Utopian Bodies: Fashion Looks Forward it’s an amazing exhibition of artistic fashion that was held at Liljevalchs Konsthall in Stockholm, Sweden.
By focusing on the positive aspects of fashion and how it relates to the human form, this exhibition aims to inspire visitors of all ages to search for their perfect vision through observation and participation, all the while shining light on our future and the impact fashion has on it.
Over 200 objects, images and videos were showcased at the exhibition, ingeniously arranged along no less than eleven galleries, inspired by ideas and themes that are of pressing urgency and importance today: Sustainability, Change, Technology, Craft & Form, Craft & Colour, Resistance & Society, Resistance & Beauty, Solidarity, Memory, Gender Identity and Love.
Each of the eleven galleries explores the connection between these ideas and the concept of Utopia by highlighting the marriage between technology and creativity, featuring garments and installations that demonstrate advanced design, inventive craftsmanship and forward thinking.
The exhibition is a multidimensional visual feast, presenting iconic items from the international scene and from private collections from Dior, Hussein Chalayan’s, Issey Miyake, Stephen Jones Millinery. The new international avant-garde generation is also represented by designers such as Ryohei Kawanishi, Anrealage and Vogue Fashion Fund nominees Gypsy Sport and Chromat, amongst others; in addition, 16 Swedish designers have been specially commissioned to create unique garments for the exhibition.
Utopian Bodies also showcases the latest in wearable technology, while addressing the question of how fashion is dealing with the global climate crisis through innovative exhibitors such as Smart Textiles who created the first completely recyclable cotton fabric, Qmilks, who make clothes out of biologically degradable milk fibres, and Ying Gao who creates garments that interact with the onlookers’ voice or gaze.