We think there are some pretty cool designs, prints, patterns and styles coming from the FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2013 that has just celebrated its fifth anniversary. So let´s continue the celebration a little by enjoying those impressions, that were all taken by Peter Stigter. Diverse, colourful, crazy, creative – it is what fashion is all about, isn´t it?
Tag : Fashion Show
Morgen ist es wieder soweit: Die Studierenden der Angewandten des Studienjahr 2012/13 unter der Leitung von Bernhard Willhelm “go wild” und zeigen um 20.30 Uhr in der Anker Expedithalle in 1100 Wien mit ihren Abschlusskollektionen ihr Können.
Für alle, die es heute nicht hinschaffen, haben wir hier den live-stream für euch! Nur noch für das Popcorn müsst ihr selber sorgen.
Fashion is about creativity, fun and good looks. But there also is more to it than most people would think of in the first instance. Within this topic there also lies a big responsability for all of us and the chance for us to make a big difference. And fashion and the way we deal with it in our every day life also tells us where we are standing as a society. “Sustainability” has become a big word lately and fashion university Esmod Berlin is “releasing” their first master graduates from the course “Sustainability in Fashion”. To combine creativity with the factors of egolocial, ethical, social and economical foresight is something that we can only support. The graduates will show their final collections tommorrow in front of a jury of fashion experts and on the weekend everyone can come to attend the exhibtion show. All the students have great concepts behind their collections.
German born Anna Johannsen reveals” The aim of my master project is to create a long-lasting relationship between my products and the consumer by combining intelligent design with honest and clear communication”.
Austrian designer Stefanie Stolitzka´s mission is “the customer’s recreation of value and emotional attachment to a product, Building a unique connection between contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship” for her sneaker collection.
Born and raised in Hamburg but with Iranian parents, Vida Ipektchi sees a good possibilty in having a big chain compared to the size and prices of H&M in order to educate people´s consumer behaviour: “If we can change this consumption behaviour, and familiarize people with the idea of sustainable fashion and consumption behaviour, if we make it possible, to get the concept of sustainable clothes in to the closets and therefore minds of 1.5 Billion people, a big step in order to change the fashion industry, is taken.”
Bojana Draca from Croatia tells that “My master project is inspired by the idea of revolutions – literal and metaphorical. The aim of the project is to merge sustainable fashion into ready to wear fashion with innovation and creativity. My marketing strategy is based on such an integration, trust and communication. The three values of change, freedom and strength have been consistent throughout the project since inception.”
And Spanish designer´s Daniela Franceshini vision is to “create a market for the original and special social production of craftsmanship, by facilitating a better quality of life and growth to the Nepalese communities. While at the same time meeting consumer demands for more sustainable design”
And she is asking herself and us “What does society demand from the luxury market now? Do we even need more clothes?”
MA GRADUATE SHOW
When: Friday October 12th
Location: Platoon Kunsthalle Schönhauser Allee 9, 10119 Berlin
Entry: 7.30 pm
8 pm – 10 pm Opening Exhibition, Performance and Jury (invitation Only)
10 pm Aftershow Party
EXHIBITION DATES ( everyone can attend!)
13th October 2012 – 12 a.m – 6 pm
14th October 2012 – 12 am – 4 pm
Collection Title: Fictive Capsule Collection “Love.Able”
Hair and Make Up: Jennifer Mendes
Model: Babette Rasch (Mega Models Hamburg)
Styling: Vida Ipektchi
Photographer: Nicholas Lory
Vivienne Westwood has once more convinced us with her latest Red Label Spring- Summer 2013 collection.
It is inspired by British royal gardens. Throughout history; architecture, aesthetics and fashions from across the globe have influenced these British country gardens. From the squared formality of renaissance style to the pastoral passions of the Victorian era, the garden has remained a favorite and romantic sanctuary for our royal family. Beyond these private enclosures lie flower gardens and orchards, with vast outdoor space for bowling, tennis and croquet as well as picnics, weddings and garden parties- it is these royal occasions that were in mind when the collection was designed. The colour palette references Tudor knot gardens where earth, sand, and rich dusty red bricks were used to fill open spaces between the frosty cold greys, greens and blues of the shrubs. Micro checks and fine wools offer a cool alternative to the summer dress and gingham knits are perfect for impromptu picnics and more informal occasions. For cocktail and evening the colour palette is pale and cold- with impressionistic lily ponds printed on fine, fluid jersey with details of metallic silver embroidery and draped jackets and cigarette pants with duchesse trim to give a softer tuxedo alternative. There are also more glamorous evening dresses in regal midnight blues, black and gold in full & straight silhouettes teamed with steely tones and frosty paillettes somehow reminding you of an early morning summer frost.
Vivienne is still a revolutionist with all her heart – and the fact that this year´s show is entitled ‘Climate Revolution’, which refers to Vivienne’s ongoing campaign to raise awareness about climate change and our need to take action, makes us bow before her.
When technology puts his foot onto the field of fashion – that’s what I said at the end of the haute couture show of Franck Sorbier. Indeed, instead of a normal presentation, we were treated to a scene of a model wearing a white dress with her hands on the back and remaining without moving during the presentation of the fifteen dresses designed by the creator. Through technology shafts of sunlight, butterflies and flowers were thrown on that white dress, dressing it literally. This premiere is primarily a technological feature made possible by powerful software and a method for 3D video mapping.Fashion danced with technology. Amazing, astounding, breathtaking, – I do not know exactly what to think other than: “Wow! This is very different and you really had the courage.”
Photography by Nabile Eude Quenum
My Lover My Killer! Kilian Kerner surprises at the Berlin Fashion Week with his spring-/summer collection 2013 showing many contrasts! Plain cuts meet unconventional fabrics, flowingly silhouettes are being varied with neon and laquer. His influences from the world of pop-culture create a modern breach of style. We like!
My Lover My Killer! Kilian Kerner überraschte auf der Berliner Fashion Week in seiner Frühjahr-/Sommer Kollektion 2013 mit vielen Kontrasten! Klare Schnitte treffen auf unkonventionelle Materialien, fließende Silhouetten wurden durch Neon- und Lackdetails aufgebrochen. Die Einflüsse aus der Welt der Pop-Kultur erzeugten einen modernen Stilbruch. We like!
Over the past weekend Maastricht turned into one of Europe’s most fashionable cities as the 4th edition of FASHIONCLASH Maastricht took place. The SAMDecorfabriek was transformed into a location full of fabulous and stylish moments brought to the audience with a catwalk, theatre stage, exhibition hall and a dance floor.
International and interdisciplinary platform for young talents
FASHIONCLASH Maastricht is a unique platform where ‘young’ and talented designers and artists from all over the world can present their work to a diverse international audience and which gets them the chance to be recognized by the industry. For more than 2500 visitors this was a unique opportunity to discover new talents, make contacts, and to get inspired by the art of fashion in the broadest sense of the word and this was exactly what happen this past weekend – a clash between fashion, art, theater, cultures, disciplines, audience and visions. For this year’s edition more than 100 designers and artists from 21 European and non-European countries and various fashion related fields were selected to showcase their work.
The diverse program offered something special for everyone!
The weekend started off with the opening show. It began with a very magical kick off from the opening of the exhibition by Dennis Vanderbroeck, Nina Willems and Sarah Tulp. Next was a unique interdisciplinary theatrical performance by KARMIJNROOD & Mieke Kockelkorn. Following this spectacle was the premiere of the CLASH project where several non-fashion designers and artists, such as Loris & Livia, Maaike Fransen and Natalia Kacper Mleczak, created alternative clothing in connection with their usual discipline. Once again FASHIONCLASH Maastricht, in cooperation with Runway Malta, organized the FAB contest in which 10 talented designers took part in order to compete for a spot in the Runway Malta event. This year’s winner was German designer Julia Schätz who will be showing her collection at Runway Malta next year.
Later that evening and the remaining weekend the audience could enjoy fashion shows, the exhibition and further theatrical encounters such as ‘HAAX’ by Karel van Laere & Sonja Schoedel. During this theatrical performance the models were dragged upside down from one end of the catwalk to the other.
During the fashion shows the audience could see various styles and fashion collections of upcoming designers such as Lilach Eliyahu from Israel, de L’eefstijl and Femke Agema from the Netherlands, Ivana Pilja and George Styler from Serbia, Hyerim Hong from South Korea, Tata Christiane from Germany, Geneva Corlett from Malta, Lucia Cabanova from Belguim, Glenda Lagomarsino from Italy and many more. There was avant-garde fashion, haute – couture, ready-to-wear women’s wear and men’s wear, but the catwalk also lent itself for performances and theatre presentations.
The former décor factory of the Mosa was also temporarily transformed into a cutting edge exhibition that showcased the art of fashion shows including designers and artists such as Elvira ‘t Hart, Femke Agema and Sara Vrugt from the Netherlands, Hao-ni Tsai from Taiwan and Keta Gutmane from Latvia. Designs and work from different disciplines that are linked with fashion have been presented like accessories, photography, illustrations, videos, product and textile designs and installations.
For all the fashionistas out there who could not get enough we provided the opportunity to finish their exiting fashion ride at the FASHIONCLASH market. We are very proud of our 2nd edition of the FASHIONCLASH Market, which took place during the weekend in the city center with a smashing success. It was a one of a kind opportunity for visitors to buy unique clothing, accessories and designs of young designers. Among the sellers were designers such as FEE, Nikki Giling & Mirte Engelhard and Pleasemachine. People could also enjoy a performance by Juliette Bogers & Cynthia Jordens “Cut Away The Time Will Tell”.
For more information and impressions from this year’s edition and/or previous editions please visit:
all images © Peter Stigter
So we have just heard the news that there is a big fashion/art event going on: The ‘FASHIONCLASH Maastricht’- and it sounds pretty exciting to us. It´s first edition took place in 2009, where young designers and artists from the fashion related fields or photography, fine art, illustration video, textile and product design are given a platform to show their work to an international audience.
So what did the ModaLisboa offer to us this year? We introduce you to one of the brands today: Saymyname. It is a Portuguese brand created by the fashion designer Catarina Sequeira. Her Autumn / Winter 2012-13 collection was inspired by Samurai- the noble warriors from the Japanese aristocracy. In our opinion this is a great source of inspiration and Saymyname has done an amazing job with the realization of it. Very strong show!
Voilá- another great label from the LFW -Peter Pilotto. I was already enchanted by their beautiful, colourful Spring Summer 2012 collection and their latest Autumn Winter 2012 show has impressed me likewise. So who is behind this label? Peter Pilotto from Austria ( who is actually also half Italian) and Christopher De Vos ( who is half Belgium, half Peruvian and- hey was I surprised to find out- used to be my colleague at Vivienne Westwood). Their fashion is characterized by gorgeous prints combined with sculptural shapes. This makes total sense knowing that Christopher De Vos initially wanted to become an architect and Peter Pilotto is the one being more focused on the prints and colour experiments. I wonder if they did already sense when they meet back in 2000 that 7 years later they would design their first women´s collection together and then win the award for The Best Emerging Talent at the British Fashion Awards in 2009 and scoop the Fashion Forward Award by the British Fashion Council in 2011.
For their current collection they were inspired by Asian subcultures “We were so impressed by the women we met in China when we visited Shanghai and Hong Kong last year, they definitely inspired us.” says the designer team. Another big inspiration that runs like a golden threat throughout their fashion is nature. As quoted on their website: “The duo are particularly fascinated with a scientific view of nature, as reflected in the microscopic, encrusted, hyper-real prints of the collections”
Another interesting fact that I have just read is that De Vos and Pilotto teamed up with the traditional Austrian outerwear label Schneiders, designing a collection for them where they will reinterpret loden coats and jackets. And this is a two-way cooperation since Schneiders manufacture the coats and jackets for Peter Pilotto´s LFW collections. Tradition meets multicultural mix, new prints and colours. We are waiting eagerly…
All images © Peter Pilotto