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MoMA: Is Fashion Modern?

MoMA: Is Fashion Modern?

29. October 2017 | | Fashion & Couture

It is the second time in 70 years that the Museum of Modern Art is dedicating an exhibition to fashion and its deep impact on culture and society from the 20th century until the present day.

“Items: Is Fashion Modern?” showcases a total of 111 items of clothing, from the Levi’s 501 and Adidas Superstars to the Trench Coat and Yoga pants.

Additionally, :Items will also invite some designers, engineers, and manufacturers to respond to some of these indispensable items with pioneering materials, approaches, and techniques—extending this conversation into the near and distant futures, and connecting the history of these garments with their present recombination and use“, as stated on the MoMA website.

The exhibition includes for instance a graphic t-shirt using the first lab-grown leather by Modern Meadow, a Breton shirt by 3D knitting experts Unmade, a dress woven from artificial spider silk by Bolt Threads and designer Stella McCartney as well as a fibre-optic Richard Nicoll dress, created by wearable technology company XO in collaboration with Disney.

The exhibition runs through January 28, 2018. Click here to see the full list of 111 items.


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