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Fashion Makes Sense, the 9th edition of FASHIONCLASH festival
Maastricht, the Netherlands
from 29 June to 02 July 2017
FASHIONCLASH is an innovative, interdisciplinary development platform and international fashion network that focusses on supporting a new generation of designers and artists. Main goals is to connect talent, knowledge, creativity and entrepreneurship and to challenge the (fashion) world. Over the past ten years FASHIONCLASH has grown from a single project into an influential fashion statement by developing and organizing projects such as the annual ‘FASHIONCLASH Festival‘ in Maastricht. FASHIONCLASH strongly believes that the art of fashion can stimulate critical debate about controversial issues in our society. By researching and questioning ‘fashion’ we learn to understand the psychology of human behaviour and its role in undermining stereotypes. The central question being asked, “How can we develop the fashion industry to improve well-being and equality?”
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Irving Penn: Centennial
The Met Fifth Avenue, Gallery 199
From 24 April to 30 July 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present a major retrospective of the photographs of Irving Penn to mark the centennial of the artist’s birth. Over the course of his nearly 70-year career, Irving Penn (1917-2009) mastered a pared-down aesthetic of studio photography that is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, detail, and printmaking. Irving Penn: Centennial, opening April 24, 2017, will be the most comprehensive exhibition of the great American photographer’s work to date and will include both masterpieces and hitherto unknown prints from all his major series.
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Sonia Delaunay. Art, design and fashion
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
4 July 2017-15 October 2017
The Ukrainian artist Sonia Delaunay-Terk (1885-1979) was a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde. Together with her husband, the painter Robert Delaunay, she undertook an artistic adventure based on contrasts of colour and the dissolving of form through light that led towards abstraction.
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The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
From 27 August to 7 November 2017
In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, one of the most prestigious couture houses in the world, the National Gallery of Victoria will present the never-before-seen exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International. Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and will feature a sumptuous display of over 140 garments from Christian Dior Couture designed 1947 to 2017.
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MODALISBOA BOUNDLESS FW 17/18
9. 10. 11. 12 MARCH 2017
CCB, Lisbon – Portugal
ModaLisboa/Lisboa Fashion Week is seen as the most ambitious and well succeeded project in Portuguese Fashion.Created in 1991, ModaLisboa is recognized to be the first Independent Fashion Week, becoming thus pioneer on a world decentralization movement of the fashion market to other capital cities, that begun years later. By continuously working with innovative designers and new concepts, ModaLisboa has reached international prestige, awarded for its communication and design.ModaLisboa/Lisboa Fashion Week is integrated on the international fashion calendar, right after Paris.
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Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2017
Copenhagen Concert Hall, Copenhagen
11 May 2017
The fifth edition of the world’s most important event on sustainability in fashion, Copenhagen Fashion Summit will take place on 11 May 2017 at Copenhagen Concert Hall under the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. As a meeting platform for the fashion sector’s decision-makers, leading NGOs, experts, policy-makers and academia, Copenhagen Fashion Summit aims to forge common understanding and lead industry-wide commitments on the most critical issues facing the fashion industry and planet.
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BALENCIAGA, L’OEUVRE AU NOIR
18, rue Antoine Bourdelle, Paris 15e
From March 8th to July 16th 2017
The Palais Galliera is paying homage to the couturier Cristobal Balenciaga (1865-1972) with an extra-mural exhibition at the Musée Bourdelle entitled : Balenciaga, l’oeuvre au noir. The exhibition resonates with the black tones of an alchemist of haute couture : variations of black repeated in over a hundred of pieces from the Galliera collections and the archives of Maison Balenciaga.