Dutch at the Edge of Design
The FIT museum in New York presents the Dutch at the Edge of Design exhibition. The avant-garde of Dutch Fashion and textile design, with work by a wide range of Dutch designers, amongst others:
Viktor & Rolf, Nicolette Brunklaus, Jan Taminiau, Alexander van Slobbe, Niels van Eijk & Miriam van der Lubbe, Hella Jongerius, Claudy Jongstra.
This exhibition of avant-garde Dutch fashion and textile designs will surprise viewers and challenge them to question the industry-based perception of fashion and textiles.
The FIT Museum is uniquely qualified to present this subject.
For over a decade, Dutch designers have been leading figures in the contemporary design field. The conceptual approach is prevalent throughout Dutch design. Some of the textiles provide an experience of hyper-consciousness related to scale or sexuality.
Nicolette Brunklaus enlarges the natural size of her subject, a photographic image of blond hair digitally printed on silk curtains. This large-scale image of human hair appears surrealistically erotic on the Blond curtains
The ‘Blond’ curtains are acquired in the permanent collection of the FIT.
21 March 2016