The M-ODE Foundation is elevating talented Fashion Designers, Developers & Entrepreneurs, to create durable & responsible enterprises, products and movements. We believe in sustainable innovation and healthy businesses, from start up to eternity. Talent development and education are key for future generations.

We provide tools and guidelines. M-ODE is a coaching hub delivering: events, workshops, seminars & master classes, that bring together necessary expertise on visibility & press, international production & sales possibilities, and opportunities for a international network and collaborations.

Our support is driven by designer aims and the need for a healthier planet.

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We help designers, developers and other fashion startups. How do we build a healthy and durable fashion company? How do we realize (international) clients and growth? How do we find (a network around) capital and driving partners? How do we create lasting visibility and identity?

If these are your questions contact M-ODE and become a part of our community.

Successful first edition We Make M-ODE

From Wednesday 20th till Sunday 24th of June, Amsterdam became the stage for We Make M-ODE. From the heart at the Westergasterrein, the fashion program spread over Amsterdam West and further into the Zuidas. We Make M-ODE was part of the Amsterdam cultural festival WeMakeThe.City. Throughout Amsterdam the public found a inspiring sustainable fashion route. Ateliers throughout the city opened their doors and pop-up stores were specially designed for the occasion. The Westergasterrein was dominated by presentations from various designers.

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Masterclass at We Make M-ODE

M-ODE is very proud to announce the start ups and groundbreaking fashion entrepreneurs that will present their ideas for a better future of the fashion industry to an expert panel of Dutch and international high end experts.

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The Happy Sweater Project

M-ODE is extremely proud to announce a collaboration between Bas Kosters Studio, Duurzaam.nl, “Transitieagenda circulaire economie” and M-ODE, realizing a Happy Bas Sweater for hundreds of children from various backgrounds in Amsterdam.

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ONE GARBAGE TRUCK OF TEXTILES WASTED EVERY SECOND

ONE GARBAGE TRUCK OF TEXTILES WASTED EVERY SECOND

WE MAKE M-ODE

30 maart 2018

WE MAKE M-ODE

M-ODE GOES PARIS

30 maart 2018

M-ODE GOES PARIS

A M-ODE TO F*CK THE SYSTEM</br>BEKIJK DE DOCU “DONUTS”

30 maart 2018

A M-ODE TO F*CK THE SYSTEM
BEKIJK DE DOCU “DONUTS”

WE ARE M-ODE

Iris Ruisch - Managing Director We Make M-ODE

Iris Ruisch graduated at ArtEZ as a Fashion Designer (BA) in 1998.

After her graduation Iris worked for several fashion houses, such as Paul Smith & Turnover. She found her way in menswear as Head of Menswear Design at Laundry Industry. After that she foucussed on talent development and bridging creativity with commerce by becoming Senior Design Consultant & Talentscout at HTNK. Seeing the potential of Dutch fashion designers she became Creative Director of Amsterdam Fashion Week in 2015, creating a high-end fashion event, that gained respect from both professionals and press. Upscaling the possibilities for talent development and their internationalizing meant stepping into a new adventure and become part of M-ODE in 2018.

  

Peter Leferink - Managing Director M-ODE Foundation

Peter C. Leferink graduated at Montaigne (now AMFI) as a Fashion Designer (BA) in 1994.

The first decade after graduation, Peter fulfilled a central role in the team that took the Ann Demeulemeester label to the global fashion stage. The Antwerp fashion heartbeat, known for its unique level of craftsmanship, creating future with history and an absolute eye for aesthetic detail, is still at heart of everything he undertakes. Within the PCL company; a consultancy lab. His work as Principal Design Lecturer at AMFI, and the various fashion related projects he embraces.

Over the recent years the fashion industry rapidly turned into a monster destroying both planet and people. Seeing a change of the industry as a necessity he recently created the M-ODE foundation.

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