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FASHIONCLASH Festival is an inspiring fashion festival organized by the Maastricht based (the Netherlands) FASHIONCLASH Foundation. FASHIONCLASH Festival shows the art of fashion in the broadest sense of the word. FASHIONCLASH Festival is a platform where young and upcoming designers and artists from various disciplines get the opportunity to present their work to a broad and various audience, national and international press, industry leaders, etc.
FASHIONCLASH Festival shows work from promising new generation of designers and artists. The shown work is related through a clear link with fashion such as textile, photography, video, jewellery, performance, dance, accessories etc.
Since the first edition in 2009 more than 700 talents from 30 different countries have joined FASHIONCLASH Festival and were given the opportunity to show their talent and work. Some of their careers really took of from there!
FASHIONCLASH Festival offers a spectacular program which guarantees an unforgettable weekend in Maastricht
The festival program consists of the following program items:
→ FASHIONCLASH Fashion Shows we offer room for approximately 35 designers to showcase his or her designs during a spectacular three days of fashion shows. Fashion Show program is accessible for everyone through ticket sale.
→ FASHIONCLASH Exhibition a special area of the festival terrain set up as an multidisciplinary exhibition area that shows the art of fashion.
→ FASHIONCLASH Market a new element in the programme on the main venue where we offer the chance to designers and other participants to showcase but also sell their work in a market style setting. Market is accessible for everyone for free.
→ FASHIONCLASH Side Program is an extensive programme in the city centre of Maastricht. There are various presentations, pop-up stores and workshops spread through more than 20 locations. Most of the Side Program is accessible for everyone for free.
→ FASHIONCLASH Theatrical Encounters and Clash Project: As the name says, FASHIONCLASH stands for a clash with fashion. From this concept FASHIONCLASH created interdisciplinary projects like the Clash Project which involves non-designers who express their vision on fashion in a fashion creation. Furthermore theatre makers, choreographers and performers are working together with fashion designers in the project Theatrical Encounters.
→ FASHIONCLASH Special projects and collaborations: FASHIONCLASH Maastricht is a one of a kind interdisciplinary fashion festival. Each edition there are new projects and special collaborations. F.e. such as the FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland, Berlin fashion Film Festival, Invito Shoe Design Challenge 2013, Museum aan het Vrijthof, Dutch Dance Festival, FDI Mauritius, Runway Malta, Runway Gibraltar, Heiligdomsvaart Maastricht 2011, Fashion Museum Hasselt (Belgium), Across the Borders festival (Germany), F.A.B Fashion Across Borders, Salon/ (Amsterdam) and so on.
FASHIONCLASH Festival is made possible thanks to great support of various funds, subsidaries, sponsors, partners, volunteers and friends. FASHIONCLASH is part of a the cultural infrastructure within the policy of municipality of Maastricht and the Province of Limburg.