You are cordially invited to the opening of our newest expo with Modemuze: the new normal.
In the exhibition the new normal (24 September to 2 November), we offer online and offline space for dialogue about and reflection on the current corona situation from a fashion perspective. The five leading fashion houses and designers The Fabricant, Duran Lantink, KARIM ADDUCHI, L’Origin3 and Maison the Faux have been invited to show their work in the exhibition. One of the highlights is the original Pillow Dress that sparked the international viral #pillowdresschallenge, and work by Duran Lantink that he created especially for this exhibition.
In the exhibition, all designers reflect on the past period: they respond to the impact of corona, as well as to social developments and changes, inside and outside of fashion, which have recently come under a magnifying glass. From the pollution in the fashion industry and the new possibilities that digital design offers in an increasingly large online world, to issues of institutional racism that are also raised in the industry.
The story is told by the five authors Lianne Mol, Louisanne van Hooff, Nina Lanke, Noukhey Forster en Sabine Bolk from the Modemuze and OSCAM communities. Curators Lisa Whittle, Roberto Luis Martins and Marian Duff selected these authors and asked them to reflect on the works on display and share their vision of the past period. In these dialogues the works are contextualized and references are made to the museum collections associated with Modemuze. From a “Home tiara” to Martin Margiela’s military socks sweater, the parallels between contemporary garments and fashion history challenge us to delve into the meaning that fashion and clothing can have. They also challenge us to philosophize about what “the new normal” could do.
Stop by between September 24 and November 2 and share your vision on the new normal with us!