Marjanne van Helvert / Dirty Design (Amsterdam / Noordwijk aan Zee)
designer, researcher, writer, educator
"Fashion sucks. Let's wear whatever."
Aïcha Abbadi (Berlin, Germany)
artist-designer, researcher, writer
"Fashion: a. a system of social relations | b. a device for poetic expression | c. an existential smokescreen"
Ricarda Bigolin (PhD), RMIT University, Designer/Director D&K (Melbourne, Australia)
Marina Sasseron de Oliveira Cabral (Brazil / Netherlands)
Jay McCauley Bowstead (London)
Author and Researcher
"Fashion isn’t just a design discipline or set of industries. It’s also a verb: to shape, or create – to fashion ourselves and our world anew."
Daniel Caulfield-Sriklad (London, UK)
Education and Practice
"Fashion is a practice, navigating the space between being and becoming. Dressing, wearing and undressing the physical, emotional, mental and subtle body as we go."
Lauren Peters, PhD. (Chicago, IL)
"Our social skin."
Emily Nam (New York, USA)
Garment Maker and Educator
"Fashion: defined as a practice, cultivates an interpersonal, creative and community experience - in collaboration with material and form."
Laura Gardner (Melbourne, Australia)
Writer, Editor, Lecturer
"I see ‘fashion’ in a wide-ranging sense. An aesthetic phenomenon connected to everyday experience, commerce and culture. My work looks at the representation of fashion beyond the garment, through publishing, writing, performance and curation."
Caroline Stevenson (London)
Curator and Writer
"Fashion is a language."
Jo Cope (Leicester UK)
Conceptual and Social Fashion
"To reconsider fashions future role in society as a vessel for positive change and a valuable tool for embodying and communicating human centred stories."
Ellen Sampson (London, United Kingdom)
Artist, Writer, Curator
Ruby Hoette (London)
Designer, Researcher, Educator
"Fashion is a verb, an approach to making and being and thinking that is fluid and dynamic"