If you are looking for a unique and inspiring fashion experience, you might want to check out FASHIONCLASH Tilburg, a one-day fashion event that will take place on 2 March 2024 at Theater De Nieuwe Vorst. The event is free for everyone and will feature a diverse and innovative program that showcases the work of 20 designers and artists who have a link with the city of Tilburg.

André Konings

FASHIONCLASH Tilburg is the first edition of a fashion event that is part of FASHIONCLASH, a platform and festival that aims to connect and support young and emerging fashion talents from different disciplines and backgrounds. FASHIONCLASH Tilburg will offer a glimpse into the creative and experimental world of fashion.

The program will include:

The Clash House: a showcase and development program for designers who focus on crossovers between fashion and other art disciplines, especially performing arts. These designers explore alternative ways of making and presenting fashion, such as performances, installations, and interventions. The Tilburg edition of The Clash House will feature the performances to-be-to-exist by Esra Copur and ‘Super Femboyant’ by Ruben Jurriën, as well as a surprise performance by Fynnandmathis.

Who cares what you wear?: an interactive and educational theater performance for young people (10+) that aims to create awareness about fashion and sustainability. The performance will be led by influencers Rose & Rosie, who will vlog about current themes in the field of fashion, climate change, consumption, and sustainability, and engage with the audience in a playful and informative way. The performance is a production by FASHIONCLASH in collaboration with theater maker Mayke Roels and in co-creation with young people and a changing cast of actresses.

Exhibition & Pop-up Sales: a curated selection of 20 designers and artists who will present and sell their work in the form of clothing, textiles, video, and photography. The exhibition and pop-up sales program will highlight the diversity and quality of the Tilburg fashion scene, featuring designers and labels such as André Konings, Esra Westerburgen, Sophie Fabre Design, &AMPERSAND, Anne Exoo, Aïsha Fashion Design, and many more.

Fashion Talk: a panel discussion where speakers will share their vision on fashion and their experience with participation and cultural education projects for young adults and teenagers. The moderator of the talk will be Haiko Huvenaars, and the speakers will include Helen Milne from New Order of Fashion LAB, Kiara Almeida Duarte from STORE Rotterdam, and Hassiba Lhajoui and Safaa Bouzambou from Tilburg, who are involved in Noordvoer’s platform for young people from Tilburg North.

Fashion Film Program: a screening of five fashion films that were selected by a jury panel during FASHIONCLASH Festival, as well as a selection of films by Dutch makers and films produced by FASHIONCLASH. Fashion film is a format that allows designers and brands to present their ethics and aesthetics in a cinematic and artistic way, reaching a wide audience through online platforms and media.

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Esra Westerburgen

Ralph Diepstraten

Mitchel van Kesteren

Paulo Assunção

Elena Krukonytee

Studio Rik Versteeg

The event is free for everyone, but for some parts of the program it is advisable to register online due to limited capacity. For more information and registration, visit www.fashionclash.nl/fc-tilburg.