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

10th edition of ‘FASHIONCLASH Festival’ takes place 15 - 17 June 2018 in Maastricht.

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Shoe Design Challenge





fashionclash invito shoe design challenge

the winners:
Malou Fool, Monique Schraven and Chris van den Elzen

In collaboration with Invito, FASHIONCLASH invited talent to develop a shoe concept where creativity and sustainability are coming together. The Shoe Design Challenge was born as a platform to contribute to the development of new design (fashion) talent.

On 1st of October 2013 the jury came together at Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht, where all the designs where exhibited.
The jury, existing of Bas Kosters, Invito and FASHIONCLASH awarded three designers. Men’s shoe design by Malou Fool and women’s shoe design by Monique Schraven will be taken into production and will be sold in Invito stores in 2014. Chris van den Elzen received an honorable mention for his innovative and inspiring shoe design.

For more impressions: http://fashionclash-maastricht.blogspot.nl/2013/10/fashionclash-invito-shoe-design.html


shoe design challenge

all ten nominated designers

Nominated designers:

Malou Fool, Marleen Huijsmans, Lotte van de Laar, Judith van Vliet, Wendy van den Ham, Chris van den Elzen, Sarah El Mahi, Milou van den Berg, Monique Schraven and Milou Hillegers .

Have a look at all designs: http://fashionclash-maastricht.blogspot.nl/2013/09/fashionclash-invito-shoe-design.html


FASHIONCLASH Shoe Design Challenge Open Call  – it is no longer possible to submit work

FASHIONCLASH calls on talent to develop a shoe concept where creativity and sustainability are coming together. The Shoe Design Challenge is a unique collaboration between FASHIONCLASH and Invito. By providing a platform, FASHIONCLASH and Invito contribute to the development of new (fashion) talent.

Unique collaboration Invito & FASHIONCLASH
Invito is as spot on fashion formula always engaged with creativity and quirky design. Hereby, quality, a unique design and sustainable production are central factors. FASHIONCLASH continuously initiates projects for international fashion talent. Currently ‘Museum aan het Vrijthof’ presents the sensational exhibition “ FASHIONCLASH @ Museum aan het Vrijthof” in collaboration with Fashionclash.

From June 6 to July 5, everyone can participate in the ‘Shoe Design Challenge powered by Invito. Submissions to the Shoe Design Challenge will be judged on the product, the vision and sustainability. In addition, they focus will lay on ideas how to introduce and communicate the concept in the media. On July 11, ten designs will be chosen out of all the submissions, which will be then further developed under professional supervision by, among other, Invito. There from, three winners will be chosen in early September. The publicity concerning the Shoe Design Challenge powered by Invito contributes to the interest in the talent by professional colleagues and the general audience. Invito will take one or more winning designs into production.

About Invito

Invito focuses on the fashion roots, capitalizes on the latest trends and translates the catwalk styles to the high street. The quirky shoes formula exists 26 years, has 46 stores in the Netherlands and has a webshop www.invito.com.

Open call for submissions 

We would like to invite you to participate in our 1st edition of the ‘FASHIONCLASH Shoe Design Challenge powered by Invito’. The intention is to challenge (young) talent to develop a shoe concept. FASHIONCLASH and Invito would like to contribute to the development of (fashion) talent. The designer should take into account current trends and developments in the world when designing the shoe concept. Sustainability is of course not to be missed.
Out of all submissions to the FASHIONCLASH Shoe Design Challenge powered by Invito, 10 designs will be chosen by professional supervision of Invito which will be further developed together with the talent. Finally, three designs will be selected and will be made production-ready. In other words, this is the chance to let your shoe design become reality.


DOWNLOAD the application form and conditions here:

Dutch: application-form-NL

English: application-form-ENG

For more information: info@fashionclash.nl

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