Design, research and innovation are central to the Centre of Expertise (CoE): Future Makers in Fashion & Design.
The Centre of Expertise: Future Makers in Fashion & Design aims to develop new, sustainable materials and creative processes that can be applied in Fashion & Design. This results in high-profile projects such as the design of jeans from recycled material or the Crafting Wearables project.
Lucie Huiskens is the programme manager for Future Makers. More information on the website futuremakers.artez.nl
To achieve its objectives, the CoE has joined forces with the Fashion professorship, the Product & Interior Design professorship and the Art Business Centre of ArtEZ. Together, they actively seek collaboration with business partners.
Collaboration within the creative industries provides high-profile projects such as:
Joining forces within the Centre of Expertise also means our creative industry network, which has been being built since 2012, has been further strengthened. For example, the Fashion professorship played a defining role regarding the CLICKNL/NextFashion agenda for the last three years within the top sector Creative Industry and works closely with other knowledge institutes and companies on research and innovation.
Internationally renowned ArtEZ alumni, such as Iris van Herpen and Pauline van Dongen, illustrate the great value of this through their work. The Centre of Expertise: Future Makers in Fashion & Design came about with the support of the province of Gelderland, the municipality of Arnhem and Stichting Innovatie Alliantie.