FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015 - GENDER edition


FACL042-WTK-Artshread-2560x1440FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015 - Gender Edition Campaign LaunchOn 1st of March the Open Call for Entries ended. We have received a staggering amount of applications ranging from Europe to South America as well as Asia– the creative standard set by the applications exceeded our expectations. A summary of the chosen designers and a detailed outline of the program for the upcoming edition will be published in the following weeks. Consequently, the FASHIONCLASH Team is proud to present to you the campaign for the upcoming FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015. - > Making of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015 Campaign

FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015 Theme - GENDER FASHIONCLASH believes that fashion as an art form can critically discuss current controversial issues which are discussed in society. This year's overarching theme during the FASHIONCLASH Festival is GENDER. This theme shapes the campaign and the overall festival but is mostly visible in the exhibition area, various performances as well as several locations situated in and around Maastricht city centre. The concept of gender refers to sociocultural implications that define our biological sex – simply put the roles that differentiate between masculinity and femininity. The past few months we have seen many fashion designers, such as Vivienne Westwood, Dries van Noten or Givenchy, decide to break the traditional gender stereotypes in fashion. For instance presenting male’s skirts, which are still viewed as solely reserved for women, or the rise of unisex as the new androgynous. Even selfridges has pioneered with a pop-up store offering genderless clothing. This has led us to imagine a world without gender. A world where all restrictive boundaries regarding gender roles and identities don't exist. Is this a possible reality ?

FASHIONCLASH FESTIVAL 2015 would like to invite you to celebrate the diversity of people and stimulate them to express their true self, whether that be provocateurs or conformists. We believe clothing is an extension of personal identity. An autonomous identity an individual has the right and freedom to build themselves. From this perspective fashion has an important empowering function, it can aid us to accept those that are different. Various designers and artists are going to present their vision of gender during the FASHIONCLASH Festival Exhibition, which is situated next to the runway shows.

FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015, the 7th edition of the international and interdisciplinary fashion festival takes place on June 11th – 14th in Maastricht. The 4-day festival program complete with fashion shows showcasing upcoming creative talent, MAFAD show, exhibitions, fashion film, theatre and dance performances, pop-up stores, lectures, workshops and a dynamic Side Program, giving promising young professionals from across the globe the opportunity to present their work to a diverse international audience and industry professionals.

Campaign credits: photography: Lonneke van der Palen graphic design: Noto make-up: Pebbles Gravee at M.A.C Cosmetics hair: Kelly Derks at KEVIN MURPHY costume: Mieke Kockelkorn model: Merel Visschedijk video: Strictua

Open Call for Entries for FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015



OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES  for FASHIONCLASH Festival, 11 — 14 June 2015

 7th edition of the international and interdisciplinary fashion festival in Maastricht

Dear artist,  designer, photographer, film maker, performer, etc,

We are happy to invite you to sign up for “FASHIONCLASH Festival”, the GENDER edition that will bring together designers and artists from all over world. Next to the extensive program there is a brand new feature in the festival, namely there are various AWARDS waiting for its winner, and you may just be the lucky one.  FASHIONCLASH Festival (FCF) is an inspiring fashion festival based in Maastricht, the Netherlands, that shows the art of fashion in the broadest sense of the word. FCF is a platform where a new generation of designers and artists from various disciplines get the opportunity to present their work to a broad and diverse audience, national and international press, industry leaders, etc.

You can submit your work for one or more of the following festival parts. All parts except the exhibition are free of theme.

A Fashion Show Programme B Exhibition (ralated to Gender theme) C Designer Market D Side Program E Fashion Film Night Out F Awards

Since the first edition in 2009 more than 800 talents from 40 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! Take a look at for an impression of the event and the activities of FASHIONCLASH throughout the world: -> Impressions from FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 -> Video FCF2014

For more information and condition about participation download the application form DOWNLOAD:  Applicationform_ FCF2015

You can sign-up until March 1 2015.

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