Social media has become the most important driving force for fashion. Despite all the positives of progress, digitization also raises new questions: How do we deal with an excess of information and exposure, pressure for standardization as far as self-censorship, exhibitionism and voyeurism, excessive positivity, showing off and provocation? What sort of impact do all these astonishingly similar images have on us? All this raises the fundamental questions of identity and therefore fashion once again. Who am I? Who do I want to be? Who should I be?
With the theme “Get Real”, the European Fashion Award FASH 2017 is looking for an unusual aesthetic. Fashion that is emotional, touching, mysterious and surprising. There is a demand to break free from the constraints of our time. A yearning for quiet, romanticism, poetry and colorful birds. A yearning for true joy rather than pure fun. Personal rather than perfect, fashion instead of bestsellers.