Co-owner and Artistic Director
Fashionclash is an innovative and interdisciplinary showcase platform for fashion, and a worldwide network of emerging designers and artists. Based in Maastricht Fashionclash has developed a good relationship with creatives in Tilburg. Since its start, Fashionclash has realised several successful projects, in which the organisation shows us in a playful and inspiring way that the clothing we wear tells us something about our identity, values and standards. Continuing amongst these lines, Fashionclash and several companies Tilburg based companies are currently working on the Second Skin project.
“Fashion is interwoven through all layers of society and has the qualities to manifest itself in a multidisciplinary manner. Our passion for fashion and the essence of FASHIONCLASH stem from the belief in the contribution that the art of fashion can make to people, society, culture and the economy. Designers are not only able to translate the world we live in, current events and challenges we face in a powerful way, but also have the power to speculate about the future. Something that is needed now more than ever.”
Identity & Human Rights
Identity is what makes someone unique. You experience your identity through, among other things, origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion and political affiliation. Human rights play an important role in promoting and protecting both and individuals identity and personality, as well as group identities. As for instance the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression do so.
In the morning program you will discuss how identity and clothing are intertwined with representatives of the globally operating organisations Capsters (the original sport hijab), Fashionclash (fashion and design) and Tilburg Cowboys (Human Rights Tattoo). In the afternoon session the central theme is the right to freedom of expression. You will be immersed in the world of (social) media and citizen journalism by the founders of the ‘Community Media Centre Omroep Tilburg’ and Roze Maandag – one of the largest LGTB events in the Netherlands.