Every two years the Arnhem Mode Biënnale presents the state of affairs in fashion design at an international level.The designers take centre stage at the Arnhem Mode Biënnale. Their influence on international fashion is enormous. Participants include leading couture houses such as Lanvin, which has been enchanting the world for decades, up-and-coming talents like Boudicca and Sandra Backlund, and conceptual designers such as Hussein Chalayan. The stars of the future are amply represented at the Arnhem Mode Biënnale as well: fashion talents who have recently finished their studies or will graduate soon.
From the 6th of June to the 6th of July the centre of Arnhem will literally form the core of the third edition of the Arnhem Mode Biënnale. SHAPE is the connecting thread of the greatest cultural fashion event in the world. This year more than 80 fashion labels are participating. 150 garments in Arnhem will make it apparent what the aspect of SHAPE signifies and why ‘form’ is so topical in fashion. A high-profile exhibition, satellite presentations, lectures, shows and a magazine provide insight into SHAPE. A wide-ranging cultural scope makes this third biennale intriguing and accessible for everyone.