Lilia Yip, fashion designer and educator, is one of the 56 international designers and artists selected to showcase their work at The Future of Fashion is Now exhibition organised by the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Future of Fashion is Now exhibition is the culmination of five years of research and preparation, with an international team of fashion experts who were tasked to scout for the most innovative emerging designers and artists.An excerpt from the museum’s press release reads: “ ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’ presents innovative visions by more than fifty fashion designers from around the world, including established names such as Viktor&Rolf (The Netherlands) and Hussein Chalayan (Cyprus) and emerging talents such as Craig Green (UK) and Rejina Pyo (Korea). The latest generation of designers is actively in search of ways to redefine the concept of fashion. They take a critical look at the current fashion system and the role of clothes in our society. Aware that our consumer society’s demand for new trends every six months is totally unsustainable and given the huge developments in technology and materials, these designers adopt a new approach to what fashion can be. ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’ features futuristic designs that occupy the border between fashion and art.”Two pieces of work were selected from her SING collection, which explores extending the longeivity of garments by employing an approach to fashion which embeds the potential for a deeper level of emotional and intellectual connection with the wearer. The work is grounded in an analysis of artistic methods applied by surrealist artist Rene Magritte in his paintings and how his analysis of human perception and methods of image-making can be translated and applied within fashion.
|Published - 10 Oct 2014
|The Future of Fashion is Now - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Oct 2014 → 18 Jan 2015