FASHIONCLASH CHENGDU 2017
FASHIONCLASH CHENGDU 2017 24 March – 23 April 2017 Chengdu, China FASHIONCLASH will present work of more than 30 emerging designers and artists from The Netherlands and Flanders in Chengdu, China.
The in Maastricht-based international and interdisciplinary fashion platform FASHIONCLASH joins forces with Chinese partners Punch Me, Cross Lab and Dutch-Chinese organization About Asia. Together they will introduce 'FASHIONCLASH 2017: Future of Fashion' from 24 March until 23 April 2017 in Chengdu, China.
After a successful first exhibition of FASHIONCLASH in China (2015) - as part of an exchange programme between the cities of Maastricht (Netherlands) and Chengdu (Sichuan, China) - FASHIONCLASH now presents a larger, more comprehensive, and complete story at the newly opened 'Future Center' in downtown Chengdu.
Future of Fashion
‘Future of Fashion’ is a multidisciplinary exhibition composed out of work of more than 30 emerging designers and artists from The Netherlands and Flanders. The exhibition represents a broad spectrum of fashion design aesthetics, visions and various approaches to fashion. The presented work stands out for its concept, experimental materials and textiles, innovative shapes and tailoring. In addition to fashion the exhibition features screenings of interdisciplinary fashion films and performances. Among the participants are award winning designers Marlou Breuls and Nikki Duijst, avant-garde designers’ collective 'Das Leben Am Haverkamp' and promising theatre makers Lotte Milder and Milou van Duijnhoven. The selection of participants is an eclectic mix of designers that graduated from international established schools such as AMFI, ArtEZ Arnhem, MAFAD, KABK, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and Theatre Academy Maastricht. FASHIONCLASH will work together with a team of theatre performers that will bring the exhibition to life. Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck created the overall concept that serves as a platform to connect the physical space of the exhibition with the performance space, and engages interactions with the audience.
Opening: 24 March 2017, 20:00
Activities: 24, 25 March 2017
Exhibition: 24 March – 23 April 2017
Venue: Future Center Chengdu / Address: 成都市成华区东风路26号未来中心
In collaboration with the Chinese cultural initiative Punch Group and their cultural festival 'PunchMe Art Festival', FASHIONCLASH meets west China for the second time. The exhibition will be staged in ‘Future Center’, an unfinished raw space that perfectly fits the spirit of the new generation designers and artists who are redefining the future with their visions. The ‘Future of Fashion’ creations will temporarily find their home in this space and inspire the audience of the potential that lays ahead. Anything is possible! Like in a labyrinth FASHIONCLASH invites visitors to wander and get lost in the imagination of future fashion makers. The Chinese showcases of FASHIONCLASH are developed and initiated in close collaboration with About Asia; a Dutch-Chinese promoter of cultural and creative industries in west China.
FASHIONCLASH is an innovative, interdisciplinary development platform and international fashion network that focusses on supporting a new generation of designers and artists. Over the past ten years FASHIONCLASH has grown from a single project into an influential fashion statement by developing and organizing projects such as the annual 'FASHIONCLASH Festival' in Maastricht. The ‘clash’ in FASHIONCLASH represents the encounter between talent, cultures, artistic disciplines, the audience and fashion. FASHIONCLASH strongly believes that the art of fashion can stimulate critical debate about controversial issues in our society. By researching and questioning ‘fashion’ we learn to understand the psychology of human behaviour and its role in undermining stereotypes.