Fashion exhibitions not to be missed in 2017

Fashion exhibitions not to be missed in 2017

After the success of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, which was the most popular exhibition in V&A’s history or the Manus x Machina at the Met last year, museums realised that fashion attracts huge numbers of visitors. Also the discussion whether fashion belongs to museums or whether they should be reserved for pure art only seems to be settled. In 2017…

Hussein Chalayan: storyteller and technology wizard

Hussein Chalayan: storyteller and technology wizard

Hussein Chalayan is probably the only fashion designer awarded by the prestigious Time magazine as one of its ‘100 most Influential Innovators of the 21st century’. This Central Saint Martins graduate works across design, science, technology and art to develop his collections and show pieces. He uses them to tell stories related pretty much to…

Manus x Machina, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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Manus x Machina, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Manus (hand) and machina (machine) are often seen as the opposites. It’s either one or the other. The hand-made symbolises craftsmanship, tradition, individuality, exclusivity. Machine-made is mass, fast, modern, progressive. The Industrial Revolution of XVIII-XIX centuries was one of the most important steps for the industry and society. Modern production methods replaced manual workforce and lead…