State of Fashion
Platformen: Festival / Cultureel Evenement
Onderzoek: Mode En Cultuur
Onderwijs: Hbo
Logistiek: Labeling
Logistiek: Kwaliteitscontrole
Logistiek: Wasserij
Platformen: Handelsbeurs
Platformen: Expositie / Showroom
Platformen: Sustainability 360
Onderzoek: Duurzame Textiel Keten
Onderzoek: Technische Grondstoffen
Marketing: Fotografie
Marketing: Branding
Ontwerp: Textiel Ontwikkeling
Ontwerp: Garen Ontwikkeling
Ontwerp: Ontwerper
Ontwerp: Accessoires Ontwerp
Productie: Textieldrukker En Bewerkingsbedrijf
Productie: Vezels En Grondstoffen
Productie: Kleer Makers - Naar Maat Confectie
Productie: Textiel - Kleding Atelier - Fabrikant
Productie: Fournituren En Accessoiressen
Productie: Andere Textiel Technieken

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.