Dear Filep and iDEALS, FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2012 8, 9 and 10 June at SAMdecorfabriek in Maastricht
Although June seems like a long way to go for the FASHIONCLASH team the countdown has started. So be ready for the 4th edition of the incomparable fashion event FASHIONCLASH Maastricht. During the second weekend in June more than 100 promising talents from 20 countries from all over the world will come together to present their creations.
FASHIONCLASH Maastricht is a unique platform where aspiring, talented designers and artists can present their work to an international audience. For visitors of any kind this is a special opportunity to discover new talents, connect to new people and get inspired by the art of fashion in the widest sense of the word. Since the 1st edition more than 500 talents from all over Europe have enjoyed the FASHIONCLASH platform. This year it is the first time we will welcome participants from overseas as well. All I can say for now that we are more than excited with the program and the energy that is growing by day and is expected to explode 8th June.
The diverse program offers something extraordinary for everyone!
A little sneak preview:
The fashion shows will be combining various styles and fashion collections of upcoming labels. Each show will be including a wide range of avant-garde fashion, haute – couture, ready-to-wear women's wear and men's wear. You can also expect the catwalk to be turned into a stage for performances and theatre presentations.
More than one hundred international talents from 20 countries will display their works. Among others, there will be designers from Belgium, Peru, Poland, England, Serbia and Germany integrated in the events.
Designers such as Lucia Cabanova, Pierre-Antoinne Vettorello, Sasha Kanevski, Konrad Parol, Kamila Gawronska Kasperska, Gomes Esser Design, Glenda Lagomarsino, Barbara Langendijk, Heyrim Hong, Brian Geradts, Daniela Barros, Nina Avramovic, Lenka Srsnova, Lilach Eliyahu, and many others will be presenting their work.
Beside the new names we will welcome again familiar names to FASHIONCLASH such as the lovely Ivana Pilja, Tata Christiane, Femke Agema and Manon Boertien.
The former décor factory of the Mosa will be temporarily transformed into a cutting-edge exhibition show room. Art from different disciplines will be presented such as fashion, accessories, photography, illustration, video, product and textile design and installations. Annemarije van Harten, Lidewij Corstiaans and Tessa Wagenvoort are presenting their new work in joined installations ‘Modedragers’.
Works from designers and artists such as Sara Vrugt Merel van Gils, Hao- Ni Tsai, Maite Catti, Keta Gutmane, Lonneke van de Palen, Mandy Rep, May Bernardi, Ulrik Martin Larsen and Stefan Friedli and of course, many others will be waiting for you to be discovered.
Clash project & Theatrical Encounters
Two specialties of FASHIONCLASH are the interdisciplinary projects such as the Clash project and Theatrical Encounters. Under the slogan Clash project several non-fashion designers and artists will create alternative clothing in connection with their usual discipline. This year designer Maaike Fransen, stylist Natalia Kacper Mleczak and artist Olek and eight other designers and artists will translate their vision of fashion into an outfit for the catwalk.
To complete the program of FASHIONCLASH there will also be several presentations in the city centre, a party and the 2nd edition of the FASHIONCLASH Market in the public library.
The FASHIONCLASH Market offers visitors the chance to browse, to get inspired and to purchase unique clothing, accessories and design of young designers.
There is no doubt about FASHIONCLASH being an outstanding event nobody should miss out. For this weekend in June Maastricht will become a fabulous fashion hotspot that does not need to fear the comparison with any other European fashion metropolis.
Campaign image: photographer Madame Peripetie
Barbara Langendijk - picture by Laura Andalou
Daniela Barros – picture by Carlos Teixeira
Femke Agema – picture by Roel Determeijer
Geneva Corlett – picture by Kris Micallef
Kamila Gawronska Kasperska - picture by Tomek Slupski
Konrad Parol - picture by Lukas Dziewic
Lenka Srsnova – picture by Jakub Gulyas
Hyerim Hong - picture by Doh Lee
Lilach Eliyahu - picture by Zohar Shitrit
Lucia Cabanova - Julie Scheurweghs
Manon Boertien – picture by Sascha Varkevisser
Nina Avramovic – picture by Marko Cvetkovic
Joshua Enker – picture by Peter stigter
Ivana Pilja – picture by Peter Stigter
Mirte Engelhard & Nikki Giling - picture by Meinke Klein
Pierre-Antoine Vettorello - picture by by Laetitia Bica
Sasha Kanevski - picture by Inna Franco