Belgium: Antwerp – Born in Antwerp, exhibition ‘behind the clothes’

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UntitledA couple of weeks ago my 2 sisters and I went to the opening of the ‘Behind the clothes’ exhibition. We’re all three interested in fashion, so this was the perfect opportunity for us to have a night out just the three of us. The exhibition is part of the ‘Born in Antwerp’ program. This is a combination of exhibitions,  events and conventions which all revolve around the many creative talents living in Antwerp. You can find all the different events (which take place until October 2nd) on the website of the city of Antwerp (click here).

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The exhibition ‘behind the clothes’ is just one part of this program. Bruno Pieters is the curator of this exhibition. He is a fashion designer who graduated at the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He worked for Delvaux and Hugo Boss amongst others and now he has his own project ‘honest by‘, the world’s first 100% transparent company.

‘Behind the clothes’ is built around two themes :

  1. the clothes :
    • a tribute : in this part Pieters has chosen 5 new designs and slogans which are a tribute to British designer Katharine Hamnett. She was the first designer who used fashion to make a political, philosophical or environmental statement.

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  • transparency : Bruno Pieters is very honest about a couple of designs of his label ‘honest by’. He gives all information about used materials, price calculation,… You can find all information on his website www.honestby.com
  • re-made : Bruno Pieters has made many fabulous designs. For this exhibitions he re-made several designs who were shown on the Paris runway between 2001 and 2009. This time he used ethically correct materials and all designs are durably made.

 

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2. (behind) the clothes:

In this part of the exhibition, Bruno Pieters presents a series of portraits of more than 40 people who work in the Antwerp fashion-industry… designers, producers, make-up artists, models,…

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The soundtrack which is used for this exhibition is called ‘applause’ and is produced by Antwerp sound designer Senjan Jansen van SenStudio.  He has worked closely with Bruno Pieters, but also with Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann and Christian Wijnants.

The exhibition can be visited up until July 31st (not on Mondays) at Kattendijkdok Oostkaai 22 in Antwerp.

We did have a fantastic time that night… after a visit to the exhibition we had a drink (and a dance) in one of the many pop-up summer bars at the Kattendijkdok. These summerbars are definitely worth a visit, preferably on a hot summer’s night (if we ever get one of those this summer…).
Love, Kathleen
Here you can read a post about a summer trip to Antwerp from last year.
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4 thoughts on “Belgium: Antwerp – Born in Antwerp, exhibition ‘behind the clothes’

    sandravda said:
    July 8, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Lijkt me een interessante tentoonstelling. Daar moet ik ook naartoe!

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      kaybe610 responded:
      July 9, 2016 at 9:30 am

      leukste om te doen op een mooie zomerdag… eerst deze tentoonstelling (is niet groot hoor!) en dan iets drinken in één van de vele zomer pop-up bars aan de kaai… have fun! 🙂 Groetjes, Kathleen

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    Ann Ages Gracefully said:
    July 7, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Looks like a great exhibition

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      kaybe610 responded:
      July 7, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      It is! Not very big mind, but hey… you get to see some great fashion… for free 🙂 Love, Kathleen

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