Utopian Bodies – Fashion Looks Forward: The title alone was enough to convince me to visit this exposition at Liljevalchs Konsthall. Liljevalchs used contemporary fashion to sketch possible future scenarios. Eleven galleries explore eleven different themes: Sustainability, change, technology, craft & form, craft & colour, resistance & society, resistance & beauty, solidarity, memory, gender identity and love.
Walking into the exhibition was like walking into a theme park. Every room looked like a tiny universe in itself. I was pleasantly surprised to encounter many Belgian designs amongst the exhibits. It was very refreshing to see a rather positive view on the future compared to the doom scenarios we usually get confronted with. Leave it to the art world to keep optimism alive - and to do it in the most fashionable way possible.
Lina Michal // Francis Bitonti Studio
Walter van Beirendonck & Erwin Wurn // Maison Martin Margiela for H&M
Hideki Seo // Viktor & Rolf