Originally launched in May 2014, ORIGIN PASSION AND BELIEFS was conceived in collaboration with Fiera di Vicenza President Matteo Marzotto and Stefan Siegel, Founder of NOT JUST A LABEL. The intention: to create an innovative fashion event pairing global independent design talent with Italy’s most distinguished manufacturers.
The second edition of Origin Passion and Beliefs brought together 100 emerging designers from all over the globe together with the experts of Italian manufacturing industry, international fashion institutions.
The 4th day event included a variety of lectures and talks and eventually the fair's closure was the Mittelmoda Fashion Award. The outstanding selection of designers featured familiar as well as new names.
Divided in several segments: Leather, Stone, Textile and Technology.
Furthermore OPB invited 20 institutions such as FASHIONCLASH, Fashion Forward Dubai, Belgrade Fashion Week Design Collective, Esmod Berlin, Worth Project, Doing Fashion and Maisons de Mode.
The 22nd edition of Mittelmoda Award took place under the roof of Fiera de Vicenza, within the international event Origin, Passion and Beliefs. 26 collections (both menswear and womenswear and complete with accessories) coming from all over the world where on the spotlight.
Among the finalists and winners where Flora Miranda, Sue Suh, Wieke Sinnige, Julia Eberhardt, and Rafael Kouto. Absolute Prize for the most experimental collection offered by Sistema Moda Italia & Lectra Italia (2.500 €) was awarded to Peter Movrin, Central St. Martins.
Absolute Prize for the most creative collection offered by Mittelmoda International Lab & Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana & Lectra Italia (2.500 €) awarded to Katarina Wagster.
Text and images
"A series I shot for Disegno magazine starring the Dolls of Viktor & Rolf.
Martin Margiela SS1991 © Ronald Stoops
Surreal, avant-garde and explicit. These are three keywords that are usually associated with Belgian fashion, which is internationally recognised. This exhibition gives a unique historic overview of the DNA of Belgian fashion, starting with the legendary Antwerp Six (including Dries van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck and Ann Demeulemeester) and working up to the individualistic creations of Martin Margiela, A.F. Vandevorst and Raf Simons.
The exhibition also highlights the works of several influential players in various fashion and art disciplines. We will also touch upon the importance of the fashion academies, especially the Antwerp Academy and La Cambre in Brussels. Naturally this exhibition would not be complete without emerging talent like Jean-Paul Lespagnard and Christian Wijnants.
Curator: Didier Vervaeren
The artist/curator Andreas Emenius and cultural entrepreneur Jacob Valdemar introduce with NORDIC CONTEMPORARY the exhibition ‘TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING’, showing ten contemporary Scandinavian artists presenting new interpretations of paintings, sculptures, drawings and video.
Apart from being connected geographically, the invited artists are also connected by an interest in high culture meets low culture, polished meets raw, natural meets clinical. Scandinavia is a stage where the beautiful life is acted out, resulting in a growing distance to the living life. “TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING” is an exhibition about how we exist in this condition. Not necessarily to reflect on it, but to work on it from within, looking out.
Many of the artworks represented are satisfied with pointing back at the work itself, rather than a certain discourse, while pointing towards a freedom and subjectivity, with an existential commitment to the material. The titles reference ‘a good thing’ as being something utopian, while ‘‘too much’ stands for something oversaturated, to the limit and beyond: mental states, material, and media.
The artists are represented in a broad range of expressions as an attempt to break down hierarchies. High culture meets low culture, polished meets raw, natural meets clinical in an eclectic brew that aims to clash more than to harmonize; yet somehow linked through the artists view. / NORDIC CONTEMPORARY is an art space founded in 2014 by Andreas Emenius and Jacob Valdemar, situated on 160m2 in an empty apartment at Republique, Paris. It serves as a platform for contemporary art by Scandinavian artists, established and less established and presents three exhibitions a year aiming to visualize any current direction of Nordic art today.
The aim is to create long-term visibility for Nordic art and showcase internationally the Nordic region’s increasing importance on the global art scene. The last exhibition at Nordic Contemporary, FLUID FLESH, opened Oct. 23, 2014. Attended by 400 people it created an instant impact and was covered in national and international press, among others the New York Times and Purple magazine.
Nordic Contemporary, 14, rue du Chateau d’Eau, 75010 Paris/France
NORDIC CONTEMPORARY ARTSPACE PROUDLY PRESENTS “TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING”
A GROUP EXHIBITION BY ARTISTS FROM DENMARK & NORWAY, SWEDEN
EXHIBITION PERIOD: 28. MAY - 7. JUNE 2015
Atopos cvc is pleased to announce its participation in the Art Rock Festival in Saint-Brieuc in France with Yeah!!! La Mode, a capsule selection of works from ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion exhibition. Yeah!!! La Mode will be presented in the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Saint-Brieuc until May 25th 2015. Based on an original idea by Vassilis Zidianakis, the ARRRGH! project has taken shape in the form of exhibitions, publications and performances.
Following their successful stay in the Gallery int. Fashion Fair CPH on the occasion of Copenhagen’s Fashion Week (2014), in Centraal Museum, Utrecht (2014), in La Gaîté lyrique, Paris (2013) and in the Benaki Museum, Athens (2011) the ARRRGH! Monsters will travel to Brittany to give their own perspective on fashion and beauty.
Participating designers and artists:
Alexis Themistocleous (CY), Cassette Playa & Gary Card (UK), Chi He (UK), Craig Green (UK), Digitaria(GR), Filep Motwary (CY) & Maria Mastori (GR), Jean-Charles De Castelbajac (FR), Henrik Vibskov (DK), HEYNIEK (NL) / Comme Des Garçons (FR), Mareunrol’s (LV), Nasir Mazhar (UK), Rick Owens (US), Walter Van Beirendonck (BE)
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Saint-Brieuc, Cour Francis Renaud
rue des Lycéens Martyrs
22000 , Saint-Brieuc France