Art direction: Glamcult Studio. Photography: Barrie Hullegie

Friday 1 June - Monday 4 June

Opening weekend State of Fashion

As of Friday, June 1, 2018 State of Fashion, a brand new fashion event entirely dedicated to sustainable fashion, officially starts! At 11:00 am De Melkfabriek in Arnhem opens its doors to the main program of State of Fashion: exhibition searching for the new luxury. Come as one of the first visitors to discover searching for the new luxury during our opening weekend!

During State of Fashion there are various events, including the Whataboutery, a stimulating debate that will take place every Friday evening. We are happy to tell you more about what you can expect from Friday June 1 to Sunday June 3!

1 June: The first Whataboutery

Hymmen and Hiroi

Whataboutery 1: Masters of Change
Friday night is the kickoff for the first Whataboutery debate evening! This evening, designer VIN of the illustrious fashion duo VIN + OMI will be invited among others designers like Rafael Kouto, Matti Liimatainen and Anneke Hymmen & Kumi Hiroi. With moderator Kestrell Jenkins we will debate about the manifest theme #agency!
A bite to eat at Dudok in De Melkfabriek
Are you coming to the first Whataboutery? Enjoy our Dudok special! Inexpensive, delicious and clean food at the Horeca Square of State of Fashion. Enjoy!


3 June: Close to You Swapshop

Valerie Spanjers

Take it slow!
In your wardrobe you probably have a few pieces of clothing that you never or no longer wear. Bring them to the Close to You swapshop on Sunday 3 June at the forecourt of De Melkfabriek. Participation is free. With Close to You, part of State of Fashion 2018, we explore the alternatives of 'fast fashion'. By not throwing away clothing, but making someone else happy, you contribute to a circular economy!

How it works
Participating is simple: you take 1 to 7 pieces of clothing, shoes or accessories and you get buttons in return. These buttons then apply as a means of payment!

3 June: Vintage Sale

There is also a 2Switch on the move vintage sale on Sunday! All items with which the clothing exchange is decorated are for sale! You can pay for them at the State of Fashion cash register, at the end of the day you can pick up your new items.

During the whole weekend: Guided Tours in Dutch, English and German

Complete your visit and discover searching the new luxury with one of our professional tour guides. In the opening weekend from Friday to Sunday there are guided tours every day at 2 pm (Dutch), 3 pm (English) and 4 pm (German). The tour lasts an hour and costs € 7.50 per person. Note: Register in advance via njacobs@stateoffashion.org.

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  • Friday 1 June 11:00 – Monday 4 June 18:00


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