State of Fashion
Platforms: Festival / Cultural Event
Research: Fashion / Culture
Education: Applied University
Logistics: Labels
Logistics: Quality Control
Logistics: Washing
Platforms: Trade Fair
Platforms: Exhibition / Showroom
Platforms: Sustainability 360
Research: Sustainability Supply Chain
Research: Material / Tech
Marketing: Photography
Marketing: Branding
Design: Design - Textiles
Design: Design - Yarns
Design: Designer
Design: Design - Accessories
Manufacturing: Textile Printing & Finishing
Manufacturing: Fibers & Raw Materials/
Manufacturing: Tailoring & Bespoke
Manufacturing: Textile Manufacturing
Manufacturing: Haberdashery & Accessories
Manufacturing: Other Textile Techniques

Organization's description

State of Fashion is an international fashion platform that connects pioneers in fashion design, research and business, and shares their ideas and innovations with the world. We stand for critical reflection on common positions and models in the fashion industry. With a biennial, discussion programs, labs for design research, exhibitions and publications, we bring visionary ideas from the Netherlands and abroad together. Together with designers, companies, scientists, educators, consumers and other stakeholders in fashion, we actively explore an urgently needed new fashion system.\n\nState of Fashion builds on the Arnhem Fashion Biennale (2005 - 2013) as well as on the profile built up by Arnhem as a hub for renewal, research and innovation in fashion. The platform is part of the Sonsbeek & State of Fashion Foundation, which also organizes the four-yearly Sonsbeek manifestation in Arnhem. The Foundation is structurally supported by the Municipality of Arnhem and the Province of Gelderland. From 2021 on, State of Fashion will be supported through the four-year funding system of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Science.

State of Fashion employees

  • Iris Ruisch
    Iris Ruisch

    Iris Ruisch / Managing Director M-ODE Foundation Iris graduated in 1998 at ArtEZ as fashiondesigner. After her graduation she worked for several fashion houses and brands, and after a long period working as Head of Design she started in 2007 as Senior Consultant Design, Management & Talentscout at HTNK. In 2015 she became Creative Director of the Amsterdam Fashion Week, elevating the annual MBFWA events into a much more balanced program of both sponsored fashion-labels and emerging young designers, that gained respect from both professionals and press. Upscaling the possibilities for Talent development and their internationalizing meant stepping into a new adventure and become part of M-ODE in 2018.