Exhibitions Archive

Viktor & Rolf: from Flowerbomb to a 70kg outfit – in pictures

The Dutch fashion house Viktor & Rolf is renowned for blurring the lines between fashion and art, from porcelain dolls in miniature haute couture to dresses with their own lighting rigs. This week, the National Gallery of Victoria opened the world premiere of a new exhibition, Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Artists, showcasing the designers’ intricate and experimental work from their 24-year collaborative partnership. The following …

Amidst Hong Kong Gloom, Joyce Launches Redesign With Theatrical Exhibition

HONG KONG, China — For the past 18 months, retail sales figures in Hong Kong have suffered thanks to a sharp decline in tourism from the mainland and the rising popularity of online shopping, among many other factors. In the first half of the year, retail sales plunged 10.5 percent compared to the previous year — the biggest drop since 1999 — resulting in many …

Barbican exhibition delves into 'vulgar' fashion

What constitutes good – or bad – taste? That is the central question posed at the Barbican’s new exhibition, The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined. Taking in 500 years of fashion, and featuring over 40 designers, it brings together garments that were, and are, considered “vulgar”, but the connotations are not necessarily negative. Co-curator Judith Clark said: “It’s meant to celebrate, not to humiliate.” Clark’s fellow curator …