FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018 HIGHLIGHTS!
FASHION MY RELIGION! | 15th – 17th of June 2018 | Maastricht
FASHIONCLASH presented with Fashion My Religion! the 10-year anniversary edition of the international and interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival. During the 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2018 more than 150 promising designers and stage performers from countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Serbia, Finland, Uruguay and many more where given the stage at the festival. The festival program was composed within a 3-day program The Route: an inspiring pilgrimage along 26 locations with expositions, theatre- and dance performances and talks.
Several projects during where specially initiated the festival, for example the God Is A Woman!? for which ten designers where invited to create an outfit that is based on research on a subject that is related to the theme ‘Fashion My Religion, focussing on the research on social intolerances exist and how fashion can play a role in creating more inclusivity.
The festival opened in the Gashouder on Friday June 15.
Not only was there pie but also the campaign cakes from Das Leben am Haverkamp could be admired from up close. The opening guests could choose from four routes: Museum, Church, City and Sally. Each route consisted of a number of elements from the program such as the Koorkappen exhibition in the Bonnefantenmuseum, dance performance LUX by Sally Dance Company in the Brandweer, Babel collection installation by Kasper Jongejan, Showpieces exhibition in the Bijenkorf, Inspired by Religion exhibition in ‘t Dinghuis, installation of Amber Jae Slooten in Entre Deux and Day Dream Space installation / performance by Tim Scheffer and Audrey Apers in Centre Ceramique.The Pink Church
On Friday, a rather controversial and much-discussed pink church was literally blown up at the
historic square the Vrijthof, where a themed program was organized with a number of speakers in
collaboration with Waardengedreven.
The Pink Church got a lot of attention and while the churches in the Netherlands are getting empty,
the pink church was packed with fashionable guests.
The Fashion Show program with more than 30 designers and 12 MAFAD graduates took place on
Saturday evening, a spectacular evening in a setting designed by Studio AKATAK and Scott Robin Jun.
There were many highlights such as Carlijn Veuring, Annaïss Yucra Mancilla, Daria D’Ambrosio,
Jacqueline Loekito, SorteMaria, Teun Seuren, Matteo Carlomusto and Zahra Hosseini.
During the show program the impressive LUX was presented, the dance performance of
Sally Dance Company, tenth edition of the CLASH Project and Noumenon performance
by Mami Izumi and Jivika Biervliet.
And the winners are: – FASHIONCLASH Festival Award: Filipe Augusto – KALTBLUT Magazine Award: HENKJENZ
– CHAPEAU Magazine Talent Award: Nathan Klein
– Vancouver Fashion Week Award: STEVEN VANDERYT and Rita Sá