Sep 24, 2014

Design Exchange Presents: POLITICS OF FASHION | FASHION OF POLITICS

Image by: Mauricio Calero This September Design Exchange recognizes fashion...

Image by: Mauricio Calero

Image by: Mauricio Calero

This September Design Exchange recognizes fashion as a powerful tool of expression by partnering with Canadian fashion icon Jeanne Beker and presenting sponsor Mantella Corporation to unveil: POLITICS OF FASHION | FASHION OF POLITICS. Highly respected in the industry and regarded as one of the most powerful Canadian fashion journalists, Beker curates the timely exhibition with DX curator Sara Nickleson. Drawing from Beker’s knowledge and experience, the duo has collected some of the fashion industry’s most provocative, bold and subversive pieces spanning the 1960s to present.

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“Jeanne Beker is a singular force in fashion. Her original insight into fashion and style along with her astute ability as a critic has made her voice one of the most respected and discerning in fashionjournalism. She has a genuine insider’s understanding of the craft and is able to see details on a runway that the camera doesn’t even catch. Because of her understanding-and respect-for the craft, my admiration for Jeanne’s take on the runway grows more so every season,” says fashion designer, Narciso Rodriguez, whose work will be on display at Design Exchange.

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Image by: Mauricio Calero

The comprehensive exhibition which runs from September 18th – January 25th, showcases over 200 works and explores how design is a transformative agent in society. Canadian fashion designer, Jeremy Laing is creating the exhibition display, ensuring an exhibit that’s visually captivating and emotionally expressive. Each of the exhibit’s five themes will be presented as its own section: Ethics/Activism; War/Peace; Consumption/Consumerism; Campaign/Power Dressing; and Gender/Sexuality.

Standout pieces on display:

  • Margaret Trudeau Wedding Dress and White Knee-Length Dress worn to the White House (1977)
  • Short film by Hussein Chalayan, Anaesthetics (2004) on loan from The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM) Luxembourg
  • Gold Leopard Print Burqa from Jeremy Scott‘s Arab Spring SS 2013 Collection
  • Artisanal Leather Poncho from Maison Martin Margiela AW 2013 Collection
  • Anarchy in the UK Sex Pistols Muslin shirt (1975) from Seditionaries clothing designed byVivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren
  • Swarovski Flag Dress from Catherine Malandrino Archive 2012 Collection
  • Plastic, Glass and Linen Jacket from Chloe Stella McCartney 2000 Collection
  • Androgynous designs from Rad Hourani Unisex Haute Couture 2013 Collection

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