Een paar jaar geleden gaf de Nigeriaanse schrijfster Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie een onvergetelijke Ted-talk. Haar speech, getiteld We should all be Feminists, is inmiddels opgenomen in het curriculum van alle zestienjarigen in Zweden. Niemand minder dan Beyoncé nam een sample van de speech op in haar nummer Flawless. Het afgelopen jaar kreeg ik Americanah cadeau en zelden deed een boek mijn visie zo enorm op zijn grondvesten schudden.
Fashion clash is a unique event in Maastricht where fashion designers collide with non-fashion designers. Fashion shows are open to the public resulting in a clash amongst visitors from different backgrounds and cultures.
For the last six years, young designers, artists, journalists and visitors from all over the world have come together for one weekend in Maastricht, the Netherlands. FashionClash Festival has become bigger and bigger every year and So Catchy! Where Fashion Begins was lucky to join the sixth edition from June 13 – 15. The festival is unique in that it doesn’t focus solely on fashion shows with known designers; it gives a platform to those who are just starting out and to talented artists in the FashionClash Exhibition, such as Daniel Ramos Obregon, who we at So Catchy! had the pleasure to interview a while back. We also got to sit down with one of the co-founders and directors of the FashionClash festival, Branko Popovic, who gave us some insight into the development of the festival over the past few years.
Maria Glück has made quite the impression in the past year. She has been travelling nonstop from event to event, including Fashion Clash Maastricht, where we here at So Catchy! Where Fashion Beginswere given the opportunity to talk with the ambitious designer. With three high-end collections, her background in sculpture and visual arts and a studio in Berlin where her assistant helps her cut wood, the intriguing Maria Glück gives us her take on sustainable fashion.