FASHIONCLASH presents: Fashion Maastricht in Chengdu
An exhibition curated by FASHIONCLASH
during the Dutch Days in Chengdu (23 – 28 September, 2015 Chengdu – China )
This multidisciplinary exhibition represents the quality of craftsmanship and a broad spectrum of fashion design aesthetics of talented designers who are linked to Maastricht by origin or education. The presented work stands out for its textile and material research, innovative tailoring or the conceptual approach. This exhibition gives a glimpse of authentic ideas offered by a new generation of visionaries that are shaping the new history of Maastricht, a city with a long tradition of arts and crafts and known for its sense of style, quality of life and dynamic cultural scene.
Most of the featured designers are alumni of MAFAD, the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Among them you can see pieces of the 2015 fashion design graduates, a group of promising designers who present themselves under the name of ‘About 11’.
In addition to the exhibited fashion designs video’s are on display showing highlights of the 7th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival – The Gender edition – including the performance ‘ Tabula Rasa ‘ , developed by FASHIONCLASH in cooperation with dance company Project Sally Maastricht and designer Mieke Kockelkorn with the aim to provide the awareness of – and transcend conservative gender roles in our society. Tabula Rasa is a message of freedom. The theme of gender is also expressed in the performance ‘ The mutants’ by Lotte Milder, a student at the famous Maastricht Theatre Academy.
The surprising clash of fashion and textile design, video and performance offers an impression of the unique interdisciplinary approach of FASHIONCLASH.
Anna Gregor, Ebby Port, Joelle Boers, Julia Aumann, Julia Schmitz, Linda Friesen, Marlou Breuls, Rachel Prijs, Reinder Schmidt, Renate Cuiper, Schueller de Waal, Strikks
FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015 by WEDOVOODOO.TV
MAFAD Graduation Show 2015 by WEDOVOODOO.TV
The Mutants by Lotte Milder
Tabula Rasa ‘Spectrum’ Performance (choreography Martin Harriague, costume Mieke Kockelkorn)
This exhibition is made possible by the city of Maastricht and its policy ‘Fashion Maastricht’ and is curated by FASHIONCLASH.
Dutch Days coming to Chongqing and Chengdu this September
In September of this year, the Consulate-General in Chongqing and the Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) in Chengdu will organize “Dutch Days” in West China’s metropolises of Chongqing (16-20 September) and Chengdu (23-27 September). Chongqing is new territory for the Dutch Days, becoming the latest addition to the growing list of Chinese cities in which this series of Dutch events is hosted. In Chengdu, a first edition of Dutch Days Chengdu was already held successfully last year. The Dutch creative industries will play a leading role in both cities’ programmes. Coordination of the events in both cities is in the hands of the Dutch, West China-based, consultancy About Asia.
Under the umbrella of the Dutch Days Chengdu, the city of Maastricht will also celebrate the third anniversary of its sister city relationship with Chengdu by organizing a Maastricht Day on 26 September. On this day, the city of Maastricht will showcase its cultural strengths with presentations, workshops, exhibitions and a film event.