Exposition: “Shoes : Pleasure and pain”, 13 juin 2015 – 31 janvier 2016, Victoria & Albert museum

Chopines, about 1600, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This exhibition will look at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers. It will consider the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes and will examine the latest developments in footwear technology creating the possibility of ever higher heels and dramatic shapes. Examples from famous shoe wearers and collectors will be shown alongside a dazzling range of historic shoes, many of which have not been displayed before.

Informations: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/shoes-pleasure-and-pain/about-the-exhibition/

Exposition “The Belgians: An Unexpected Fashion Story”, Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, June 5th – September 13th, 2015

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A new exhibition is celebrating Raf Simons, Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten and more – get a sneak peek with some of their iconic images

Belgian fashion exhibition Bozar Raf Simons SS 1998

It was when the Antwerp Six – made up of Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs, Marina Yee, Dirk Van Saene, Ann Demeulemeester and Dries Van Noten – rented a truck and headed to London with their designs in 1986 that Belgium’s rep as a home of radical fashion was forged. Almost thirty years later, their legacy (along with the creative output of the country’s other fashion talents – including Martin Margiela, Raf Simons and rising stars like Devon Halfnight LeFlufy) is being celebrated in a new exhibition. The Belgians: An Unexpected Fashion Storyfeatures the work of over 100 designers, and explores the remarkable contribution the country has made to the world of fashion. The show will be held at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels as part of the city’s Summer of Fashion Festival, opening June 5th – but to get a sneak peek before the doors open, check out the gallery above.

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