Call for entries: FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015

ARTSTHREAD - Call for entries: FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015


Website: FASHIONCLASH Festival

Location/Experience/Age: Any

How: Online Online Application Form

Deadline: March 01 2015

ARTS THREAD is proud to be a media partner for the FASHIONCLASH fashion platform – looking for emerging talent for several program parts of the festival. Designers and artists are invited to sign up for the fashion show program, exhibition, FASHIONCLASH Market and the FASHIONCLASH Side Program. Participants of the festival also have the chance to win several awards including the FASHIONCLASH Festival Award worth 5,000 Euros, KALTBLUT Magazine Award and various other Awards.

FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014, the 7th edition of the international and interdisciplinary fashion festival takes place June 11-14 2014 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The 4-day festival program with fashion shows, exhibitions, fashion film, theatre and dance performances, pop-up stores, lectures, workshops and the Side Program, gives promising talent from all over the world the opportunity to show their work to a diverse international audience and industry professionals. The festival is a reflection of what is going on within the international fashion scene in the new generation of designers; imagination of the zeitgeist of contemporary fashion design through the eyes of the new generation of designers and artists.

FCF festival provides platform to more than 100 promising talents from all over the world and is a unique opportunity to discover talent and to get inspired through the art of fashion. Since the first edition in 2009 over 800 talents coming from 40 different countries have participated at FASHIONCLASH Festival.

FASHIONCLASH Festival is an initiative of the FASHIONCLASH foundation and its artistic directors Branko Popovic, Laurens Hamacher and Nawie Kuiper. The goal of FASHIONCLASH is to connect emerging talent, various disciplines, cultures and reach a broad audience through fashion.

Image credits: FASHIONCLASH 2014


The Fashion Museum Bath

ARTSTHREAD - The Fashion Museum Bath


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Address: The Fashion Museum, Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH

Open: Jan-Feb 10.30-16.00, March-Oct 10.30-17.00, Nov-Dec 10.30-16.00

Admission price: £7.25/£6.50

There are more than 100 figures and over 100 fashion objects to view at the Fashion Museum, all arranged in a series of thematic displays. Menswear, womenswear, accessories and fashion photography are all on show, dating from 1600 to present day.

The first gallery includes a display from ‘The Dress of the Year’ collection, presenting a selection of the museum’s finest examples from 1963 to the present day. A particular strength of the museum is the showcasing of British designers’ work, through the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Study facilities: the museum has study facilities and services for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of dress. Study tables can be booked to view objects and archive material from the museum collection. There is no charge for this service, except for the museum entrance fee, but it is essential to book. Email: or telephone + 44 (0) 1225 477754. The Fashion Museum also has a book available, titled Treasures which details the highlights of the collection.

The Fashion Museum collection began when Doris Langley Moore, a collector, costume designer and author, gave her collection to the city of Bath in 1963. Bath City Council used it to found the Museum of Costume. The collection is now three times its original size and the museum changed its name to the Fashion Museum in 2007.

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Museum of Bags and Purses

ARTSTHREAD - Museum of Bags and Purses


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Address: Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam

Open: daily 10.00 – 17.00

Admission price: €7.50/6

A unique museum that shows the history of women’s bags in Western culture, from the 16th century to the present day. The collection consists of more than 3500 objects, bags and accessories, with a large proportion of these on display. The collection highlights the wide-ranging form and material used in bag design through the ages.

As well as the permanent collection there are themed exhibitions and displays of bags by contemporary bag designers.