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The second archive is a collection of vintage clothing curated by Ferry van der Nat. Van der Nat has worked in fashion for many years as a stylist and photographer, but also as a collector and trader of exquisite objects. Together with his mother, he ran the vintage shop Kabinet, where Dutch designers played a central role. At Het Nieuwe Instituut, Holthaus, Molenaar, Vos, Fong Leng and Govers take their place once again within the extensive collection on show in the main exhibition space on the ground floor. Van der Nat will himself be present at certain times in the archive to offer visitors the opportunity to see the pieces up close, try them on, and perhaps even buy them. For Van der Nat, fashion archives are equal to the contemporary and even to the future. His vintage collection is timeless, available to all, and open to constant reinterpretation. 

Temporary Fashion Museum
Guus Beumer
Maureen Mooren

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.