Open Call 4 FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 – ‘HERITAGE’ Edition

Designers, performers and future shapers! Wanna be part of the next FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 – ‘HERITAGE’ Edition?! Then submit your work NOW and be part of it and have the chance to win the KALTBLUT Fashion Award 2016. “We are happy to invite you to sign up for “FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016″. The 8th edition of the international and interdisciplinary fashion festival takes place June 30 – July 3 at in Maastricht (the Netherlands). FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 Open Call is open to new generation designers, artists and all ‘fashion’ related work. We are welcoming all your proposals and suggestions. The festival is composed of a general program and a theme related program. For this edition the theme is ‘HERITAGE’.” the makers of FASHIONCLASH Festival!

Heritage: Understanding our origins to re-imagine the shape of things to come

FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 looks to the future along the theme of ‘heritage’. Like no other fashion knows how to renew itself again and again by creating a new atmosphere each season, using the past as an infinite source of inspiration and by selling and presenting the past as the new future. Designers look back to the past but also dare to speculate about the future. From this perspective designers are shaping the future of the shape of things to come. What is the role of our cultural heritage in a constantly changing world? How are new generation designers dealing with their cultural heritage (ancestry and traditions) in a globalized world where everything seems to be reachable and in which fashion is dominated by Fast Fashion chains and mass-production? Where do you come from, where do you go?

FASHIONCLASH Festival (FCF) is an inspiring 4-days fashion festival that takes place at various locations in Maastricht. FCF shows the art of fashion in the broadest sense of the word. 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 and diverse audience, national and international press, industry leaders, etc.

Since the first edition in 2009 more than 900 talents from 50 different countries have joined FASHIONCLASH Festival and were given the opportunity to show their talent and work. Some of their careers really took of from there! Take a look at fashionclash.nl for impressions of previous edition.

12387923_10153821334069628_1848026997_nYou can submit proposal for one or more FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 program components:
A Fashion Show Programme
B FASHIONCLASH Designer Market
C Meet the Industry
D FASHIONCLASH Awards

Theme related program:
E Exhibition (curated around the theme ‘Heritage’)
F FASHIONCLASH Showpieces ‘Ethnical’ Exhibition
G FASHIONCLASH Heritage Fashion Show

Enthusiastic? Want to participate? Read more about it in the application form.
You can download the application form here: FASHIONCLASH Festival 2016 application form

Deadline for submissions is 1 March 2016! For more information click HERE

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