FASHIONCLASH Festival 2018

FASHION MY RELIGION! | 15th – 17th of June 2018 | Maastricht

MAASTRICHT – FASHIONCLASH presents Fashion My Religion! The 10-year anniversary edition of the

international and interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival. During the 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2018 morethan 150 promising designers and stage performers from countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Italy,Portugal, Serbia, Finland, Uruguay and many more will take part in the festival. The festival program is composed within a 3-day program The Route: an inspiring pilgrimage along expositions, lectures, theatreand dance performances and talks. The Fashion Show program takes place on Saturday evening, a spectacular evening where talents of the future will take the stage at the SAM-Decorfrabriek.

In short, a unique opportunity to get inspired by and discover the world of fashion, the newest fashiontalents and to enjoy Maastricht as a fashion city.

For more information about the program and designers:

Practical information

Friday June 15th till Sunday June 17th 2018


• Fashion shows, June 16: SAM-Decorfabriek, Meerssenerweg 215, Maastricht

• Opening, June 15: Gashouder, Lage Frontweg 8, Maastricht

• The Route: Lab Building, De Brandweer, Centre Ceramique, Bonnefantenmuseum, De Bijenkorf, Dinghuis, Bergportaal Sint Servaas, Entre Deux, Mosae Forum, Van Eyck Academy etc.

Tickets: FASHIONCLASH Festival is accessible for everyone and anyone and is mostly free of entrance, with the exception of the fashion shows on Saturday.

Tickets for the fashion show are for sale from €12,50 (pre-sale online) and €15, -/ students €7,50 at the door. Tickets are available from May 1st 2018 via – and during the festival at the SAMDecorfabriek.

Theme: Fashion My Religion!

The overarching theme Fashion My Religion! boldly dives into one of the most current themes of themoment; religion. Specifically, the relation between religion and gender, hair style and clothing.

FASHIONCLASH dares participants and visitors to research, highlight or break existing religious traditions and taboos by way of using fashion. A call to activism that hopefully inspires a new generation of fashionmakers and lovers to fulfil their role as meaningful as they can.

‘’The meeting between fashion and religion isn’t a new one. Religious idioms and luxury have been used fordecades by many within fashion. Sometimes just for ethical motives, other times with a dose of criticism.

With ‘Fashion My Religion’ we are placing the audience and the designer in an interesting area of tension; fashion versus religion or cutting-edge versus tradition. We take a closer look at cultural expressions of personal, modern meaning and more traditional ones. We place historical absolutes opposite from modernday

fluid truths by really going in on social matters such as, feminism and human rights. Through (fashion)design we dissect the ever-changing awareness around the relationship we have with our environment and come up with new stories and approaches to ‘fashion and religion’.’’ -FC Team


FASHION SHOWS / Saturday evening June 16 SAM-decorfabriek

The perfect opportunity to discover the collections of new, international fashion talents. This year, FASHIONCLASH Festival again offers the stage to designers from all over the globe, such as Alessandro

Trincone from Italy, Filipe Augusto from Portugal, Amy Ollett from UK, SorteMaria from Uruguay and Enni Lähderinne from Finland. Dutch design talent will be represented very well by Maarten van Mulken, STEVEN VANDERYT, Teun Seuren and many others.

On Saturday night, the 16th of June, the MAFAD Show 2018 will take place showcasing the graduation collections of the MAFAD (Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts & Design) fashion students and the presentation of the CLASH Project #10; out-of-the-box outfits designed by ten non-fashion designers.

Ever since the very first edition, like a tradition, the Clash Project is presented. In this project FASHIONCLASH challenges ten non-fashion designers and artists to create an out-of-the-box outfit for the catwalk.

Participants are, among others, visual artist Caz Egelie, product and footwear designer Kristofers Rei, product designer Danika van Kaathoven and architect/designer Tim Prins.

After the Shows and before the Party kicks off, several Awards will be presented. For the fourth time the FASHIONCLASH Festival Talent Award will be presented, The KALTBLUT Magazine Award and the CHAPEAU

Magazine talent Award to best MAFAD graduate student.

FASHIONCLASH is known for the thrilling cross-overs with theatre and dance. This year, the SAMDecorfabriek will be perceived as ‘performing space’ in which designers can not only present their work, but also, more than ever, are challenged to present their work to the audience in a performative manner.

Inspired by the theme, Studio AKATAK will create a concept for the space and scenography.

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