Adam Bystrzycki – UK/Poland Alessandro Trincone - Italy Bluedenîmes & Minou Lejeune & Tyson Ernste - The Netherlands Chain – Argentina CMMC (Charlotte McDonald) - UK DARIA D'AMBROSIO - Italy Ebby Port – The Netherlands Federico Cina - Italy FLR (Flore de Sermet)– France Gioia Seghers – Belgium HOCHEOL MOON – Germany ISIS ELSA FEE – The Netherlands João Oliveira – Portugal (winner Sangue Novo / ModaLisboa - Lisboa Fashion Week) Juliëtte Heijnen – The Netherlands LAU by Laura Verdonk – The Netherlands Les Deux Garçons – The Netherlands L'EGSQÈRE - Spain Litichevskaya - Germany Lotte Milder – The Netherlands Maarten van Mulken – The Netherlands MIM /MICHAELA ČAPKOVÁ Czech Republic (winner designSUPERMARKET Prague) Mylène van de Sande – The Netherlands Nellafolla (Binghua Mao - IED Milan) - Italy NENUKKO - Poland Neo Design by Nevena Ivanovic - Serbia (winner FTDC 2016 at Serbia Fashion Week) NIKA TOM – Croatia Peer Cox – The Netherlands Rico Berger - Sweden/Germany Rita Afonso - Portugal (winner Sangue Novo / ModaLisboa - Lisboa Fashion Week) Sandra Stachura - Poland SHI[R]T – The Netherlands Simon Cracker - Italy STEVEN VANDERYT – The Netherlands Zarvich (Vivian Sulimovich and Florencia Gomez de Salazar) - winner Lumina 11 by Punta Carretas - Uruguay WUETHRICHFUERST – Switzerland Ysabel Cloherty - Australia
MAFAD Graduation Class 2017: - Karlijn Krijger - Carolin Marx - Lise van Wetten - Johanna Hehemeyer-Cürten
Mario Leko - Belgium/Croatia Annika Kappner - Germany / The Netherlands Rosanne van Wijk - The Netherlands Mona Steinhaeusser - The Netherlands / Germany PRE-STIMULIS: interdisciplinary project by FASHIONCLASH & MAFAD, in collaboration with the Maastricht Academy of Performing Arts.
Students MAFAD: Ashley Luypaers, Max Niereisel, María Voth Velasco, Michelle Cornelissen, Dana Lipka, Julina Bezold, Natalia Rumiantseva, Empar Juanes Sanchis Students the Maastricht Academy of Performing Arts: Anthony van Gog, Nora Ramakers, Diederik Kreike, Izak Berman, Luca Meisters, Anna Luca da Silva, Maarten Heijnens, Caro Derkx, Mees Walter, Maxime Dreesen, Anoek Oostermeijer
FASHION MAKES SENSE LAB ( Exhibition, Designer Market, Workshops) Act! Cut! Play! fashion films ANDRAHANDARICstudio – Romania Biyuan Zhang - UK/China Bruna Ignatowska – UK/ES, Brazil Conform COX – The Netherlands Daan Couzijn – The Netherlands Debora Dax – The Netherlands Djeli – The Netherlands FabricAge – The Netherlands Floriane Misslin – The Netherlands/France HAN + INGE – The Netherlands Han Jansen – The Netherlands Iris Woutera – The Netherlands Jo Cope - UK Karlijne Opmeer – The Netherlands LAGOM by MIJ x Mila Halizova - Russia Lies Scheps – UK MAF van der Vloed – The Netherlands Marlou Breuls - The Netherlands Mami Izumi - The Netherlands Martyna Barbara Golik - Poland METTE STERRE ENTERPRISE – The Netherlands Myrthe van Hardeveld – The Netherlands Neri De Meester – Belgium One of a Kind by Monia Antinori – The Netherlands/Italy Pleun van Dijk – The Netherlands Raya van der Kroon (I-arts) – The Netherlands Rosanne Groenendijk & Jelle Haen – The Netherlands Sandra Zomer – The Netherlands Sensewear (Emanuela Corti & Ivan Parati) – Italy Sepideh Ahadi – Germany/Iran SHI[R]T – The Netherlands slowFASHIONfast - Bosnia and Hercegovina Studio Pluis – The Netherlands Sunanda Chandry Koning – The Netherlands Tyson Ernste x Bluedenîmes & Minou Lejeune – The Netherlands Vere van Hal – The Netherlands Waag TextileLab - The Netherlands
DESIGNER MARKET ANDRAHANDARICstudio – Romania A. P. Monde (Anja Perisic) – Belgium Cédric Vanhoeck – Tomorrow’s Belgian Dandy – Belgium Dario Scapitta Design - The Netherlands DENIZ TERLI - The Netherlands Djeli – The Netherlands Eva Ruzickova - (winner designSUPERMARKET Prague) FLR – France Inès Bressand – France JEN MM DSGN - Germany JOELLE BOERS | STUDIO – The Netherlands Juliëtte Heijnen – The Netherlands Kristina Ivkovic – Serbia Kris van Loon– The Netherlands LOV-S - The Netherlands LUDUS – Macedonia NOUS AVONS – The Netherlands designers ( Fenny Faber, Manon Boertien, Heidi Long, Renske Versluijs) Peace Stone Studios – The Netherlands, Germany Soolista – Czech Republic (winner designSUPERMARKET Prague) SOOLZTER – The Netherlands Stefania Bandinu – Italy STRIKKS – The Netherlands Studio Marjo Dill – The Netherlands Underthyskin – Belgium WUETHRICHFUERST – Switzerland
CLASH PROJECT 2017:
1. Amy Whittle, interaction designer 2. Aina Seerden, designer 3. Daniel van Hauten, film maker 4. Emma Wessel, designer 5. Kiki Goossen, artist 6. Gaétan Bobichon, product designer 7. Alice Schiavone, graphic designer 8. Nina Willems, theatre performer 9. Mandy Roos & Victoria Ledig, designers 10. Giovanni Palmieri, photography
FASHION MAKES SENSEThe 9th edition of the international & interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival 29 June — 2 July 2017 Maastricht (The Netherlands)
During this 4-day festival over more than 150 young fashion designers and (performing)artists from all over the world will get the opportunity to show their work to a diverse, international audience. The program contains fashion shows, exhibitions, awards, fashion talks, designer market, theatre and dance performances and specially curated Fashion Makes Sense LAB. The 9th edition will be composed and curated around the theme ‘Fashion Makes Sense’. Through ‘Fashion Makes Sense’ FASHIONCLASH this year focuses on senses and making sense in relation to fashion.
The campaign for this edition is developed in cooperation with Lonneke van der Palen, Studio Noto, Pleun van Dijk and Kevin Murphy.
FASHION MAKES SENSE We live in a rapidly changing world where progress is accompanied by environmental pollution and ethical issues. The fashion world is a mighty billion dollar industry, and like no other is able to create an illusion, seduce us humans and excite our senses. Today's fashion industry is a reflection of society with a strong focus on aesthetics. Our society approaches fashion as a purely visual phenomenon and doesn’t always see the nature of the interaction with the body (of the wearer), despite the fact that fashion is the most intimate form of art, as it is literally worn “on the body”! As a second skin, clothing also enables us to express ourselves and helps us make sense of the world.
How can we use fashion to truly connect with our body instead of being just a simple aesthetic of symbolic phenomenon? How can we (re)connect with ourselves and the world through fashion? How can fashion (designer & industry) nowadays truly connect with the body and human-being?
With 'Sense' FASHIONCLASH puts the focus on the senses and the sensory experience of fashion in a world that dominates the visual sensations. With 'Fashion Makes Sense' we want to examine the relationship between fashion and the human body. Fashion as a means to connect yourself to the world and to enrich a bodily experience. The playful double meaning of 'Fashion Makes Sense’ also aims at stimulating designers, the industry and the public to think about the state of the fashion industry. What is the importance and role of fashion in our society and how can fashion contribute to a better world and well-being?
Using the question “How Does Fashion Make Sense?” FASHIONCLASH wants to engage in a dialogue with the public (consumer-designer-industry-education), because we believe that no change will be possible without interacting with the public.
About FASHIONCLASH Festival FASHIONCLASH Festival (FCF) is an initiative of the FASHIONCLASH Foundation and its artistic and managing directors Branko Popovic, Laurens Hamacher and Nawie Kuiper. FCF is an inspiring, international and interdisciplinary fashion festival that takes place in Maastricht (the Netherlands), that 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, (inter)national press and industry leaders. With themes, such as ‘Age/Art of Aging’ (FCF 2014), ‘Gender’ (FCF 2015), ‘Heritage’ (FCF 2016) and now ‘Fashion Makes Sense’ (FCF 2017) FASHIONCLASH creates narratives that rise above the superficial definition of the word ‘Fashion’. Since the first edition in 2009 more than 1,000 talents from 50 different countries and 6 continents have joined FASHIONCLASH Festival and were given the opportunity to show their talent and work. Some of their careers really took off from there!