Friday, 22 May 2015

NEW: 'Fast Fashion' exhibition in Hamburg - 20th March-20th September 2015

If you're in Germany any time soon, I would definitely recommend a trip to see 'Fast Fashion: The Dark Side of Fashion', a new exhibition which has recently opened at the Museum for Art and Industry in Hamburg (Das Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe) and runs until the 20th September. According to the museum's website, the exhibition "casts a critical glimpse behind the scenes of glamorous fashion" through the differing lenses of consumerism, economic interests and ecological issues. The topics it touches are on diverse, ranging from industry oriented subjects such as wages and profits, to the wider social impact on fashion's 'victims', to current attempts to future-proof the fashion industry through new fibre technologies.

Rather than just commenting on the current situation, the exhibition also provides a space for action and reflection through the addition of the “Laboratory”, a "platform for ethical fashion labels and new approaches to design aspects, which shows what tomorrow’s ethically defensible wardrobe could look like". I spied the exhibition over Easter when I was briefly in Hamburg, but unfortunately didn't have any time to visit - it's definitely on my to-do list this summer!

German speakers can also check out the Museum's blog, Still Brise, and this useful article from Die Welt.

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Photograph courtesy of Tim Mitchell, Clothing Recycled, 2005, shown at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.


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