What is your message for Europe?
That was the central question during ‘Dress to Protest’: a collaboration that we started with FASHIONCLASH in 2019. The collaboration started with a series of ‘Dress to Protest’ workshops for youngsters from the Euregion and culminated in a creative highlight during the Maastricht Europe Days. From 2-8 December 2019, 10 young fashion designers from all over Europe worked in our glass house – Pop-up Atelier Europe – on a Europa collection. On December 8, their designs were shown during a spectacular fashion show at the closing of the Maastricht Europe Days.
Pop-up Atelier Europe: 10 visions of Europe captured in fashion creations
During this week, the team of designers worked hard in the glass house at Mosae Forum, which attracted a lot of visitors. The young designers came from all over Europe: Finland, Ukraine, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Russia. They were inspired by the creations that the young people had made in the Dress to Protest workshops.
The fashion designers were linked to artists from the Maastricht Theater Academy and iArts Maastricht to show the creations in a special way and to tell the story behind them in a fashion show.
Watch this beautiful video below of Steve Iseger initiated by FASHIONCLASH, and see how the European stories of Dress to Protest and Pop-up Atelier Europe came together during the Maastricht Europe Days.