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      September 28, 2019

      Saturday  10:00 AM

      2 Museumplein
      Kerkrade, Limburg

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      Fashion Makes Sense Award: KICK OFF @ Cube Design Museum Kerkrade

      Fashion Makes Sense Award KICK OFF FASHIONCLASH presents the 3rd edition of ‘Fashion Makes Sense Award’ (FMSA), a returning motivation prize for young designers. This project aims to develop talent and support sustainable designers on the one hand and raise awareness of sustainability related issues with a larger audience on the other. FMSA has been launched in 2017  in cooperation with the Provence of Limburg, since than several partners and funds have supported the project.  In co-operation with Cube Design Museum Kerkrade, FASHIONCLASH will host an official KICK OFF event on Saturday the 28th of September; a day full of interesting workshops, key note speakers and the opening of the Fashion Makes Sense Award exhibition where you can vote for your favorite outfit. All proceeds made during this day will go to Schone Kleren Campagne/ Clean Clothes Campaign. Program 10.00 – 14.30 Workshop 1: JOIN Collective Clothes 11.00 – 14.30 Workshop 2: Speculative Futures Fashion 11.00 – 12.30 Workshop 3: Awearness Fashion - Duurzaam en succesvol ondernemen in de mode industrie 14.45 – 16.15 Fashion Talks: moderated by Jeroen Junte 16.15 – Official opening Fashion Makes Sense Award exhibition & voting For a detailed explanation of each program part, please continue reading. Between 12.30 and 13.30 lunch will be served in Brasserie M, the Museum Cafe of Cube Design Museum. If you signed up for 1 of the workshops, lunch is included in the participation fee. 10.00 – 14.30Workshop 1: JOIN Collective Clothes JOIN Collective Clothes is a project by Anouk Beckers in which fashion is explored as a collective practice, focusing on designing and making clothes together. The essential tool of the project is an open source modular system that consists of four different shapes: top (J), sleeve, (O), trouser leg (I), or part of a skirt (N). Through a series of workshops, everyone is invited to design and make a single piece of a garment. Anouk Beckers will host a JOIN Collective Clothes workshop in Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade during the Fashion Makes Sense Award KICK OFF. The pieces made by all participants of the workshop, together create a whole outfit. The results of this workshop will be exhibited in the museum from Saturday 28th of September 2019 – 20th of January 2020. 11.00 – 14.30Workshop 2: Speculative Futures Fashion The world is accelerating, and we have a difficult time catching up. Current models and ways of thinking aren’t capable of explaining the changes that are taking place. If we want to tackle issues like sustainability, climate change and slave labor, we can't take refuge in proven concepts but seek for new ideas and practices. The only way to do that, is by reframing the status quo. Speculative design is an approach to design (for) the future. It challenges designers to leave known territories and take steps into the unknown by creating a possible and preferable future. It does so by the introduction of the concept of fictional world building into the design process. Designers are not designing for the now, but for a self-created future world with an actual story, and persona (that may or may not be human). It’s like writing the screenplay for a positive episode of 'Black Mirror' and designing for it. In this workshop we translate contemporary and urgent challenges in fashion to the near future, build a world around them and create a lo-fi prototype. The tools we use are part of Intervention Design, a new speculative design approach. This workshop is hosted by Theo Ploeg is ambassador Speculative Design at DSS and co-founder of Speculative Futures  11.00 – 12.30 Workshop 3: Awearness Fashion - Duurzaam en succesvol ondernemen in de mode industrie   This workshop will be hosted in Dutch Hoe gaan duurzaamheid en succesvol ondernemerschap samen in de mode-industrie? Awearness Fashion geeft je hiervan een aantal inspirerende voorbeelden, maar laat je vooral zelf nadenken in een dynamisch workshop van ca. 1,5 uur. Aan bod komen onder andere de relatie met je (potentiële) klanten; hoe spreek je nieuwe klanten aan, en hoe creëer je een langdurige relatie met ze? Daarnaast duiken we dieper in innovatie. Door slim te ontwerpen draag je al vanaf het begin bij aan een duurzame levenscyclus van je creaties. Daarnaast kun je innovatieve toepassingen gebruiken voor je eigen locatie, je afvalstromen en het end-of life moment van je kleding. Ook tijdens het aankoopproces van de klant, de customer journey, kun je innovatieve producten inzetten. Na een korte presentatie gaan deelnemers zelf aan de slag met de genoemde onderwerpen. We eindigen met het gezamenlijk bespreken van de gedachten, vragen en oplossingen van de deelnemers. Awearness Fashion zet zich al ruim tien jaar in voor meer bewustwording en duurzame keuzes in de mode industrie. Oprichters Jeannette Ooink en Wilma Mulder organiseren modeshows, fashion cafés, workshops en lezingen voor consumenten, onderwijs, ontwerpers en retail Between 12.30 and 13.30 lunch will be served in Brasserie M, the Museum Cafe of Cube Design Museum. If you signed up for 1 of the workshops, lunch is included in the participation fee. 14.45 - 16.15Fashion Talks, moderated by Jeroen Junte To get more in depth within the theme of sustainability, we invited a few key note speakers to talk about their point of view on the current fashion industry. Karin Vlug/ UNSEAM Karin Vlug is a a fashion designer and researcher dreaming of a new fashion production system that does not require sewing. Enabling local, on-demand and made-to-measure production. Her inspiration comes from industries outside of the fashion industry, collaborating with partners from other industries and knowledge institutes form the core of her practice, without them it would not be possible. Her aim is to contribute to a more sustainable fashion industry trough material research and by redesigning the production and construction process of a garment. Karin is co-founder of UNSEAM an initiative founded by Bas Froon and Karin Vlug that develops new technologies enabling local, digital and on-demand manufacturing of textile products. By combining new and existing digital techniques, UNSEAM aims to enable designers and brands to produce their clothes, shoes and furniture made to measure and on-demand: closer to the end-user. Amber Jae Slooten/ The FabricantThe Fabricant is a digital fashion house operating at the intersection of fashion and technology. The fashion future we imagine is collaborative, creative and co-operative. The digital-only fashion arena is a place of freedom, fantasy and self-expression. Everyone should have the opportunity to realize their digital identity, or identities, in a way that they choose, expressing who they are, wish to be perceived, or want to become. Your virtual self can be an extension of your actual physical self - or something completely different. It’s your choice. The boundaries of the physical fashion world do not apply, or any of its rules about how to behave as an industry. We’re at year zero on the digital-only fashion timeline. We have the opportunity to avoid the mistakes of the past and participate in a fashion future that’s creative and sustainable: expressing ourselves while wasting nothing but data, exploiting nothing but the power of our imagination. The Fabricant knows that what we do will only be one part of the story. It’s time to co-create the fashion world we’ve always dreamed of. Let’s take this first step together. Linda Valkeman/ 'Obroni wa wu' (dead white man's clothing)Linda Valkeman is a research-based designer who straddles the interface of design and anthropology. Defining herself as a 'Material Teller' she aims to explore how the meaning of objects, styles and aesthetic forms change over time and space. Consumption patterns, material migration and neo colonialism are subjects that influence or appear in my work. ‘Obroni wa wu’ also known as ‘Death White Men’s Clothing’ explores the life of second hand clothing material in the context of Ghana and the Netherlands. What kind of impact does the ‘donated’ clothing have on the people who receive it? Linda is working on a archive sharing sender receiver stories of second hand clothing. Each look in her collection is representing a ‘clothing passport’, which gives insight on the movement and identity of the items. As a curator of these clothing identities she wants to trigger thoughts and start a dialogue on clothing donation & consumption. Taskforce Fashion/ Esther Muñoz Grootveld (State of Fashion), Iris Ruisch (M-ODE) and Branko Popovic (FASHIONCLASH) Commissioned by the Creative Industries Fund NL, The Dutch fashion platforms FASHIONCLASH (Maastricht), M-ODE(Amsterdam) and State of Fashion (Arnhem) joined forces for the multidisciplinary, research-based collaboration Taskforce Fashion. In collaboration with Dutch design talent, they investigate the transforming role of fashion in relation to social issues, climate change and a sustainable vision for the future. In 2019, Taskforce Fashion will focus on Fashion After Flood, in which 15 Dutch fashion designers are tackling a current social issue: the rising (sea) water level. Esther Muñoz Grootveld (State of Fashion), Iris Ruisch (M-ODE) and Branko Popovic (FASHIONCLASH) will talk about the project and this unique collaboration between these fashion platforms in The Netherlands. 16.15 – Official opening Fashion Makes Sense Award exhibition & voting The outfits of the ten finalists of the Fashion Makes Sense Award will be presented in an exhibition and will be showcased until the 20th of January 2020. It’s  possible to vote for your favorite outfit as part of the audience prize of the Fashion Makes Sense Award. The winner will be announced during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2019 on Saturday the 2nd of November.  All proceeds made during this day will go to Schone Kleren Campagne/ Clean Clothes Campaign, a global alliance dedicated to improving working conditions and empowering workers in the global garment and sportswear industries. Photo and video recordings will be made during this event. When you participate in this event, you give the organization permission to use images (photo and video) for communication purposes.

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