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FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 - Participants


Shout out to all the FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 talents>  Overview of the program: PROGRAM

Fashion Shows The Fashion Show program includes presentations of fashion collections from talents coming from all over the globe. The graduating students of the fashion and textile department of the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MAFAD) are also showing their graduation work.

Alessandro Trincone - Italy Bluedenîmes & Minou Lejeune -The Netherlands David Catalán – Spain (winner Sangue Novo -  ModaLisboa Lisboa Fashion Week) ebby port – The Netherlands Emilie Thirion - Belgium EMMA HASSELBLAD - Sweden HERMIONE FLYNN - Germany Ieva Mežule- Latvia Ivana Mišić– Serbia (winner FTDC Serbia Fashion Week) JIVIKA BIERVLiET x Peter Hsieh– The Netherlands JOELLE BOERS x CHRIS VAN DEN ELZEN– The Netherlands Julia Aumann – The Netherlands L A T – Argentina (winner FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015 Talent Award) LAU by Laura Verdonk – The Netherlands LINDA FRIESEN – The Netherlands MARIJA KULUSIC – Croatia NOORA PAJARI – Finland Klu by Edyta Jermacz – Poland Petra Kubíková – Slovakia βΩ -ROMAN ČASTULÍK – Czech Republic Roman Ermakov- Russia SANCHEZ KANE- Mexico Sofya Samareva - Czech Republic  (winner designSUPERMARKET) Studio Rooijakkers - The Netherlands Tânia Nicole – Portugal (winner Sangue Novo -  ModaLisboa Lisboa Fashion Week) TING GONG – China Told you so  - The Netherlands VERENA KLEIN x GABRIEL +GUEVARA – Germany / Netherlands WUETHRICHFUERST- Switzerland Yekaterinalvankova – Italy 8CUFF – Hong Kong

MAFAD Graduation 2016 - Victoria Keller - Ilona Simons - Mia Wolff Metternich - Domino Vughts - Maarten van Mulken

HERITAGE Show The Heritage Show is a fashion presentation in line with the theme Heritage directed by Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck. This collective show is composed with collections of designers who’s work expresses the theme of Heritage. Following the performance there is a fashion talk with the audience and the designers. Aine Katrina Byrne – UK Exploring Inspirations – Serbia / Netherlands HANA FRISONSOVA- Czech Republic Juliëtte Heijnen - The Netherlands Laetitia Lemaire – France Natalie Dawson – UK Muslin Brothers – Israel Pavlina Miklasova - Czech Republic Petiteé - Czech Republic Uta P. Bekaia - USA

Designer Market Are you looking for special fashion items, accessories or jewelry than visit the designer market at the SAMdecorfabriek. Here you will find small pop-up ‘shops’ of 35 young designers and brands. > Free entrance & 'cash only'. Acephala - Poland Albec Bunsen – Spain Alisa Kuzembaeva - Russia Dario Scapitta Design - The Netherlands dry milk of virgin mary - Czech Republic (winner designSUPERMARKET) DV Jewellery - The Netherlands Elegnano - Belguim Fain Wood - Czech Republic Gradstore Design Hub - Serbia Jayda Hany – Egypt JOELLE BOERS x CHRIS VAN DEN ELZEN– The Netherlands Juliëtte Heijnen - The Netherlands Klu by Edyta Jermacz – Poland Kukka - The Netherlands ONE WOLF – Latvia LECHAPERONunlimited X LORE LANGENDRIES – Belgium LEM design/ Lucie Erban Mares - Czech Republic MAFAD Academy MCFOOL by Malou Fool - The Netherlands MEES - The Netherlands MYIA – UK NAOMI RACHEL TIMAN - The Netherlands NELE Maroquinerie – Belgium NIXONBUI - Denmark OFORM - The Netherlands PERKA design - Poland / The Netherlands RETART – Slovakia Studio Cosima – The Netherlands Studio Myr - The Netherlands TOKEN – France TWO|TONE – Israel Unosto – Czech Republic (winner designSUPERMARKET)

HERITAGE Exhibition

This exhibition is an eclectic mix of fashion design, shoe design, textile design, photography and installations. A multidisciplinary exhibition composed with works that are embodying the festival theme of 'heritage'. Part of the Heritage exhibition is the interactive installation VERWEVEN by theatre performer Nina Willems. In this installation you can share your story behind the clothes you wear. You will be interviewed, and a short film will be made about your outfit of today and the story behind it. Within an hour, you can see your own short film on one of the screens in the installation. > Free entrance Aine Katrina Byrne – UK Alya Hessy – The Netherlands Belgrade Design Collective – Serbia EEF VAN BASTEN BACKPACKS – The Netherlands Emiliana Pontonutti – Italy Exploring Inspirations – Serbia / Netherlands ESTER KUBISZ - UK HANA FRISONSOVA & Michaela Karásek Čejková- Czech Republic Hannah Maria Schmutterer – Germany JAVIER DURANGO – Colombia Jayda Hany – Egypt JIVIKA BIERVLiET x Peter Hsieh– The Netherlands LEM design/ Lucie Erban Mares - Czech Republic Maartje Janse – The Netherlands Natalie Dawson – UK Nida Gönül - UK Pikkpack Shoes – Hungary Painted Series, by Saskia van Drimmelen and Margreet Sweerts - The Netherlands Rachel Prijs – The Netherlands Sem Shayne - The Netherlands STOP - Marketa Martiskova – Belgium STUDIO SAMSON - The Netherlands Suzanne Oude Hengel - The Netherlands Yekaterina Ivankova – Italy VERWEVEN Live! by theater performer Nina Willems

Clash Project #8 The 8th edition of the CLASH Project will be presented in show 5 on Saturday 2 July. The Clash project invites ten non-fashion designers to translate their vision on fashion into an 'out-of-box' outfit for the catwalk.

Adrianus Kundert – designer - The Netherlands Alexandre de Vos – spatial designer - The Netherlands Amber Veel – autonomous designer - The Netherlands Daniela Treija – multidisciplinary designer  - Latvia Ditte Trudslev Jensen – jewelry designer - Denmark Julian Komosa - product designer - UK Marit van Heumen – jewelry designer - The Netherlands Sander Wassink & Ronald Smits - designer | photographer - The Netherlands Sophie Vermeulen – artist -  The Netherlands YuYeon Cho – artist - USA

oh seven two DYS|UTOPIA collection by oh seven two is a collaborative project by seven fashion and two textile students from Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MAFAD). Participants: Valéry Fiddelaars Johanna Hehemeyer- Cürten Helen Hentschke Jara Marx Luisa Sugaipov Tjorven Volkenborn Lise van Wetten Tamara Verbruggen Linda Senden Performances FASHIONCLASH catwalk is known for its exciting crossovers between theatre and dance.

COTTON - Mami Izumi/GOTRA in cooperation with Verena Klein One, no one, 100.000 by  Lotte Milder in cooperation with Sophie Mantel and Karlijn Milder SWINGS, the inner songs from Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe

'Folia' by Project Sally Maastricht Choreography : Martin Harriague | Costumes: Mieke Kockelkorn | Performed by: Patrizio Bucci, Luis Pedraza Cedrón | Production: Project Sally Maastricht

Spot On! Celebration of Diversity Opening at Gebouw M (Tapijnkazerne), June 30, directed by Joost Horward (Karmijnrood Podiumkunst) in cooperation with Nina Willems and Nora Ramakers and Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe

Heritage Show + Talk, Gebouw M (Tapijnkazerne) July 3, directed by Dennis Vanderbroeck


Floor Nijdeken Jolijn Fiddelaers (IXX Creates) Maartje Boer and Suzanne Vaessen (STRIKKS) More information about the project:

Ebby Port at Kiki Niesten 30 June - 6 July Stokstraat 28 - 32

Acreati ‘Shop Through Visual Stories’ Pop-Up Shop & Exhibition - De Brandweerkantine July 1st – 3rd During the festival Acreati presents an online platform called ‘Acreati Shop Through Visual Stories’ Pop-Up Shop & Exhibition at the Brandweerkantine. This will be a showcase of curated selection of young fashion designers, a documentary, performance art and fashion photography. SELECTED DESIGNERS Afriek Alexandra Frida Dori Tomcsanyi Maison Nomade Marlich MESHIT Roche Rouge Silvestre Etienne.


Open Call for entries FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016


Heritage: Understanding our origins to re-imagine the shape of things to come Hello artists, designers, performers and future shapers,

We are happy to invite you to sign up for “FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016". The 8th edition of the international and interdisciplinary fashion festival takes place June 30 - July 3 at in Maastricht (the Netherlands). FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 Open Call is open to new generation designers, artists and all ‘fashion’ related work. We are welcoming all your proposals and suggestions. The festival is composed of a general program and a theme related program. For this edition the theme is ‘HERITAGE’.

FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 looks to the future along the theme of ‘heritage’. Like no other fashion knows how to renew itself again and again by creating a new atmosphere each season, using the past as an infinite source of inspiration and by selling and presenting the past as the new future. Designers look back to the past but also dare to speculate about the future. From this perspective designers are shaping the future of the shape of things to come. What is the role of our cultural heritage in a constantly changing world? How are new generation designers dealing with their cultural heritage (ancestry and traditions) in a globalized world where everything seems to be reachable and in which fashion is dominated by Fast Fashion chains and mass-production? Where do you come from, where do you go?

FASHIONCLASH Festival (FCF) is an inspiring 4-days fashion festival with fashion shows, exhibitions, performances, lectures, workshops and parties staged at various locations in Maastricht. FCF shows the art of fashion in the broadest sense of the word. The festival aims to provide a fertile 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.

For the second time there will be an award for the most promising designer/collection presented. The winner will receive €1.500 and a spot on FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017. Furthermore there is the KALTBLUT Magazine Award and also a possibility to win participation at one of our partner fashion weeks (ModaLisboa, FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland, Serbia Fashion Week).

Since the first edition in 2009 more than 900 talents from 50 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 impressions of previous edition. 

You can submit proposal for one or more FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 program components: A Fashion Show Programme  B FASHIONCLASH Designer Market  C Meet the Industry D FASHIONCLASH Awards: FASHIONCLASH Festival Talent Award and KALTBLUT Magazine Award

    Theme related program: E Exhibition (curated around the theme 'Heritage')  F FASHIONCLASH Showpieces 'Ethnical' Exhibition G FASHIONCLASH Heritage Fashion Show

Enthusiastic? Want to participate? Read more about it in the application form. You can download the application form here -> (click on the pink link for download) : FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 application form

Deadline for submissions is 1 March 2016! However we still accept submissions before March 4th if you indicate that we can expect your entry.

We are looking forward to hear from you!

Best regards from Maastricht