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Modebelofte 2015 presents "sport-related" graduate fashion at Eindhoven football stadium

Dutch Design Week 2015: experimental graduate fashion designs themed around sport and performance are on show at Eindhoven's Philips Stadium for this year's Modebelofte exhibition.

Modebelofte 2015 graduate fashion exhibition, Dutch Design Week
Hannah Williams, Royal College of Art

Modebelofte 2015 presents work from 42 international designers from 15 bachelor and masters fashion courses at the stadium, which is home to football club PSV Eindhoven.

Modebelofte 2015 graduate fashion exhibition, Dutch Design Week
Jim (Chen Hsiang) Hu, Central Saint Martins

Curated by designers Niek Pulles and Harm Rensink, the garments were selected for their innovative take on sport and performance apparel, relating to the theme Performing Advancers.

Modebelofte 2015 graduate fashion exhibition, Dutch Design Week
Jessica Brown, Middlesex University

"This year the theme is related to the world of sports, for our relentless quest for self-improvement, for performance enhancing innovation, and for pressing the limits of what is humanly possible and imaginable," said the curators.

Modebelofte 2015 graduate fashion exhibition, Dutch Design Week
James Mitchel, Central Saint Martins

Mannequins positioned in active poses stand within tunnels installed around the edges of the pitch, each with a different coloured interior.

Modebelofte 2015 graduate fashion exhibition, Dutch Design Week
Anouk van de Sande, Design Academy Eindhoven

Among the garments on show are Vera de Pont's Pop Up clothes that are assembled without stitches and moiré-effect jumpsuits by Anouk van de Sande – both also featuring at the Design Academy Eindhoven graduate exhibition.

Modebelofte 2015 graduate fashion exhibition, Dutch Design Week
Calum Whitley, Birmingham City University

Other Dutch-educated designers represented include Ting Gong from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, who crafted garments and accessories from a translucent mesh, using an ultrasonic welding machine and a heat press.

Among those selected from this year's crop of Central Saint Martins graduates are James Mitchel, who was influenced by trawlermen's workwear, and Jim Hu, whose sculptural garments are built up from a fine red mesh.

Modebelofte 2015 graduate fashion exhibition, Dutch Design Week
Fabian Bredt, Royal Academy of Art

Gabriele Skucas, also from the London institution, was chosen for her garments knitted into three-dimensional toy-like shapes, while Matilda Norberg from London's Royal College of Art is presenting knitwear translated into unusual shapes.

Modebelofte 2015 graduate fashion exhibition, Dutch Design Week
Vera de Pont, Design Academy Eindhoven

Graduates from The Hague, Antwerp, New York, Taipei, Rotterdam, and across the UK are also featured for their innovative use of materials, silhouettes and production techniques.

Modebelofte 2015 graduate fashion exhibition, Dutch Design Week
Gabriel Castro, Central Saint Martins

Modebelofte – which translates as "fashion promise" – was set up by Ellen Albers, owner of the Eindhoven concept store You Are Here and takes place in the city during the annual Dutch Design Week.

Modebelofte 2015 graduate fashion exhibition, Dutch Design Week
Fatma Kizil, Willem de Koning Academie

"By creating a platform for the most adventurous and visionary innovators from the latest generation of fashion talents during such an internationally well-attended design manifestation, Modebelofte seeks the dialogue with likewise innovative companies, universities, media and the public," the curators said.

Modebelofte 2015 graduate fashion exhibition, Dutch Design Week
Sofie Gaudaen, Royal Academy of Fine Arts

Previous editions, which also showcased innovative graduate fashion talent, have taken place in a nightclub and a former fire commander's house.

Modebelofte 2015 graduate fashion exhibition, Dutch Design Week
Gabriella Skucas, Central Saint Martins

The 2015 exhibition runs from 14 to 25 October during Dutch Design Week, which takes place from 17 to 25 October 2015. Other projects on display as part of the citywide event include 3D-printed high heels that are "more comfortable than normal shoes" and clothes that consumers can download, customise, produce and self-assemble.

Photographs of individual looks by Won S Choi and Barbara Medo.