Fashion Masterclass ‘Future Fashion Practices’

On the occasion of the Dutch state visit to France on 10 and 11 March, a fashion masterclass titled ‘Future Fashion Practices’ will take place in the Atelier Néerlandais in Paris. The Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will be present at the end of the two-day program.

The participants - from France and The Netherlands - are: Claire Eliot, Coralie Marabelle, Elisa Joolen, Liselore Frowijn, Maison the Faux (Tessa de Boer & Joris Suk), Pauline van Dongen, Sempervivum (Gilles Baudoux) and SWEN (Swann Amdeo & Steven Jacques).

Han Nefkens Foundation scholarship
The most innovative design will be rewarded with a scholarship from the Han Nefkens Foundation. The grant is intended to develop the design and to present it at the Atelier Néerlandais in October 2016.

Fashion Masterclass ‘Future Fashion Practices’                              

The ArtAids foundation was set up in 2006 at Han Nefkens’ initiative. ArtAids fights AIDS with the power of art as its most important weapon. ArtAids invites leading artists to produce work that is inspired by AIDS and related problems. These works of art are used to raise the public’s consciousness and to encourage their involvement.

Fundació Han Nefkens

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that was set up in Barcelona in 2009 with the aim of promoting the production of contemporary artworks. The mission is to stimulate artistic creation in Barcelona by offering international artists an opportunity to create artworks and interventions in the city, and to promote other fields of contemporary creation.


Han Nefkens started to collect art in 2000. The H+F Collection, named after himself and his partner Felipe, is in long-term loan to various museums in The Netherlands and abroad. Nowadays Han Nefkens is not only active as a collector but also as an initiator of international art projects, often in collaboration with museums and other art institutions.