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Innovative & Interdisciplinary showcase platform for fashion and a worldwide network of emerging designers and artists.

11th edition of ‘FASHIONCLASH Festival’ takes place 1 - 3 November 2019 in Maastricht.

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4 March – 21 May & 25 May – 6 August2017
Location: SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Vitrine

A multidisciplinary exhibition that questions the relationship between fashion and art. Curated by FASHIONCLASH and organized in collaboration with SCHUNCK*.

Fashion occupies a prominent position in our contemporary culture and is one of the largest industries in the world. But is it art?The status of fashion within the art sphere is an everlasting subject of debate. There are legendary designers who identified themselves as artists such as Elsa Schiaparelli, who declared in her autobiography that she considers fashion design not as “a profession, but as an art.” Nowadays many prominent designers such as Martin Margiela, Miuccia Prada, Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs reject this statement.

Within the academic sphere and the world of young designers there are many examples of cross-overs with art and autonomous approaches to fashion as a form of art. The multidisciplinary FASHION VS. ART exhibition displays a selection of work by fashion designers who in their own practice question and challenge the boundaries of fashion as a form of art. With their playful and innovative approach to fashion they stimulate our imaginary world and question our perception. Ask yourself: Is it art or is it fashion?

The ‘clash’ in FASHIONCLASH represents the encounter between cultures, artistic disciplines, audience and fashion. FASHIONCLASH believes that the art of fashion can stimulate critical debate about the role of fashion within our society and the world of art.
FASHIONCLASH presents the art of fashion not only by scouting outspoken avant-garde designers and providing a platform for upcoming talent, but also by organizing cross-over projects such as the CLASH project. Since the first edition in 2009 the CLASH Project challenges every year ten artists and designers from different artistic disciplines (all non-fashion) to transform their practice, both materially and conceptually, into a ‘wearable’ fashion outfit, that can be presented on the catwalk during FASHIONCLASH Festival. The perfect opportunity for creative minds to step out of their comfort zone, to play and experiment!

More information: http://schunck.nl/agenda/fashion-vs-art/

Saturday 1 April 2017, from 5 p.m. onwards
Taking place at the same time will be the opening
of Paint it Soft and Not So Soft; Bernardinuscollege
final-year art exhibition (1 to 30 April 2017); and the interactive installation, Emulate / (Ne) Plus Ultra State: the ‘Take-away’ Collection (mezzanine)

Exhibition opening times:
Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 23 p.m.
SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Shop window.
presentation will undergo a changeover halfway through the exhibition period.



Part 1 (4 March – 21 May)
Aina Seerden
Vandaag de Toekomst
By vanharten
Chris van den Elzen
Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck
Elvira ’t Hart
Femke Agema
Statement made by Jade
Pot Luck
Mieke Kockelkorn
Minou Lejeune
Pleun van Dijk (reborn)
Sanna Schubert
Sidi El Karchi
Vera Gulikers

Part 2 (25 May – 6  August 2017)
Vandaag de Toekomst
Antoine Peters
Anouk van Klaveren

Charlotte Van de Velde
Lotte Milder

Femke Agema
Statement made by Jade
Marie-Sophie Beinke
Marlou Breuls
Tiel Janssen Design
Vere van Hal

  • image: Alexandre de Vos for Clash project 2016, photo by Sem Shayne

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