With the exhibition Outer Dark. Continuing after Fashion, the Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, is attempting to answer the question: What is fashion now?
If fashion is considered merchandising’s dearest child and a yardstick of the modernist process, what distinguishes fashion that emerges in extremely challenging times? People say fashion mirrors the idiosyncrasy of our present, and is the expression of life in society. The happiness researcher Wilhelm Schmid recently elected melancholy as the “in” attitude. But how does the melancholiac dress? What constitutes the fashion capable of giving this era expression?
In the exhibition in Frankfurt, the test assembly begins with the notion of an era that is commonly known to have given birth to anti-fashion.
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