Sunday 5 February 2012

Culture Couture - Fashion in the Tropenmuseum

On the same day that Amsterdam Fashion week celebrated it’s opening Tropenmuseum opened the second edition of Culture Couture. With a personal note and underscore of the importance of contemporary fashion design Aynouk Tan opened the exhibition. Opening of Culture Couture was definitely such a highlight as the opening of AFW.
Over the years, Antwerp’s Fashion Academy has built up a name in the fashion world with designers such as Martin Margiela, Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester and Walter van Beirendonck.
 From 26 January 2012 to 26 June 2012, young fashion talent from of Antwerp’s Academy of Fine Arts are showing a selection of spectacular creations inspired by other cultures. The fashion students and the Tropenmuseum show in this exhibition how authentic costumes from different cultures can inspire new, contemporary couture. In this exhibition you’ll see the work of three promising international designers from Antwerp’s renowned fashion academy: Manon Kündig, Tabitha Osler and Wali Mohammed Barrech.
The fashion students created a contemporary collection based on a specific costume from the culture of their choice. Each student’s presentation features a replica of the traditional dress together with two contemporary designs inspired by it. You can also watch video portraits of the designers, sketchbooks and recordings of fashion shows. The research and the results are the central focus: together they provide a unique perspective on the (investigative and) design process of the students.

Opening words by Aynouk Tan

Replica: Der hobuspöönig
Hallwil Switzerland

Manon Kündig (Switzerland) 
Collection ‘Der hobuspöönig' – Blowjob-

Manon Kündig (Switzerland) 
Collection ‘Der hobuspöönig' – Blowjob-

Tabitha Osler (United States) 
Collection: ‘Red wood nation woman - Burning bush’

Tabitha Osler

replica Red Wood Nation Woman
Dakota United States

Wali Mohammed Barrech (Bosnia Herzegovina)
Collection: 'Feredja Burka Mostar – Reset'

Replica Feredja Burka Mostar
Bosnia - Herzegovina

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