Peter Leferink, curator of Future Generation, says “fashion is like a metaphor for what happens in society, for what we can expect in the future”. According to MBFWA we can expect clothing unbound to a season, influences of different cultures and a combination of contrasting materials. But what especially stood out on this edition was the focus on bringing across a positive message.
The first night started off with the debut collection of Luuk Kuijf and Diek Pothoven, two graduates of ArtEZ, who joined forces under the name Martan. The two young men communicated a positive message with regards to today’s world. An eclectic mix of contrasting fabrics visualise that all expressions of religion can blend together. Fluidity and religious elements like the spiral shape were recurring in the asymmetrical designs that sometimes looked like they would fall off the model’s body.