Image courtesy of Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
Coal and velvet. Views on popular costumes by Ortiz Echagüe and Balenciaga
Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa, Getaria
From 7 October 2016 to 7 May 2017
“Carbon and Velvet” explores the artistic-documentary vision and aesthetic revision of traditional attire by Cristóbal Balenciaga, in his Haute Couture creations, and by Ortiz Echagüe in his photographic portraits of traditional Spain. The work of these two artists converses to offer interpretations of a reality, that of the traditional costume, which ceased to exist as far back as the early decades of the 20th century and to which both, through works of undeniable artistic quality, lend validity and a timeless quality.
Image courtesy of de Young Museum
On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism
de Young Museum, San Francisco
From July 23, 2016 to February 12, 2017
On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism presents a broad range of textile traditions from around the world that share many of the same aesthetic choices ascribed to Minimalist works. This exploration underscores the universality of the movement’s underlying design principles, which include regular, symmetrical, or gridded arrangements; repetition of modular elements; direct use and presentation of materials; and an absence of ornamentation.
Image courtesy of Bright
Bright XXIV – Berlin’s Arena
From 17 January 2017 to 19 January 2017
Bright is an original fashion trade event, which conveys a snapshot of modern lifestyle within an atmosphere relevant to its target groups. Since fashion is in constant motion, its predominant influences such as art, music and sports are therefore decisive regarding the resulting trends and how they get perceived – whereat credibility always has and will be the essential element to it.
Image courtesy of Musée des arts décoratifs
“Tenue correcte exigée, quand le vêtement fait scandale” in Paris
Every age, every season has its fashions, but in the street or in parliament, at work or at play, everything wear is subject to rules. And of course those rules are there to be broken. “Tenue correcte exigée, quand le vêtement fait scandale” revisits the scandals that have marked the great turning points in fashion history from the 14th century to today.
Nickolas Muray, Vanity Fair, October 1929 © 1929 Condé Nast
Coming into Fashion A Century of Photography at Condé Nast
“Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast”, on view at UCCA from 20 January through 5 March 2017, offers a comprehensive survey of the century-long history of fashion photography as pictured and written by Condé Nast.
Image courtesy of London Fashion Week Festival
London Fashion Week Festival
As part of the move, the event formerly known as London Fashion Weekend will be renamed London Fashion Week Festival and will give the public the opportunity to celebrate fashion over a period of ten days, twice a year, in February and September. This is to recognise the BFC’s ongoing commitment to building consumer engagement with British designers and has been at the core of the organisation’s strategy since the first edition of London Fashion Weekend which took place in 1998.
Kate Moss by Nick Knight, Vogue UK, September 2000. Courtesy of Nick Knight
Hair by Sam McKnight at Somerset House
A major exhibition celebrating Sam McKnight’s remarkable 40-year career from the late 1970s to the current day has arrived in Somerset House. Sam McKnight has been instrumental in helping to create some of the most iconic images in popular culture from Princess Diana’s short, slicked back style to Madonna’s Bedtime Stories album cover and Tilda Swinton channelling David Bowie.