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curators Sofia Hedman and Serge Martynov

Founders of Museea, Sofia Hedman and Serge Martynov have curated and designed numerous exhibitions in London, New York, Saint Louis, Tokyo and Stockholm. Their latest exhibition Utopian Bodies – Fashion Looks Forward (2015 – 2016) at Liljevachs Museum, Stockholm, was awarded the title ‘Exhibition of the Year 2015’ by The Association of Swedish Museums. Address contributor Flavia Loscialpo asked Sofia and Serge to reflect on their curatorial practice, utopias, and new challenges emerging within contemporary curatorship …read more

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author and beauty critic Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

5 years ago, Autumn Whitefield-Madrano created a blog titled The Beheld in order to critically explore questions behind personal appearance and beauty. Since then, alongside websites such as Jezebel and Refinery29 as well as an array of independent voices contributing to the dialogues in the field, she has helped to define what criticism means when it comes to writing about beauty. Address editor Johannes Reponen interviewed Autumn Whitefield-Madrano in the eve of her Face Value book launch …read more

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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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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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fashion curator, critic and educator Maria Luisa Frisa

Despite often working on historical fashion exhibitions, Maria Luisa Frisa is more interested in the present. An intellectual force in the Italian fashion system, Frisa has made a significant contribution to the practice of curation, fashion education and the way in which we understand Italian fashion. Address contributor Daniela Amolini interviewed Friza …read more

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artist Yolanda Domínguez

As a visual artist, Yolanda Domínguez’ creative practice routinely subverts the numbing effects of fashion’s charms as a means to agitate social change. With a penchant for performance work, Yolanda often uses public space to create scenarios that enable viewers (and consumers) to question the fashion world’s complicity with oppressive gender norms, exploitation, and conspicuous consumption …read more

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fashion scholar Jennifer Craik

Fashion scholars play a key role in unpacking and shaping the way in which we understand fashion. As well as finding out about the people behind the books, thoughts and theories, in this new series, Address asks academics about their views on fashion educations, research and the industry as a whole. For this first interview, Address contributor Emily McGuire went to meet fashion scholar Jennifer Craik …read more

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fashion critic Milou van Rossum

Milou van Rossum is one of the most prominent fashion voices in the Netherlands. She is currently the fashion editor at NRC Handelsblad, one of the Netherlands’ top newspapers. Address contributor Megan Wray Schertler spoke to Milou van Rossum in the calm before the storm of the autumn/winter 2015 fashion month. …read more

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fashion historian Amber Jane Butchart

Despite the influence nautical fashion has had on the catwalk and consequently our wardrobes for centuries, Fashion Historian Amber Jane Butchart is the first to publish a book that tells the story of high fashion’s relationship with the high seas. Address contributor, Grace Wood talked to the Nautical Chic author about her ten-year research process and the inspirations behind the book. 


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Address roundtable: Zeitgeist beyond trends

Address invited four leading Berlin based creatives to discuss what time, fashion and trends mean to them during SEEK spring/summer 2015 trade show. The panel included Christiane Bördner, Editor in Chief of I Love You magazine; Mary Scherpe, the woman behind influential website, Stil in Berlin; Herbert Hofmann, the creative director of Berlin based concept store, Voo; and freelance journalist and social media expert Mirna Funk. …read more

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pop-ethnographer Nina Manandhar

Nina Manandhar is a photographer, artist and modern day pop-ethnographer. Inspired by both the vibrancy of youth and the dynamism of city life, Nina’s work explores how style and culture act as tools for identification and belonging in global youth culture. As the author of What We Wore – A People’s History of British Style, Nina has created a visual timeline of British fashion since the 1950’s which gives readers an insight into youth tribes and subcultures whilst recording UK fashion trends from the past sixty years.


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Address roundtable: Design 2.0

Consumers are more sophisticated in their buying decisions and the landscape of fashion is rapidly changing with new demands around ethics, sustainability, function and communication of clothing: the state of design is in flux. In conjunction with SEEK spring/summer 2015 show, Address – journal for fashion criticism brought together a roundtable discussion to unravel the topic in more detail. …read more

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