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Soft? Tactile Dialogues

Soft? Tactile Dialogues Image courtesy of Momu Antwerp

Soft? Tactile Dialogues
September 28, 2018 – February 24, 2019

Momu Antwerp Museum

Soft? Tactile Dialogues” is about the freedom with which artists move between various media, about unexpected textile applications, about tactility and aversion, and about the textures and the skin of sculptures. This exhibition will mark the first time that MoMu takes its focus away from fashion. It will present work from its own collection by Belgian textile artists from the 1970s and ’80s in an inspiring dialogue with contemporary artists who express themselves freely in textiles. The Maurice Verbaet Center’s 1960s architecture and its monumental stairwell form an impressive backdrop for the exhibition.

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Mary Quant

Mary Quant and models at the Quant Afoot footwear collection launch, 1967Image courtesy of PA Prints2008

Mary Quant
Victoria and Albert Museum – London
April 6, 2019 – February 16, 2020

From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer’s personal archive. On 6th April 2019, the V&A will open the first international retrospective on the iconic fashion designer Dame Mary Quant. The exhibition will explore the years between 1955 and 1975, when Quant revolutionised the high street, harnessing the youthful spirit of the sixties and new mass production techniques to create a new look for women.

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KOSAE

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KOSAE
New Complex patterns transformed into jewellery, from Berlin

Something new and unique is hidden within the traditional, it only waits to come into bloom: this is the brand of KOSAE. Lovingly, new forms have been developed which find their fulfilment in the jewellery of KOSAE. Forms are archetypes which have their origin in nature and in culture all over the world. They create a link between spirituality and culture and help find a universal link of understanding worldwide.

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A.pair

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A.pair

A.pair is a Seoul based contemporary jewelry design studio established in 2010 by JiYeon Kim. She has exhibited at 100% design Tokyo, Copenhagen design week and lately Maison & Objet in Paris. A.pair brand name comes from a pair of earrings’s words. Operating under the motto of “Innovative materials” and shows diverse utilization of materials.

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CARALARGA

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CARALARGA

One of the main reasons and inspiration of CARALARGA, founded in 2014, was entering the world of Mexican textiles. It is at the – old factory of yarn and textiles – “El Hercules” in Querétaro, Mexico, where the concern for creating pieces made of starched 100% raw cotton thread, arose in our minds. Qualities such as texture, color and smell of the thread, motivated a line made, not necessarily of metals, but of natural fibers. CARALARGA refers to Mexican culture and its prehispanic origins.

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ultracontemporary

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Ultracontemporary 
Phoenix Art Museum, Ellman and Lewis Galleries
October 27, 2018 – March 24, 2019

Ultracontemporary brings hyper-current fashion to Phoenix Art Museum. Featuring ensembles by renowned designers such as Gucci, Iris van Herpen, Comme des Garçons, and Yeohlee, the multimedia exhibition, which also includes runway-show footage for select collections, explores how fashion is responding to an increasingly diverse and fluid global society.

 

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PRADA Epicenter Tokyo

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PRADA Epicenter Tokyo
Location:  Aoyama district

Almost concurrently with the opening of the New York Epicenter, Prada embarked on its second in Tokyo with the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. The six-story stand-alone building, situated in the Aoyama district, is one of the most distinctive works of architecture in Tokyo.

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