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Poland and France

Dates of visit

9–13 September 2015

Purpose of visit

The press preview of the Temporary Fashion Museum at Het Nieuwe Instituut provides an occasion for a group of Polish fashion journalists and a French journalist/researcher to visit the Netherlands. The party will spend a few days getting to know the Dutch fashion scene at the institute and elsewhere. In Rotterdam, they’ll meet the designers Marga Weimans, C.Cruden and Jasna Rokegem and attend shows at the Salonè della Moda, where the talented young Rokegem will be among those displaying their work. Pal Ujvarosi (SE) and Lydian Brunsting (NL), journalists for the international art blog Art Weekenders, will also participate in the Rotterdam programme. In Amsterdam, the journalists will meet people including the designers Karin Vlug, Jacob Kok and Elisa van Joolen and visit Lena, the fashion library. Some guests will attend the opening of the Temporary Fashion Museum on Saturday 12 September.

The Polish journalists’ visit is made possible in part by the Netherlands embassy in Warsaw.


Wojciech Trzcionka writes for the Polish magazine Design Alive, which also has an online edition. Agnesa Adamczak blogs about fashion and posts on social media for a large following. Tomasz Friedel is a photographer. And Anja Cronberg is the editor and founder of Vestoj, an online forum for academics, museum professionals and the fashion industry. She is also a senior research fellow at the London College of Fashion


NB Check out the blog that Agnesa Adamczak wrote after her visit to the Netherlands.