The Future of Fashion is Now
11 October 2014 – 18 January 2015
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
The fashion artist and practice based researcher at the London College of Fashion Lara Torres is taking part this autumn exhibition at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen with her video installation ‘An impossible wardrobe for the invisible’ (2011).This project goes beyond the boundaries of fashion design to rethink the designer’s task and open a discussion about the importance of clothing and the transience of fashion and it is based in the creation of temporary clothes that are produced with the aim of being destroyed; leaving only the ‘memory’ of the pieces in video documentation relating to the ephemeral nature of fashion, also as a metaphor for the quickness of the fashion system today.
The exhibition ‘The future of fashion is now’ presents the future of fashion. A garment that reacts to emotions, lace patterns grown from a plant, fabric that breaks off and fashion that literally zips people together. Taking a critical view of the current fashion system, more than fifty international designers are showing innovative work at the cutting edge of fashion and art. With the latest generation of fashion designers from all over the world and renowned innovators like Viktor&Rolf, Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan and Iris van Herpen.
- Visit the Museum Boijmans website: www.boijmans.nl
- Visit the exhibition website: http://futureoffashion.nl
- Lara Torres, PhD student profiles: http://www.arts.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/research-student-projects/fashion-design-curation/lara-torres/