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Platforms: Festival / Cultural Event
Platforms: Exhibition / Showroom
Institutions: Ngo's
Design: Designer
Design: Design - Textiles
Design: Pattern Making
Design: Design - Accessories
Design: Design - Tech & Pattern
Design: Design - Clothing
Design: Design - Yarns
Research: Fashion / Culture
Research: Fashion / Tech
Research: Material / Tech
Research: Circular Economy

Organization's description

Interdisciplinary showcase and development platform for fashion & fashion culture and a worldwide network of emerging fashion makers. FASHIONCLASH initiates, produces and presents existing and new work of a new generation of fashion makers who research, reflect, contextualize and celebrate contemporary fashion(culture) from the intrinsic question: How can fashion contribute to a better, healthier and more inclusive society? Since 2009 FASHIONCLASH has realized and cocreate more than 200 projects and events and offered the stage to over 1000 talents from all over the globe. FASHIONCLASH is mostly active in The Netherlands, but has also been active in Brazil, South-Africa, China, Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Serbia, Italy etc.
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  • Branko Popovic
    Branko Popovic
    co-founder / co-director

    Multidisciplinary fashion maker and Co-founder/director of FASHIONCLASH Branko was born in former Yugoslavia, due to war he and his family immigrated to the Netherlands. Eventually settled in Maastricht, where he graduated from fashion design at Maastricht Institute of Arts. Branko is mostly known as one of the co-founders/directors of FASHIONCLASH Foundation, an interdisciplinary showcase and development platform for fashion and fashion culture and a worldwide network of emerging fashion makers. Next to his work for FASHIONCLASH he had his own multidisciplinary studio for a period of ten years with focus on men's fashion and costume design. He has been involved in various performing arts projects and still is. He was a member of the advisory committee at Creative Industries Fund NL (2017 - 2020). Currently he is one of the jury member of category fashion of the Dutch Design Awards. Blog:

  • Laurens Hamacher
    Laurens Hamacher
  • Jessie Beurskens
    Jessie Beurskens
    Creative Producer

Coming events

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14th edition FASHIONCLASH Festival

25th of November 2022 at 12:00:00

14th edition of the international and interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival will take place from 25 - 27 November 2022 in Maastricht. During this three-day hybrid (on- & offline program) festival, a new generation of designers and performing artists from all over the world are given the opportunity to show their work to a broad (inter)national audience. The program with exhibitions, performances, talks and fashion film screenings and awards, showcases projects that explore, contextualize and celebrate contemporary fashion culture.

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Fitting In

26th of February 2023 at 00:00:10

Z33 invited FASHIONCLASH to collaborate for their Fitting In exhibition. Branko Popovic co-curated the exhibition. Fitting In exhibition by Z33 gathers artists, (fashion) designers and activists to question—and celebrate—our liquid identity. Exhibition shows work of several Dutch fashion practitioners such as Elisa van Joolen, Sheltersuit, Das Leben am Haverkamp, Lisa Konno, The Fabricant and many more.

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26th of June 2022 at 12:00:00

Op zondag 26 juni vindt de eerste editie van het cultuurfestival YPIE__FEST plaats in Tilburg Noord geïnitieerd in het kader van Second Skin Tilburg, een jongeren participatieproject van FASHIONCLASH dat deel uitmaakt van Forwart, een meerjaren project in Tilburg.

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Culture.Fashion - Meet.Up | What’s Next?

10th of June 2022 at 13:00:00

10th of June | 13.00 - 17.00 Stadhuis Arnhem On the 10th of June, Culture.Fashion celebrates the closing of the third phase of the Culture.Fashion-network at Stadhuis Arnhem. With this event Culture.Fashion like to get together and share our wins & learnings and explore what the network needs in the future. The (invite) event will start at 13.00h and we’ll finish off with drinks and bites starting from 16.00 - 17.00h.

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Who cares what you wear? in Arnhem tijdens FDFA & State of Fashion

10th of June 2022 at 16:00:00

Who cares what you wear? is een projct van FASHIONCLASH i.s.m. theatermakers Mayke Roels Who cares what you wear? is een interactieve educatie theatervoorstelling voor jongeren met doel vraagstukken op het gebied van mode en duurzaamheid onder de aandacht te brengen. Twee actrices gaan bij zichzelf en op een interactieve wijze samen met de klas/groep op zoek naar hetgeen wat jongeren al weten over mode en duurzaamheid en hoe ze erover denken.

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Taskforce Fashion – Residency for Responsible Fashion exhibition at Textiel Museum

20th of January 2022 at 17:00:00

Panoramadeck presentation hosted by Taskforce Fashion - 20 January 2022 till 27 March 2022 In this experiment, the designers were challenged to question the current reality and the fashion system, in order to eventually offer possible solutions for the future. Through field trips, desktop research and in-depth conversations with experts from the field, the teams investigated the social-cultural challenges of the cities Tilburg, Maastricht and Rotterdam. Taskforce Fashion is a collaboration between fashion platforms FASHIONCLASH, M-ODE and State of Fashion.

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Second Skin Tilburg - Expo #2

12th of November 2021 at 00:00:10

An exhibition of the interim results of textile workshops that have been realized in recent months with students from ROC Tilburg and young people from Tilburg Noord. 11 November 16.00 - 19.00u 12 November 10.00 - 16.00u Location: Verdiplein 108, Tilburg Free entrance Follow the project @secondskintilburg Second Skin Tilburg is an initiative of FASHIONCLASH, a multidisciplinary participation project around fashion in which the shaping and expression of the identity and personal stories of young people is central. Second Skin Tilburg is part of the UIA funded project ForwArt /

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FASHIONCLASH Festival 2021

26th of November 2021 at 10:00:00

FASHIONCLASH presents the 13th edition of the international & interdisciplinary fashion festival, FASHIONCLASH Festival. During this three-day hybrid festival, a new generation of designers and performing artists from all over the world get the opportunity to show their work to a diverse, international audience. FASHIONCLASH Festival takes place from 26-28 November 2021 in Maastricht