Call for Entries: Berlin fashion Film Festival 15

ARTSTHREAD - Call for Entries: Berlin fashion Film Festival 15


Website: Berlin fashion Film Festival

Location/Experience: any

How: Complete online application form

Deadline: March 20 2015

ARTS THREAD is proud to be a media partner once again with The Berlin fashion Film Festival – the festival has now started accepting submissions for 2015.

Berlin fashion Film Festival is gearing up for its fourth edition, which will take place in Berlin on June 04 – 05 2015.

View the Berlin fashion Film Festival 2014 winners and Berlin fashion Film Festival 2013 winners on ARTS THREAD.

Fashion designers, filmmakers, photographers, production companies and advertising agencies are invited to submit their fashion films directly on the Berlin fashion Film Festival website. All films will be reviewed and considered for the official 2015 selection. The selected films will be judged by an international jury.

The Berlin fashion Film Festival 2015 (#BfFF2015) recognises and awards branded quality content in 16 categories: Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Original Music, Best Use of Music, Best Idea, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, Best Use of Fashion, Best Make-Up, Best Hair, Best Casting, Best Emerging Talent, Best Local Production, Best Film by a Major Brand, Best Fashion Film. Further information on all categories, including rules, fees, and how to enter is available on the Berlin fashion Film Festival website.

The nominees will automatically have access to all Berlin fashion Film Festival 2015 events, which will take place in Berlin between the 3rd and 5th of June 2015. The BfFF 2015 events include several official screenings, featuring all nominated films, talks, Q&A’s, panel discussions, and the BfFF Awards. All events focus on supporting talent and encouraging collaborations and partnerships, giving nominees and winners the chance to personally present their work to the BfFF audience and jury. Additionally, all bronze, silver, and gold winners will be included in the yearly BfFF International Tour.


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


Graduate Fashion Week

ARTSTHREAD - Graduate Fashion Week

Arts Thread is proud to be a partner of Graduate Fashion Week.

Website: Graduate Fashion Week

Dates: Saturday May 30 – Tuesday June 02 2015

Location: The Truman Brewery, 11 Hanbury St, E1 6QR

Arts Thread is the official online portfolio website for Graduate Fashion Week and we will be at the show to help industry find the graduate that’s right for them.

View the GFW 2014 Winners

Showcasing the work of over 1,000 graduates from some of the most influential UK and international universities, Graduate Fashion Week represents the future of creative design talent. Attracting over 20,000 guests each summer, the event features 22 catwalk shows, large exhibition from over 40 universities and an acclaimed Gala Award Show.

Graduate Fashion Week provides an unrivalled platform for the promotion of new talent. Designed to bridge the gap between graduation and employment, Graduate Fashion Week is responsible for launching the careers of some of the most successful designers of our time including Christopher Bailey who was the winner of the first ever Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award, Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson and Julien Macdonald.


The Fashion Museum Bath

ARTSTHREAD - The Fashion Museum Bath


Online collection:

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.

Image credits: gloves 1880-1890


MoMu ModeMuseum

ARTSTHREAD - MoMu ModeMuseum


Online collection:

Address: MoMu Mode Museum, Nationalestraat 28, B-2000 Antwerp

Open: Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-18.00, closed Monday

Admission price: adult €6, students €4

The MoMu-Fashion Museum has a collection of over 25.000 items: clothing, shoes, accessories, lace etc and these can be viewed online. The policy is to collect historical costumes (the oldest pieces date back to the 16th century),  as well as pieces by contemporary designers such as Dries Van Noten, Yohji Yamamoto, Bernhard Willhelm, Ann Demeulemeester etc and to keep them in the best possible conditions.

Since 1977 the textile and costume museum has aimed to gather an exciting and coherent collection, growing steadily through purchases, loans and donations. Many collections are interesting for scientific and historic research, including the collection of print blocks for fabric and a catalogue of work by Hélène Braun who conducted research on traditional clothes and hand-weaving in Europe, from the 1930’s to the fifties.

In addition, the musuem has a huge collection of 18th-20th century costumes, including dresses, hats, jewellery, scarves and lingerie.

The museum also has a unique collection of regional clothes from the Antwerp Kempen region, lace (bobbin and needle lace), embroidery and religious textiles.

The Mode Museum runs two themed exhibitions a year, and regularly has exhibition projects on display in the Museum Gallery. In addition, the museum has a comprehensive fashion and design bookshop.