28th October 2021
How can fashion be sustainable, look good and be good for people and our planet? Dutch designers show the future of fashion in this nature-couture exhibition. Brand new sustainable natural fabrics are shown in the new expo “GROW: the future of fashion”. For example, orange peel silk, circular vegan leather from cork powder and coconuts and fibres from a banana plant were used. These biomaterials have been transformed into fantastic fashion items designed by young Dutch talent Huong Nguyen, Frederieke Broekgaarden, Eva Sonneveld and Charlotte Bakkenes. The exhibition is supported by a campaign photographed by Christian Mpamo and copy wise Zainab Goelaman has set to work.
Zainab Goelaman about the Grow Talent project:
“The combination of these six super talented and ambitious creatives has resulted in an end result that I as a writer cannot put words to. “Grow: the future of fashion” is an exhibition that you should not read about, but you should come in and see, feel and experience it in the museum itself. Then you really feel what I was allowed to feel during this entire process: connecting with each other, and hope for the future.”
In addition to work by the young talents, you can also admire items by Dutch couturier Iris van Herpen and fashion designer and illustrator Karim Adduchi in the museum, who have also started working with new sustainable, natural materials.
Nature is often the source of inspiration in the fashion world, but is unfortunately also looted for the current fashion climate. The system behind the fashion industry has to change, a circular industry is the answer and new materials that are more sustainable than the current conventional fabrics are important for this change. New, natural materials are in full development, but are often unknown to the general public or not yet available in the shops. To stimulate this development, Fashion for Good initiated the “GROW talent” project, resulting in this new exhibition. The project brings together young design talent with innovative technologies in the field of textiles. The innovators and designers make the future of fashion tangible for visitors and want to inspire the public with their garments to experience new sustainable materials up close.
In this exhibition you can discover the future of fashion and see and feel materials that have never been shown in a museum before.
The new exhibition can be seen from October 29, 2021 to April 2022 at the Fashion for Good Museum at Rokin 102, in Amsterdam.