We had a very tasty lunch at Food Fetish Federation. A mobile food concept in @Humanoidarnhem’s garden. There for the duration of #moba13
It’s time for fashion, tonight. Time for the fresh batch of ArtEZ- Institute of the Arts- Fashion Design graduates to shine and present their collection on the catwalk. The list of succesful alumni of this fashion department (celebrating it’s 60th anniversary this year!) is long (Lidewij Edelkoort, Viktor&Rolf, Iris van Herpen, Jan Taminiau to name just a few) so it just might be that in this class of young designers there are a couple of rough diamonds that will make their mark in fashion forever.
Ghosts | Paper Lace Aprons
In a week’s time the 5th edition of M°BA (Mode Biënnale Arnhem) will take place. The artistic director of this edition, trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, has chosen ‘Fetishism in Fashion’ as theme of the biannual, international fashion event and it will roll out an extensive program of exhibitions, seminars, lectures and more. I’ll be attending the opening as well as some of the other events so it’s safe to say that you’ll be reading more about M°BA on this blog. But let me start by giving you a preview of one of the side projects.
Retailers in Arnhem have been stimulated to participate in M°BA and the theme. The apron is one of the symbols within Fetishism in Fashion, as it stands for being subservient and often appeals to the (sexual) imagination; being virgin white and covering the front of the body, but not the back. Graphic designer/shop owner of BL-ij, Bibi de Lang, and artist DMvK (Daphne Maureen van Koeveringe) chose this symbol as subject for their exhibition, but approached it from a slightly different angle. Ghosts | Paper Lace Aprons is a series of aprons based on photos of 19th Century aprons. DMvK created them by perforating paper with pin pricks. This technique has made the aprons so sublte and fragile, almost ghost-like as they appear and disappear from the paper. The Ghosts | Paper Lace Aprons exhibition will open on the 7th of June at Bl-ij and will run during M°BA, till the 21st of July.
Ghosts | Paper Lace Aprons, 7 June - 21 July
BL-ij, Bentinckstraat 55 in Arnhem
Sunday - Tuesday closed
Wednesday - Friday 11:00 – 17:30 hr
Saturday 11:00 – 17:00 hr