10 Fashion Exhibition Catalogues to look out for, brought to you by Gentle.
Maison Martin Margiela ’20‘ The Exhibition
12.09.2008-08.02.2009, Mode Museum, Antwerp
In October 2008, Maison Martin Margiela celebrated their 20th anniversary. For this occasion, MoMu presents the unique exhibition „Maison Martin Margiela ‘20’ The Exhibition“, conceived in close collaboration with the fashion house.
Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion
April – June 1994
Future Beauty is the first comprehensive survey of Japanese avant-garde fashion of the last 30 years. Such designers as Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo made an enormous impact on the world fashion scene in the late twentieth century, challenging established notions of beauty and turning fashion into art.
„Items: Is fashion modern?“
01.10.2017-28.01.2018, Museum of Modern Art in New York
Items: Is Fashion Modern? explores the present, past—and sometimes the future—of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries—and continue to hold currency today.
Margiela, The Hermès Years
For the first time ever, MoMu presents Belgian designer Martin Margiela’s collections for Hermès from 1997 to 2003. The tribute exhibition explores the relationship between his collections for Hermès and his own label, Maison Martin Margiela during these years. Groundbreaking deconstruction and timeless luxury – the two worlds of designer Martin Margiela – is the starting point of „Margiela, the Hermès Years“.
Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between
Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons is widely recognized as among the most important and influential designers of the past 40 years. Since her Paris debut in 1981, she has blurred the divide between art and fashion and transformed customary notions of beauty, identity, and the body.
This lavishly illustrated publication weaves an illuminating narrative around Kawakubo’s experiments in oppositions and the spaces between boundaries. Brilliant new photographs of more than 120 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear for Comme des Garçons accompanied by Kawakubo’s commentary on her designs and process, reveal her conceptual and challenging aesthetic as never before. A chronology of Kawakubo’s career provides additional context, and an insightful conversation with the author offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind of this fashion visionary.
Jil Sander: Present Tense
This handsome book presents the designer’s work from the late 1960s to 2014 and features more than 150 illustrations. The book provides a fascinating insight into the influences and creative process of one of the 20th century’s most well-known designers and covers Sander’s work on fashion, product design, advertising campaigns, and store architecture.