Coming up next week: Fashionclash Festival in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Find the full program here:


THURSDAY June 30 at Gebouw M (Tapijnkazerne)
Spot On! Opening – Celebration of Diversity 21:30

Spot On! – Celebration of Diversity is the official opening event of FASHIONCLASH Festival with theatrical encounters expressing the theme of heritage with a clash of cultures and disciplines.
Direction and concept: Joost Horward in cooperation with Nina Willems and students of Theatre Academy Maastricht, Nora Ramakers and Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe
Music: Liana
Light design advice: Vasilis Apostolatos
– Tiel Janssen
– Ethnical Costumes by students of the KABK (Royal Academy of Art, The Hague) and the Royal Academy of Arts Antwerp
– Preview of FASHIONCLASH Festival participants

FCF Pre-Party at Sway Café Maastricht | 23:00 – 02:00
Location: Markt 39 free entrance


FRIDAY July 1 at SAMdecorfabriek

Official Opening Heritage Exhibition + Market | 18:30 free entrance

* performance COTTON – Mami Izumi/GOTRA in cooperation with Verena Klein will be performed in the exhibition space in between the shows

Show 1 | 19:30

Performannce: Folia
Choreography : Martin Harriague | Costumes: Mieke Kockelkorn | Performed by: Patrizio Bucci, Luis Pedraza Cedrón | Production: Project Sally Maastricht

Emilie Thirion
Studio Rooijakkers
Bluedenîmes x Minou Lejeune
Noora Pajari
Alessandro Trincone

Show 2 | 21:00

Petra Kubíková
Julia Aumann
Told you so

MAFAD Graduation Show | 22:00
Mia Wolff Metternich
Victoria Keller
Ilona Simons
Domino Vughts
Maarten van Mulken


Saturday July 2 at SAMdecorfabriek

Exhibition + Market: 16:00 free entrance
Guided Tour Heritage Exhibition | 16:30 free entrance
Guided Tour Heritage Exhibition | 18:00 free entrance

* performance COTTON – Mami Izumi/GOTRA in cooperation with Verena Klein will be performed in the exhibition space in between the shows

Show 3 | 19:00
ebby port
Ieva Mežule
Sanchez Kane
Hermione Flynn

Show 4 | 20:30
LAU by Laura Verdonk
Emma Hasselblad
Roman Ermakov

Show 5 + + Clash Project + Award Ceremony | 22:00

Performance: One, no one, 100.000 by Lotte Milder
David Catalán – winner Sangue Novo – ModaLisboa Lisboa Fashion Week
Performance: SWINGS, the inner songs from Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe

Moda Mišić – winner FTDC Serbia Fashion Week
Tânia Nicole – winner Sangue Novo – ModaLisboa Lisboa Fashion Week
Sofya Samareva – winner design SUPERMARKET
LAT – winner FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015 Talent Award

CLASH Project 2016
10 non-fashion designers translated their vision on fashion into an ‘out-of-the-box’ outfit for the catwalk.
Adrianus Kundert – designer – The Netherlands
Ditte Trudslev Jensen – jewelry designer – Denmark
Marit van Heumen – jewelry designer – The Netherlands
YuYeon Cho – artist – USA
Daniela Treija – multidisciplinary designer  – Latvia
Sophie Vermeulen – artist –  The Netherlands
Julian Komosa – product designer – UK
Sander Wassink & Ronald Smits – designer | photographer – The Netherlands
Alexandre de Vos – spatial designer – The Netherlands
Amber Veel – autonomous designer – The Netherlands

Award Ceremony
1. Chapeau Magazine Talent Award
2. KALTBLUT Magazine Award 2016
3. FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 Talent Award
Jury panel: Carlo Wijnands, Amandine Piango (NJAL) and Marlo Saalmink
    The award will be presented by Annemarie Penn-te Strake, Mayor of Maastricht

FASHIONCLASH Party | 23:30 – 03:00
DJ’s: Strictly Vinyl and Mr. Nice Guy


Sunday July 3 at Gebouw M (Tapijnkazerne)

Heritage Show + Talk | 16:00
Directed and moderated by Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck with designers:
Natalie Dawson
Uta P. Bekaia
Juliëtte Heijnen
Pavlína Miklasová
Muslin Brothers
Laetitia Lemaire
Aine Katrina Byrne
Exploring Inspirations



June 1st – July 3rd
free entrance

Pop-up atelier & workshops at Plein 1992, Centre Céramique and Coffeelovers de Annex
LET’S (AD)DRESS THE PEOPLE! is a multidisciplinary social design project concerning traditional handwork techniques and participation of mostly elderly people. Designers Floor Nijdeken, Jolijn Fiddelaers of IXX Creates, Maartje Boer and Suzanne Vaessen of STRIKKS will be working as a team together with experienced “craftbuddies” and participating elderly to make new textile creations. The final execution of the project can be seen during the FASHIONCLASH Festival from June 30th until July 3rd at Plein 1992, which will be transformed into a crafts square.
More information

June 2 – July 3
free entrance
Crafts Expo at Coffeelovers de Annex, Plein 1992

Discover the work of designers behind the LET’S (AD)DRESS THE PEOPLE!


Friday 1 July: Crafts & Coffee Talk
Meet & greet with the designers from the LET’S (AD)DRESS THE PEOPLE! project and guest speakers designer Suzanne Oude Hengel and Granny’s Finest.
> Coffeelovers de Annex (5) | 11:30 – 13:00 Free entrance

Saturday 2 July: Forza Fashion House Fashion Talk #1 at Centre Céramique
1. Heritage: 12.00 – 13.30
2. Future: 15.00 – 16.30

The first fashion talk of Forza Fashion House zooms in on two topics: Fashion heritage & future of fashion. Guest speakers such as Filep Motwary, ModeMuze, Fashion Museum Hasselt, The Post-Couture Collective, X BANK, HTNK, Not Just A Label, CLICK NL, Janice Deul and more share their knowledge and experience with the audience.
> Centre Céramique / Avenue Céramique / Free entrance

1-3 July > Acreati Pop-Up Shop & Exhibition
Acreati presents an online platform called ‘Acreati Shop Through Visual Stories’ Pop-up shop & exhibition. This will be a showcase of curated selection of young fashion designers, a documentary, performance art and fashion photography. 
SELECTED DESIGNERS: Afriek, Alexandra Frida, Dori Tomcsanyi, Maison Nomade, Marlich, MESHIT, Roche Rouge, Silvestre Etienne.
De Brandweerkantine  / Free entrance

June 30th – July 3rd
MAFAD Graduation Expo 2016, Herdenkingsplein Maastricht

MAFAD – Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design presents its annual graduation exposition.
> Herdenkingsplein 12 / / free entrance

June 30 – July 3
oh seven two at Marres, Centre for Contemporay Culture

DYS|UTOPIA collection by oh seven two is a collaborative project by seven fashion and two textile students from Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MAFAD).
30 June: 17:00 – 20:00
1 July: 15:00 – 20:00 *performance at 15:00
2 July: 12:00 – 20:00
3 July: 12:00 – 20:00
> Capucijnenstraat 98 /  free entrance

30 June – 3 July: Expo Ebby Port at Kiki Niesten
Stokstraat 28 – 32 Maastricht / /  free entrance

Sunday 3 July: Film première The Neon Demon 
The new baroque horror thriller by Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE, ONLY GOD FORGIVES) is set in the Los Angeles fashion world. When aspiring model Jesse moves to L.A., her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has.
Lumière Cinema Maastricht / 20:45 / 6, tickets available at

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