The Fashion Professorship aims to rethink the cracks in the fashion system and the role that fashion plays – and could potentially play – in relation to urgent social, cultural, environmental and political developments in contemporary society. We envision an alternative and more engaged future of fashion in which we do more justice to fashion’s human dimension. Through research, design and critical thinking, we analyse and develop alternative approaches, systems, vocabularies and strategies. In doing so, we aim to activate the power of fashion to reimagine future bodies, future materials and future makers to contribute to resilient futures and inclusive societies.
State of Fashion, Het ketelhuis - Nieuwe Kade 1, Arnhem
For five years, CLICKNL | NextFashion, the innovation network for fashion & textiles, was part of the Creative Industries top sector. Together we have developed and implemented a research & innovation agenda, thereby contributing to the strengthening of the knowledge base in the sector. Now that CLICKNL has entered the next phase with a new role for the networks, NextFashion will continue under the name: NL Next Fashion & Textiles, and will switch from the ArtEZ Model Association to Modint. All the reasons to reflect on the results of the past five years and to look ahead to the coming years.