Inspire City in Heerlen

During INSPIRE CITY 2012, DDDE (Dutch Design Desk Europe) presented twenty designers from the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (Maastricht, Aachen, Hasselt, Heerlen and Liège) at the Heerlen Woonboulevard. The designers were selected in cooperation with FASHIONCLASH, Designmetropole Aachen, Zachte G and MOS store. Check out the designers at INSPIRE CITY 2012 took place from 12th till 21th October. With over 4 million visitors annually, of which approximately 35% from Germany and Belgium, Woonboulevard Heerlen makes the theme “Design für Alle” accessible for a wide audience in the Euregion. The theme stands for “quality in everyday things for everyone.”