What does it mean to be a fashion designer today? Glamcult is proud to announce New Fashion Perspectives, a 10-day exhibition in the heart of Amsterdam that explores this pressing question and takes a fresh look at the current fashion system.
The fashion world as we know it is in a moment of flux. In the midst of a game-changing technological revolution, greater consideration is being given to the craftsmanship safely tucked away at fashion’s heart, while consumers are increasingly questioning the emotional value of fashion. Young designers entering the fashion world are challenged to reflect these developments, finding new positions within a changing structure. They’re looking further than the limited possibilities currently on offer, drawing their audiences into critical thinking—as well as design process—emphasized by storytelling. Our new generation is seeking a much broader view, finding out what it really means to be a fashion designer. Questioning and shifting the borders plays an important role in this process.
Focused on overthrowing standards, Glamcult and curator Hanka van der Voet present 23 fashion trailblazers who are shaping the future. Meet them face-to-face as they share new vantage points in everything from Social Design to New Materiality and Body Politics.