Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Items: Is Fashion Modern

Items: Is Fashion Modern?
Rudi Gernreich -Unisex Jumsuit

Thierry Mugler LBD 1981

Rick Owens

From Optic Slipdress to the Caftan and Motorcycle Jacket the new fashion exhibit at MOMA, the first fashion exhibit since 1944 takes us through the epic garments and accessories of the last century.
111 items in all with videos of how to drape a sari, how a tie is cut, weaving a Panama hat, each item has a story and a journey.

Richard Malone Jumpsuit

Stephen Burrows gold lame jumpsuit
Hussein Chalayan-White 3 Layer Dress

Monday, May 1, 2017

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between

The Arrival
Rei Kawakubo's exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art includes categories like Then/Now, Model/Multiple, and Self/Other.

According to Andrew Bolton, Rei Kawakubo loves a puzzle. In an interview, she once compared her work to Zen koans—the unsolvable riddles Buddhist teachers present to their students. “You’re not meant to decipher koans,” Bolton explains. “The idea is that you finally realize they’re nonsensical and you realize the limitations of your intellect. Then you free your mind, and by freeing your mind, you get to another point.” He pauses. “It’s amazing. And that’s basically what Rei’s work is about, Zen koans.”