Fashion Strategy



The Master Fashion Strategy is a two-year Master course that is structured around four semesters. It is a combination of both individual and collaborative projects.

First year 

The first year (consisting of the first two semesters) is project-based. Students work collaboratively on several group projects under the supervision of a tutor and several guest tutors from within the course and professionals from the field. Within the context of these projects, students are facilitated in formulating, exploring and refining their own research objectives.

Each project is built on the following ingredients, though emphasis may vary, depending on the tutor heading the project: research (methodology + documentation), theory (reading + writing), visualization (concept + presentation). Within each of the projects we explore a variety of strategies such as intuition, writing, publishing, intervention, activism, reading groups, colloquia, curation, performance.

Second year

During the second year of the course (the third and fourth semester) students work individually on their graduation project, again under the supervision of a tutor, several guest tutors from within the course and professionals from the field.

Through this project-based approach we create a learning experience that integrates the fields of practices from our students, tutors and guest tutors.


Projects of the 2017/2018 curriculum are:

  • Intuitive Strategies: tutored by Judith ter Haar, in collaboration with the Centre of Expertise FutureMakers
  • PORTAL | Tracking the clothing of visitors at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen: tutored by Elisa van Joolen, in collaboration with Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
  • Garment Grammar x Press & Fold | critical fashion zine making: tutored by Femke de Vries & Hanka van der Voet in collaboration with WALTER Arnhem
  • Sewing Machine Orchestra: tutored by Adele Varcoe in collaboration with State of Fashion 2018