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No phenomenon is as temporary as fashion. The discipline exists by virtue of ephemeral truths. What is considered passé today can be trend-setting tomorrow. Some migh declare the discipline itself dead, but this is by no means a permanent farewell to fashion. In an environment where the temporary is so dominant, it is difficult to formulate a historical line or a canon. And yet, that is exactly what this exhibition aims to do. By projecting the speculative character of fashion onto the desire of the museum to capture a historical development, a canon of Dutch fashion is constructed. 


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.