The Enterprise of Culture

Structures and Connections in the Fashion Industry since 1945. This project seeks to explore the relationships among fashion as a cultural phenomenon and a business enterprise, and to examine the transmission of fashion as a cultural form across national and international boundaries by intermediaries such as educational institutions, media outlets, advertisers, branders, trend forecasters, and retailers. Read more  hera-logo

Behind the scenes in Dutch fashion

Bridging the gap between independent fashion designers, craftsmen and fashion intermediaries. The fashion industry is facing significant restructuring. Independent fashion designers have to develop new strategies to compete and a significantly increasing number of designers seek to stay local, rediscover local craftsmanship skills and wish to exert greater amounts of control over the production process. This project provided a first exploration of the practices between independent fashion designers and local craftsmen and intermediaries. Read more  nwo-logo