The fashion week dedicated to the women’s collections for spring / summer 2019, which will start on September 6th in New York, will be full of fashion shows both in the Big Apple and in London, Milan and Paris. Here is an overview of the main events.
“Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” at the MET
Since last May the Metropolitan Museum of Art has hosted the exhibition “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, which questions the role of the Catholic imagination in fashion. In addition to exceptional creations by Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen or Dior, the exhibition presents dozens of pieces from the Vatican. Open until 8 October 2018.
“Fashion unraveled” at the FIT Museum
The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology is distinguished by a singular exhibition, which highlights not so much the beauty of the clothes, but their imperfections. Used, unfinished or deconstructed items, voluntarily or not, are the protagonists of this presentation, which proposes creations by Jean Dessès, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta or Yohji Yamamoto. Open until 17 November 2018.
“Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color” at the FIT Museum
Another exhibition to be discovered at the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology is “Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color”, which will debut next September 7, the day after the opening of the New York Fashion Week. The rose will be the absolute protagonist of the exhibition, in all its nuances and forms. An opportunity to question the meaning of this initially feminine color and discover the creations by Elsa Schiaparelli, Comme des Garçons, Moschino or Christian Dior. Open until 5 January 2019.
“Fashioned from Nature” at the Victoria and Albert Museum
The British capital is not far behind, with an exhibition that explores the links between fashion and nature at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Fashion lovers will appreciate a wide selection of creations from the 1600s to the present day. In particular, pieces designed by Stella McCartney and Calvin Klein, two brands that continue to innovate in terms of the environment, but also more unique items, sometimes made from stuffed animals. Open until 27 January 2019.
“Azzedine Alaïa, The Couturier” at the Design Museum
The Design Museum in London will host an exhibition dedicated to the great couturier Azzedine Alaïa, who died last November. The public will have the opportunity to discover about sixty pieces selected by the designer himself, who collaborated in the realization of the exhibition before his death. An opportunity to retrace his career, appreciate many of his most emblematic creations and understand his vision of fashion. Open until 7 October 2018.
Row at the Triennale
The historic sports brand, which for the first time in its history will show during Milan Fashion Week, will be the protagonist of an exhibition at the Triennale di Milano, which will propose an excursus in its history, from its origins back in 1911, in Biella in Piedmont , to date.
Etro at Mudec
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its foundation, Etro will open an exhibition on September 22 at the Mudec in Milan, which will cover the half century of life of the label, founded in 1968 by Gerolamo Etro. Protagonists of the exhibition will be some iconic pieces of the collections of the brand, as well as the capsule collection of t-shirts, sweatshirts and other accessories created for the occasion with the words “Faithful to Love and Tradition”.
“The secret alchemy of a collection” at the Galerie Azzedine Alaïa
In addition to London, Azzedine Alaïa will also be celebrated by the exhibition “The secret alchemy of a collection”, set up in Paris on rue de la Verrerie 18. In this case, it is about (re) discovering the spring / summer 1992 collection of couturier, partly inspired by Versailles and the marquise de Pompadour, the first that the designer has designed in this Parisian gallery, which has become her atelier. Open until 6 January 2019.