FUTURISTIC FASHIONS: London’s Maison Mais Non gallery will mount an exhibition on fashion, architecture and technology on Friday.
The exhibit, titled “The Extraordinary Process” was developed last year by the late Zaha Hadid and Design Research Lab founder Patrik Schumacher and will focus on the impact of technology and how fashion designers and architects will impact the future.
“The inspiration was very much Zaha Hadid’s collaborative, curious process,” said exhibition curator Lou Stoppard. “I’m also constantly intrigued by the unique processes of different designers, especially those who work across different fields or collaborate. I think the way design and fashion will change over the future is a huge topic for debate, and I was curious to see how designers would respond to that.”
“I’m very happy with the mix of objects in the exhibition,” Stoppard added. “And the fact that we’re spotlighting those who are already known for working in a techy way, such as Iris van Herpen and XO, alongside those who are known for something very different — names like Nasir Mazhar and Phoebe English. Their perspectives on the future of fashion are fascinating.”
Highlights include pieces such as Hadid’s sculptural origami pieces, a dress from van Herpen, a deconstructed skirt and top from English’s spring 2016 range and a vortex hat designed by Stephen Jones. Looks from Peter Do’s spacer foam range will be on display, including transparent dresses and brown and white boots. The exhibit will also showcase garments, toiles, sketches, swatches and videos.
It will run from Sept. 16 to Nov. 16.