About FASHIONCLASH Festival and FASHIONCLASH Foundation

FASHIONCLASH Festival is an initiative of the Maastricht based FASHIONCLASH Foundation, an innovative, interdisciplinary development platform and international (fashion)network that focusses on the new generation designers and (stage)artists.
With the festival, FASHIONCLASH goes beyond presenting the latest fashion trends on the catwalk and strives to connect the dots between talent, cultures, artistic disciplines, education, public and fashion. This makes fashion accessible to a broad audience. By using the festival to place fashion in a social context, FASHIONCLASH hopes to show that the art of fashion can contribute to the debate about the role fashion takes in our society and within art and culture. With themes such as ‘Gender’ (FCF 2015), ‘Heritage’ (FCF 2016), ‘Fashion Makes Sense’ (FCF 2017) and ‘Fashion my Religion!’ (FCF 2018) FASHIONCLASH transcends the general definition of fashion.

The festival aims to provide a fertile platform where a new generation of designers and artists from various disciplines get the opportunity to present their work to a broad audience, (inter)national press and industry leaders. Since the first edition in 2009 more than 1.000 talents from 50 different countries have joined FASHIONCLAHS Festival and were given the opportunity to show their talent and work. Some of their careers really took off from there!

Alongside the festival, FASHIONCLASH develops and organizes various cross-over and social design projects, masterclasses, fashion talks and workshops. Besides designers and the fashion industry, FASHIONCLASH also works together with diverse cultural institutions, museums, theatre-makers, dance companies, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, social institutes, knowledge centres and more. Since 2009 FASHIONCLASH has realised numerous successful projects in The Netherlands, but also in countries like Brazil, South-Africa, China, Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Serbia and Italy.
Driving forces and artistic leaders behind FASHIONCLASH are Branko Popovic, Laurens Hamacher and Nawie Kuiper.

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