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Monday, March 28, 2011

Art & Fashion and 'Dream' Fashion Show - Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (Part4)

Fashion Show Dream

(english (shortversion)/ deutsch)

After we did our round through the exhibition we went down to the runway. Thu and me drank some bubbly and then we went to our place in the Press corner and prepared to take pictures.

Here is the first batch of pics. (click for blow up view)

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Nachdem Rundgang durch die Austellung und eingestimmt auf die Show gings nun erstmal runter zum Laufsteg.
Sektempfang gabs auch :P. Es gab Steh und Sitzplaetze und viele haben schon Ihre Plaetze lange vor der Show eingenommen. Thu und ich haben dann unseren Weg gebahnt zum Presse Platz und uns schonmal darauf vorbereited zu fotografieren.

Hier kommen die ersten Bilder der Kollektionen (klicken zum vergroessern):













I'm not commenting on them now, feel free to do tho!
More Tomorrow :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Art & Fashion and 'Dream' Fashion Show - Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (Part3)

Christoph Coppens - No References
The Exhibition

(english/deutsch Einleitung)

When I was a kid I really didn't understand why designers showed unwearable clothing on the runway.
I usually thought why would they show something like that or said thats totally unwearable. I liked the artistic feel it gave but to be honest I didn't understand it. Since my Dad is a self-made business man, I would think likewise in a few points. Who would pay for something like that. Who would wear that and usually these were Haute Couture pieces and thats why usually very, very high priced. To sum it up of course totally useless. And of course the Press would just show some extravagant Pieces without explanation. Some Fashion Designers  just make crazy stuff was the usual view on them.
But my view on that changed.
As a kid I have been often in libraries reading books and often also browsed art books. Art got more and more a part of my life and was always around me. In highschool afterwards as a graffiti writer and now as a fashion design student. Now I feel really good at the moment doing my stuff , seeing and learning new things every day. Theres so much more to experience!

Power On!

(Sidenote: I think I'm going to write something about avantgarde fashion and my view on it in an other post)


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Als ich ein Kind war hab ich nicht wirklich verstanden warum Designer untragbare Kleidung auf dem Laufsteg zeigten. Ich mochte dennoch das kuenstlerische daran, aber um ehrlich zu sein hab ich es nicht wirklich verstanden. Mein Vater kommt aus dem Business Bereich und ich adaptierte Anfangs natuerlich auch seine Sicht der Dinge dazu. Wer wuerde dafuer bezahlen. Wer wuerde das ueberhaupt tragen und dazu kommt das Haute Couture Teile haben noch einen sehr sehr hohen Preis haben. Die Presse berichtete normalerweise sowieso nur von den extravagantesten Stuecken. Natuerlich ohne Erklaerung und die allgemeine Sicht von solchen Designern war eben - der macht verrueckte Sachen.
Aber meine Sicht der Dinge aenderte sich.
Als Kind war ich oefters in Bibliotheken, Buecher lesen und habe auch oefters Kunstbuecher durchgeblaettert. Kunst wurde immer mehr ein Teil meines Lebens und somit immer um mich herum.
In der Schule dann als graffiti writer und jetzt als fashion design student.
Ich fuehle mich richtig gut zur Zeit, mein Ding zu machen und jeden Tag neue Dinge zu sehen und vieles neues zu lernen. Es gibt noch so viel zu erleben!

Power On!

(Sidenote: Ich denke ich werde noch was zur Avantgarde Mode und meiner Sicht dazu in einem andern Post schreiben)

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So now onto the Part of the exhibition.

I was so happy to see a few pieces, which I only saw online and in books like Rei Kawakubos - Comme des Garçon's 'Lumps and Bumps' piece or Victor & Rolf's Spotlight Piece from their 'Fashion Show' collection.

Comme de Garcon - Lumps and Bumps

Viktor & Rolf - Fashion Show

One of the favorites among the visitors was Victor & Rolf's chainsaw dress.
The ideas and how the designers translated them were a great inspiration for me. I'm so glad to have seen in person installations and art works from designers, I'd rather call them artists in that perspective.
 
Viktor & Rolf - NO


Walter Van Beirendonck exhibited also quite a few more Pieces and an graphical installation which probably shocked a few :D.

Walter Van Beirendonck
To name a few more Designers: Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Louise Bourgeois, Christophe Coppens, Naomi Filmer, Robert Gober.
I would have liked to see more of Margiela or Chalayan and more Works nevertheless it was great to go there. Some of them to be honest i didn't know before but I'll read up on them. We will be there one more time I think so yea it would be great to know more about them before we go again.

 
Hussein Chalayan - Mikrogeografie: ein Querschnitt
Naomi Filmer - Atemvolumen

Charlie Le Mindu (left), Sandra Backlund (right)
Nick Cave - Soundsuits


Christoph Coppens - No References

It's a great source for inspiration. If you want to visit it:
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg 05.03.2011 - 07.08.2011


The next Part tomorrow. Maybe with some Backstage Pics :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Art & Fashion and 'Dream' Fashion Show - Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (Part2)

(english)


My Outfit

It was actually quite cold to wear this outfit outside. Oh well I didn't catch a cold yet. So I should be fine :)
At the moment I'm going thru all of the pictures. I took about 450 and a few videos, then my battery died.
The next Part comes tomorrow.  There are a few nice shots I think and more to tell :)

 'Turban' (H-Naoto), Infinity Scarf (Mr.Frost's ;)), Knit Cardigan (Cold Method), 2nd Layer Cardigan (New Yorker), Shirt (New Yorker), Skinny Pants (New Yorker), Shoes (Rangers), Bag (New Yorker)

Art & Fashion and 'Dream' Fashion Show - Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (Part1)


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(english/ deutsch)


Departure

Yesterday we,Thu and a few friends from our Fashion Academy, have been to Wolfsburg to check out the exhibition Art&Fashion - Between Skin and Clothing and to watch the Fashion Show Dream.
18 Students from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp presented their best Collections. Walter Van Beirendonck, one of the Antwerp Six has been there too. He exhibits there too, but more on that in the next Part.

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Gestern waren wir, Thu und einige Freunde von unserer Akademie, in Wolfsburg gewesen um die Ausstellung Art&Fashion - Zwischen Haut und Kleid zu besuchen und die Fashion Show Dream anzusehen.
18 Studenten der  Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp zeigten dort ihre besten Kollektionen. Walter Van Beirendonck, einer der Antwerp Six war auch vor Ort. In der Austellung ist auch was von Ihm zu sehen, aber davon mehr im naechsten Teil



Auf der Zugfahrt ne kleine Staerkung. Testweise alle 3 Sorten gekauft. Fazit: Die Blaue Dose Prosecco (trocken) hat mir persoenlich besser geschmeckt. Die Pinke ist suesslicher und die Orangene war mit Aperolartigem versetzt.


A Building outside of Wolfsburg (Phaeno Experimentierlandschaft)

Kunstmuseum  Wolfsburg / Artmuseum Wolfsburg

Red Carpet for us ;)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Die Zeit vergeht wie auf des Vogels Schwingen durch die Nacht

(deutsch/english)

Zirka 6 Jahre ist es nun her.
Warum habe ich damals angefangen und aufgehoert zu schreiben?
Ich weiss es nicht genau.
Warum fange ich nun an wieder zu schreiben?
Vieles ist passiert in diesen Jahren und ich glaube es gibt oder gab vieles zu erzaehlen. Erst Selbstaendig im Food Business und jetzt studiere ich Fashion Design.
Die Ueberlegung das zu starten war sehr spontan. Viele waren ueberrascht, manche meinten es wuerde besser zu mir passen.

Wohl bin ich jetzt zum schreiben inspiriert worden von einigen Seelen die ich getroffen, mit denen ich zu tun habe oder treffen werde.

Vielen Dank euch zu kennen :)

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6 Years have gone by.
Why did I start to blog and why did I stop to write?
I don't really know anymore.
Why do I begin to write again?
Many things have happend in these Years and I believe and there is or was lots to tell. I have been a couple of years self employed in the Food Business and now I'm studiying fashion design. Many people were surprised, some said it would fit better to me.
I think I have been inspired to start to write again by a few Souls who I have met, who are around me or i will meet.

Thanks a lot to know you :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Disco Disco


Reloading this Blog in the next Days :)

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