Thursday, 29 September 2022

Fitting In exhibition at Z33 in Hasselt

Mous Lamrabat

Fitting In
On show 02.10 to 26.02.23 at Z33 in Hasselt (Belgium)

The world turns increasingly pluriverse. How can we, without losing ourselves, become part of a larger entity? That question forms the starting point of the group exhibition Fitting In. Artists and designers show how lavish our context can be, if we are open to the many voices around us. They understand identities as multi-layered or fluid. In conversation with you they explore the boundaries between fashion, visual art, photography, design and the world.

The multitude in which we find ourselves today as world inhabitants demands a whole new form of mutual involvement. Rather than following traditions unquestionably, we are invited in each new encounter to remediate our thoughts and actions. Our identity becomes a fluid given and our creative capacity plays a key role in this quest for mutual coordination. However challenging this new situation may be, it offers an excellent opportunity to deal with ourselves and our environment a lot more consciously. 

The FITTING IN exhibition asks questions about reshaping the ways we live together. On hierarchy, norm, the construction of differentiation and equality. Exhibition brings together artists and designers who recharge themselves on the multiplicity in and around themselves, and from there make our cultural constructions conscious and accessible. Based on their own unique approach, they propose concrete scenarios for real change. By approaching identity dynamically and hybridly, they explore new relationships with the other, with themselves, with the environment, with our world view, and with the future.

Participating artists:

Christian Bakalov, Alia Ali, Lisa Konno & Sarah Blok, Mous Lamrabat, Berre Brans, Elisa Van Joolen, Das Leben am Haverkamp: Dewi Bekker, Anouk van Klaveren & Gino Anthonisse, The Fabricant & Teresa Manzo, CFGNY, Ines Alpha, Tom Van der Borght, Jo Cope & Boutique by Shelter, Marwan Bassiouni, Nazanin Fakoor, Helen Storey, Sanne Vaassen, ADIFF Angela Luna, Anais Hazo-Santorin, Elke Lutgerink, Lotje Heidingsfeld, Lucy & Jorge Orta, Mona Steinhaeusser, Sheltersuit, Thierry Geoffroy, Woman Cave Collective: Léticia Chanliau & Chloé Macary-Carney.

Lucy & Orta _ Antartical Village

Curators: Annelies Thoelen, Branko Popovic and Marnix Rummens
Scenography: Jasper Zehetgruber
Graphic Design: Studio de Ronners
With thanks Rien Geypen, Kurt Geraerts and to the whole Z33 team.

More informaton: Z33

Saturday, 3 September 2022

14th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival

14th edition of the international and interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival will take place from 25 - 27 November 2022 in Maastricht (The Netherlands).

During this three-day hybrid (on- & offline program) festival, a new generation of designers and performing artists from all over the world are given the opportunity to show their work to a broad (inter)national audience. The program with exhibitions, performances, talks and fashion film screenings and awards, showcases projects that explore, contextualize and celebrate contemporary fashion culture.
FASHIONCLASH Festival is all about discovering, stimulating and co-shaping current developments in fashion and opening up these developments to a broad audience. The festival consists of a multidisciplinary and polyphonic program based on a selection from the proposals submitted via the open call and the projects initiated by FASHIONCLASH itself, which are developed in co-production with other organizations such as Glamcult, Via Zuid, Kunstbende and Marres.

FASHIONCLASH Festival is accessible to everyone via ticket sales and/or for free. 

Campaign and the story behind the project

Driven by the spirit of the FASHIONCLASH community – from volunteers to coaches to performers – this campaign is centered around the people who have played an important part in the existence and development of FASHIONCLASH Festival, going back to the early start in 2009. Needless to say, these people represent a bigger group of people. Each individual is captured in a surreal locker room, where they prepare themselves for the next game – the 14th edition of FASHIONCLASH Festival!

More information about the campaign and the story behind: campaign

photography by Laura Knipsael

Program of the 14th edition consists of:

The Clash House is a showcase and development program for designers focusing on crossovers between fashion and other art disciplines, especially the performing arts. Participants of The Clash House are offered a coaching trajectory in which they are supported by theater makers.

Open Mic Night powered by Meester Koetsier Foundation

With Open Mic Night program FASHIONCLASH aims to create inspiring encounters between designers and audiences, by asking questions and sharing stories during a comedy club-inspired event. It is an eclectic clash of visions, working methods and styles of a distinctly new generation of designers who recently graduated in the Netherlands.

New Fashion Narratives #1 @ Bureau Europa i.c.w. Glamcult

New Fashion Narratives exhibition at Bureau Europa is an international selection of designers curated by Glamcult and FASHIONCLASH. New Fashion Narratives stands for the current generation of designers who see fashion as their mission. They explore the boundaries of their discipline, question social systems and specifically the fashion industry. With their works they move between the interdisciplinary domains of fashion, social design, visual arts and investigate the relationship with the user/consumer.

New Fashion Narratives #2 @ Marres
New Fashion Narratives exhibition at Marres consists of a multidisciplinary selection of both young and established talent with a link with the Netherlands. FASHIONCLASH signals a growing need among Dutch designers to contribute to a healthier fashion sector and a better world. This critical, research-minded and hybrid generation of fashion makers engage themselves in the transformative role of fashion in relation to social issues and propose alternative fashion practices and narratives.

Fashion Film & Video
Fashion Film and Video (FFV) program offers a platform to emerging designers, artists and filmmakers who experiment with the genre of fashion film/video, animation and other related audiovisual and digital media. A jury panel will select five finalists from the selection and designate a winner for the Fashion Film & Video award powered by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Limburg. In addition, Kaltblut magazine will choose a winner from the entire FFV selection.

Fashion Makes Sense
Fashion Makes Sense is FASHIONCLASH's ongoing participation program from which projects are developed focusing on social design, inclusion, education and in collaboration between professionals and semi-professionals/amateurs, especially involving young people. During the festival the results of projects 'MOVING PORTRAITS', 'THE HOOOOOODIE PROJECT' and 'YPIE FEST' will be presented.

Finally, from the FMS program Who cares what you wear? is presented, an interactive theater performance for young people about fashion and sustainability, developed in collaboration with theater maker Mayke Roels, and actresses Ilse Geilen and Lindsay Zwaan.

FASHIONCLASH Festival Afterparty @ The Student Hotel
The FASHIONCLASH Festival Afterparty will take place on Saturday evening, November 26, which, in collaboration with The Student Hotel. This will be a not-to-be-missed evening of music, fashion and performances.

FASHIONCLASH Festival Online – November 27 Can't make to Maastricht in person? On Sunday evening 27 November you can enjoy a large part of the physical program online.

Thursday, 21 July 2022

State of Fashion | Ways of Caring

Amidst the threads, our names become, 2022
Eunice Pais, Anabel Poh and Tra My Nguyen
Second edition of State of Fashion biennial opened on 3 June 2022 and welcomed visitors until July 10 at various locations in Arnhem. With Ways of Caring as its central theme, the biennial highlighted the urgent need to restore broken threads and disrupted relationships within the realm of fashion.

Traditionally, fashion is a networked system of relationships through which we communicate about who we are, how we feel, and how we relate to each other, to other animal species and to nature. Over time, the industrial fashion system, with growth and profit as its main objectives, has gained a dominant position and resulted in an industry that is caught up in a cycle of overproduction, feeding a culture of over consumption. To keep this system alive, people and animals are being exploited and suppressed, and nature is being poisoned.

In close collaboration with its curator-team, consisting of Fashion Open Studio and NOT____ENOUGH collective, State of Fashion looked to find alternatives for this system, which perpetuates inequality by choosing one specific perspective and interest over many others. There are countless ways of practicing fashion that are not yet recognized in the mainstream. How do we create space for different fashion systems to co-exist? What can we learn from these diverse fashion systems? And, how can we encourage the fashion world to rethink, revalue, reconnect and care?

Promenade on slow street at Rozet by Clara Chu

During State of Fashion 2022 | Ways of Caring, everyone – from fashion designer to industry tycoon to textile worker and consumer – was invited to participate and to practice fashion in various meaningful ways. Part of the programme was a reflective and experiential exhibition, in which NOT____ENOUGH collective invited to see differently what has been left out, suppressed or removed in fashion. In their words: ‘Only by recognizing and acknowledging what's missing, and understanding the consequences of these omissions, plural and unexpected forms of fashion can coexist’.

In and around Arnhem’s high street, Fashion Open Studio hosted a programme of activities that reconnects fashion with people in a playful yet revolutionary way. ‘A society that cares is a society prepared for repairs,’ states the team. They invited everyone to take part in their interventions: from repairing clothing to redesigning dysfunctional systems together.

With Ways of Caring, the co-curators did not only chose a theme, but also a working method. Inspired by the original meaning of the word 'curator' – a derivative of the Latin cura, which means 'to take care of’ – they developed the programme of the biennial by listening, creating space for new people, and by being open to new kinds of knowledge. The curator team invited the audience of State of Fashion to participate and think along with them. One of the first steps in this process was an Open Call for Contributors. The curator team called for fashion enthusiasts, creative and original contributors from all over the world to join them in co-creating an exhibition. 

spatial design

Spatial and graphic design

The impressive and effective spatial design of the exhibition 'Fashion as Encounters' at Eusebius church in Arnhem as part of State of Fashion biennal is created by L A Studio (Lorien Beijaert, Arna Mačkić & Christiaan Bakker) , the graphic design by Team Thursday.

Studio L A has designed a temporary ceiling in this church that effectively reduces the large space of the church and highlights each work in its own way.The exhibition design shines light on untold stories and unseen bodies through a suspended ceiling in the church, in which holes have been made to illuminate the work. The ceiling also creates a human dimension in the impressive large space of the church. Each hole in the ceiling is custom designed for the work it hangs in, or can be seen below on a designed 'support'. 

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Thursday, 14 July 2022

The Hooooooodie Project - longest sleeves in the world


On Sunday June 26, the end result of The Hooooooodie Project by ANTOINE PETERS was presented during YPIE FEST in the Ypelaerpark in Tilburg Noord. Nearly 400 people between the ages of 7 and 70 participated in the workshops in Tilburg or made a piece from home in recent months. The result is a hoodie with sleeves of no less than 212 meters long with many personal stories from participants! 

The Hooooooodie Project is a project initiated within the framework of the FASHIONCLASH participation program Fashion Makes Sense.

More information and images:

All images by Laura Knipsael

YPIE FEST short documentary

On Sunday 26 June 2022, YPIE__FEST took place in the Ypelaerpark in Tilburg Noord.

This cultural festival, which was co-created and organized by the residents of Tilburg Noord and FASHIONCLASH as part of Second Skin Tilburg, was all about culture, identity, fashion, music and talent development. Children, youth and the elderly came together and were inspired by the various exhibitors with workshops, sports activities, food & drinks and clothing.

By organizing YPIE FEST, FASHIONCLASH gave talent from Tilburg Noord a stage and brought the neighborhood together. During this event, culture, identity, fashion, music and talent development were central with the aim of contributing to positive identity development of young people and local residents in Tilburg Noord. During YPIE FEST, the results achieved in the past two years as part of the Second Skin project were also shown.


Tuesday, 5 July 2022

The Beginning Show 2022

The Beginning Show 2022, the graduation show of Maastricht Institute of Arts took place from June 30 - July 3.
During the annual graduation exhibition, the graduates of the Maastricht Institute of Arts show how they look at the outside world with different eyes, how they react and how they position themselves. The nature of the exhibited works varies from performance, installation, graphic design, illustration, photo, film, sound art, products, materials, object to theoretical reflection. The show features work from various departments such as Design, Visual Communication, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts etc.

On the opening evening two awards were presented. Lizzie Veldkamp and Jules Coumans won De Gilbert de Bontridderprijs 2022 and Mique Eggermont Award was given to Caroline Sarneel.

My visit mostly focused on the design and fine arts department. See below some impressions.

Graduation film ArtEZ Fashion Design class of 2022

Meet the 23 graduates from the class of 2022 of ArtEZ Fashion Design: Cyra Bartholl, Kirsten van de Belt, Iris Bosker, Noortje Broens, Ilse Cats, Alin Ciobanu, Michelle Craig, Leila Gordon, Zora Hamers, Tara Hollander, Rosa Kampinga, Lucija Kejžar, Meike van Lelijveld, Vojtech Lopour, Floris Minkenberg, Philipp Obwaller, Daan Pouwels, Luca Raţă, Charlotte Scheurwater, Eva Vrolijk, Luna Wierdsma, Pablo Willemars, Shao Jun Woo

More information about the graduates can be found here:

GRADUATION FILM ARTEZ FASHION DESIGN BA 2022 from ArtEZ Fashion Design Arnhem on Vimeo.

The film credits: directed by Rachid Naas and Michiel van Maaren, filmed by Niels Zweekhorst and Arno Kwint, edited by Claudio Zaia, and produced by Rachid Naas. The film was shot on location at the renewed Museum Arnhem.

Monday, 4 July 2022

Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem 2022

Lu Lin - Reading My Panties
From 3 June to 3 July, Arnhem was a place for lectures, workshops and other events in the field of fashion and design thanks to Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem 2022 edition. With more than 50 events spread over more than 40 locations throughout the Center and the Modekwartier. In collaboration with partners such as ArtEZ, Focus Filmtheater, Luxor Live, Museum Arnhem, Rijn IJssel, Rozet and State of Fashion, FDFA presented a wide range of exhibitions, installations, lectures, workshops and films about fashion and design during the June fashion month.

An important part of FDFA'22 was the City Exhibition Pronkstukken (Showpieces). No fewer than 33 Arnhemmers responded to the call made by the organization prior to FDFA'22 in the Gelderlander. These people were portrayed by fashion photographer Boris Lutters with a design that was valuable to them. Sien Wassenaar prepared their stories for FDFA, after which the portraits and stories could be seen in shop windows throughout the center and the Modekwartier.

The exhibition Waardevol (Valuable) was on show at five locations in Arnhem Center; five designers were selected from an Open Call who contributed to FDFA'22 with an exclusive installation. These are Lu Lin, Mirte Engelhard & Maaike Broos, David Paulus, Hans Hutting & Theodoor Adriaans and Juliana Bello from upcoming fashion brand GARCIA_BELLO

Within the framework of Waardevol, the documentary Draag Je Verhaal (Carry Your Story) by designer Mirte Engelhard and filmmaker and cultural anthropologist Maaike Broos premiered. This documentary fitted seamlessly with the installation by this duo, which was shown in the hall of Focus Arnhem during the festival. The installation 'We Stand In Love' by the Queer Needlework Circle attracted enthusiastic craftsmen weekend after weekend, and made national news with an article in the Volkskrant and an item on Radio1.
"The WE STAND IN LOVE quilt came in response to a series of anti-lgbtq+ violence in our country last year. With the Queer Needlework Circle we’ve worked towards a physical message of communal love, within the queer-tradition of making quilts (it was inspired by the AIDS memorial quilts @aidsmemorialquilt). In order to enhance the message, we invite the public to sit down and embroider sequins, rhinestones and decorations onto the quilt."

During FDFA'22 you could visit a number of free exhibitions in Rozet, including BINHE by Zyanya Keizer, Liesbeth Sterkenburg and Luc Aarts. A project that explores the complexities of navigating cultural appropriation within fashion and focuses on creating a Couture collection together with Dutch designers and various partners in Mexico.

As usual, Klarendal quarter filled to capacity during the Nacht van de Mode, and Stockdagen Arnhem also attracted many visitors to the city center and the Fashion Quarter after two years of silence. The Red Carpet Event of Platform Binnenstad Arnhem and FDFA was a great success in the closing weekend of Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem.

Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem (FDFA) is a platform for designers and (creative) entrepreneurs associated with Arnhem. During the Arnhem fashion month, from 3 June to 3 July, designers, entrepreneurs, fashion/design events and cultural institutions present what they have to offer. Social developments are shown in an accessible way through fashion and design and visitors can be inspired by the creative wealth that Arnhem has in this area.

Sunday, 19 June 2022

Sandberg Instituut Graduation 2022

Anouk van Klaveren

Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam presented the work of 78 graduating students from its five main departments (Critical Studies, Design, Dirty Art Department, Fine Arts, and Studio for Immediate Spaces) and two temporary programmes (Disarming Design and F for Fact).

Graduates presented their work to the public between June 9 and 12 at various locations in Amsterdam-Zuid.

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Yamuna Forzani, Iris van Herpen

Designing Material Futures

Exhibition — 26 May until 4 Sep 2022
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The Stedelijk spotlights the greatest challenge of our time: the climate crisis. The exhibition It’s Our F***ing Backyard shows that designers can make a compelling difference: through innovative experiments or by drawing on ‘forgotten’ knowledge, they invite us to look at materials in a radically new way and offer us design that is both responsible and aesthetic, comfortable and accessible. Eighty selected projects by designers and companies from all over the world shed light on an array of strategies that explore innovative uses of materials. The exhibition also looks at how soil depletion relates to practices of colonialism, which are still continued by some multinationals.


Claudy Jongstra
Designers recycle all kinds of waste materials for new products and use the power of nature to create unusual materials. Design studio Bentu, for example, produces furniture from ceramic waste, Tamara Orjola manufactures textiles from pine needles and Basse Stittgen came up with tableware made of cow’s blood. The innovations range from experimental research to new applications of ancient craft techniques. Claudy Jongstra introduced medieval natural dye recipes into Viktor & Rolf’s fashion designs, and Seok-hyeon Yoon used the traditional ottchill lacquer technique to make recyclable ceramics. Maartje Dros and Erik Klarenbeek experiment with diatoms (micro-algae), which bind CO2, to make glass. Other projects focus on generating energy in ways that are less harsh on the environment, or forgo the addition of material by switching to a loan economy. Other initiatives focus on tempting users into think differently. All the projects on display give new impetus to the industry and make us more aware of our footprint.


The exhibition showcases experiments and prototypes as well as products already on the market. It includes work by Fernando Laposse, FormaFantasma, Christien Meindertsma, Shahar Livne, Donghoon Sohn, Alexandra Kehayoglou, and by manufacturers such as Vitra and Ikea. Designers are also forging new alliances. For example, together with DJ Peggy Gou, the Balinese design studio Space Available designed a chair from 20 kilos of plastic waste collected in Indonesia.
Tjeerd Veenhoven

It's Our F***ing Backyard shows works by

Alexandra Kehayoglou

Adidas, Adjaye Associates (Sir David Adjaye OBE), Belén (Brecht Duijf en Lenneke Langenhuijsen), Bentu, Biotrem, Circuform / Ineke Hans, Claudy Jongstra / Viktor & Rolf, Crafting Plastics Studio (Vlasta Kubušová en Miroslav Král), DRIFT (Lonneke Gordijn en Ralph Nauta), ecoBirdy (Joris Vanbriel en Vanessa Yuan), Fairphone / Bas van Abel, FormaFantasma / Dzek (FormaFantasma: Andrea Trimarchi en Simone Farresin), Ikea, Jacob de Baan en Tejo Remy, Krill Design, LENA Library (Elisa Jansen en Diana Jansen), Luis Fernando Barrios, Rafael Sánchez Brizuela Ochoa, Viridiana Palma Dominguez, Aniela Mayte Guerrero Hernández, Oscar Andrés Méndez Hernández, Naoto Ricardo Kobayashi Utsumoto. (Ontwerpers van the Solar Project onder leiding van Moisés Hernández) Mameluca Studio (Alessandra Clark en Nuno FS), Myenergyskin by / Kiki & Joost (Kiki van Eijk en Joost van Bleiswijk), Ocean Bottle / K8 Design, Reef Design Lab Studio / Sydney Institute of Marine Science (Reef Design Lab Studio: Alex Goad), Shahar Livne / Balenciaga, Space Available / Peggy Gou, (Studio) Bart Vernooij (Bart Vernooij), Studio CTT (Carissa ten Tije), Studio Ekaterina Semenova (Ekaterina Semenova), Studio Klarenbeek & Dros (Maartje Dros en Eric Klarenbeek), Studio Seungbin Yang (Seungbin Yang), Studio Thomas Vailly (Thomas Vailly), Studio Tinus (Martijn Straatman), Studio Yoon Seok-hyeon (Yoon Seok-hyeon), The Ocean Cleanup / Yves Béhar, The Slum Studio (Sel Kofiga), Van.Eko / NPSP BV / HeijltjesAkkaya, Vepa / Plastic Whale / LAMA Concept (Yvonne Laurysen en Erik Mantel), Vitra / Barber Osgerby (Barber Osgerby: Edward Barber en Jay Osgerby), WNDR (Matt Sterbenz)

The Slum Studio
And by the following designers Kosuke Araki, Marjan van Aubel, Aldo Bakker, Simón Ballen Botero, Yasmin Bawa, Cheick Diallo, Teresa van Dongen, Anne Fischer, Yamuna Forzani, Ting Gong, Iris van Herpen, Sae Honda, Elisa van Joolen, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Dirk van der Kooij, Agne Kucerenkaite, Don Yaw Kwaning, Janne Kyttanen, Joris Laarman, Roxane Lahidji, Fernando Laposse, Audrey Large, Savvas Laz, WooJai Lee, Mae-ling Lokko, Christien Meindertsma, Stine Mikkelsen, Tamara Orjola, Leo Orta, Océane Romanet, Diana Scherer, Joana Schneider, Yuiko Shigeta, Donghoon Sohn, Basse Stittgen, Tjeerd Veenhoven

Ting Gong

Elisa van Joolen

Friday, 20 May 2022

Curation Hour platform launch

CURATION HOUR - A NEW PLATFORM TO AMPLIFY THE VOICE OF FILMMAKERS Curating the Best Content Across Fashion, Music, Design, Dance, Art and Contemporary Culture 

Curation Hour is a platform dedicated to curating the best video content across fashion, music, design, dance, art and contemporary culture. The online platform encourages film directors, productions companies and content creators to submit their latest commercials, short films, documentaries and animations within these categories. 

Donnie Dix - Directed by Sascha Taylor Larsen

Curation Hour functions as a PR tool for filmmakers looking for additional visibility. Production companies and independent filmmakers can enter their work to be featured on the platform and its social media channels. The submissions scoring highest are then forwarded to the Curation Hour network - a growing web of journalists, festival programmers and awards directors. 

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Zlin Design Week 2022

The Best in Design – Best of ´22 exhibition opening

After two hybrid years, affected by Covid-19, Zlin Design Week returned in full force. From May 6th until May 13th, the extensive program of exhibitions, workshops, fashion shows and conferences took place at various locations. I was able to attend the program for the first three days and that was enough to leave the city with a positive impression.

Zlin is mostly known as an industrial town. The development of the modern city is closely connected to the Bata Shoes company and its social scheme, developed after the World War I.

Perhaps not the first thing one would think when entering the town, a large part of the town is urbanistically and architecturally valuable and is protected by law as an urban monument zone.

The Headquarters of the Bata Shoe Company until World War II was in Zlin, Czechoslovakia. This is the town where Tomas Bata set up his business in 1894, by the 1920’s he had built not only a vast factory complex but also housing for the workers. The architecture of Zlin is of the Modernist Style and was designed by some of the top Architects of the day, Karfik and Gahura being two of them. The General design layout was then used for other Bata Communities around the world.

Although perhaps an unknown destination for many foreign design enthusiasts, the city of Zlin with its industrial past, manufacturing industry and strong educational network has the perfect ingredients to function as a platform for design thinking and showcasing. The program is not only extensive in its set up but especially the multi-layered attention to quality and content.
In addition, the program has a strong focus on inclusive design, which is not so far-fetched at all; Bata's socialist ideal and caring for workers provides a foundation for this narrative.

"Miriam van der Lubbe, Creative Director of Dutch Design Week, recently said that designers are now influencing our future more than ever and can change the world for the better. This is a huge opportunity and a responsibility, and that is why we want to be a platform where such opportunities can be openly discussed. And to support those who can contribute to such a change, "comments its director, Jitka Smolíková.

Led and designed by a mainly young and enthusiastic team, Zlin Design Week breathes potential; which hopefully will permeate the city's policies. Because let's face it, it's not a city to put on your bucket list. But the very well organized design week is worth a visit.

Fashion show - Zlin Design Week

designer Šárka Zejdová, photo Vojtěch Plhák

On Sunday evening May 8th , Zlin Design Week presented a live fashion show for the first time.
The event took place at the Zlín Castle and featured collections by Lukáš Krnáč who studied at the Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Michaela Hriňová (Aimoffcl), Tamara Koperová, Studio 3 a collective of three designers, Miyogiji, promising brand Famale Official by Petra Famlerová, Šárka Zejdová, Alexandra Kondačová and Zuzana Ľos-Božiková who is currently a 4th year BA student at the Fashion Design Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava.
Singer Giudi
supported this year ZDW with her live performance, which added a nice element to the packed fashion show.

Saturday, 16 April 2022

DressUndress - Modemuseum Hasselt

To conceal or to reveal?

26.02.2022-20.11.2022 - Modemuseum Hasselt

Revealing the (naked) body is again permissible. That has been amply proven by recent fashion weeks: naked dresses, miniskirts and crop tops are all the rage. Some celebrities, nevertheless, favour outfits that cover them from head to toe. What are your own beauty ideals? How do you reflect your norms and values in your outfit? And above all: what influences you in that choice?

For centuries fashion has been alternating between concealing and revealing. What is acceptable in fashion today was unacceptable yesterday and vice versa. In the one era a glimpse of a bare ankle is shocking, but in another it is a naked back… What triggers this ebb and flow? How have designers past and present responded to it? In the exhibition DressUndress Hasselt Fashion Museum searches for answers to these fascinating questions.

A quick glance at fashion history reveals that this tension between concealing and revealing is influenced by time-specific values and norms. An era’s prevailing ideas about gender, physicality, beauty, sexuality, modesty and decency are therefore reflected in its fashion. How? By either concealing the body – or parts of it – or by emphasising and highlighting it.

scenography by Maison the Faux

To Dye For - Textielmuseum

To Dye For

9 April 2022 till 2 October 2022
Textielmuseum Tilburg (Netherlands)

Textiles come in every colour imaginable. But have you ever wondered what makes your favourite jeans blue? Discover the world of textile dyeing in the exhibition ‘To Dye For’: from the origin of dyes and the stories behind them to their impact on people and the environment.

Yellow, blue and red form the starting point of ‘To Dye For’, which features work by artists and (fashion) designers such as Claudy Jongstra, Antonio José Guzman & Iva Jankovic, Nienke Hoogvliet, Aboubakar Fofana and Nan Groot Antink. Spanning centuries and continents, the exhibition provides a glimpse of the beauty and dilemmas of colour in textiles. Learn about the challenges that artisans, artists, designers and scientists have faced over the years as well as the creative solutions they have found. Discover which plants can be used for dyeing in the museum’s Dye Plant Garden.


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