Royalty can be mesmerising and the Romanovs were the last Russian royal family. The Hermitage Amsterdam presents “1917: Romanovs & Revolution” . In 1913 Russia celebrated 300 years of Romanovs dynasty. And who could have foreseen all the things happening in 1917 and beyond? This exhibition unfolds the last years of the Romanov reign in 250 ...
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Couture Locale according to Puck & Hans
In the city centre is the Amsterdam Museum, especially for all things Amsterdam. This museum in a former orphanage presents the exhibition “Puck & Hans – couture locale”. The Dutch fashion label Puck & Hans has been a fashion phenomenon from the seventies up to the nineties. Their collections were very bold, expressive and most of ...
The Centraal Museum’s walk-in closet
Everyone has a thing for clothing, because we wear it on a daily basis. Nowadays a lot of fashion is focused on wearability, comfort and designer labels. The aesthetics have changed over the centuries, but fashion and its history is always fascinating to watch. To quench the fashion thirst, fashion exhibitions are always a crowd ...
Photojournalism at its best: Gordon Parks
Farm Security Administration, Life Magazine and the American Vogue. What do these have in common? The legendary American photographer Gordon Parks. The exhibition “Gordon Parks - I am You, selected works 1942-1978” in FOAM shows 120 selected works, ranging from early works, fashion to his work as a photojournalist and a film director. Through the lens, he ...
Dubuffet in open air
Art is often shown at a distance without possibility to touch, because of security or a barrier. In the Rijksmuseumtuinen stand a dozen figures of Jean Dubuffet on fields of green. These vibrant coloured sculptures invite you to come closer or walk around to see every angle. During a tour, the curator explained that the French ...
Margiela and Hermès
The first time I saw Martin Margiela’s work in a museum was in the Boymans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This exposition gave me a lasting admiration for this Belgian designer. Fast forward to this year. MoMu Antwerp presents the exhibition “Margiela, the Hermès Years” with highlights of the Hermès collections during the period of ...
Hong Kong Skyline
Best way to do a tour on Hong Kong Island, is to just take the tram and see where you end up. Try to get the seats in front on the upperdeck for the best view, and Instagram-worthy images.
Two bright red walls filled with Vogue covers on the upper floor of Somerset House, what do they have in common? On these magazines, all the stylish hairdos are created by master hairstylist Sam McKnight. Hair by Sam McKnight is the major exhibition celebrating the hairstylist’s 40-year career from the late 1970s to the current day. Known for ...
Storytelling by Peter Lindbergh
Love at first sight was my encounter with Peter Lindbergh’s work. As one of the pioneers of current fashion photography, the 71-year old photographer has a solo exhibition “A Different Vision on Fashion Photography” in de Kunsthal Rotterdam. Like a visual behind-the-scenes story from idea to production and postproduction, this exhibition takes you through decades of ...
V&A’s Exhibition Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
The Victoria & Albert Museum's latest fashion exhibition “Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear” explores the fascinating history of Western underwear, showing over 200 garments for women and men from historical 1750 to present. This visual history also reflects the changing attitude towards morality, body shape ideals, sex, and gender. Sometimes foundation is used as a secret ...
Shakespeare in Fashion
“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” This quote and many more are from William Shakespeare. To mark 400 years since playwright’s death, Selfridge’s & Co. in London showcase an ode in their window displays. Shakespeare’s words evoke a great sense of drama, which is ...
William Eggleston: an American Storyteller
London's National Portrait Gallery is featuring a retrospective of photographer William Eggleston. This exhibition showcases more than 100 works of Eggleston’s long career from the 1950s up to the present day. The American artist is usually referred to as the father of colour photography. The self-taught pioneer captures every day life in his hometown of Memphis, ...