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Utopian Bodies – Fashion Looks Forward


Liljevalchs, Stockholm Sweden, 25 Sep 2015 – 7 Feb 2016.

Presenting fashion’s possibilities and highlighting human creativity, the exhibition aims to inspire visitors to search for their own future vision. In nine varied galleries – Sustainability, Change, New Technology, Artistry, Resistance, Solidarity, Memory, Gender Identity and Love – the audience see a snapshot of where we are now and where we can go in the future.

Exhibition highlights include iconic objects by Viktor&Rolf, Hussein Chalayan, Christian Dior by Raf Simons, Walter Van Beirendonck, Issey Miyake, Jólan van der Wiel x Iris Van Herpen, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Gucci, Rick Owens, Nick Knight/SHOWstudio, Manish Arora, KTZ, Craig Green, Stephen Jones Millinery, KENZO, Acne, Bless, Dries Van Noten, Bernhard Willhelm, Naomi Filmer, Sonia Rykiel, Chloe, Schiaparelli Haute Couture, Massaro, Charlie Le Mindu, Eckhaus Latta, Alexis Themistocleous, Chromat, Gypsy Sport as well as Versace, Maison Martin Margiela and Comme des Garçons for H&M amongst many others.

Please find attached press release and extended image download link.

museea.com/utopian_bodies_images.zip 01 Utopian Bodies Craft and Colour KTZ Manon Kundig Manish Arora Prada Fiona ONeill Minju Kim Nick Knight:SHOWstudio Fantasia Special commissioned room by Orlando Campbell Photo Mattias Lindback03 Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward Liljevalchs Craft and Colour Manon Kundig KTZ Prada Special commissioned room by Orlando Campbell Photo Serge Martynov05 Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward Liljevalchs Technology Chromat Photo Serge Martynov06 Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward Liljevalchs Love Special commission by HM Photo Mattias Lindback09 Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward Liljevalchs, Craft and Form Schiaparelli Haute Couture Special commissioned wood carved mannequin arms by Anastasya Martynova Photo Serge Martynov10 1 Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward Liljevalchs Craft and Form Schiaparelli Haute Couture Special commissioned wood carved mannequin arms by Anastasya Martynova Photo Mattias Lindback10 2 Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward Craft and Form Maiko Takeda Sarah Williams Handmade Cosmo Wise De Rien Special commission by Sandra Backlund Photo Mattias Lindback11 Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward Liljevalchs Craft and Form Maiko Takeda Photo Mattias Lindback13 Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward Liljevalchs Special commission by Maja Gunn Photo Serge Martynov14 Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward Liljevalchs Memory Hideki Seo Special commission by MME A-S Davik Bea Akerlund Twiggy Dianne Pernet Conchita Wurst Anni-Frid Lyngstad Photo Mattias Lindback15 Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward Liljevalchs Memory Hamish Bowles Marie Fredriksson Walter Van Beirendonck Lena Cronqvist Christian Lacroix Photo Mattias Lindback jpg 217 Utopian Bodies Fashion Looks Forward Liljevalchs Sustainability Issey Miyake x Dai Fujiwara Photo Serge Martynov21 Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward Liljevalchs Change Ann-Sofie Back Fiona Blakeman Chiu Chih Cooper and Gorfer Iris Schieferstein Jim Skull Manon Kundig Fantich & Young Photo Mattias Lindback24 Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward Liljevalchs Resistance and Beauty Photo Mattias Lindback26 Utopian-Bodies-Fashion-Looks-Forward-Liljevalchs-Acne-Alexis-Themistocleous-Courtesy-of-Atopos-CVC-collection-Anrealage-Hideki-Seo-Special-commissions-by-Patrik-Soderstam-Photo-Mattias-Lindback27 Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward Liljevalchs Resistance and Beauty Comme des Garcons for HM 2 x Anrealage Photo Mattias Lindback28 Utopian-Bodies-Fashion-Looks-Forward-Exhibition catalogue by-Sofia-Hedman-Serge-Martynov Edited by Johan Deurell and Hanne Eide-Photo-Serge-Martynov

 


 
 
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White Perspectives of Stamp Stair, Fashioning Winter at Somerset House


Somerset House, London UK, 11 Nov 2014 – 11 Jan 2015.

The 20 meter tall installation explores how new materials, technologies and discourses have contributed to changing the meaning and function of the colour white within Western history. In particular it looks at the history of white plastic, white ink, white cotton, white pearls, white lace, white teeth, white hair, white silk, white paint and white paper.

The installation design is inspired by the collaborative relationship between Josiah Wedgwood and Sir William Chambers, the architect who designed Somerset House in the 18th century, and features white silhouettes by Ann-Sofie Back, Bea Szenfeld, Charlie Le Mindu, Fantich & Young, Gareth Pugh, Iris van Herpen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kokon To Zai, Maison Martin Margiela, Mao Usami.

This exhibition is part of Somerset House’s Fashioning Winter. Other participating curators are Shonagh Marshall (Somerset House), Dr Rebecca Arnold (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Beatrice Behlen (Museum ofLondon), Professor Caroline Evans (CSM), Professor Amy de la Haye (Centre for Fashion Curation at LCF), Alistair O’Neill (CSM), Tory Turk (Independent curator and Archivist) and Benjamin Whyman (Centre for Fashion Curation at LCF). 

A special thank you to Assistant curator Johan Deurell and Fashion historian Hanne Eide.


 
 
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A Queen Within


World Chess Hall of Fame, Saint Louis USA, 19 October 2013 – 18 April 2014.

Please click here for Exhibition overview, designed by Serge Martynov.

A Queen Within – Adorned Archetypes, Fashion & Chess explores nine sides of a queen – The Sage, Mother Figure, Magician, Enchantress, Explorer, Ruler, Mother Earth, Heroine and Thespian. Here, the queen can also be seen as a metaphor for a woman. The exhibition further investigates how storytelling and symbols capture the imagination of innovative fashion designers.

Objects from the following designers and artists are exhibited – Alexander McQueen, Anne Deniau, Anrealage, Bea Szenfeld, Chan Luu, Charlie Le Mindu, Gianfranco Ferre, Gucci, Hideki Seo, Henrik Vibskov, Hussein Chalayan, Iris Schieferstein, Iris Van Herpen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jordan Askill, Josefin Arnell, Keta Gutmane, Koji Arai, Maiko Takeda, Maison Martin Margiela, Michael Drummond, Minju Kim, Noritaka Tatehana, Octavia Xiaozi Yang, Pam Hogg, Rein Vollenga, Rejina Pyo, Ryohei Kawanishi, Sandra Backlund, Serena Gili, Shaun Leane and Daphne Guinness, Tabitha Osler, Viktor & Rolf and Writtenafterwards.

In addition, the master of coiffure Charlie Le Mindu has created bespoked head pieces for the exhibition. Artists Serge Martynov, Orlando Campbell and Karolina Kling have been commissioned to contribute with artwork and sculptures.

Photo Sarah Carmody and Serge Martynov

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Extracts from exhibition catalogue A Queen Within


Graphic Design – Serge Martynov

Exhibition Catalogue Editors – Sofia Hedman, Serge Martynov, Claire Grothe and Johan Deurell

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K-Fashion Odyssey


Korean Cultural Centre, London, 4 February – 2 March 2014.

Please click here for Exhibition overview, designed by Serge Martynov.

K–Fashion Odyssey is the second part of our presentation of a new wave of extraordinary avant-garde Korean fashion designers that have recently come into the spotlight. The first exhibition, A New Space Around the Body–Emerging Korean Fashion Designers, won the British Council and British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase (IFS) Emerging Talent Award 2012 for Best Project at London Fashion Week. K–Fashion Odyssey is also part of this exciting annual competition.

K–Fashion Odyssey exhibits work by Chloe Kim, Gigi Jeehyun Jung, Hyein Seo, Narae Park and Rejina Pyo. These award-winning designers are graduates of some of the most prestigious fashion schools from across Europe. This new wave of Korean fashion holds an exceptionally high aesthetic value.

Through five varied installations presenting film, garments and headdresses, the exhibition offers stories and hypothetical worlds from the newest and brightest experimental talents and their Korean roots. The installations have been developed from conversations between the exhibition-makers, Sofia Hedman & Serge Martynov, and the designers.

To resonate with the adventurous voyages the designers have taken coming from South Korea, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding countries, to Europe, wooden boat sections and piping have been created, tying their unique stories together. The triangular patterns on the walls and floor in the gallery are based on navigational rhumb lines of old sea maps.

A Special thank you to Han Nefkens and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.