Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NOVELTY | Arnhem Mode Biennale

one of the Maison Martin Margiela installations, photograph by me

Tomorrow the Arnhem Mode Biennale opens their doors for the fourth time. This year the theme is the identity of fashion; personified by the fictive character 'Amber'. Getting to know Amber(fashion) means getting to know yourself as fashion mirrors society and shapes our identity.

The exhibition takes place in a spacious industrial hall on the outskirts of Arnhem. Damir Doma showed a mountain of salt on which his mannequins on thick creepers were showcasing his latest fall collection and Rad Hourani came up with a movie consisting of uncountable short clips. Other contributors to Arnhem Mode Biennale include Maison Martin Margiela, Juun J, Rodarte, Anne Sophie Back, A.F. Vandevorst and Prada.

Next to an old factory full of inspiration there will also be interesting lectures and workshops in for example photography, textile dyeing, knitting, fashion styling and working with leather. So if you are in the neighborhood (it is under a hour and a half away from Amsterdam or Dusseldorf) be sure to drop by the
Arnhem Mode Biennale before the July 3.