B-side

was at the Hussein Chalayan B-side exhibition at SpringProjects gallery. of all the aspects of his works there the most interesting for me was the exquisite combinations of paper, silk, chiffon and cotton textures with different levels of transparency and typed words and perforation on paper.

Black

With the new exhibition ‘Black. The Masters of black in fashion & costume’ Antwerpen’s Momu museum illustrates the historic phases of the colour black, with examples from painting, historic costume and contemporary fashion. The last aspect will be represented through the works of designers such as Ann Demeulemeester, Olivier Theyskens, Dirk van Saene, Givenchy (Ricardo Tisci), Chanel, Gareth Pugh etc.

Exhibition dates- from the 25th of March till the 8th of August, 2010.

Pic. above- Pop#16 fall07/Meghan Collinson by Mert Alas & Marcus Pigott/ styled by Katie Grand

Fantasme

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Thursday the 20th of August 2009
Darling foundry/845 Ottawa street/montreal/Canada
The evening of Thursday the 20th of August will stage a special fashion event entitled Fantasme. Bringing together Montreal’s Darling foundry and artists Andrew Ly and Melissa Matos, the event will be highlighted by a fashion show as well as a screening of short films and after party.

Arnhem Mode Biennale

amb 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.