2014 Fashion Symposium – Programme

DAY PROGRAMME 4 December 2014

08.45 – 9.30 Doors open
09.30 – 9.35 Welcome by moderator Francis Broekhuijsen

09.35 – 9.45 Introduction by Angelique Westerhof, director Dutch Fashion Foundation

09.45 – 09.55 Statement by City of Amsterdam district of Noord

10.00 – 10.30 Spoken column by Guus Beumer, director Het Nieuwe Instituut architecture design eculture

Guus Beumer is Netherlands only so called ‘fashion philosopher’ and brings us into a reflective state of mind.

The international luxury (fashion) system

10.35 – 11.10 Keynote by Floriane de Saint Pierre, president and founder of Florian de Saint Pierre & Associés, founder of Eyes on Talents, Paris (FR)

Floriane de Saint Pierre reflects on the changing international fashion system.

11.10 – 11.20 Q&A for Floriane de Saint Pierre from the audience

Dutch Fashion in an international and historical context
11.25 – 12.15 Panel discussion with designers of different generations:

Pascale Gatzen (NY, USA), former ‘Cri Neerlandais’
Oscar Raaijmakers, former OscarSuleyman, former V&R
Melanie Rozema, former RozemaTeunissen
Mark van Vorstenbos & Twan Janssen, YouAsMe MeAsYou
Angelos Bratis (I), Dutch educated Greek designer, winner of ‘2011 Who’s on Next’ Bas Kosters, Bas Kosters Studio
Joris Suk, Maison de Faux, ‘Sauce Hollandaise Collective’
Moderated Rachid Naas, Fashion Council NL.

This panel discussion relates to Dutch Fashion from both an international as a historical perspective. What where the movements? What are the common drives? Where do we come from? What are the opportunities for Dutch Fashion in the future?

12.15-13.10 Lunch

Investigating the (growing) polarity between slow fashion and fast fashion

13.10-13.20 Performance by Bas Kosters and friends

Reflective intermezzo on the state the fashion industry is currently in.

13.20-13.50 Keynote by Claudia Banz, Head of Collection of Art and Design at the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg (DE)

Claudia Banz is investigating and working on an exhibition on the phenomenon of ‘fast fashion’ from different points of view (economical, ecological, cultural, ethic, technological)

13.50-13.55 Q&A for Claudia Banz from the audience

13.55-14.25 Keynote by Pascale Gatzen, Associate Professor in Integrated Design at Parsons, School of Design Strategies the New School of Design, New York

Her keynote will investigate the importance of fashion — especially ‘experimental/slow’ fashion — within current critical discourses.

14.25-14.30 Q&A for Pascale Gatzen for the audience 14.30-14.45 Short break

Successful Dutch business cases

14.45-15.15 Panel discussion ‘Het Maken / The Making’ in The Netherlands, hosted by Fashion Council NL:

Sjaak Hullekes, founder and head of design Sjaak Hullekes Sanne Bakker, manager product development Oilily Representitive of Saxion Hogeschool
Els Roseboom, fashion and pattern design (t.b.c.) Moderated by Liesbeth in ‘t Hout, Fashion Council NL

15.15-15.35 Panel discussion with participants in ‘Dutch Touch’:

Peter Heysteeg, managing director of Ilja Visser Group
Sjaak Hullekes, founder and head of design Sjaak Hullekes
Mattijs van Bergen, founder and head of design MATTIJS
Chris Schoenmakers, senior economic advisor Royal Dutch Embassy Moderated by our host of the day, Francis Broekhuijsen

Dutch Touch is the international campaign since 2001 initiated by Dutch Fashion Foundation in main fashion capitals New York, Paris, Milan, Florence and Hong Kong, boosted by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

15.35-16.00 Keynote Madeleen Klaasen, Chief Marketing Bugaboo

In her keynote ‘Be inventive, Be creative’ Madeleen Klaasen will proof interdisciplinary innovation is key driver for a sound future for creative industries.

16.00-16.30 Break with cocktails
16.30-17.00 Granting of the 5th Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium
17.00-17.30 Performance and celebration with ‘Sauce Hollandaise Collective’

A fresh, new collective of three labels MAISON the FAUX, SCHUELLER DE WAAL and MaryMe-JimmyPaul. Music by Cookachoo.

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