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Fashion system is in flux and many are announcing it as ‘broken’ but what does this mean for design? Address contributor Jacob Rosengren considers the aesthetics of fashion during a time of transition …read more

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May fashion books

From beards to bicycling and denim, the focus of May’s fashion books is decidedly masculine, perhaps even a bit hipster …read more


May fashion exhibitions

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, that opens at The Metroplitan Museum of Art in New York tomorrow, is likely to steal most of the attention from other fashion exhibitions this month. After all, it enjoys from a star-studded grand opening ceremony, Vogue-backing and there is a documentary that follows the making of last year’s China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit that has just been released. However, there are other fascinating exhibitions in London, Melbourne and Hartford worth a visit this month …read more

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April fashion books

Masculinity is explored in Christopher Breward’s book about suits whereas James Bone’s book about America’s first supermodel Audrey Munson is about ultimate feminine beauty. On the other hand, Brent Luvaas’s ethnographic research on street style blogging is contrasted by a glossy picture book on Louise Dahl-Wolfe’s fashion photography for high-end fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar. April fashion books capture the polar opposites of fashion …read more


April fashion exhibitions

The fashion exhibitions opening this April feel all-encompassing. The most innovative display is up at Fashion Museum Hasselt in Belgium, where the relationship between haute couture and prêt-à-porter in contemporary fashion is explored. V&A in London, The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and LACMA in Los Angeles in turn, investigate fashion from a more traditional linear perspective with the focus on basic fashion categories such as underwear, womenswear and menswear …read more


March fashion books

New book by Gestalten titled Otherworldly explores everything visually avant-garde and future-forward. In the other extreme, Inside Haute Couture opens doors to fashion’s backstage where exquisite craftsmanship and artisanal know-how shape the look and feel of hand-made clothing. These are just few of the fashion books out this March …read more


March fashion exhibitions

For this month’s must-see fashion exhibitions, head over to Benelux. Game Changers exhibition at Antwerp’s ModeMuseum investigates Cristóbal Balenziaga’s impact on the 20th century silhouette. Dutch fashion from 1625 to 1960 is highlighted in the exhibition titled Catwalk at Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam created in collaboration Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf …read more

V0042226 Two skeletons dressed as lady and gentleman. Etching, 1862.
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Two skeletons dressed as lady and gentleman. Etching, 1862.
1862 Published: February 8, 1862

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‘Fashion Victims’ book

From insidious murder weapons to blaze-igniting crinolines, clothing has been the cause of death, disease and madness throughout history, both by accident and by design. For the February book of the month, Address editor Johannes Reponen reviewed Dr. Alison Matthews David’s new book, Fashion Victims (2015) about deathly clothing. …read more


designer, artist and researcher Elisa van Joolen

Elisa van Joolen combines design, art and research in her interdisciplinary practice. She approaches clothing design in a socially aware, eye-opening manner by introducing new strategies and interfering with current mode of production of fashion objects, meanings and value. Address contributor Beata Wilczek talks to Elisa about teaching and her ongoing project 11”x17”. …read more

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February fashion books

Heike Jenss has edited a theoretical book that provides new perspectives on fashion research methods and practices with the particular focus on material culture and ethnographic approaches. Gender is on the agenda this month with Laura Horak’s Girls Will Be Boys that explores the history of cross-dressed women and lesbians in American cinema alongside Giorgio Armani’s Radical Gender book. Model agent Carol White’s autobiography will undoubtedly provide plenty of entertainment and insight into the modelling business …read more


February fashion exhibitions

February exhibitions are predominantly about fashion photography. British Vogue is celebrating its 100 year anniversary with a major retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery with an array of work from seminal photographs such as Irving Penn and Cecil Beaton. Meanwhile photographers Saul Leiter and Hiro, both have been granted solo exhibitions with a particular attention to their work done in the 60’s and 70’s …read more


Matthew Linde

As a hybrid entity situated somewhere between a retail and gallery space, Centre for Style presents creative work from a dedicated group of practitioners who tinker with our understandings of taste, luxury and beauty. Matthew Linde established Centre for Style in 2013 in Melbourne, Australia to create a space for community and experimentation in an otherwise exclusory and standardised fashion world. Emily McGuire caught up with Matthew to discuss his creative practice and the slippery relationship between art and fashion …read more

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