Modebelofte 2015 announces participating designers

Modebelofte 2015 announces participating designers

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Modebelofte, the platform for innovative and progressive fashion talent during Dutch Design Week Eindhoven in The Netherlands, presents no less than 42 up and coming fashion talents from 17 different nationalities, freshly graduated from the best international academies. Modebelofte 2015 titled ‘Performing Advancers’ will take place from October 14 to 25 at the Philips Stadion. It will be the biggest international selection of progressive fashion design talent that Modebelofte has ever brought to Eindhoven for the design loving audience of Dutch Design Week (DDW). On top of that, they will star at an exceptional location – the football stadium in the centre of design capital Eindhoven!

Apart from the fascinating work from 42 selected fashion graduates from all together 15 Bachelor and Master courses in New York, Taipei, London, Winchester, Birmingham, Manchester, Antwerp, Arnhem, Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Eindhoven, the program for Modebelofte is as festive as it is content rich. There’s an invite & VIP only Kick-Off with lectures, meet & greets, performances, food & drinks and a big party, and an event targeted at fashion students where they will be introduced to the participating designers. Find more information about the activities on www.modebelofte.com and www.ddw.nl

Selection

The participating designers of Modebelofte 2015, with its sports and innovation related theme ‘Performing Advancers’, have been selected by their graduation work by curators Niek Pulles (a.k.a. Heyniek) and Harm Rensink. Please find an overview of all 42 participating designers, their respective colleges and a short exemplification of the innovative aspects of their work here.

Award-winners Among the selected ‘Performing Advancers’ are several names that have already been highlighted in the media since their graduation such as these award winners:Hannah Wallace (winner Fashion Week London 2015 Gold Award and Creative Catwalk Prize), Chou Yun Ting (winner International Award at Graduate Fashion Week London 2015), Odella Yue (winner WSA Fashion Direction Award 2015) and Dutch award winners Josephine Goverts (winner Frans Molenaar Couture Prijs 2015) and Nikki Duijst (winner Lichting 2015).

Award-winners

Among the selected ‘Performing Advancers’ are several names that have already been highlighted in the media since their graduation such as these award winners:Hannah Wallace (winner Fashion Week London 2015 Gold Award and Creative Catwalk Prize), Chou Yun Ting (winner International Award at Graduate Fashion Week London 2015), Odella Yue (winner WSA Fashion Direction Award 2015) and Dutch award winners Josephine Goverts (winner Frans Molenaar Couture Prijs 2015) and Nikki Duijst (winner Lichting 2015).

About Modebelofte

Modebelofte is a platform for innovation in fashion design. As of the 2013 edition Modebelofte came under the visionary direction of Ellen Albers, owner of the award winning concept store You Are Here in Eindhoven. With her team Modebelofte evolved from a platform for national fashion graduates during Dutch Design Week into an ambitious international platform for the most promising and progressive fashion graduates, allowing them access to a broad professional basis with the purpose of feeding their budding urges for innovation, both in the technical and the conceptual sense. Partners Modebelofte 2015 is realised in collaboration with e.g. Philips Stadion Events, Heijmans, Mansveld, Clear Channel and FashionUnited.