The Artist is Present, curated by Maurizio Cattelan and powered by Alessandro Michele’s Gucci, features a selection of more than thirty artists, foreign and Chinese, to question the most hallowed principles of art in the modern era: originality, intention and expression. The show explores how originality can be reached through the act of repetition, and how originals themselves can be preserved through replication. Immerse in a multi-sensorial experience of sight and sense as you proceed from one room to another – each of which picks up a different point of view on how originality, intention and expression are deconstructed and reimagined. (Courtesy of Gucci)
The Fashion and Textile Museum presents Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs, an exhibition featuring over 100 ensembles from the thirties. Explore the fashion after the excess and decadence of the 20s’ — a decade of fashion that is often overlooked. The exhibition will see the use of vintage garments, magazines and fashion photographs as historical markers of the social, economic and political factors that characterised that period.
The Fashion Institute of Technology is currently hosting a new exhibition that is dedicated to everything pink. The vibrant collection traces this colour throughout fashion history with iconic dresses and archives from designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Christian Dior, Elsa Schiaparelli, Moschino and more. From Schiaparelli’s 1930 ‘Shocking Pink’ dress to YSL cocktail ensembles, explore how pink has evolved throughout the years from being coded a traditionally ‘feminine’ colour in the 19th century to a millennial favourite.
The ‘bijinga’ (portraits of beautiful women) by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 – 1934) portrays a distinctive mannerism that was subsequently coined the ‘Yumeji beauty style’. The artist developed this poetic and minimalist yet romantic style after meeting his wife Tamaki, as well as his strong relationships with his mother and sister. His works show sympathy toward women in general, who at the time were socially and politically oppressed. The exhibition allows visitors to look into the artist’s vision of the ideal woman – wide eyes, soft bodylines, demeanour and poise, as well as the fashion of that era. (Courtesy of Takehisa Yumeji)
“Fashion From Nature” invites you to take a look at how flora, fauna and the natural world have influenced fashion design over the years. There is a comprehensive exploration between couture and nature that is inevitable and the curators of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum are putting together an exposition that aims at creating a strong sense of awareness to nature and its struggles. Take a closer look at bags crafted from pineapple fibre, a cockerel feather cape and 300 other exceptional pieces inspired by nature. (Photo: Rachel Mann/VA Museum)
Fresh from its successful debut at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Dior continues to spread its legacy to Denver Art Museum with Dior: From Paris to the World. The exhibition is an exploration of the fashion house’s enduring legacy from Christian Dior’s couture pieces dating back to 1947 to the polarising aesthetics of subsequent artistic directors who succeeded him at the helm of the iconic haute couture fashion house – Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano and Marc Bohan. (Photo: Mark Shaw)