Every two weeks there will be some tips to go out for inspiration! Exhibitions, musea or other great places!
Editor: Dorien Luyckx
1. Designing 007: Fifty years of Bond Style
Does he need an introduction? His impeccable style and reputation is known all over the world. Moreover he has travelled all over the world. So it doesn’t surprises that for its fiftieth anniversary a exhibition is crossing the world too.
After London, Toronto, Shanghai, Melbourne and Moscow 007 will stay in the Netherlands. Till the 8th of February James Bond will stay in the Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands. Our favorite and most popular secret agent was and still is a thriving power behind innovative vehicles and gadgets, explosive action and sublime attraction. You can’t imagine him without his stylish suits, his Vodka Martini shaken, not stirred and a beautiful woman around his neck.
The Exhibition is divided in 12 different settings from Dr. No of 1962 to Skyfall of 2012. It doesn’t limit itself to the movies alone but it also shows behind-the-scenes shots and elements.
The exhibition presents to us over 500 gadgets, costumes, iconic cars, story boards, etc. together with many clips of the movies. For more info: Kunsthal Rotterdam.
2. Long live lingerie – historic undergarments
The Netherlands has a lot to offer this month. In the Castle Hoensbroek they show us the history of undergarments. “Long live Lingerie” begins in the 17th century and ends up in the twentieth century with the iconic bustier like Madonna’s.
Throughout the centuries Women’s position changed and similar to the undergarments they become more independent and free. Along with the evolution of undergarments, women’s position in society changed too. On this journey you can catch a glimpse of fitting rooms and the ‘kuise kamertje’ where two chastity belts are displayed.
Furthermore, the exhibition doesn’t limit itself to looking and reading alone, but visitors are allowed to try on some af the displayed items. Ever wondered how a corset feels like or how a crinoline effects your body?
The exhibition will last till the third of May 2015. For more info: Kasteel Hoensbroek
3. Raindrop – Myungsu Seo
Autumn weather has reached the Netherlands and some of you probably like to watch the rain dripping down a window. In the Kunsthal in Rotterdam you can enjoy the art of raindrops from inside.
The south-Korean artist Myungsu Seo has had this piece of nature as her inspiration for her exhibition “Raindrop”. The art is grown out of the idea that water carries around life and old memories of places and people all over the world. Myungsu Seo creates drops of glass filled with water in such a way to capture experience from the past and to treasure them.
Every glass drop is hand blown and unique in his kind.
The exhibition will last till the eight of February in The Kunsthal in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. For more info, you can take a look on the website Raindrop – Kunsthal
4. Women Fashion Power
This exhibition in the Design Museum in London presents the balance between power, fashion and feminity. Women Fashion Power offers an unprecedented look at how princesses, models, CEOs, Dames and designers have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world.
Designed by the world-renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, this exhibition brings together exclusive interviews, an immersive multimedia journey and unique historic pieces of clothing to form the most wide-ranging presentation of modern fashion ever to be shown in the UK. Discover how women from Dame Vivienne Westwood to Natalie Massenet and Princess Diana to Anne Hidalgo have used fashion as an important tool of self-expression and empowerment to build reputation, attract attention and assert authority.
The exhibition will last till the 26th of April. For more info: DesignMuseum
In the Fashion and Textile Museum of London it is all about knitwear. It focusses on twentieth century knitwear with some highlights like the Chanel Jacket. This jacket has such an iconic value that Chanel dedicated a whole website to it: Chanel Jacket The exhibition also contains other iconic pieces such as conceptual garments from 1980s and 90s designers Comme des Garçons, Vivienne Westwood and Julien MacDonald.
Moreover the exhibition also displays the different influences Art movements and popular culture like pop, Punk and Deconstruction has and have had on Fashion and Knitwear over the past century.
You can visit the exhibition till the 18th of January. For more info, you can turn to their website FTM London