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.
We Make M-ODE’ is a multi-disciplinary fashion event (20-24 June) that connects the city of Amsterdam and its inhabitants with innovative and sustainable visions on fashion and its makers. We offer a stage for product and protest, for sustainable entrepreneurship and necessary innovation. The ‘We Make M-ODE’ event embraces collaborations with: Amsterdam West district, WOW Amsterdam, Vondel CS & Circl. Together we work for a more sustainable future. We Make M-ODE events can be found at Westergasfabriek, VondelCS, Bos & Lommerplein and Circl.
The M-ODE Foundation supports talented Fashion Designers, Developers & Entrepreneurs, to create sustainable and healthy businesses.
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.
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.
30 maart 2018
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 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.
Tickets for WE MAKE M-ODE at the WeMakeThe.City festival are now available.
Please visit the festival site for ticketinfo and purchases