Dutch Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL) is showing the fashion of the future, with work by designers including Viktor & Rolf, Christophe Coppens (Belgium), Hussein Chalayan (Cyprus) and Rejina Pyo (Korea) and six talented young designers from various countries.
Design in Boijmans
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is the museum in the Netherlands where national and international design talent has a platform. Design is central again in 2014 in the ‘Design in Boijmans’ programme. Alongside ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’, the museum is focusing on design and styling with a variety of special exhibitions and its rich collection.
Work from Dooling Jiang (Digest Design Workshop)
|Work from Dooling Jiang (Digest Design Workshop)|
Fashion of Tomorrow
The exhibition will show work by more than fifty international designers, from renowned fashion houses to young up-and-coming talent. The world-famous fashion duo Viktor & Rolf will respond to the present fashion system with a Zen garden and pleas to move more slowly with greater spirituality. Designer Wang Lei (China) makes traditional Chinese costumes from woven toilet tissue and Carole Collet (UK) explores sustainable materials in her experiments with lace patterns that grow from strawberry plants. The hand-knitted creations by Pyuupiru (Japan) offer the wearer a new identity, free from the restricting influence of the human body. Technological innovations also offer designers new approaches to what ‘fashion’ could be in the future. Charging a smartphone while travelling is easy with the jacket from Pauline van Dongen’s ‘Wearable Solar Project’. Six fashion designers are making new work exclusively for the exhibition, enabled by the Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge Award. They share their working process on the new online platform www.futureoffashion.nl.
|Work from Antoine Peters|
|Work from Iris van Herpen|
|Work from Ricarda Bigolin and Nella Themelios (D&K)|
|Work from Rejina Pyo|
|Work from Olek|
|Work from Lucia Cuba|
Period: 11 October 2014 - 18 January 2015