State of Fashion employees
Head of Program
Iris Ruisch / Co Founder M-ODE Foundation and Head of Program at State of Fashion. 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 co founded M-ODE in 2017, for which she started working in 2018 as managing director. In 2021 she joined the State of Fashion team as well on partnerships and since Januari '22 as Head of program for the Biennale 2022. Amongst this, Iris is jury-chair Cat. Fashion at the Dutch Design Awards since '20 and also works for as advisor for The Creative Industries Fund, Cat. Internationalization.
Aimy Eyzenbach, Communication Lead at State of Fashion. Aimy graduated with a master's degree in Design Cultures from VU University Amsterdam in 2012. After graduating, she started working as a Marketing and Communications Assistant for the Fashion Biennale Arnhem in 2013 with the theme 'Fetishism in Fashion'. After the Fashion Biennale Arnhem, she has worked as PR/Communications assistant for Organisation in Design and Het Nieuwe Instituut, among others. In 2018 she joined the State of Fashion team, first as production and communications assistant and since the Biennale in 2022 as Lead Communication.