The “Inside Out. Insights into Fashion” exhibit is currently open at the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.

The exhibit showcases clothes created by world-renowned designers from the 80s including Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, Martin Margiela and Iris van Herpen. Fifty-five designs are being introduced under the categories “Exposure,” “Simulation,” “Alienation” and “Reshaping.”

In the Exposure section, a T-shirt with the bust area cropped out designed by Bernhard Willhelm, a revealing dress designed by Gareth Pugh and more are introduced.

The “Snake Dress” by Iris van Herpen in the Simulation section images a snake wrapped around the body to create a completely new look.

In the Reshaping section, an evening dress designed by COMME des GARCONS in 2012 is on display with dresses designed in the early 20th century to show how past designs affect current styles. The similarities between fashion today and historical styles are emphasized here. Designers fuse historical elements to create new types of fashion.

Another design by COMME des GARCONS is being showcased in the Alienation section to express the change in the industry’s aesthetics. The design belonging to the brand’s 2012-13 AW collection shows how something that was not considered beautiful in the past can take on a new appearance.

The exhibit emphasizes the roles of fashion today, and how clothes can dress our body and at the same time become a form of how we express ourselves to the rest of the world. Designers are continuously in pursuit of new values to wow the fashion world.

【Exhibit Information】
Inside Out. Insights into Fashion
Venue: Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Address: Steintorplatz 20099 Hamburg
Dates: June 7 until spring 2015
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm (until 9 pm on Thursdays)
Closed: Mondays
Admission: 10 euros