zondag 22 januari 2017

Rick Owens - FW 2017 menswear


'Glitter' - Fall Winter 2017 menswear collection by Rick Owens

“I chose this name as a reaction to my last collection cycle that was based on physical and ecological decline, it was time to move forward.” “Glitter is a reference to a period in the 70’s that celebrated immortality, transgression, sexual liberation and flamboyant non-conformity.Almost like a grotesque trick, that rejects fear in difficult moments." Rick Owens about the collection


www.rickowens.eu

Walter Van Beirendonck FW 2017


 Walter Van Beirendonck presented his FW 2017 colletion 'ZWART' at Paris Fashion Week. On the first sight the collections stands out with the cartoonesque big hands, taking the extreme long sleeves trend to another dimension by adding oversized gloves to the sleeves.
The show featured a performance by Seida Pass, a drumming group of dressed-up in folk costumes from the Austrian region of Tyrol. Since 1999 they've been perpetuating a local tradition called Percht, a procession that takes place in the winter, and whose aim is to chase away evil winter ghosts.Inspired by shamanism, Walter Van Beirendonck names the collection Zwart, which is Dutch for black. This collection expresses the reflection on the current state of the world, but as always with a playful and positive twist that is significant for the designer. 

 www.waltervanbeirendonck.com

Thom Browne FW 2017 Menswear

www.thombrowne.com
pictures by Kim Weston Arnold

maandag 9 januari 2017

Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY FW 2017


Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY presented his new collection as part of Fashion East’s MAN AW17 during London Fashion Week Men's.MAN is the joint initiative between Topman and Fashion East (the non-profit organisation established by Lulu Kennedy MBE and the Old Truman Brewery in 2000).
Charles Jeffrey teamed up with the set designer Gary Card and choreographer Theo Adams and create a striking performance. Charles Jeffrey graduated from MA Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins in 2015. His brand Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY encompasses a fashion label and a cult club night, each informing the other. The LOVERBOY night forms the primary research for Jeffrey’s collections, with his tribe of friends and creative collaborators - artists, performers, musicians, drag queens and poets - contributing to the egalitarian spirit of the brand.
http://www.charlesjeffrey.net

zaterdag 7 januari 2017

Craig Green - Fall Winter 2017


The long year of fashion awaits ahead for 2017 with a kick of with London Fashion Week Men’s Among the designers who already set the mood with beauty is Craig Green, expressing the sublime clash of fear and fearlessness.
http://craig-green.com

zondag 1 januari 2017

Future Generation of Dutch fashion

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam takes place
January 26 - 29 at Westergasfabriek. Along with the release of the programme a campaign shoot has been released expressing their new vision that will focus on the Future Generation. Not only the opening night but also most of the programme will be devoted to young designers.

fashionweek.nl/programma

Campaign credits:
Location: The White Room by Jacob Jan Boerma
Photography: Imke Panhuijzen
GIF Processing: Studio Ultradeluxe
Model: Nikita Lauffer (Bloom Management)
Styling: Pascal Joel Weber (Angelique Hoorn Management)
Make-up: Joyce Clerkx (Angelique Hoorn Management)
Hair: Richard (Goldwell)
Bodysuit: Marlou Breuls
Lace bodysuit: Tess van Zalinge


Open Call for FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017

Open Call for FASHION MAKES SENSE, the 9th edition of the international & interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival
29 June — 2 July 2017, Maastricht 

FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017 is open to new generation designers, artists and all ‘fashion’ related work. The program will present fashion shows, exhibitions, a fashion LAB, fashion talks, a designer market, theatre and dance performances which gives designers and artists the opportunity to show their work to a diverse, international audience.
The 9th edition will be composed and curated around the theme ‘Fashion Makes Sense’.

Wanna be part of FASHIONCLASH Festival 2017 – Fashion Makes Sense?
You can find more details concerning the program, theme and participation in this document.Please send in your application, proposals and suggestions (free of charge) together with allrequired attachments before the 1st of March 2017. For several program components we ask a participation fee which the selected designers will have to deposit prior to the festival.

Information & Download
- APPLICATION FORM
- INFORMATION & CONDITIONS

http://fashionclash.nl 

dinsdag 20 december 2016

Acreati x Forza Fashion House XMAS Pop-Up

Acreati x Forza Fashion House XMAS Pop-Up showcased young fashion designers and photographer from December 1 - 18 in the Entre Deux shopping centre in Maastricht.
On the last day, there was an inspiring talk with the fashion photographer Valentina Vos.

The pop-up featured an outspoken selection of independent fashion designers together with contemporary photography. With a special storytelling approach Acreati introduced a new shopping experience, where you get an insight on designers’ collections through photography and art.

Featured designers where both local designers from Maastricht region such as Bluedenîmes, Ebby Port, Roche Rouge and  STRIKKS and international brands and designers such as ESP, marlich, MEES, Verena Schepperheyn, Narrative Made + Ratna Ho, Studio Mulder and Tomcsanyi.

Featured photographers: Berber Theunissen, Luca Pernini, Jeremy Audet, Ingeborg ten Hoopen (artist), Paula Faraco, TJ Tambellini, Saskia Boer, Pauline van Beusekom, Cat Stevens, Nina Raasch, Naomi White, Peter Holliday, Ling Lin and Samuel Zeller.

http://www.forzafashionhouse.nl/xmaspopup
https://acreati.com/

Act! Cut! Play! premiered in Maastricht

On December 16 three brand new fashion films premiered at Lumière Cinema in Maastricht, and will from now on travel the globe in the international fashion-theatre-, film- and art world.  

Act! Cut! Play! is a new interdisciplinary talent development project that has the ambition to lift the quality of fashion films to a higher level. Three teams existing of a designer, theatre maker, and filmmaker from either the Netherlands or Flanders, where challenged to work together to investigate the possibilities and boundaries of their disciplines and the provided ‘format’ of the fashion film. With the incorporation of a theatre maker, the three teams where challenged to make the narrative an important element within the films.

Act! Cut! Play! is an initiative of FASHIONCLASH, Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond and MoMu – ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen.

Ace & Tate flagship store in Maastricht

Dutch eyewear brand Ace & Tate keeps disrupting the optical market.

After the successful openings of flagship stores in Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, Amsterdam based eyewear brand Ace & Tate continues to grow.

Their physical stores are a logical extension of their online formula. The brand continues to open stores - after Munich and Antwerp, since last weekend also in Maastricht.

Ace & Tate stands out with their collaborations with other artists. For the store in Maastricht they invited the Dutch illustrator Gino Bud Hoiting to create a unique artwork. Inspired by Maastricht, he made a neon installation and mural paiting in his own comic-like style, playing with the city icons such as the Maas River and the St. Servaas Bridge.

You can find the store in the trendy Wyck quarter, in the Wycker Brugstraat 65

aceandtate.com





zondag 11 december 2016

Fashion Film Festival Istanbul 2016

The second edition of the Fashion Film Festival Istanbul took place 26 and 27 November. The festival took place at the Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi.

This was my second visit to Istanbul; now as part of the jury panel and in 2011 as a fresh student. In September 2011 I just started studying at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and the Design and Istanbul was part of a study travel. I was 18 years old and just started to discover this new path in my life. Visiting Istanbul was one of the precious memories from my studies, making it my first far away travel destination. Everything was exciting! Istanbul was exotic but also a reconnection with my roots or let's discovering the Ottoman heritage that has left traces in culture on former Yugoslavia. In 2011 I had no idea where my future would take me, an most certainly I did not expect to return as a jury member. In many ways, it was an honour to visit Istanbul.

Femke Huurdeman, Winner Best Young Discover
This rather new two-day event focusing on the fashion film genre does not only include film screening but also a range of panel talks. The founder and festival director Tuna Yilmaz managed to organize an international encounter with relevant industry professionals such as fashion designer Gareth Pugh, photographer Michael Daks, director Senio Zapruder, video artist Harun Guler, fashion photographer Serkan Sedele and fashion film consultant Niccolo Montanari.

The festival closed down with the award ceremony, awarding 4 films in various categories.












And the winners are: 


● Best Fashion Film Award: In and Out of Control by Emir Eralp for NOWNESS


● ELLE’s Choice Award: Three Apostles by Koray Birand for Zeynep Tosun

ZEYNEPTOSUN FW16 from Koray Birand on Vimeo.

● Young Discovery Award: Pippin and the Pursuits of Life by Femke Huurdeman for Maaike Fransen



● Best Music Video Award: So Delicious by Peter Emmanuilov for Alvin & Lyle



SOME IMPRESSIONS FROM ISTANBUL
Award Ceremony

zaterdag 10 december 2016

Life of Ornament by Viewmaster Projects

Life of Ornament is a crossover project combining cultural heritage and time-based media. Artist duo Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács present two video works in which the renowned ceramic decals of Sphinx and the Société Céramique come to life. Projected large onto the historic Eiffel Building’s facades, the once motionless, decorative prints on saucers, cups, plates, and teapots transform into animated leitmotifs that flow into one another, creating new juxtapositions of the imagery. Using modern digital techniques, the ornaments ‘detach’ from the decorative dinnerware they embellish. The two video works – one highlighting floral prints, the other, landscape motifs – honour the outstanding design of Maastricht’s manufacturing industry and function as a contemporary animation, entwining different cultures and style periods.
Trailer Life of Ornament from Viewmaster Projects on Vimeo.

Life of Ornament runs parallel to the Eiffel Building’s renovation. In the evening, when refurbishing work halts, the two video works illuminate the scaffolding scrim surrounding the building. The projections will partly move with the different stages of the restoration.

www.viewmaster-projects.com

The Uncanny Valley by Philippa Price | Stella McCartney



Titled The Uncanny Valley, the mini fashion film is the first of the brand's new editorial series called "#StellaBy" in which artists are invited to reinterpret collections. Directed by surrealist artist Philippa Price, the film is a psychedelic (and creepy) trip through the Nevada desert making stops at a graveyard and Clown Motel, which is located in an area that served as a nuclear testing site in the 1940s.

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