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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Time is running out: against the clock, we need to imagine a better future. A collaborative and immersive experiment for the invention of the future, We Know Not What We May Beinvites you to ‘rehearse’ possible tomorrows. From AI and robotics to responses to climate change, this performance installation takes big ideas and puts people at the heart of the decision-making process.
How does design influence our emotions? Discover how 40 countries, cities and territories at Somerset House reflect their vision on this year's London Design Biennale theme: Emotional States! The London Design Biennale is a must see, and much loved highlight of the global design calendar, presenting some of the world’s most exciting, inspiring and ambitious designers, innovators and curators.
As new materials and textile innovations are changing our current fashion industry, how will the future of circular fashion look like and how do you make circular clothes? That are one of the questions the exhibition Fashioning the Future aims to address and answer by showing the results of a collaboration between ArtEZ Centre of Expertise Future Makers and Wageningen University & Research in the form of two projects, The Future of Living Materials and Composing the New Carpet.
This free exhibition features the work of more than 30 artists who have used drag to explore or question identity, gender, class and politics, from the 1960s to the present day. DRAG presents a multitude of voices that explore cultural shifts of the past 50 years and touch on topics that include the 1980s AIDS crisis and post-colonial theory.
Discover the most personal project to date of the amazing, in Brussels based, fashion photographer and director, Pierre Debusschere. MAD, the Brussels platform for fashion and design presents this first extensive exhibition of Debusschere that explores the question of uncovering, intimacy and protection.
Arcade East, London College of Fashion’s new project space, presents a summer programme that focuses on Sustainability and Innovation. Ranging from A Toolkit for the Future, Hybrid Bodies Workshops, a day of speculative design workshops in collaboration with the V&A’s The Future Starts Here exhibition programme, to a series of events during the London Design Festival in September
The extraordinary exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up at the Victoria and Albert Museum displays Kahlo's most intimate personal belongings and reveals through clothes and, artefacts her compelling life story. Gain a fresh perspective on this extraordinary artist who continues to captivate everyone with her charisma and powerful sense of style.
The Fashion and Textile Museum are putting the spotlight on British fashion designer Orla Kiely. A privileged insight into her colourful world with over more than 150 objects and photographs, also emphasising the role of ornament and colour in our everyday lives. A must-see opportunity for everyone interested in the changing look of the 21st century environment.
A fascinating exhibition of artist responses to the London College of Fashion's historic shoe archive hosted throughout Sutton House. For the first time objects from London College of Fashion, UAL’s eclectic archive will be revealed, includes 1930s orthopaedic footwear, silk slippers from the 1800s and even a shoe made for a sheep.
Exploring the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow. From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, this exhibition will bring together more than 100 objects as a landscape of possibilities for the near future.
Image: Victoria and Albert Museum, The Future Starts Here
The Metropolitan Museum of Art reveals the fascinating dialogue between fashion and medieval art, examining fashion's ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism and highlighting the enduring influence of liturgical vestments on designers. A unique opportunity to discover the heavenly creations of papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy.