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Exhibition: « The Vulgar. Fashion Redifined », Barbican Centre, October 13, 2016 – February 5, 2017

The exhibition ‘The Vulgar. Fashion Redifined’ is on show at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, from the 13th October 2016 to the 5th February 2017.

The first to explore the challenging and compelling territory of taste in fashion, the exhibition ‘The Vulgar. Fashion Redifined’ displays more than 120 fashion objects, ranging from historical costumes to couture and ready-to-wear looks, drawing the visual vocabulary of vulgarity from the renaissance to today. Including contributions from leading contemporary designers such as Walter van Beirendonck, Chloé, Christian Dior, Pam Hogg, Charles James, Christian Lacroix, Lanvin, Moschino, Miuccia Prada, Elsa Schiaparelli, Philip Treacy, UNDERCOVER, Viktor & Rolf, Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood, the exhibition examines the constantly evolving notion of vulgarity in fashion, to reflect on what makes something vulgar and why it is such a sensitive and contested term.

For more information, please visit the event page on the Barbican website.

Image: Walter van Beirendonck, Fall/Winter 2010/2011. Hat: Stephen Jones © Ronald Stoops.

Date(s) – October 13, 2016 – February 5, 2017
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Barbican Centre


A. Millet, S. Pautet, Sciences et techniques (1500-1789), Neuilly, Atlande, 2016

The history of science and technology has been the subject of a number of general works, especially for the medieval and modern periods. However few of these works offer materials incorporating the new methodological trends developed by historians of science and technology. The original source materials included in this book reveal the inner working of early modern workshops and laboratories and explore contemporary controversies. They also provide materials for the understanding of the socio-cultural frameworks of innovation practices and processes in the early modern period. The new 2017 collection features for the first time contents that span a broad chronological and geographical space, entitled ‘Science, technology, government and corporations, from the fifteenth century to the eighteenth century in England, France, Netherlands / United Provinces and Italian peninsula’. This collection of documents help French historians  to acquire a rich vision of the history of scientific and technical knowledge between the late Middle Ages and the end of the modern period, and explore its interactions with the social, political and cultural sphere.

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Exhibition: « Label It. Trademarks in Fashion », Modemuseum Hasselt, October 1, 2016 – February 12, 2017

The exhibition ‘Label It. Trademarks in Fashion’ is on show at the Modemuseum Hasselt in Hasselt, Belgium, from the 1st October 2016 to the 12th February 2017.

What makes a brand? What goes into constructing a fashion house’s identity? ‘Label It. Trademarks in Fashion’ aims to answer these questions through a selection of designers’ creations that includes pieces by Alexander McQueen, Olivier Theyskens, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Dries Van Noten, Maison Margiela, Balenciaga, Vetements, Chanel, Moschino, Christian Wijnants, Missoni, Ann Salens. The exhibition is organized as part of Stadstriënnale Hasselt/Genk, a multidisciplinary art festival combining art, design, and fashion. Representing trademarks as a legal and social construct, the exhibiton explores topical themes such as identity, the system of trademarks, and the copy and counterfeit fashion industry.

For more information, please visit the event page on the Modemuseum Hasselt website.

Image: ‘Label It. Trademarks in Fashion’. Courtesy Modemuseum Hasselt, all rights reserved.

Date(s) – October 1, 2016 – February 12, 2017
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Modemuseum Hasselt