The Fashion Professorship aims to rethink the cracks in the fashion system and the role that fashion plays – and could potentially play – in relation to urgent social, cultural, environmental and political developments in contemporary society. We envision an alternative and more engaged future of fashion in which we do more justice to fashion’s human dimension. Through research, design and critical thinking, we analyse and develop alternative approaches, systems, vocabularies and strategies. In doing so, we aim to activate the power of fashion to reimagine future bodies, future materials and future makers to contribute to resilient futures and inclusive societies.
State of Fashion Searching for the New Luxury – José Teunissen
31 May, 2018
State of Fashion is the first large-scale international public event that is entirely devoted to sustainable and honest fashion. The first edition will take place from 1 June until 22 July 2018 in the Melkfabriek in Arnhem. Large-scale fashion houses and designers such as G-Star RAW, H&M and Zegna will present their vision on a sustainable future alongside innovative start-ups and designers such as Bruno Pieters, Osklen and Iris van Herpen.
In the theme Searching for the New Luxury curator Jose Teunissen, alongside designers and pioneers, explores how we can apply fashion’s imaginative, seductive and innovative power to create a more futureproof fashion cycle. In the exhibition, designed by ontwerpbureau Space & Matter, State of Fashion shows around fifty projects that explore new definitions of luxury that fit our zeitgeist.
ArtEZ University of the Arts and Museum Arnhem are key partners of State of Fashion.