The exhibition A Speculative History of Dutch Fashion features a short interview with Frans Ankoné, art director & stylist. Ankoné talks about the period from the 1970s to the 1990s in relation to his influence on designer duo Puck & Hans, the fashion chain Mac & Maggie and the magazine Avenue.  Below an extended version of the interview, with Georgette Koning. The film was made by Marit Geluk. 


Frans Ankoné, Interview, A Speculative History of Dutch Fashion, Het Nieuwe Instituut

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.