Performing Advancers


Modebelofte is an annual fashion exhibition presenting fiercely innovative international fashion graduates. As part of Dutch Design Week from 17-25 October 2015 Modebelofte 'Performing Advancers' took place at the Philips Stadium, home of PSV football team. The theme ‘Performing Advancers’ explored parallels between fashion and sports. The huge effort from the small team was celebrated when the exhibition won the Award for ‘Best of Dutch Design Week’ at the Dutch Design Awards out of 300 events. Modebelofte 2015 presented 50 designers from all corners of the globe and welcomed over 15.000 visitors as a major hotspot during Dutch Design Week. 


Niek Pulles and Harm Rensink, the curators and designers of the Modebelofte exhibition selected the most eye catching ‘Performing Advancers’-looks from the graduation collections of the following participants:

·       Isabelle Tellié, Tung Trinh, Josephine Goverts from ArtEZ (Arnhem)

·       Fabian Bredt, Bram Vervoort, Nikki Duijst from Royal Academy of Art, KABK (The Hague)

·       Ting Gong, Tone Bjerkaas, Chisom Ogundu from Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam)

·       Fatma Kizil, Jasna Rokegem from Willem de Koning Academie (Rotterdam)

·       Anouk van de Sande, Vera de Pont from Design Academy Eindhoven (Eindhoven)

·       Jessica Walsh, Alan Oakes, Pauline Choi from Parsons School of Design (New York)

·       Chou Yun Ting, Jim Hu from Shih Chien University (Taipei)

·       James Mitchell, Gabriele Skucas, Milligan Beaumont, Gabriel Castro, Beth Postle, Matty Bovan,
       Charlotte GG Harris from Central Saint Martins (London)

·       Kathryn McGee, Yunseo Choi, Hannah Williams, Nneka Okorie, Matilda Norberg from Royal College
        of Art (London)

·       Sian Alexandra Hadnum, Dawn Ansuh, Jessica Brown, Hannah Curtis from Middlesex University (London)

·       Robyn Priestley from University of Westminster (London)

·       Odella Yue from Winchester School of Arts (Southampton)

·       Hannah Wallace from Manchester School of Art (Manchester)

·       Calum Whitley frm Birmingham City University (Birmingham)

·       Laure Severac, Edoardo Rossi, Sofie Gaudaen, Marie-Sophie Beinke from Royal Academy of Fine
       Arts (Antwerp)