Fourteen groups of fashion students—from the BA(Hons) Fashion Media & Industries and BA(Hons) Fashion Design & Textiles programmes—have collaborated to create contemporary fashion garments and objects from original, vintage kimonos.
Titled Kimono in:tangible, the exhibition moves away from today’s fast-paced retail environment and explores fashion in a more sustainable direction. The exhibition questions the value of vintage objects through themes addressing modernisation and transformation, tangible versus intangible, and old versus new. Drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of Japanese culture, the exhibition aims to explore the intangible aspects of traditional values and recontextualise them in the form of physical objects. These garments and objects provoke and challenge the viewer to contemplate the space between memory and reality.
Venue: Praxis Space and Project Space, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
When: 27 Oct - 5 Nov 2015,