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Fashion rerises over futuristic designs fleshed on ’’Utopian Bodies-Fashion Looks Forward’’

Sweden Architecture News - Nov 1, 2015 - 13:17   5838 views

craft and colour gallery. image © Mattias Lindbäck

''Utopian Bodies – Fashion Looks Forward'' is a new techno-futuristic exhibition that seeks possibilities of fashion in relation to human body / creativity, innovation and technology for the vision of the future. The exhibition is taking place at Liljevalchs, Stockholm, Sweden between the dates of 23 September 2015 – 07 February 2016.

craft and colour gallery. image © Mattias Lindbäck

This futuristic exhibition includes iconic objects designed by Viktor&Rolf, Hussein Chalayan, Christian Dior by Raf Simons, Walter Van Beirendonck, Issey Miyake, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Prada, Gucci, Nick Knight/SHOWstudio, Jólan van der Wiel x Iris Van Herpen, 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. 

technology gallery. image © Mattias Lindbäck

The exhibition is not a common work that we are already familiar with- and maps out imaginable futures for the adorned body. The exhibition searches that how can fashion be harnessed to create a better future? How does fashion relate to the human body, to us as individuals and groups, and the world around us? Presenting fashion’s possibilities and highlighting human creativity, the exhibition aims to inspire visitors to search for their good place, their vision of the future.

Mini Miki 2015 by Bea Szenfeld, Resistance and Beauty gallery. image © Mattias Lindbäck

The exhibition presented over 15,000 sq feet in 11 galleries with the theme of sustainability, change, technology, craft & form, craft & colour, resistance & society, resistance & beauty, solidarity, memory, gender identity and love – Curated by Serge Martynov & Sofia Hedman of Museea, the exhibition presents a snapshot of what is possible today and where we can be in the future.

love gallery. image © Mattias Lindbäck

With over 230 objects, images and videos, the exhibition invites visitors to embark on a captivating journey through different worlds. The individually designed galleries are inspired by utopian ideas – some realised and others not. But above all, they highlight the social promise of technology and creativity. 

technology gallery. image © Serge Martynov

love gallery. image © Mattias Lindbäck

craft and form gallery. image © Mattias Lindbäck

craft and form gallery. image © Serge Martynov

gender gallery.image © Mattias Lindbäck

special commission by Maja Gunn. image © Serge Martynov 

memory gallery.image © Mattias Lindbäck

sustainability gallery.image © Mattias Lindbäck 

change gallery. image © Mattias Lindbäck

change gallery. image © Mattias Lindbäck

solidarity gallery. image © Mattias Lindbäck

image © Mattias Lindbäck

image © Mattias Lindbäck

image courtesy of Museea

The exhibition also presents 300-page exhibition catalogue includes contributions from internationally renowned writers and academics such as Professor Elizabeth Wilson, Professor Christopher Breward, Susanne Madsen – Dazed & Confused, Thomas Persson – Acne Paper, Hamish Bowles – Vogue, Dr. Shaun Cole – London College of Fashion, Madelaine Levy – editor-at-large of Bon Magazine. and designer Christian Lacriox, to name a few. Edited by Johan Deurell and Hanne Eide.

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