Forza Fashion House Maastricht is the place where knowledge, creativity, and entrepreneurship are connected as of the beginning of 2017. This is a unique meeting and production place for fashion and creativity, located on the 2nd floor of the LAB-building in the new cultural, and creative heart of Maastricht: The Radium | Sphinxkwartier.
Besides providing a future collective workspace, and connecting the chain, (upcoming) designers are also able to learn more about the areas that are vital to keep a fashion business working, focusing on entrepreneurship, marketing, and inspiration for the creative mind. At FFH (graduate) creative talent will receive personal guidance to become economically sustainable businesses with a distinctive personal signature. FFH aims to become a knowledge centre, and creative accelerator where the collective is as important as the individual, and where rising local, national, and international talent can develop into creative entrepreneurs.
The FFH faced the issue that there was a lack of ‘entrepreneurial gene’ in the current community of designers, which hampered its efforts to successfully guide them towards economically sustainable businesses and to develop the creative hub into an effective business. In tackling this problem, FFH asked for solutions for a model for a (collective) sales platform through which future (fashion) designers from Maastricht and the Euregio could promote and sell their products, as part of the Forza Fashion House Maastricht vision and program.
The six competing teams which were formed by 5 students each proposed daring plans to build new commercial platforms. If you want to find out which plan got implemented, stay updated on the FFH website.