2016
30
Jun

Fashion is a means of expressing our identity. It has a strong tradition of male and female stereotypes and is often heavily loaded with social and cultural signifiers. In this talk show Sylvana Simons spoke with the new generation fashion designers about designing for a gender-fluid and culturally diverse reality.

2016
05
May

What is the significance, both nationally and internationally, of the Temporary Fashion Museum? Now that the project is drawing to a close, it is time to take stock and divulge our findings. Various views, from experts from academia, the museological world and the fashion industry, were voiced on 5 May during a public discussion.

2016
21
Apr

‘Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. It's about self expression and, above all, attitude.’ That, according to 92-year-old style icon Iris Apfel, is the best way to be fashionable or ‘swag’. Three strong, sexy and independent women delivered the proof in the theatre show Swag

2016
18
Feb
20:00 – 22:00
Het Nieuwe Instituut

Fashion exists not only in the physical domain but can also create new realities through animation and virtual reality. Fashion designer and animator Jacob Kok enjoys working in both realms.

2016
30
Jan
14:00 – 17:00
Het Nieuwe Instituut

What would it be like in someone else’s body? The Gender Swap Machine installation provides a unique virtual-reality experience questioning gender identity and intimacy. 

2016
28
Jan
19:00 – 20:00
Het Nieuwe Instituut

What would it be like in someone else’s body? The Gender Swap Machine installation provides a unique virtual-reality experience questioning gender identity and intimacy. 

2015
03
Dec
20:00 – 22:00
 

Fashion designer Jan Taminiau will talk about his sources of inspiration, his knowledge of craft techniques, his absolute love for couture, and the creation of his own label JANTAMINIAU.

2015
12
Nov
20:00 – 22:00
 

What does intellectual property mean in the fashion world? Esther Meijer’s ‘Smiley Knee’ leggings were copied by H&M. This inspired her to make the documentary The Right to Copy.

2015
29
Oct
20:00 – 22:00
 

Prints and patterns come in all shapes and sizes and they are all the rage at the moment, especially in the fashion world. This evening will look beyond their decorative power to examine their possible meanings and alternative applications: from patterns with symbolic values to the technological breakthrough of interactive sunscreen prints on glazed building facades. With fashion designer Liselore Frowijn, textile artist Christie van der Haak and designer Willem van der Sluis. 

2015
15
Oct

Anneke Smelik, professor of Visual Culture, talks about the transformative power of cyber-couture. Whereas in previous decades fashion’s primary concern was brand identity, today the focus appears to have shifted to other values than luxury and consumption. New technologies have made possible personalised silhouettes and industrial production of single unique garments.

2015
08
Oct

In an age in which the writing of fashion history has been relegated to the PR departments of fashion houses, Het Nieuwe Instituut attempts to construct an open canon of Dutch fashion. Guus Beumer, artistic director of the Temporary Fashion Museum, takes the Reading Room public on a journey through Dutch fashion history.

2015
01
Oct
20:00 – 22:00
 

Fashion is more than just clothing. It is, above all, an endless universe of seductive images. In this kaleidoscopic evening we look at the construction of fashion imagery from a variety of perspectives.

2015
24
Sep
20:00 – 22:00
 

As part of Temporary Fashion Museum, Het Nieuwe Instituut partners with Stripped Fashion to present the Rotterdam premiere of the documentary The True Cost, an exposé of the harsh realities behind the clothes we buy.

Temporary Fashion Museum
Guus Beumer
EventArchitectuur
Maureen Mooren
Moniker

This project is part of the programme track Things and Materials and the folder Material innovation.

Fashion has quietly renewed the very idea of renewal by constantly selling the past as a future, thereby framing current reality. This contrasts sharply with the idea that renewal always stems from technological innovation.