Dear Filep and iDEALS,
Last weekend FASCHIONCLASH celebrated its fifth anniversary by means of a spectacular program with shows, exhibition, performances by more than hundred designers from all over the world. To celebrate its fifth edition FASHIONCLASH had extended the program to nine days until the 9th of June, with so many things explore around the city of Maastricht.
Next to the traditional, scheduled program with fashion shows, exhibitions and performances there is a extensive side program consisting of pop up stores, workshops and presentations featured on several locations in Maastricht. In addition there was a new exhibition taking place from Wednesday the 5th of June on, titled FASHIONCLASH @ MUSEUM AAN HET VRIJTHOF, which has already been presented here, a few days back.
FASHIONCLASH Maastricht was opened on the 31st of May with shows of regional top talent Tom Van der Borght, a performance of Dennis Vanderbroeck and Sarah Tulp, the Clash project and FASHIONCLASH film ‘Aspire’ made by Strictua. Thereafter, people could enjoy the collections of Bona Kim, AJ METS, Marta Miljanic, Franziska Michael and an extra-ordinary performance called 'The Purple Jester' of Uta Bekaia & The Ideal Glass NY.
Next to the show program, an exhibition in a particular décor made by Studio Stad, where the art of fashion spoke to imagination with the work of amongst others: Ellen Sampson, Esther Boskaljon, Thomas van der Jeught, Gerda Postma, Jivika Biervliet and Milan Stamenovic.
On the second day the celebration proceeded with shows consisting of amazing collections of Dioralop, Petra Ptáčková, Pierre Antoine Vettorello, Ima Mad and Maddalena Mangialavori. Beautiful male collections by Jose Francisco Ramos, Amit Baruch and Likeme_n of Gertjan van der Linden were shown as well. In between the shows the public could enjoy interdisciplinary presentations of Sophie Mantel who in collaboration with choreographer Jan van Opstal and designer Lena Berens designed the performance ‘Vall collection’. Theatre maker Nina Willems showed ‘VerWeven’, a special project in which she made video presentations of a several people after which she contracted a collaboration with five designers.
For more information about the side program and impressions of the shows, go to: www.fashionclash.nl
Reported from the Netherlands by Branko Popovic
Pictures by Team Peter Stigter
Text by Branko Popovic