The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day. This exhibition will present fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, taxidermy and unprocessed plant and animal fibres, inviting visitors to think about the materials of fashion and the sources of their clothes.
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) explores the fascinating debts of the many realities, nuances, dimensions, and meanings of pink. From innocence and femininity to seductive and independent, the color is nothing if not divisive and balances between Barbie dolls, stereotypes of pink-for-girls versus blue-for-boys, the Women’s March pink pussy hats and flamboyant vulgarity.
HOOKED is the first ever Science Gallery London season in their new home! Delve into the complex world of addiction and recovery. The free exhibition HOOKED brings together 25 King’s researchers, artists featured in the exhibition and people with lived experience of addiction. From gambling to gaming, smartphones to social media, HOOKED questions what makes us as humans vulnerable to addiction and considers the underlying factors and routes to recovery.
Always wanted to have a sneak peek behind the scenes of a fashion show? Or a glimpse of the backstage, the place that the public rarely gets to see? Where all the magic starts: buzzing with models, stylists, make-up artists and designers? Discover at Modemuseum Hasselt the backstage world of fashion and go behind the scenes of shows from leading designers and fashion houses such as Dries Van Noten, Yohji Yamamoto, Dior and John Galliano.
Discover the artworks of over 20 international artists that alter or disrupt our sense of space and re-orient our understanding of our surroundings, either subtle or dramatic. The artworks in Space Shifters interact with our senses and initiate responses that are both physiological and psychological.
With Soft? Tactile Dialogues MoMu enlightens the freedom with which artists move between various realities; from media, unexpected textile applications and tactility and aversion to textures and the skin of sculptures. This is the first time that MoMu broadens and crosses the horizons of fashion to textiles, presenting a fascinating dialogue between Belgian textile artists from the 1970s and '80s and contemporary artists who express themselves freely in textiles.
Definitely hats off to this exhibition! Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel presents a unique celebration of hats: from everyday object of around 1750 to today’s fascinating designer creations. Take a journey through the history of the hat while also admiring hats from famous modern-day hat designers and artists.
Fibre-Fixed presents the developments of the past five years as well as breakthroughs that can be expected in the years to come. The exhibition puts the spotlight on how (the use of) composites in design can influence social challenges such as climate change, ecological impact, sustainability, mobility, the ageing of the population and digitisation.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation will stage the fifth Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF), an online (free)festival of ideas that asks the question: What if we could redesign everything? DIF brings together thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, makers, learners and doers to catalyse system-level change for a future economy, using a mix of online and face-to-face events to explore the economy through a different lens.
FEBRUARY 2019 (the exact days will follow). ECHO Dubai is an annual art, design and technology festival. It is a platform that will provide artistic concepts powered by technological innovations and installations. It will seek to open people’s minds through educational sessions, surprise them through immersive experiences, engage through business discussions and have them wonder what the future holds.
A two-day fashion tech conference where you can meet founders, investors and thought leaders in the fashion and technology industry. Learn more on how technology is shaping the fashion industry including topics as Sourcing Investment, Advanced Machine Learning, Digital Fashion Interfaces and the future Omnichannel Retail world. In 2019 London Fashion Tech will be exploring Health, Beauty & Sport.
Are you curious about what you might be wearing in the future? Or do you want to try on the latest wearable technology or learn more about new textile materials and intelligent clothing? This is your change! During London Fashion week Imperial Lates presents a (cat)walk through the future of fashion; join digital embroidery workshops, speak to AI fashion consultants and discover the latests technology trends!
Join the global effort to create an inclusive and environmentally sustainable marketplace during The Economist Events Sustainability Summit 2019 and connect with those at the forefront of the sustainability effort! For the fourth time the Sustainability Summit 2019 will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from around the world.
The 7th edition of one of the world’s most important events on sustainability in fashion. A meeting platform for the fashion sector’s decision-makers, leading NGOs, experts, policy-makers and academia, that creates a common understanding and gaines industry-wide commitment on the most critical issues facing our industry and planet.
Join the 3-day Glossy Summit (Miami, Florida) and the biggest names in fashion and beauty, from legacy brands to the new frontier of innovators. During the Glossy Summit today’s rapidly changing fashion playscape will be addressed and new connections and smart, honest insight will be presented.
The leading international event for fashion graduates, providing a platform for students from the UK and around the world to showcase their talent. Showcasing the work of over 1,000 of the very best students and graduates from the most influential and inspiring universities around the world, Graduate Fashion Week represents the future of creative design talent. Attracting 30,000 guests each June, the annual event features 22 catwalk shows, exhibitions from over 40 universities and an acclaimed Gala Award Show alongside a packed live talks and workshops schedule featuring leading names from the fashion industry.
FASHIONCLASH presents the 11th edition of the international & interdisciplinary fashion festival in Maastricht. During this three-day festival over more than 100 emerging designers and (performing)artists from all over the world get the opportunity to show their work to a diverse, international audience. The program contains fashion shows, theatre and dance performances, exhibitions, fashion talks and awards.
THE annual invitation-only gathering of big thinkers, movers, entrepreneurs, shakers and trailblazers who are shaping the (fashion) world. Addressing today's themes, issues and opportunities impacting the global fashion industry, organized by The Business of Fashion.
This year's Global Innovation Forum in London will challenge its speakers and audience of innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors what it is to 'Be More Human'. Join this unique 2-day event with a tremendous agenda buzzing with experienced speakers, key messages, global players and intense networking, and discuss the latest trends in innovation, design, creativity, R&D and new product development.
Want to imagine a better future for all of us? Join the first edition of CHANGE Festival, a multi-arts celebration, and explore together ways to improve wellbeing and environments, and (re)consider what we eat, how we spend our money, our relationship with nature and much more. Expect performance, music, talks, installations, workshops, debates and events!
Join Het Nieuwe Instituut and their guests Yophi Ignacia, Sonja Antosalo, Janne Baetsen, Ben Wubs, Susanne Vegter, Marina Toeters and Saskia van Stein during this unique conversation about the current and future role that fashion plays in individuals' lives, our society and today's economy.
Join the Fashionbytes: Fashion Sustainability talk and dive into the world the most revolutionary and sustainable materials, together with Kresse Wesling MBE (Co-Founder Elvis & Kresse) and Anne Prahl PhD (Design & Innovation Textiles).
Sustainability has become a global buzzword across all industries, but many independent brands struggle to include aspects of eco-fashion to make their business both profitable, impact and sustainable. The seminar 'The Ethics of Fashion' of the UK Fashion & Textile Association aims to some of the most important issues that small business face when it comes to the question of sustainable and conscious fashion and we will look at different aspects of an ethical brand.
It is time to discover what Fashion can be! In this exhibition Marina Toeters / By-wire.net explores and opens a vista of possibilities through a range of innovative projects from different designers and researchers from the Netherlands and abroad, some very experimental, some ready for sale and home use.
For anyone who has design on their mind the Dutch Design Week is definitely one not-to-be-missed design experience! Dutch Design Week Eindhoven is the largest design event in Northern Europe and presents work and concepts from more than 2,600 designers to more than 335,000 visitors from home and abroad. Expect a week full of creative connections,
A two-day festival on future-proof fashion that crosses over to different art disciplines in Antwerp, De Studio. MOOI features not only inspiring Belgian designers but also international fashion minds within sustainability, technology & innovation. This year's edition is curated by fashion designer Murielle Victorine Scherre, founder of la fille d'O.
Somerset House will be presenting the first solo exhibition in the UK since 2015 of the British artist (and Somerset House Studios resident) Hannah Perry. A major body of new work of Perry will be on display, presenting a captivating and poignant exhibition featuring large-scale dynamic sculpture, sound and film, in a candid and personal exploration of mental and emotional health in our contemporary, hyper-networked society.
An evening beyond stereotypes; a conversation about how gender fluidity became natural in the narrative of the work of Max Barnett (Editor in Chief at Pylot Magazine), Bex Day (fashion and documentary photographer), Masha Mombelli (stylist and art director), and Jacob Mallinson Bird (model and drag queen). Learn more about their insights and experience in the fashion and photography industry as well as the importance of controlling our own narrative in visual culture to keep an open discussion.
It's highly likely that blockchains and smart contracts will change every industry in the next 10 years, including fashion. During The Future of Fashion & Retail - Blockchain Technology leading Blockchain innovators in fashion & retail will dive into the world of blockchain technology and explore how it will challenge and support the fashion industry
In this dynamic and rapidly evolving world we all know: tomorrow is unstoppable! During this one-of-a-kind event visionary minds, technologies, solutions, and insights come together. Get a glimpse of tomorrow's answers, dive into a new reality and experience yourself how we will work, eat, live, relax and move in the future, or listen to the music of tomorrow!
Want to know more about the latest mind-blowing developments in Artificial Intelligence, human-machine interaction and potential future worlds? Well, during the London Design Festival the V&A grants all your digital design wishes and offers a two-day programme filled with creative electronics workshops, experiments with robotics and demonstrations or talks from today’s cutting edge practitioners in demonstrations or talks.
Join our MIND FASHION friends and holographic experts DoubleMe and the V&A Research Institute's artist in residence, Rachel Ara for a behind-the-scenes look at her new mixed reality installation ‘The Transubstantiation of Knowledge’. The installation interweaves stories from Franciscan nuns, computer code and contemporary technologies to investigate systems of knowledge and power.
During London Fashion Week you can join the annual Sustainable Fashion London symposium! The Sustainable Fashion London symposium will connect industry, organisations and leading researchers in fashion sustainability with innovative talks and presentations, which address the key themes of sustainable design, ethical production, retail and consumption, and education.
The not-to-be-missed 16th annual celebration of London as the design capital of the world! London Design Festival takes over dozens of venues, museums and institutions with hundreds of international and national exhibitors and an impressive programme with special events, all across the city. With 11 Design Districts, 5 Tradeshow Design Destinations, 4 Design Routes, numerous inspiring Landmark Projects and a Global Design Forum it is the ultimate chance to discover design (and London) at its very best!
Can we share love with robots? Discover the answer at ROBOT LOVE in Eindhoven, an up close & personal with robots-experience for everyone with an interest in art, design and technology. ROBOT LOVE is a large-scale, international expo experience about how humans, robots and Artificial Intelligence relate and includes an exhibition of contemporary art, various events, a fascinating education program, the ROBOT LOVE Academy and the ROBOT Café.
During London Design Festival the Global Design Forum puts the spotlight on innovative design thinking and the minds shaping its future at the V&A. You can expect inspiring talks, debates, tours and workshops of industry's innovators from all corners of the global design community.
Join guest speakers Jeremy Myerson (Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design), Sîon Parkinson (Dundee Design Festival & Tilde Arts curator of Dundee’s installation at LDB 2018) and Sumantro Ghose (Managing Director LDB) during a fascinating panel discussion that explores wellbeing and mental health in cities and looks at how design can affect social cohesion and human experience in the urban environment.
A unique exploration of tattooing, art, photography through augmented reality and other mediums. For the first time in the UK, a series of metallic prints by Machlev and British photographer Ben Hopper of Machlev's blackwork tattoo will be on display. The exhibition will take place exclusively at The V&A Design Festival, the London Tattoo Convention and its East London gallery space.
A must hear panel discussion about the current relationship between technology and the new digital consumer organized by Tiger Heart. Dissecting the ever-evolving relationship between humans, the new digital consumer and technology! Guest speakers include Lara Mazzoni (Bodi.Me), Janne Baetsen (MIND FASHION), Vanessa Whiteside (Contented Brothers), Gavin Williams (Quander) and Viviane Paraschiv (Have FA/TE).
Today's world bombards us with (social) media messages, that - consciously or uncounsciously - influence our thoughts on what we define and promote as beauty, diversity and inclusivity. But, how can we actively champion and create a culture of body positivity, for all, for good? Join Fashion Roundtable in an evening of thought-provoking discussion on biases and ideas around inclusivity and diversity within fashion.
This exhibition highlights the importance of the questions that Belgian designers have around the choice of form and function in designs. The items selected for Between Art and Design. The Belgian Scene put a spotlight on the tension and grey zone between art and design.
Buy Now Pay Later symbolizes and confronts us with today's highly pragmatic reality of blind, thoughtless consumption. In line with one of MIND FASHION's favorite questions "Are we Humans or Consumers?" the exhibition explores and disrupts the codes, directly addressing viewers' concerns as consumers. To break with the deadlock of the linear economy in which waste continues to pile up, it will be necessary to design products that can be easily reused, repaired, reinvented and recycled.
During Design September, resident designers of the MAD LAB, the laboratory of the MAD Brussels Fashion and Design Platform, open the doors of their studios to showcase their creative process. It is the opportunity to discover the interior of this unique hub for innovation and co-creation in Brussels, before it moves to another location!