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But you were wrong?

Yes, after some research I came to the conclusion that fashion is a discipline architects are hesitant about. In any case, I was not able to find a lot of traces within the collection.
What architects did do, however - perhaps almost inadvertently - was capturing the fashion of their time, sometimes down to the finest detail. I found representations of fashion in various, often beautifully detailed presentational drawings of their designs. A shopping, strolling, exploring or posing public brings a vivid atmosphere to these sketches. I eventually selected over thirty drawings. The results are very diverse: from dressing gown to miniskirt, from evening dress to jeans. The catwalk of the architectural drawing shows people wearing their Sunday best, but also casual street fashion. And with the interventions of a number of young designers and artists, who respond to the archives in their contributions, the exhibition truly connects to contemporary fashion.


Tijdelijk Modemuseum
Guus Beumer
Maureen Mooren

Dit project maakt deel uit van de programmalijn De Dingen en De Materialen en het dossier Materiaalinnovatie.

Mode heeft stilzwijgend het idee van vernieuwing vernieuwd door het verleden telkens opnieuw te verkopen als toekomst. Dit staat in schril contrast met de gedachte dat vernieuwing altijd voortkomt uit technologische innovatie.