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 ...
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.
Georgia on My Mind: exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe in Tate Modern
It has been exactly 100 years ago since American artist Georgia O’Keeffe first showed her work at 291 Gallery in New York. She is considered one of the most celebrated and influential painters of the 20th Century. For me a perfect chance to get to know the works of O’Keeffe better in Tate Modern in ...
Blame’s influence on style
The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London supports radical culture. Currently the limelight shines on Judy Blame, accessories designer, art director and fashion stylist. Blame’s first solo exhibition with curated art works looks like a 3-D scrap style book with clothing, jewellery, fashion editorials, montage of artifacts, collages, sketchbooks and installations. Badges, buttons, keys, safety pins, ...
This month the first Travelteq flagship store has opened its doors in Amsterdam. With this great news, I had the opportunity to talk with Michiel van Ogtrop, co-founder of Travelteq. What was the deciding moment to start Travelteq? “The A-ha Erlebnis to start Travelteq came with my business partner. Back in 2009, there were few choices for ...