Welcome fashion lovers! This year we celebrated the 10th recipient of the Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium and the 20th anniversary of the Dutch Fashion Foundation with a special One-day Online Fashion Festival.
The ‘Fashion & I’ 2021 One-day Online Fashion Festival was held on June 15th 2021 with a live-stream hosted from Felix Meritis in Amsterdam celebrating 10 years of Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium and 20 years of Dutch Fashion Foundation.
It was a day filled with memorable hot topic talks on fashion we had with our dream line up, including Suzy Menkes, Vanessa Friedman, Bethann Hardison, Isabel Marant, Jérôme Dreyfuss, Barbara Franchin, Bliss Foster, JOFF and all our amazing panel members from the Dutch fashion field, and of course the ceremony of the Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium.
Now you can view the whole ‘Fashion & I’ 2021 One-day Online Fashion Festival in a playlist on the Dutch Fashion Foundation YouTube-channel.
It’s FREE! Our anniversary gift to you! Inspired by these amazing conversations? Share them with the fashion lovers you know. Let’s grow the foundation for the future of Dutch fashion together!
10 years Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium
Who will be the 10th Dutch fashion designer to receive the career boosting stipend of € 50.000,- and the iconic trophy designed by Studio Ted Noten from the former recipient Erik Frenken?
20 years Dutch Fashion Foundation
To celebrate our past we turn to the future! We believe in the strength of intergenerational exchange. Therefore, DFF offered a Pro Fashion GIF workshop to Dutch fashion students, and invited them to revive our archive and share their take on recent Dutch fashion history.
Eyes and Minds on Dutch Fashion
You can’t ponder the future, without considering the past. What has been happening in Dutch fashion for the past 25 years?
FASHION&I – 15 JUNE 2021
HOSTED ALL DAY LIVE FROM FELIX MERITIS AMSTERDAM – RE-WATCH SEGEMENTS ONLINE ON YOUTUBE!
09:00 – Starting the day with:
Dimitry’s Fashion and Food Philosophy – Breakfast
09:30 – A word of welcome by Angélique Westerhof
09:45 – Online conversation on Shifting Dynamics of Fashion with Suzy Menkes (UK)
11:00 – Celebration of the 10th Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium
Rijksmuseum Curator of Costume in online conversation with 10th CFMS recipient
11:50 – Taking at break: Dimitry’s Fashion and Food Philosophy – Lunch
12:35 – Online conversation with Isabel Marant (FR) followed by a live Q&A
13:25 – Online conversation on Ethical Luxury with Jérôme Dreyfuss (FR)
14:15 – Panel conversation on Digital Fashion
15:15 – Online conversation with Vanessa Friedman, New York Times (USA) with a live Q&A
16:30 – Presentation by JOFF, Parsons MFA Fashion Design & Society (USA) followed by a live panel conversation on education
18:00 – Online conversation on Fashion Activism with Bethann Hardison (USA) followed by a live Q&A and a panel
‘Love Energy Machine’ by Studio Bas Kosters
19:25 – Dimitry’s Fashion and Food Philosophy – Dinner
19:40 – Online conversation on ITS ARCADEMY with Barbara Franchin, ITS (IT)
20:15 – Panel conversation on Participation in Fashion
21:00 – Online conversation on Fashion Futures live with Bliss Foster (USA)
The day was laced with many more special guests and conversations, about Digital Fashion, Fashion Participation and Fashion Education, among others. Re-watch the on-demand segments on the Dutch Fashion Foundation YouTube-Channel.
And don’t forget to follow our Instagram to stay in the loop.
Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic for The New York Times
“I am really interested in what’s going to happen after COVID, that’s the big question. And what the kids think is going to happen. Will it change how we dress? How we think about shows and the system? And also, the question of global versus local is a big issue.”
American fashion activist and model
“Change, what does that mean ‘Change’? Things are simply in motion, and this is just another phase. But I do think things will never go back to how they were before, and that is a good thing. We better get prepared to look ahead.”
French fashion designer and owner of Isabel Marant
“The industry has evolved with time and being a fashion designer has become a race against time. The life of a fashion designer is no longer sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.
Today, as in my early days, what motivates me is to take people out of their daily lives, to make them dream with clothes. More than ever, I want to do cheerful and sparkling things.”
American Fashion Critic
“Fashion designers weave intricate stories into their collections. Their runway shows and clothes are an art form, and should be treated as such. I research the inspirations, references and cultural ideas behind your favorite designers, then interpret them on my YouTube channel. Fashion is not shallow. Clothes are not trite.”
Associate Director MFA Fashion Design & Society at Parsons School of Design
“The most progressive thing we can do in fashion today, is to become truly inclusive of diversity. Not only from a representational perspective but an actionable one that purposely dismantles the many oppressive systems eliminating and silencing the beauty of this world and the people that inhabit it.”
PANEL MEMBERS & MODERATORS
Conversation on the Shifting Dynamics of Fashion with Suzy Menkes (UK)
Interview and moderator: Guus Beumer
Conversation on Digital Fashion
Panel: Suzanne Mulder (Studio PMS), Joris Suk (Maison the Faux), Mary-Lou Berkulin (Monument Magazine), Fleur van Maarschalkerwaart (STUDIO ULTRADELUXE)
Moderator: Aynouk Tan
Conversation on Ethical Luxury with Jérôme Dreyfuss (FR)
Interview: Angélique Westerhof
Performance: Love Energy Machine by Bas Kosters Studio
Conversation on ITS ARCADEMY with Barbara Franchin (IT)
Interview: Angélique Westerhof
Dimitry’s Fashion and Food Philosophy by Dimitri Krul
Let’s unite over our one shared love: fashion! Grab your digital camera device and press record to capture that cri de coeur, poem, manifesto or thing that says it all!
Love letters to Fashion
We wish to extend our gratitude to our wonderful partners, for making this collective moment for Dutch fashion possible:
KEUPR/vanBENTM © Marc de Groot, Ronald van der Kemp © Marijke Aerden, Jan Taminiau © JANTAMINIAU
Iris van Herpen © Gio Staiano for Iris van Herpen, Conny Groenewegen © Peter Stigter, Klavers van Engelen © Petrovsky&Ramone,