zondag 19 maart 2017

ModaLisboa Sangue Novo - Boundless edition

ModaLisboa - Lisboa Fashion Week - Boundless edition took place from 9 - 12 March.

Sangue Novo (New Blood) is a platform for young Portuguese designers who get the opportunity to show their work within a collective fashion show. Eight young Portuguese designers where selected to show their collections. At the end of the show several awards where presented.

Winner of Sangue Novo/FASHIONCLASH Prize this edition was Rita Afonso, who convinced with her relevant story and playful collection 'I AM A VASE, BUT I SCREAM'.

 "The collection “I am a vase, but I scream” intends to pay homage to all women in history that had to use their voices and scream for their rights. Specially those that wanted to be artists and were only allowed to practice the so called minor arts. 
Clarisse Lispector once said: "If I have to be an object, let me be one that screams". The collection screams for the still nature paintings, the weaving art and for all the fruits and vases that replaced the breasts, the legs and the naked bodies of the major arts." 

with the FASHIONCLASH Award winners, Rita Afonso and João Oliveira
João Oliveira won the ModaLisboa prize.  He was the winner of FASHIONCLASH prize during October 2016 edition. With his innovative new collection 'Society' he show great potential.

“Society” explores the conduct of individuals in the most varied contemporary landscapes, facing the technological audacity. The collection interprets the historic and the emotional charge behind each provided feedback – support, heaviness, indifference and attachment. 

The oversized silhouette is an analogy of the journey and a metaphor for the accrued burden. And the layering breaks down the topic elements: the road, the people and their attitude. “Society” combines a streetwear approach with details influenced by workwear. 

As part of their prize, both Rita Afonso and João Oliveira will show their collection during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017.

Other talented designers who presented their collection where Carolina Machado, Liliana Afonso, Rita Carvalho, Micaela Sapinho, Alexandre Pereira and Mariana Laurência.

All images by brankopopovicblog.

vrijdag 17 maart 2017


dress by Fong Leng
From March 17 until Juli 2 Modemuze is guest at OBA in Amsterdam.

The exhibition Modemuze@OBA provides the enthusiasts the richness of fashion, costume and accessories that are in Dutch museum collections.
From historical clothing to contemporary creations of young designers like Jef Montes and Luca Kemkes, you can discover it at this special exhibition. 

Modemuze is a cooperation of twelve Dutch museums with a unique fashion and costume collection.
Under the name Modemuze the museums are collaborating to permanently present these collections online. They aim to connect a growing amount of Dutch fashion and costume collections and present them as a source of inspiration for fashion lovers, professionals and fashionistas.
The thousands of garments and accessories in these museums represent many stories about their creators and wearers, about the changes in taste, about imagination and identity. These collections are very vulnerable because of their frigile textiles and therefore not permanently visible to the public. www.modemuze.nl gives you 24/7 the opportunity to wander through centuries, get inspired and share the beauty of costume heritige.


donderdag 2 maart 2017


Designer: Gino Anthonisse
  Photo: Lisandro Suriel
24 March – 23 April 2017, in Chengdu, China

In March and April of this year, Maastricht-based interdisciplinary fashion platform FASHIONCLASH, jointly with Chinese partners Punch Me, Cross Lab and Dutch-Chinese organization About Asia will introduce “FASHIONCLASH 2017: Future of Fashion” in Chengdu. After a successful first exhibition of FASHIONCLASH in China (2015), as part of an exchange programme between the cities of Maastricht (Netherlands) and Chengdu (Sichuan, China), FASHIONCLASH now presents a larger, more comprehensive, and complete story at the newly opened “Future Center” in downtown Chengdu from 24 March until 23 April.

‘Future of Fashion’ is a multidisciplinary exhibition composed out of work of more than 30 emerging designers and artists from The Netherlands and Flanders. The exhibition represents a broad spectrum of fashion design aesthetics, visions and various approaches to fashion. The presented work stands out for its concept, experimental material and textile, innovative shapes and tailoring. In addition to fashion the exhibition features screenings of interdisciplinary fashion films and performances. Among the participants there are award winning designers like Marlou Breuls and Nikki Duijst, avant-garde designers’ collective Das Leben Am Haverkamp and promising theatre makers like Lotte Milder and Milou van Duijnhoven. The selection of participants is an eclectic mix of designers that graduated from the top schools such as AMFI, ArtEZ Arnhem, MAFAD, KABK, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and Theatre Academy Maastricht.
FASHIONCLASH gathered a team of theatre performers that will bring the exhibition alive. Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck created an overall concept that serves as a platform to connect the physical space of the exhibition with performance space and engage interactions with the audience.

In collaboration with the Chinese cultural initiative Punch Group and their cultural festival “PunchMe Art Festival”, FASHIONCLASH meets west China for the second time. The exhibition will be staged in ‘Future Center’, an unfinished raw space within a building that perfectly fits the spirit of the new generation designers and artists who are redefining the future with their visions. ‘Future of Fashion’ creations will temporarily find their home in this space and inspire the audience of the potential that lays ahead. Anything is possible! Like in a labyrinth FASHIONCLASH invites visitors to wander and get lost in imagination of the future fashion makers. The Chinese showcases of FASHIONCLASH are developed and initiated in close collaboration with About Asia; a Dutch-Chinese promoter of cultural and creative industries in west China.

Jivika Biervliet
Photo Kevin Daniel Croes
Ailene van Elmpt, By vanharten, Annewil Ravensbergen, Anouk van Klaveren, Bluedenîmes, Christa van der Meer, Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck, Dewi Bekker, Ebby Port, NONOCAKE by Elke van Zuylen, Evie Cowan, Gino Anthonisse, Isis Elsa Fee, J.R. Sypkens Smit, Jivika Biervliet, Jorieke Tenbergen, JUDITHvanvliet, Kaho To, LAU – by Laura Verdonk, Lisa Konno & Karin Vlug, Maarten van Mulken, Christina Albrecht & Marina van Dieren, STOP by Marketa Martiskova, Marlou Breuls, Nikki Duijst, Draga Dina, Peer Cox, Rosanne van Wijk, Sanna Schubert, Steven Vanderyt, Yanaika Nuyts

Theatre performers: Mami Izumi, Anthony van Gog, Lotte Milder, Milou van Duijnhoven

Overall direction and scenography: Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck

Fashion films:

‘Time’ (Couzin and Maarten van Mulken)
Act! Cut! Play! films ‘Your approval is not essential’ (Scheuller de Waal, Jelena Kostić, Leen Michiels), ‘The Parallel Pyramid Platform’ (Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck, Daniel van Hauten, Emmanuel A. Ryngaert), ‘iii’ (Suze Milius, Marie-Sophie Beinke, Femke Huurdeman)

'The Parallel Pyramid Platform’ (Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck, Daniel van Hauten, Emmanuel A. Ryngaert

Opening: 24 March 2017, 20:00
Activities: 24, 25 March 2017
Exhibition: 24 March – 23 April 2017
Venue: Future Center Chengdu
Address: 成都市成华区东风路26号未来中心

FASHIONCLASH is an innovative, interdisciplinary development platform and international fashion network that focusses on supporting a new generation of designers and artists. Over the past ten years FASHIONCLASH has grown from a single project into an influential fashion statement by developing and organizing projects such as the annual ‘FASHIONCLASH Festival’ in Maastricht. The ‘clash’ in FASHIONCLASH represents the encounter between talent, cultures, artistic disciplines, the audience and fashion. FASHIONCLASH strongly believes that the art of fashion can stimulate critical debate about controversial issues in our society. By researching and questioning ‘fashion’ we learn to understand the psychology of human behaviour and its role in undermining stereotypes.

Milou van Duijnhoven, performance ICON at FASHIONCLASH Festival

donderdag 23 februari 2017

Central Saint Martins MA Fashion show 2017

Probably most anticipated graduation fashion show in the world, Central Saint Martins MA presented the class of 2017.  This year, 16 students were chosen by course leader Fabio Piras, Louise Wilson's successor, to present their collections to an audience. The prestigious Professionnel Creative Award, awarded each year by show sponsor L'Oréal, was shared between two students, Gabriele Skucas and Stefan Cooke.

Peter Movrin

woensdag 22 februari 2017

FASHION VS. ART exhibition

Alexandre de Vos for Clash project 2016, photo by Sem Shayne
4 March – 21 May & 25 May – 6 August2017 Location: SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Vitrine 

A multidisciplinary exhibition that questions the relationship between fashion and art. Curated by FASHIONCLASH and organized in collaboration with SCHUNCK*.

Fashion occupies a prominent position in our contemporary culture and is one of the largest industries in the world. But is it art?
The status of fashion within the art sphere is an everlasting subject of debate. There are legendary designers who identified themselves as artists such as Elsa Schiaparelli, who declared in her autobiography that she considers fashion design not as “a profession, but as an art.” Nowadays many prominent designers such as Martin Margiela, Miuccia Prada, Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs reject this statement.

Within the academic sphere and the world of young designers there are many examples of cross-overs with art and autonomous approaches to fashion as a form of art. The multidisciplinary FASHION VS. ART exhibition displays a selection of work by fashion designers who in their own practice question and challenge the boundaries of fashion as a form of art. With their playful and innovative approach to fashion they stimulate our imaginary world and question our perception. Ask yourself: Is it art or is it fashion?

The ‘clash’ in FASHIONCLASH represents the encounter between cultures, artistic disciplines, audience and fashion. FASHIONCLASH believes that the art of fashion can stimulate critical debate about the role of fashion within our society and the world of art.
FASHIONCLASH presents the art of fashion not only by scouting outspoken avant-garde designers and providing a platform for upcoming talent, but also by organizing cross-over projects such as the CLASH project. Since the first edition in 2009 the CLASH Project challenges every year ten artists and designers from different artistic disciplines (all non-fashion) to transform their practice, both materially and conceptually, into a ‘wearable’ fashion outfit, that can be presented on the catwalk during FASHIONCLASH Festival. The perfect opportunity for creative minds to step out of their comfort zone, to play and experiment!

More information: http://schunck.nl/agenda/fashion-vs-art/
Statement made by Jade
Saturday 1 April 2017, from 5 p.m. onwards
Taking place at the same time will be the opening of Paint it Soft and Not So Soft; Bernardinuscollege final-year art exhibition (1 to 30 April 2017); and the interactive installation, Emulate / (Ne) Plus Ultra State: the ‘Take-away’ Collection (mezzanine)

Exhibition opening times:
Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 23 p.m. SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Shop window. The presentation will undergo a changeover halfway through the exhibition period.

Part 1 (4 March – 21 May)
Aina Seerden, Vandaag de Toekomst, By vanharten, Chris van den Elzen, Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck, Elvira ’t Hart, Femke Agema, Statement made by Jade, Pot Luck, Mieke Kockelkorn, Minou Lejeune, Pleun van Dijk (reborn), Sanna Schubert, Sidi El Karchi, Vera Gulikers

Part 2 (25 May – 6 August 2017)
Vandaag de Toekomst, Antoine Peters, Charlotte Van de Velde, Femke Agema, ISIS ELSA FEE, Statement made by Jade, Marie-Sophie Beinke, Marlou Breuls, STEVEN VANDERYT, Tiel Janssen Design, Vere van Hal

Vere van Hal, photo Team Peter Stigter

dinsdag 21 februari 2017

Winners Announced for the Second Annual FASHION NET Awards

Fucking Young!, winner Magazine of the Year
The International Academy of Fashion Arts and Sciences is delighted to announce the winners of the second annual FASHION NET Awards in partnership with Rimac.

Originally an exclusively online event instituted in 2015 by FASHION NET, the winners this season included Alessandro Michele for Designer of the Year, Demna Gvasalia for Breakthrough Designer of the Year, Diane Pernet for Female Style Icon, Grace Coddington for Lifetime Achievement, and Alexander Fury for Contribution to Fashion.

"Very honored and deeply thankful." — ALESSANDRO MICHELE
"Thank you for recognizing our label." — KTZ
"This means a lot to us." — MARCO BIZZARRI, GUCCI
"Thank you, Fashion Net." — DIANE PERNET
"Really honoured." — ALEXANDER FURY

Alessandro Michelle
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Alessandro Michele at Gucci
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Sebastian Meunier at Ann Demeulemeester
BRAND OF THE YEAR: Gucci https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz6uDP1x83Q
VEGAN BRAND OF THE YEAR: Matt & Nat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm84A7nwsX8
STREETWEAR BRAND OF THE YEAR: KTZ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r_Tm-mv2kU
DENIM BRAND OF THE YEAR: Cheap Monday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQiv83VlbBE
WEBSITE OF THE YEAR: Business of Fashion
EDITOR OF THE YEAR: Fabien Baron at Interview
PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR: Tyler Brûlé at Monocle
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: David Sims https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imLfw6h87AI
FASHION SHOW OF THE YEAR: Saint Laurent Couture
SHOE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: The Last Conspiracy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nStl78sEFpI
Grace Coddington
FEMALE STYLE ICON: Diane Pernet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq4wSex4izU

FASHION NET possesses the unique distinction of being the world's first fashion site. Coinciding with FASHION NET's 20th anniversary, the annual FASHION NET Awards were established in 2015 to honor and celebrate excellence and vision across the industry as fashion, tech and ethics combine to redefine the future. While the first two seasons were online-only, galas and ceremonies for the third annual FASHION NET Awards are scheduled for late 2017.

The nominees and winners for the annual FASHION NET Awards are selected by the executive members of the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF FASHION ARTS AND SCIENCES. The Academy's membership is composed of prominent leaders and influencers in the fashion industry, including Donald Potard, Jaana Jatyri and Gill Linton; all at https://www.iafas.net/members/.

About RIMAC:
Made 125 miles from where Nikola Tesla was born, the $1MM Rimac Concept_One — the world's first electric supercar — is one of the fastest cars on the planet, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nI86cGML5k

maandag 20 februari 2017

Angus Chiang FW 2017

Influenced by the 90's electronic music style and hip-hop culture, Jerry Lo (also known as DJ Jerry), who was a celebrity student at that time, brought American pop culture to Taiwan by dressing boldly and innovatively.
With his multi-colored hair and vibrant image, DJ Jerry became a pop culture icon. Because of the celebrity student cultural influence, idols and celebrities would alter their uniforms to add pop culture elements into their dress style; and that is the soul and spirit of this season’s design collection. Integrating the school uniforms and school supplies of the 90s, and adding the vibrant popular vibe of 90s colors, a distinctive “School Days” style is created by ANGUS CHIANG.


zaterdag 18 februari 2017

Say Welcome to Refugees!

As a former refugee, I have nothing but love for initiatives that try to make a difference. Spreading kindness and love is really not that hard.
This Marhaban T-Shirt gives you a simple opportunity to show you care. Buy your shirt here, wear it with pride and say welcome to refugees!

This shirt says ‘marhaban’: hello in Arabic. It's the simplest way to say welcome to refugees while looking good! Let's make the world a bit nicer together.
For more information, click here.

WhoCares T-shirt
* Unisex for men and women
* Round neck, loose fit (as a woman, take a size smaller).
* Text 'Marhaban' ("hello" in Arabic for a warm welcome)
* Designed by Husam Sh, refugee in the Netherlands.
* Hand made in Portugal.
* 100% organic cotton
* Only € 15,00

Menswear Fall 2017 Trends

                                        Let it hang!
                          Extreme sleeves, oversized silhouettes
Juun J.
The menswear shows for fall 2017 have been presented it can be concluded that the democratisation of fashion is an ongoing with streetwear dominating in almost all proposals. The easygoing street vibe is expressed in oversized silhouettes with baggy trousers, long scarfs, knitted sweaters, long sleeves etc. Sweaters are the new blazers. In particular striking to notice the extreme tailoring that contains extra large sleeves, hiding the hands completely. The silhoutte is so relaxed that it looks like like the body is just carrying the garments like it fall on the body by accident. The skinny fit seems to have departed for good.
Here is a selection from shows from London and Paris.

woensdag 8 februari 2017

Raf Simons's Calvin Klein Campaign

American Classics, the first Calvin Klein campaign under direction of Raf Simons

It's been six months since the announcement that designer Raf Simons was taking over the American brand Calvin Klein. Raf Simons overhauls Calvin Klein’s Logo and with the first campaign creates a new spirit for the iconic underwear. With a series of eight images, shot by Willy Vanderperre, art takes precedence over clothing, with models wearing simple yet iconic Calvin Klein pieces—jeans, white T-shirts, briefs—while large-scale artworks by iconic American artists loom in the background. Simons is a well-known art lover, so it makes sense that he'd frame his models with pieces by Richard Prince, Sterling Ruby, and Andy Warhol.
The brands logo has been restyled too, thanks to art director and graphic designer Peter Saville (the mastermind behind the iconic album artwork of groups like New Order and Joy Division).

zondag 5 februari 2017


MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he navigates the dangers of drugs and violence in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
 MOONLIGHT has won the Golden Globe for best picture (drama) and is nominated for eight Academy Awards.

Bullied at school and beaten down by a harsh home life, Chiron risks becoming a statistic: another black man dominated and ultimately destroyed by the system. Despite his small stature and taciturn nature, Chiron is a survivor, and, as he grows, it becomes clear that his real battle isn't even on the streets. It's an internal one: reckoning with his complex love for his best friend.

MOONLIGHT defies coming-of-age conventions. Instead of offering a clear progression of time, director Barry Jenkins plunges us into an atmospheric subjectivity, an impressionistic vision of Chiron's psyche in which sensuality, pain, and unhealed wounds take centre stage with staggering power. (source: www.tiff.net)

Jahnkoy at New York Fashion Week Men's

JAHNKOY,  by designer Maria Kazakova is one of the most exicting collections that came out recently, expressing the current state of the fashion industry and society.
With the collection “The Displaced,”  which was a continuation of her graduate collection at the Parsons last year,  she made a debut at New York Fashion Week: Men’s

By origin Siberian designer, based in Crown Heights, a neighborhood in Brooklyn known for its Caribbean population, said “The Displaced” is a commentary on the fast-fashion industry’s production methods, which lead to excess clothes being dumped into Africa and the loss of artisanal jobs."

"Everything you do matters, so what we wear matters too". 

Tip: interview with Maria Kazakova at ContentMode.


Photography: Sesse Lind

vrijdag 3 februari 2017


TRINHBECX at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam

"The AW17 collection is a playful collage or our shared interest. A combination of various elements from vintage cycling shirts, liquorish, Alessandro Mendini’s special chair, medieval costumes and 2000’s pop music videos.
By creating irrelevant shapes and seams we want to question the line between necessity and ornamental, therefore aiming for a playful and bold image as a reaction to our previous work to develop our signature.
This collection contains our characteristic traits such as; graphic elements, an assemblage of materials and straight forward silhouettes.

All the pictures by Team Peter Stigter

Schepers Bosman at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam

Schepers Bosman presented their ‘Flat and Dutch‘ collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam.
Schepers Bosman is a cooperation between two of very talented Dutch designers Sanne Schepers and Anne Bosman, previously they worked together under the brand name Futura.

Anne Bosman earned his bachelor’s in fashion design from the ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem. He won two H&M Design Awards for his 2012 graduate collection. In 2014, he graduated from Central Saint Martins in London with a master’s in menswear. Sanne Schepers won the G-Star Lichting prize in 2011 and subsequently moved to Paris to study at l’Institut Français de la Mode. As a duo, they’ll be adding onto the concept they built their 2011 graduate collections around.


All images by Team Peter Stigter


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