Avaro Figlio Spring Summer 2015 collection focuses on perspective and optical effects inspired by suspended Renaissance gardens, nature and architecture. Shapes and volumes are totally involved in rigidity and lightness.
Translucent crinoline details are the perfect start up for printed taffetas and become inserts for cuts in bodices and skirts. A fresh and dynamic allure arises from a mix of clean cuts and symmetrical volumes underlined by a cut off colour palette which plays with prints and a leather checkerboard. A chromatic game of kaleidoscopic effect on printed plisse.
Black, blue and yellow peonies overflowing in degrade on geometries inspired by urban architecture. Print is proposed again on different basis and brings along a natural chromatic diversity to the garments.
Roads, palaces and stairs are ray and intersection patterns capable of highlighting the flowers and their chromatic power. Flowers and geometries are the elements of the hanging garden.
FASHIONCLASH platform is looking for new generation designers and artists for FASHIONCLASH Festival.
Next to the extensive program there is a brand new feature in the festival, namely there are various talent awards.
Designers, artists, photographers, performers etc. are invited to sign up for various program parts of the festival such as the fashion show program, exhibition, designer Market and the FASHIONCLASH Side Program.
Participants of the festival are also having chance to win several awards including the FASHIONCLASH Festival Award worth 5,000 euros, KALTBLUT Magazine Award and various other awards.Would you like to win one of these awards and get the opportunity to present your work to an international audience, sign up!
Deadline for submission is 1 March 2015. More information and application form: here
FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015, the 7th edition of the international and interdisciplinary fashion festival takes place June 11 – 14 in Maastricht. FASHIONCLASH Festival consists of various program components where designers and artists can register for. The festival program will be compiled based on a selection of the received applications.
The chosen theme for the 7th edition is GENDER and this will be expressed throughout various projects and activities within the festival. Designers are invited to reflect and show their vision on 'gender in fashion'.
The 4-day festival program with fashion shows, exhibitions, fashion film, theatre and dance performances, pop-up stores, lectures, workshops and the Side Program, gives promising talent from all over the world the opportunity to show their work to a diverse international audience and industry professionals. The festival is a reflection of what is going on within the international fashion scene in the new generation of designers; imagination of the zeitgeist of contemporary fashion design through the eyes of the new generation of designers and artists. FASHIONCLASH Festival is an unique opportunity to discover new talent and to get inspired by the art of fashion.
For two days a jury consisting of international experts from design, industry, retail, communication and the media evaluated the winners of the European Fashion Award FASH 2015 according to predetermined criteria. The international jury consisted of the following members:
Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor H&M
Torsten Hochstetter, Global Creative Director, Puma
Dr. Adelheid Rasche, Chief Curator, National Museums in Berlin
Joachim Schirrmacher, Creative Consultant, Berlin
Michael Sontag, Designer, Berlin
Franco P. Tettamanti, Fashion & Portrait Photographer, Paris
141 participants from 26 countries entered the global competition. While there were few truly exceptional submissions in the past years, this year the jury was pleasantly surprised by the mature personalities of the winners. Yet another surprise was that only 30 percent of the 125 entered projects were exclusively womenswear collections, the remainder was equally balanced between unisex and menswear collections.
Winners European Fashion Award FASH 2015 The awards will be announced in 2015. These are NOT nominations:
Lilly Bosse, Hochschule für Künste Bremen / University of the Arts Bremen
Kai Gerhardt, Universität der Künste Berlin / University of the Arts Berlin
Julia Kleeblatt, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle / University of Art and Design, Halle
Ulf Brauner, Universität der Künste Berlin / University of the Arts Berlin
Lukas Fischer, Fachhochschule Bielefeld / University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
Tomàsz Szadel, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee
Unconventional and fresh
The projects submitted to the European Fashion Award FASH 2015 reflected very personal characteristics in their translation of the topic “Freedom” resulting in very subtle collections. Almost all winners focused on freedom of design: whether in terms of personal dreams and experiences, or the longing for spiritual freedom. This requires courage. Courage to follow one’s own impulses. Courage to say no. Courage to create a clear design language. Still this courage has its rewards, as this purely intuitive level yields considerably stronger and more impressive projects than purely professional processes. To the heart of our desires This energy is transmitted. The winning collections trigger feelings and inspire us to think; no matter whether we view, wear or read the concepts. The winners of the European Fashion Award FASH 2015 and their energy provide meaningful pointers for the market and its increasingly standardized character: they get to the heart of our desires, and are heralds of a new era.
A photo session at one of Europe’s most exclusive photo studios, Delight Rental Studios at Backfabrik at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, documented the winning collections of the European Fashion Award FASH 2015 in mid-November. SDBI was able to win the cooperation of Franco P. Tettamanti for this task. The multi-award-winning fashion and portrait photographer from Paris has worked for clients such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Akris, Vivienne Westwood, Universal Music, Madame Figaro or Prestige Magazine Hong Kong. The fashion shoot, in addition to the cash prizes, is an important component of the award. The photos will be published in a catalog and at sdbi.de following the award presentation in 2015. A separate invitation to the award ceremony will follow.
The European Fashion Award FASH
The European Fashion Award FASH is considered one of the world’s most important endorsement awards for fashion design students. It is an annual competition held by the not-for-profit German Fashion Industry Foundation (Stiftung der Deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie), in short SDBI. Thanks to the European Fashion Award FASH, its communication, publications and extensive industry network SDBI plays a groundbreaking role for students, design and industry. Klaus Steilmann, at the time Europe’s largest manufacturer of women’s fashion, founded SDBI in 1978. SDBI award winners have excellent career chances. Today, many of them work at internationally renowned companies, such as Adidas, Akris, Craft, Drykorn, Esprit, John Galliano, Girbaud, Gore, Hugo Boss, Mango, Quiksilver, Puma, Schumacher, Strenesse, for designers like Lala Berlin, Wolfgang Joop, Ross Lovegrove, Antonio Marras, Vivienne Westwood or Bernhard Willhelm – some of them even at chief or senior designer level. Furthermore, many of them have been honored with additional awards.
Edward Enninful will receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at this year's British Fashion Awards for his monumental contribution to the global fashion industry. The ceremony will take place at the London Coliseum on December 1st 2014. "Edward’s creative energy and level of vision captures the mood of our times - his work is original, energetic, sincere and unforgettable. His creative journey may have started in London, but today his influence spans the entire globe intersecting the worlds of fashion, art and business" - Natalie Massenet MBE, Chairman of the British Fashion Council.
The premiere of CFD| COLOGNE FASHION DAYS 2014, a three-day trade fair for fashion enthusiasts, took place in THE NEW YORKER | DOCK.ONE in Cologne-Mülheim (Germany) from 14 till 16 November.
Part of the programme was about the 4th edition of COLOGNE CATWALK that featured a selection of seven CFD participants in which a professional jury awarded Dutch duo Chris van den Elzen & Judith van Vliet with Cologne Catwalk Award 2014. The guest country for Cologne Fashion Days 2014 was the Netherlands and FASHIONCLASH was invited to present emerging Dutch designers.
Within the "Think Dutch Space”, diversity, innovation and creativity of Dutch fashion design was on display. The presentation showcased fashion in the broadest sense of the word, next to fashion design there was shoe design, textile design and accessories.
The selection of designers included award winning talents like Liselore Frowijn (Prix Chloé at Hyères International Festival de la Mode 2014) and shoe designer Deniz Terli (MUUSE x VogueTalents Award). Furthermore the visitors could discover fashion by Joelle Boers, Ebby Port, Sanne Jansen and menswear design of Mevan Kaluarachchi and Jivika Biervliet.
Judith van Vliet and Chris van den Elzen, the Cologne Catwalk Award winners joined forces with success at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 and now they showed their collaboration work at Cologne Fashion Days.
As a special feature within the space was filled with work by the established Bas Kosters.
On Saturday, November 16 the forth edition of Cologne Catwalk featured show presentations from seven labels including House of Chang / Chang13, Bour, Birke van Maartens, Judith van Vliet x Chris van den Elzen and Jivika Biervliet in collaboration with designer Peter Hsieh and shoe designer Ruben Lekkerkerker.
For the first edition Cologne Fashion Days proved potential for becoming an interesting platform in Cologne.