Fashion Makes Sense Award | Meet The Finalists



FASHIONCLASH presents the fourth edition of the Fashion Makes Sense Award, a stimulus prize for young designers with innovative and sustainable ideas for the future of fashion. The award aims to develop talent and support sustainable designers, as well as raise awareness with a larger community.


The Fashion Makes Sense Award (FMSA) consist of two different prizes, one of 1.000 Euros given by the audience; and one of 2.500 Euros given by a panel of Jurors. The prize is intended for the development of future sustainable work. The winner will be announced live, on the Saturday 27th of February at 14hs. The voting will be opened until that same day. We invite you to check your favorite artist and cast your vote! 

The projects this year cover a wide variety of sustainable topics and original ideas. Upcycled military garments, recycled masks used during the covid 19 pandemic, materials that come from waste, and even the representation of a singer voice made through design engineering; this year’s contest is promising. 


The finalists are: Arí van Twillert (The Netherlands), SANKIM (United Kingdom), ESRA COPUR (The Netherlands), Kevin Pleiter (The Netherlands), MARKO FEHER (Bosnia and Hercegovina), Andrea Grossi (Italy), Mathilde Rougier (France), MATTHEW NEEDHAM (United Kingdom), and Saskia Lenaerts (United Kingdom).



The FMSA will be presented as part of the FASHIONCLASH Festival. In this three-days festival, young designers and artist from Europe and abroad will have the chance to present their work to a wide international audience. The program for the 12th edition consists of shows, exhibitions, performances, fashion talks, and crossovers with performing arts.

Launched four years ago, the award intends to contribute to the development of talent in the sustainable fashion industry and raise awareness of sustainability related issues to a broader audience. The Fashion Makes Sense Award is based on FASHIONCLASH mission to organize an ethical discussion on the fashion industry.

The program will be available for free, and livestream through the website of the festival.  You can always stay updated through Luxiders Magazine, a media partner of the festival.

*Header image from finalist Esra Copur © Petra Steenkamer


+ Words: Leila Salinas, Luxiders Magazine 

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