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Above: 1-3 Mathilde Rougier / 4. & 5. Marko Feher / 6. & 7. Kevin Pleiter / 8. Saskia Lenaerts 9. Andrea Grossi / 10. Esra Copur

FASHIONCLASH Digital Edition presented on Saturday February 27 2021, the fourth edition of the Fashion Makes Sense Award, a prize for a new generation of designers with innovative and sustainable ideas for the future of fashion. The 10 finalists presented their work during the Fashion Makes Sense Award Show.

The jury prize of € 2500 was won by Mathilde Rougier, a current MA student at Institut Francais de la Mode and a 2002 graduate from Central Saint Martins UAL Fashion Womenswear BA Hons.

Mathilde Rougier is a multi-disciplinary fashion designer, working across the fields of modular textiles, augmented reality, 3D design and upcycled plastics. She focuses on developing circular production and design systems for clothing and adornment. Her practice centers on the body within a sustainable and digital context. She explores themes of digital deterioration, glitch, file corruption and modular image generation.

The ‘MODULAR AUGMENTED CAPSULE’ proposes a circular approach to sustainability, as all the materials used come from waste. The main textile functions like Lego; the pieces are slotted together, can be taken apart and put back together in a different form. The design process is constantly ongoing without creating waste. Same goes for the virtual parts of the garment; they can be updated and evolved without creating waste. The other techniques (second-hand cotton hotel sheeting, which was naturally dyed and the re-melted plastic packaging) use upcycling and can be upcycled themselves, as long as material unity is conserved.

The Public prize of € 1000. was won by Marko Feher, 2020 graduate of Central Saint Martins UAL Fashion Womenswear BA Hons.

Marko Potkozarac Feher is a Bosnian fashion designer who lives and works torn between Bosnia & Herzegovina and London. He is an ethical designer who does not use any materials of animal origin when creating his collections. Marko was the first Bosnian designer who got both accepted at Central Saint Martins UAL.

“My grandfather decided to donate his suits to the ‘Red Cross’ – because, as he said, he didn’t need them anymore. The ‘Red Cross’ said they already had too many clothes and that it would be better to give all those suits to someone in need, privately. My grandfather decided to throw them away, so I decided to take all the suits - which were of a very high quality. I decided to redesign them and make new things out of them, to have my own grandpa’s heritage and to make new memories.” In addition to reusing the suits, Marko recycled shirts, ties, badges, belts and figurines. But most of all, he recycled memories.

Highlights of presentations also included Andrea Grossi, an alumnus of Polimoda, Esra Copur, an alumna of HKU Utrecht, Kevin Pleiter, alumnus of ArtEZ Fashion Design BA and Saskia Lenaerts, graduate 2020 in Fashion MA from Central Saint Martins UAL.

See all the 10 Finalists on ARTSTHREAD Editorial

The online event was moderated by Anne-Ro Klevent Groen, marketing and communications director Fashion for Good, Editor-at-Large Sustainability Vogue Netherlands.

Meet the Jury prize panel on FASHIONCLASH -
- Alex McIntosh, Creative director at Create Sustain
- Annouk Post, Creative Coach of Sustainable (Fashion) Pioneers
- Belvis Soler, Co-Founder and CEO Luxiders Magazine, Co-founder of GASS
- Holly Syrett, Senior Sustainability Manager Global Fashion Agenda
- Luciana Duarte, PhD researcher Production Engineering (Brazil) and Development Studies (Erasmus University of Rotterdam), founder of Ethical Fashion Brazil.
- Max Gilgenmann, Ceo and Founder studio MM04, Content Director at Neonyt
- Sara Sozzani Maino, Deputy director of Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents, International Brand Ambassador Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and Goodwill Ambassador Fashion for Development.

Image credits: photography Pasarella Photo

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Above: 1-3 Mathilde Rougier / 4. & 5. Marko Feher / 6. & 7. Kevin Pleiter / 8. Saskia Lenaerts 9. Andrea Grossi / 10. Esra Copur

FASHIONCLASH Digital Edition presented on Saturday February 27 2021, the fourth edition of the Fashion Makes Sense Award, a prize for a new generation of designers with innovative and sustainable ideas for the future of fashion. The 10 finalists presented their work during the Fashion Makes Sense Award Show.

The jury prize of € 2500 was won by Mathilde Rougier, a current MA student at Institut Francais de la Mode and a 2002 graduate from Central Saint Martins UAL Fashion Womenswear BA Hons.

Mathilde Rougier is a multi-disciplinary fashion designer, working across the fields of modular textiles, augmented reality, 3D design and upcycled plastics. She focuses on developing circular production and design systems for clothing and adornment. Her practice centers on the body within a sustainable and digital context. She explores themes of digital deterioration, glitch, file corruption and modular image generation.

The ‘MODULAR AUGMENTED CAPSULE’ proposes a circular approach to sustainability, as all the materials used come from waste. The main textile functions like Lego; the pieces are slotted together, can be taken apart and put back together in a different form. The design process is constantly ongoing without creating waste. Same goes for the virtual parts of the garment; they can be updated and evolved without creating waste. The other techniques (second-hand cotton hotel sheeting, which was naturally dyed and the re-melted plastic packaging) use upcycling and can be upcycled themselves, as long as material unity is conserved.

The Public prize of € 1000. was won by Marko Feher, 2020 graduate of Central Saint Martins UAL Fashion Womenswear BA Hons.

Marko Potkozarac Feher is a Bosnian fashion designer who lives and works torn between Bosnia & Herzegovina and London. He is an ethical designer who does not use any materials of animal origin when creating his collections. Marko was the first Bosnian designer who got both accepted at Central Saint Martins UAL.

“My grandfather decided to donate his suits to the ‘Red Cross’ – because, as he said, he didn’t need them anymore. The ‘Red Cross’ said they already had too many clothes and that it would be better to give all those suits to someone in need, privately. My grandfather decided to throw them away, so I decided to take all the suits - which were of a very high quality. I decided to redesign them and make new things out of them, to have my own grandpa’s heritage and to make new memories.” In addition to reusing the suits, Marko recycled shirts, ties, badges, belts and figurines. But most of all, he recycled memories.

Highlights of presentations also included Andrea Grossi, an alumnus of Polimoda, Esra Copur, an alumna of HKU Utrecht, Kevin Pleiter, alumnus of ArtEZ Fashion Design BA and Saskia Lenaerts, graduate 2020 in Fashion MA from Central Saint Martins UAL.

See all the 10 Finalists on ARTSTHREAD Editorial

The online event was moderated by Anne-Ro Klevent Groen, marketing and communications director Fashion for Good, Editor-at-Large Sustainability Vogue Netherlands.

Meet the Jury prize panel on FASHIONCLASH -
- Alex McIntosh, Creative director at Create Sustain
- Annouk Post, Creative Coach of Sustainable (Fashion) Pioneers
- Belvis Soler, Co-Founder and CEO Luxiders Magazine, Co-founder of GASS
- Holly Syrett, Senior Sustainability Manager Global Fashion Agenda
- Luciana Duarte, PhD researcher Production Engineering (Brazil) and Development Studies (Erasmus University of Rotterdam), founder of Ethical Fashion Brazil.
- Max Gilgenmann, Ceo and Founder studio MM04, Content Director at Neonyt
- Sara Sozzani Maino, Deputy director of Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents, International Brand Ambassador Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and Goodwill Ambassador Fashion for Development.

Image credits: photography Pasarella Photo

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