Thursday 26 October 2017

Out of Fashion - Centraal Museum Utrecht

Mattijs van Bergen
Out of Fashion (Uit de Mode) exhibition took place from 8 July 2017 until 22 October 2017 at Centraal Museum Utrecht.

With this exhibition, Central Museum presented more than 100 highlights from the museum’s own fashion collection. From18th-century robes to contemporary designers such as Mattijs van Bergen and Iris van Herpen. In addition, young designers like Liselore Frowijn and collective Das Leben Am Haverkamp where given a platform.

The exhibition is designed in close collaboration with MAISON the FAUX's talented duo Joris Sux and Tessa de Boer, giving it a fresh insight from the point of view from the visionairy new generation designers.
Inspired by the different themes of the exhibition, they designed a series of objects which would preserve the clothing 'for eternity'.

Out of Fashion highlighted the wealth and diversity of the collection. Contemporary and historical fashion is presented side by side, grouped according to four themes: the maker, the wearer, the restorer and the visionary. Each of the four large rooms concentrates on one of these themes.

Meet Ups
Together with Modemuze several talks and debates where organized. I was invited to moderate Meet #3: Visionairies from fashion, that took place on 5th of October.

In this Meet Up, I have talked with the conservator Ninke Bloemberg and Tessa de Boer and Joris Suk from Maison the Faux about their experiences and visions and about the stories behind the exhibition set up.

Out of Fashion was a celebration and a feast for the eye.
In 2017, Centraal Museum celebrates the fact that 100 years ago, it was the first museum to appoint the first paid fashion curator – a remarkable fact, worldwide. Carla de Jonge began her career as an archivist of the museum collection, but she quickly managed to set up a permanent costume exhibition and went on to considerably expand the museum collection. Over the past 100 years, the focus of the collection policy has undergone significant changes: from expanding the collection of historical costumes to focusing on conceptual and contemporary national and international fashion.

Iris van Herpen

Ronald van der Kemp

Robe à la française (1757 - 1760)

John Galliano

Viktor and Rolf

Aico Dinkla

Lowlands 2017 'Festival outfit'
Bart Hess

Craig Green

Klavers van Engelen

Maison the Faux

Das Leben am Haverkamp

Das Leben am Haverkamp

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