‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ exhibition

Split across three venues of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition examines fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism by juxtaposing pieces of clothing and fashion looks with religious artefacts. Address contributor Kate Sekules visited the exhibition …read more

Balenciaga in black

As part of our ongoing series of essays studying the intersection where colour and fashion meet, Address editor Johannes Reponen considers the significance of black in the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga, following a visit to Balenciaga, L’oeuvre au noir exhibition, currently on display at Musée Bourdelle. …read more

Balenciaga menswear s/s 2017 Look 1

Demna Gvasalia of Vetemens fame debuted his menswear collections for Balanciaga this summer. Unfortunately, his take on the sculptural heritage of the house translated into a two-dimensional vision for the future. Jacob Rosengren gives his verdict of the collection by using look 1 as his case study …read more


While uniform design focuses on functionality, control, and tradition, fashion design promotes constant change, creativity, and subversion. Yet throughout history, fashion has drawn inspiration from uniforms of all kinds. This dialogue is the premises of Uniformity, an exhibition on display at the Museum at FIT unit the 19th November. Fashion scholar Rosie Findlay reviewed the exhibit for Address …read more

A History of Fashion in 100 Objects

On display at Fashion Museum in Bath (UK) until January 2019, A History of Fashion in 100 Objects celebrates fashion from the 1600s to the present day. Address contributor Pat Francis visited the exhibition and eventually responded to it using 100 words …read more

Manus x Machina

On display until September 5th, The Metropolitan Museum of Art summer blockbuster exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. Fashion scholar and Address contributor Rosie Findlay used the occasion to visit the exhibition to shop for a wedding dress …read more

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear exhibition, currently on display at London’s V&A, tells the story of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day, considering the practical and personal, sensory and fashionable and exploring underwear’s roles of protecting and enhancing the body. Address editor Grace Eagle visited the exhibition. …read more

‘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

‘Footprint – The Track of Shoes in Fashion’ exhibition

Based on the principle “anything can be a shoe”, ‘Footprint’, exhibition curated by shoe collectors Geert Bruloot and Eddy Michiels at MOMU in Antwerp shows the unbridled imagination and diversity of shoes in fashion. Address contributor Ezgi Toprak visited the exhibition …read more

‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’ exhibition

Three exhibitions about shoes are currently on display in London. The biggest one, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the Victoria and Albert museum, explores the transformative power of footwear from around the world presenting over 200 pairs of the most extreme shoes from the last 2000 years. Artist, shoe designer, curator and Address contributor Ellen Sampson visited the exhibition …read more

‘Everything but Clothes’ exhibition

The visual identity of Dutch fashion photography formed itself on the pages of progressive magazines such as Avenue, Dutch, BLVD. and Fantastic Man. Now, the relationship between these magazines and photographers such as Erwin Olaf, Inez van Lamsweerde, Viviane Sassen, and Blommers & Schumm is explored in an exhibition titled Everything but Clothes on display at Museum Arnhem. Address contributor Danielle Bruggeman visited the show …read more

‘The Belgians: An Unexpected Fashion Story’ exhibition

Surreal, avant-garde and explicit. These are three keywords that are usually associated with Belgian fashion, which is internationally recognised. A new exhibition open at BOZAR Center for Fine Arts in Brussels gives a unique historic overview of the DNA of Belgian fashion. The exhibition, reviewed by Address contributor Ezgi Toprak, also highlights the works of several influential players in various fashion and art disciplines …read more

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