DDA finalists open IT'S WEEKEND

August 28 2014

On Friday the 5th of September festival IT'S WEEKEND will open the programme with (former) DDA finalists Elisa van Joolen, Borre Akkersdijk en Liselore Frowijn. The afternoon is part of the DDW Future Series, the new themed series of programmes for Dutch Design Week. During this second edition, fashion, young talent and innovation take centre stage.

Innovative and surprising

Elisa van Joolen, Borre Akkersdijk and Liselore Frowijn come from a new batch of designers who are not afraid to experiment with fashion. The first speaker is known for her collection Invert Footwear, in which she re-uses left over materials of big brands. The second is known for his innovative use of materials and three-dimensional knitting method. Frowijn's work can be recognised by the surprising mix of graphic compositions, with daring colour and fabric combinations. On Friday the 5th of September these (old) finalists of Dutch Design Awards will talk about their work from 15.00 until 17.00 hours in De Kazerne off the Paradijslaan 2-8 in Eindhoven. They will also be showing some of their more recent work. Tim Vermeulen is the moderator of the event and will interview the designers shortly on stage.

Festive opening

The afternoon is part of the DDW Future Series, with which Dutch Design Week hopes to draw attention to design throughout the year. High point is the annual Now future evening on Thursday the 23rd of October. This second edition of DDW Future Series has been made possible through a cooperation between PROUD and Dutch Design Awards. It is immediately followed by the festive opening of IT'S WEEKEND: Fashion x Cult, which will take place from Friday the 5th until Sunday the 7th of September at various locations throughout Eindhoven city centre.


The programme with Elisa van Joolen, Borre Akkersdijk and Liselore Frowijn can be attended free of charge after registering by email. For additional information about DDW Future Series, click here.

This lecture is being organised within the scope of the PROUD - Moving Materials programma; A travelling and growing exhibition and database of innovative materials, developed by Material Sense and financed by INTERREG IVB