Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Program - FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival

FFFF – FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival
3 - 5 November 2017 in Maastricht

1st international film festival in the Netherlands dedicated to the ‘fashion film’ genre.

FFFF is the first international fashion film festival in the Netherlands. The 3-day program contains screenings with a selection of more than 60 short fashion films from all over the world. The opening film on 3 November is the anticipated documentary ‘We Margiela’. On Saturday there are inspiring workshops, fashion talks, various screenings and award ceremony at Lumière Cinema. In addition, an exhibition and live performance will be presented in cooperation with AKATAK collective. At de Bijenkorf Maastricht you can discover brand new Dutch fashion films and at Thiessen Wijnkoopers a selection of films produced by FASHIONCLASH.

Entrance & Tickets
FFFF is open to everyone and partly for free. Tickets for the film screenings at Lumière Cinema are on sale from € 9. The screenings at de Bijenkorf, Thiessen Wijnkoopers and two of the film screenings and the exhibition at Lumière Cinema are accessible for free.
Program & Tickets: here

Lumière Cinema, Bassin 88
De Bijenkorf, Achter Het Vleeshuis 26
Thiessen Wijnkoopers, Grote Gracht 18

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Winners Fashion Makes Sense Award 2017

Fashion Makes Sense Award 2017 
An award for young, conscious new generation designers with innovative ideas for sustainability

MUKASHI MUKASHI by Birutė Mažeikaitė won the Fashion Makes Sense Award jury prize.
Berlin based designer is awarded with a cash prize of €2.500,- to develop a new sustainable collection that will be presented during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018.
The audience award OF €500, (result of the most online and offline votes), went to Maastricht based knitwear label STRIKKS.

The awards have been presented on October 12 by Daan Prevoo, deputy of the Province of Limburg.
Fashion Makes Sense Award is presented during Dutch Earth Week that took place from 10 -14 October 2017 for the first time.

In addition, Forza Fashion House organized a Sustainable Fashion Falk during the award ceremony. The talk, moderated by Elise Crutzen (fashion editor and writer) featured presentations by Jasmien Wynants and Carry Somers.

The jury, consisting of Carry Somers (founder Fashion Revolution), Desiree Kleinen (Ree projects) Jasmien Wynants (Flanders DC/Close the loop) and fashion designer Elsien Gringhuis, was unanimous about the work of Birutė Mažeikaitė and the potential of her sustainable brand MUKASHI MUKASHI.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Mykki Blanco meets South Africa’s young queer creatives

Aged 16, Mykki Blanco left his small South Carolina town to move to NYC and become more than it would allow him to be. Having done that and then some, the performer, artist and iconoclast has recently journeyed to Johannesburg, South Africa for a new i-D film to meet the city’s vibrant queer creative community and hear their unique stories.

Directed by Matt Lambert, Out of this World explores the young South African artists using their platforms to negotiate the complex politics of gender, sexuality and identity in their society. From fashion designer Richard Mnisi to boundary pushing artists Umilio and FAKA, Mykki explores homophobia, changing concepts of masculinity and how the internet is empowering Johannesburg’s youth. It’s a beautiful, intimate portrait of a thriving scene.

Watch the full film below:

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Thom Browne - spring summer 2018

Photo: Edward James, Alessandro Garofalo / Indigital.tv

Old Times by NONsense


“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Same as love.” Erich Fromm 

Old Times is a film about love, time and loss. It’s an appreciation of the beauty of the past, an exploration of regret through an insight into our past actions. It reflects on cathartic, life-changing episodes, those emotional challenges that keep on coming back to us. Old Times is a tribute to sorrow, embracing love as a necessary sickness.

The film was directed and produced by NONsense, a photo and video collective formed by Azahara Gómez, Lluis Martí, Luis Rojo, Iván Martinoz and Kevin Speight based between Mexico DF and Madrid. It’s the second project developed in collaboration with the Mexican womenswear brand Simple by Trista. The first, Movement 1, won in 2016 six awards at the Mexican Fashion Film Festival, screened at Berlin Fashion Film Festival and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and in 2017 was part of the official selection at Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival and Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival.

For their second collaboration, NONsense dug deeper into the values of the brand to reflect Simple by Trista’s emotional aesthetic and personality. With Old Times, the brand celebrates beauty through an appreciation of the past. The imagery of the film is based on the novel The Past by Argentine writer Alan Pauls. Similarly to the characters in the book, the actors also seek to experience the past in the present, keeping an attachment to something long gone. 

Director: Kevin Speight
DP: Lluís Martí
Line Producer: Luis Rojo
Actors: Natalia Plasencia, Brien Hansen, Tara Parra, Marcelo Ferrari, Frances Healy
Produced: NonSense Collective
Production Design: Joanna Prado
Wardrobe: Giovani Estrada Bios
NONsense Collective - México DF & Madrid.

Nonsense is a photo and video collective formed by Lluis Martí, Kevin Speight, Zahara Gómez and Luis Rojo.

Our aim as a collective is to talk about things that matter to us; we want to share our worries and passions through our works and learn about life through them. We believe in movement as our main power and our main objective is to move and touch people.

Simple by Trista
Trista is an exclusive Mexican brand focusing on contemporary women. The design process is marked by the study of the body, society, the environment, imagination and the significance of each piece within a cultural context. The woman who wears Trista is delicate and intellectual, knows about trends, but is capable of creating her own story. Someone who loves her city and is in touch with her professional life.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Rick Owens - spring summer 2018

Credit: Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times

Comme des Garçons Spring Summer 2018

Rei Kawakubo showed the beauty of the art of fashion with a collection “Multidimensional Graffiti”.
Kawakubo appropriated the work of 10 artists dating from the 16th century to today, from Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s masterfully wacky Bacchus-like portrait created from fruits and vegetables to works from e-Boy, a pixel art group established in 1997, and illustrator Stefan Marx.

Friday, 22 September 2017

NOBU by Lisa Konno

“Nobu” is Lisa Konno’s 2017 collection inspired by her Nobuaki Konno and his Japanese origin. 
The collection is a reflection on both his Dutch and Japanese identity. With this project Lisa wants to show the humour that occurs in cultural misunderstandings and give her personal view on Japan. The designs are made from items from Nobu’s closet such as promo T-shirts, vintage kimono’s and his favourite raincoat.

Photography: Laila Cohen Styling: Pascal Joel Weber Make-up: Yokaw Pat
Hair: Floor Kleyne


Björk - The Gate

Gucci designed the striking dress that Björk is wearing in The Gate video. It took 870 hours to make this peace of art.
The design by Alessandro Michele took approximately 550 hours to make, and an additional 320 hours for the embroidery. The dress’s fabrics include 5 meters of pleated iridescent PVC plastic material, 3 meters of PVC iridescent strips and 20 meters of pleated lurex organza. Alessandro Michele also collaborated as the film’s creative director.
Take a look at just few behind the scenes close-up.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Gareth Pugh S/S 18

Instead of a catwalk show Gareth Pugh presented his stunning new collection with a fashion film in cooperation with durector Nick Knight (SHOWstudio), choreographer Wayne McGregor, and artist Olivier de Sagazan.

Take a look at the fashion film 'This Is Not A Show': here


photography courtesy Gareth Pugh

Wednesday, 13 September 2017


SS 2018 collection by SCHUELLER DE WAAL

After several small-scale presentations in Paris and Amsterdam, SCHUELLER DE WAAL took the next step. On Wednesday evening September 6th the fashion duo defined their DNA in a sense stimulating fashion show, right next to their offices; the World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam.

In this show, SCHUELLER DE WAAL embraced the imperfections that belong to being a small independent label – finding all sorts of improvised solutions to measure up to the enormous presentations of big fashion houses like Chanel. By referring to- and making use of all the cliché’s belonging to these out-of-proportion and out-of-budget shows, SCHUELLER DE WAAL’s characteristic, light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek attitude towards the oversaturated fashion business reaches an all-time high.

The brand’s motto ‘Serious fashion...not so serious’ is fuelled by its need for a critical reflection on the current state of fashion where fashion and luxury have merged into one inseparable entity. Fashion’s focus on the ‘image’ was questioned in a multi-disciplinary, non-linear and low-key fashion show. The audience was welcomed in the SCHUELLER DE WAAL shopping mall and is confronted with high, low, predictable, unexpected and innovative fashion references.

60 looks gave a full immersion in the SCHUELLER DE WAAL universe. The spring-summer collection of 35 garments is presented by isolating every new piece in a single look. By taking the 60-look-show (which is an enormous amount for an independent fashion label) as a challenging starting point – the designers added materials and garments from their direct environment. It led to a refreshing design principle: a loose, spontaneous collage-like way of working.

Next to the new collection, the show included outfits created from dead stock of the World Fashion Centre, jumpsuits from a recent resort collection, and assembled leftover materials of old collections. Additionally, half-finished garments were sent on the runway: toiles in sturdy cottons are emblazoned with crystals, and demi-couture dresses were exactly half of a meticulously executed dress. With a taste level that deliciously balances between good and bad, SCHUELLER DE WAAL created an innovative vision on the creation and presentation of fashion.

Philipp Schueller and Rens de Waal:
“With ‘COMPULSORY SHENANIGANS’ we present a loud signal, in which we approach the difficult reality of the independent designer in a positive manner. As true fashion-shenanigans (literally: cheaters, but in a cute way) we present a cut-up glamour with an overdose of humor!”

Instagram: @schuellerdewaal
Photography: Team Peter Stigter 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Craig Green AW 2017 Campaign

Craig Green's AW17 Campaign explores the power of combined effort

Shot by Dan Tobin Smith, and styled by Robbie Spencer, Green's AW17 Campaign features garments from his collection 'Fear of the Sea'. Inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic Vetruvian Man and the majestic arms of Hindu deities, the campaign explores the power – both emotional and physical – of combined effort. The five part photo series depicts its subjects combining their individual strength to take on the unknown powerfully and fearlessly.


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Saint Laurent stiletto roller-skate

Saint Laurent has just introduced an actual stiletto roller-skate

The Anja 100 Patch Pop Pump Roller stilettos are part of Saint Laurent’s autumn/winter collection and will set you back a cool £1,995, and you can only buy them in store. They seem to be channelling a Roy Lichtenstein pop art aesthetic for the pair.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

ASAP Rocky - RAF

Spring/Summer 2002 'Kollaps' Sleeveless Hoodie (ASAP Rocky)
ASAP Rocky released the video for "RAF," his musical homage to Belgian designer Raf Simons. The video features Rocky, Quavo, Playboi Carti, and a group of models appropriately dripped in rare Raf. Many of the items—including a Fall/Winter 2003 fishtail parka adorned with Peter Saville's art and a more recent pink Finger Nail anorak from Raf's collaborative Fall/Winter 2014 collection with artist Sterling Ruby—are from the personal collections of Rocky and his stylist (and former Complex editor) Matthew Henson; a few are from Grailed's archive.

Directed by Alec Eskander, the video is an ode to a Raf Simons visual lookbook from the designer's debut Fall/Winter 1995-1996 collection. Much like the lookbook, Rocky, Quavo, Carti, and the models parade across a white backdrop as they show off various archival Raf pieces.

From Fall/Winter 1995 to Spring/Summer 1997, Simons' collections were shown either in videos or presentations. It wasn't until Fall/Winter 1997 that he had his first runway show in Paris.
In addition to the nod to Simons' first collection, "RAF" also references the designer's Spring/Summer 2002 "Woe on Those Who Spit on the Fear Generation... The Wind Will Blow It Back" collection. In the beginning of the video, Rocky is seen lighting a red road flare much like a model did in Simons' Spring/Summer 2002 runway show. Rocky's also wearing the "Kollaps" sleeveless hoodie from the collection.

Thursday, 27 July 2017


Marlou Breuls

4 March –  6 August2017
Location: SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Shop Window (Bongerd 18, Heerlen)

FASHION VS. ART exhibition at SCHUNCK* in Heerlen is curated by FASHIONCLASH and organized in collaboration with SCHUNCK*, this multidisciplinary exhibition questions the relationship between fashion and 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. They make you ask yourself: Is it art or is it fashion? 

“For me fashion and art are inseparable. All artists try to capture memories and emotions. Fashion or art unfolds itself when people can relate to it”Marlou Breuls 

Art is not only paint and canvas. It has no rules. It is something that can be made with anything and in any way. As broad as the concept of fashion is, it can also encompass ‘art’. The status of fashion within the world of art is a constant topic of disputes. Some legendary designers identify themselves as artists. One of them is Elsa Schiaparelli who declared in her biography that she considers fashion design “not as a profession but as an art”. On the other hand, prominent designers such as Martin Margiela, Miuccia Prada, Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs disagree with that 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. 

“If you ask me if fashion is art, then I would answer ‘YES’. I believe that everything in this life is art. Art is in fact energy, its hanging somewhere in the air and sometimes you can pick it up, sometimes not” - Jade van der Mark
“Despite the similarities between the two, fashion is not art in my opinion. The most important difference for me is that fashion always starts from the body. 'Body related art' creates usually more towards the body, instead of using the body as a beginning always. Another really important difference is the approach of timelessness in art, both as an artist while creating and as a spectator while experiencing the artwork.” - Vere van Hal

“When people recognize my inspiration without prior explanations I have reached my ultimate goal. This collection blurs the traditional lines of canvas, sculpture, and model. My models' faces are often covered by a masked garment or painted to blend into the work”Marlou Breuls

Anouk van Klaveren
“My designs are based on my paintings. The paintings and the fashion go hand in hand. I get inspired by the way of thinking and moving of our society, I want to translate this into my textiles and paintings” Jade van der Mark 

 “A body as a whole in relation to another body is a basic assumption for me. A body not as a person, not as an identity, but as a volume. During the exhibition Fashion vs. Art I challenge the visitor to experience a garment from a new perspective. The garment becomes an object on its own in which it doesn't have to adapt to the body anymore. I would like to invite the visitor to create new relations with the garment.”- Vere van Hal

--> Participants Part1 (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 Augustus 2017): Antoine Peters, Anouk van Klaveren, Charlotte Van de Velde, ISIS ELSA FEE, Vandaag de Toekomst, Femke Agema, Statement made by Jade, Marie-Sophie Beinke, Lotte Milder, Marlou Breuls, STEVEN VANDERYT, Tiel Janssen Design, Vere van Hal

Exhibition opening times: Daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Shop window. Taking place at the same time in SCHUNCK* will be exhibition of Paint it Soft (Museum -1) and the interactive installation, Emulate / (Ne) Plus Ultra State: the ‘Take-away’ Collection (mezzanine). All three exhibitions address the themes fashion, textiles and texture.

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