Adaptive Travelers


The theme of the 2016 edition – ‘Adaptive Travelers’ – sums up the work of the selected international top talents and can thus be viewed as an emerging global trend. Inspired as always by the unstoppable inventive nature of mankind, this year the Modebelofte-team noticed a focus on mobility and a longing for adventure. 

“Now that there is literally not a corner left in the world to discover, and mobility and migration are more often a matter of necessity rather than luxury, our autonomy is once again an important theme. This ‘up & go’ mindset turns designers into the true inventors that they are; they are designing the way we live tomorrow.” say Niek Pulles and Harm Rensink, who are, for the third year in a row, the curators and designers of the Modebelofte exhibition.


Modebelofte 2016 took place at de Bijenkorf in Eindhoven, a department store just one minute walk from Eindhoven Central Station. The exhibition encompassed the shop windows and part of the first and third floor as well as the roof and presented approximately 30 of this year’s international fashion graduates.


Sunna Örlygsdóttir
Tzu-Hsiang Hung
Yu Jou Chung
Chun-Hsiang Tang
Vika Mozhaeva
Ralph W Dennis
Marianna Ladreyt
Woody Gravemade
Sarah Lauwaert
Nadie Borggreve
Leonie van Balen
Johanna Bas Backer
Eline Groendijk
Caoimhe Savage


Wendy Andreu
Max ZiJun Luo
Edwin Mohney
Timo Zundorf
Johannes Offerhaus
Timothy Bouyez
Luke Stevens
Marie Maisonneuve
Helen Kirkum
Joseph Standish
Liya Liu
Katherine Mavridis
Pip Paz Howlett
Liam O’Sullivan



Initiated and organised by
You Are Here

Curated and designed by
Studio Harm Rensink in collaboration with HeyNiek

Gert Jan van Rooij