Where to go? Inspiration tips and more!

CultureTips

Every two weeks there will be some tips to go out for inspiration! Exhibitions, musea or other great places!

1. Glamour 30’s Fashion
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Glamour and elegance became keywords of its time
Although between the roaring twenties and WWII times were hard due to a financial crisis, fashion remained an important part of life. Fashion toned down to a more discrete luxury. Women wanted to be like the fashion icons of its time, like Marlène Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Jean Harlow.

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Wealthier women’s closet became immense and it contained dresses for the evening, for during the day, for lunch, for at home, and so on. The slender silhouette made the female curves come off well. Hair was worn long and curvy and more volume was added.

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The Museum of Costume and Lace in Brussel exhibits ‘Glamour 30’s Fashion’ till the first of February.<You’ll find more info on Musée du Costume et de la Dentelle

2. MoMu.Now.
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MoMu Now presents selected masterpieces, which are added to the MoMu collection. MoMu focuses on modern Belgian fashion designers and obtained their silhouettes, which combine craftsmanship, avant-garde and challenging concepts. Artists who are represented are Raf Simons, Haider Ackermann, Walter Van Beirendonck, Veronique Branquinho, AF Vandevorst and Ann Demeulemeester. Furthermore,  the museum has gained silhouettes of international couturiers like Balenciaga and Helmut Lang.
The MoMu in Antwerp exhibits MoMu. Now. from the 25th of September till the 4th of January.

3. Kimono. A Modern history
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This autumn, “the Arts of Japan Galleries will be transformed into a dazzling fashion show of kimono from the late eighteenth century to the present day.”

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Kimonos underwent a transformation through history. In the beginning it was everyday clothing that then evolved to a garment only worn on special occasions. There were the very luxurious handmade fabrics worn by wealthy patrons and geisha’s from high society. They were pieces of Japanese art that show the Japanese history and traditions. The exhibition contains 50 robes, both custom-made as everyday garments. It also shows three contemporary kimonos, “created by designers designated by the Japanese government as Living National Treasures”.
The exhibition will last till the 4th of January in the Metropolitan Museum in New York . More info Met Museum

4. Dance and Fashion
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The New York Fashion Institute of Technology presents to you a centuries-old harmony between dance and fashion, ranging from the 19th century to the present. Many of which have never been exhibited. The collection includes 100 dance costumes and dance-inspired fashions. The exhibition begins in 1830’s and 1840’s, the era of roman ballet. The exhibition focuses on items that show how fashion influenced modern ballet and how ballet was an inspiration for many designers, such as Christian Dior’s Black Swan ball gown.

The exhibition will last till the 3rd of January in the New York Fashion Institute of Technology. For more info: FIT nyc

5. The future of fashion is now

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The Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam presents to you innovating visions of over 50 international fashion designers (Viktor&Rolf, Hussein Chalayan (Cyprus), Craig Green (United Kingdom) en Rejina Pyo). In addition, some of the designers, which have received the “Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge Award”, have made new items specifically for this exhibition. The award winners are: Iris van Herpen, Craig Green (United Kingdom), D&K (Ricarda Bigolin & Nella Themelios, Australia), Olek (Poland), Digest Design (China) and Lucia Cuba (Peru). The selected designers and works combine discerning minds that try to capture the essence of future fashion with an emphasis on durability and technological innovations. Clothing and accessories combined with video and installations, give the visitor insight on how future fashion could look like.
You can go and visit till the 18th of January. Online you can find the creative and creating background of the new designed items at www.futureoffashion.nl.

Dorien Luyckx

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