Canadian fashion icon, Jeanne Beker, teams up with Design Exchange (DX) for the fashion exhibit POLITICS OF FASHION | FASHION OF POLITICS. This fashion exhibit will be showcasing an array of fashion items that show the relationship between fashion and politics and how they influence one another.
“I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Design Exchange on this fascinating and timely exhibit. Fashion has become such an integral part of our pop vocabulary, and has the ability to help communicate such a wide variety of ideological notions. While many perceive fashion to be mere decoration, some of our culture’s probing and creative minds have come to regard fashion as a vibrant platform for a variety of political messaging. Whether or not fashion has the power to change the world may be questionable. But it certainly has the power to change the way we see the world, and ultimately ourselves,” says Beker.
This will be Jeanne’s curatorial debut and she will be joined by DX’s own curator Sara Nickleson to help oversee the different fashion pieces, videos and photography that will be displayed during the event. Some of the works that will be displayed include those from the archives of PETA, Moschino and Jeremy Scott as well as loaned items from collectors of pieces from Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney and Jean Paul Gaultier. These pieces will be grouped into five categories namely: ethics and activism, war and peace, consumption and consumerism, campaign and power dressing and gender and sexuality. The overall display will also be designed by Canadian fashion designer Jeremy Laing in collaboration with the two mentioned curators. Tickets for this event as well as for the official opening party on September 17th will be available at the official Design Exchange website (dx.org) starting this August 2014.