EUscreen, the online portal to Europe’s television history, recently launched a range of online exhibitions, among which a fashion and trends exhibition. To find out more, Europeana Fashion spoke Dr. Dana Mustata who worked on the fashion and trends exhibition on EUscreen.
Europeana Fashion project partner Centraal Museum in Utrecht is one of the Netherland's leading art institutions hosting an impressive dress collection. Ninke Bloemberg, Fashion Curator, and Ykje Wildenborg, Project Coordinator Fashion & Costume department, give a little insight in the museum's upcoming Blue Jeans exhibition.
Fashion Projects published a wonderful interview with Hazel Clark, fashion scholar and initiator of the of the Parsons’ M.A. Fashion Studies program. For the past few years, Clark has been exploring the subject of fashion and sustainability, venturing into the fields of anthropology, sociology and psychology. In the interview, she contrasts the visual approach to fashion with a more cultural studies approach to the subject.
Whether fashion is art is a crux that is explored time and time again. Whatever the answer might be, it is more interesting to keep on exploring than to arrive at a decisive answer anyway. Dior and Chanel have been doing so..
Danilo Venturi -fashion and luxury consultant, author of “Luxury Hackers” and head of department at Polimoda- unleashed a hefty debate on Polimodamag.com around a brand's use of its heritage, stating that brand Alexander McQueen under PPR has lost the character of its name-sake designer after his unfortunate death. Concurrently, the YSL logo change by Hedi Slimane elicited some vehement opposition on Facebook. Obviously, heritage can be a hot and touchy topic in the online sphere.
The ever-rising interest in fashion demonstrated by the increasing number of fashion exhibitions underlines the relevance of Europeana Fashion. Europeana Fashion embraces this growing involvement of the public and even takes it a step further.
Europeana Fashion’s technical coordinator, Marco Rendina, gave a video presentation of the project during the Open Mike session at the Europeana Plenary in Leuven on the 14th of June. More than 300 professionals from cultural heritage institutions, the open data community, technology experts and software developers from Europe and beyond were present. See details of the event at http://pro.europeana.eu/web/leuven-2012/home
On the 15 and 16 of March 2012 in Florence, the 23 partners of the Europeana Fashion project gathered in Palazzo Incontri for a two-days meeting including a plenary session with presentations by the project Coordinator, the Work Package leaders, the Europeana Foundation and the EC Project Officer, and break-out sessions with the Work Package leaders, with a final showcase of all the fashion collections coming from the archives and museums contributing to the project.