At the opening of State of Fashion 2018, Minister of Education, Culture and Science Ingrid Van Engelshoven announced that she wanted to give an impulse to Dutch fashion by starting a (pilot) fashion program that connects initiatives and increases the cultural power of fashion in society. The kick-off of this fashion program took place in Arnhem in February 2020. Since this moment, various fashion parties in the Netherlands have been working working together on an activity program, on a mapping of Dutch fashion and on a joint narrative. State of Fashion is the secretary of the program. We work closely together with Waag Textile Lab and MAFB, who are in charge of process management. Together with M-ODE, FashionClash and MAFB, we are also an active part of the Activities Work Group. Culture.fashion: an open, value driven network that is moving towards a future proof fashion sector.
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