The Future of Fashion is Now is an exhibition and (event) platform that seeks to connect and celebrate young fashion designers/artists around the world and, as such, aims to work towards defining a new system of fashion.



All exhibitions, commissions, events and awards are the result of the ongoing project The Future of Fashion is Now, an initiative of Han Nefkens and José Teunissen. Set up in 2006, TFOFIN makes possible the development of fashion pieces and installations by Viktor & Rolf, Hussein Chalayan and many others, which are then offered to the museum on long-term loans. It initiates commissions and supports research into valuable changes in the fashion scene.

The website of ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’ is a dynamic intersection in the road to the future of fashion. It will grow and deepen both towards the opening of exhibitions and events and thereafter. Together with designers, jury members and scouts, everyone can have their say in the collective voice of fashion




Through travels abroad, online research, portfolio reviews, literature research, and consulting talent scouts and jury members, commissions for site-specific work are developed.



For the awards and for TFOFIN fourteen international talent scouts put forward the three most promising and interesting fashion designers of their country or network working at the cutting edge of fashion and art.



For all commissions and Awards an international jury is selected and installed that share their combined expert perspectives on the future of fashion. From a comprehensive compilation they distill forerunners.

Partner Institutes

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Han Nefkens Foundation

OCT Group

Dutch Culture Centre of International Cooperation

OCT Art & design Gallery

Atelier Néerlandais