Jun 22, 2009

Arnhem Mode Biennale 2009

The Arnhem Mode Biënnale is being celebrated this year until 6 july, with a series of fashion events in Arnhem’s Klarendal neighbourhood, where many specialist businesses are based. you can check it out at: Klarendal Fashion Quarter 
This installment of the fashion event’s connecting thread is: SHAPE. 
Over 80 fashion labels are taking part, including Lanvin, Raf Simons, Hussein Chalayan, Jil Sander, Martin Margiela and Viktor & Rolf
i've just posted some images from the various exhibits...lovely!

i think the lighted mannequins just highlight the drapery of the fabrics, exposing their exact placement on the human form. very clever way to showcase the architectural aspect of clothing! here its really just about the shape and form, with the colors, bright as they are, merely second fiddle. 
extremely creative, accentuating the empire line of the gown with the waterscape; the bodice protectively enveloped, then the form-fitting, slim, train part of the dress being contrasted with the flare of the fountain jets. i love it, its so smart.
look closely and you'll see the previous picture in the background...fluoro-neon mannequins...
this is conceptually either too crazy or too complex for my mind to handle...either ways it is quite a sight to behold, if nothing else. =S
By invitation of the Biënnale, the photog-stylist team of Carmen Freudenthal and Elle Verhagen have created an exhibition of their vision of fashion. Within a huge space at the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, they have built a house filled with installations inspired by fashion clothing and photography, and optical illusion.
. The artistic duo mark 20 years of collaborating in fashion and publicity photography with this exhibition. WOW! check out some of their stuff below...
i absolutely love this--almost as if she's descending from the ceiling in her world and about to crash, feet first, into ours. its a photo and therefore static, yet there's an energy and movement to the way its been captured that the full force of gravity's effect comes through. 
i guess you could see it conversely too--that she's being pulled away, almost, away from teh world she knows and into the unknown.
a raf simons piece, deconstructed photographically. very cool. 

Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem
Utrechtseweg 87
6812 AA Arnhem, The Netherlands
Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 11.00 – 17.00


Hanako66 said...

it is all quite beautiful!

HoneyBunny said...

Wow these look stunning! Love those lighted mannequins! <3

Mimi said...

Wow, great pictures. They are amazing!


The Fashion Bloggess said...

love the blog!!!!
it is amazing

Ruta said...

i love the first picture and the one with the woman stepping out of the photo. sooo amazing. wish i could see this

Summer said...

Oh wow! They are so gorgeous! Loving those photos.=D Hope to see more.=D

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Cathy Voyage said...

Lovely pics!