Holon Fashion Week Oct 14-19.10

by Anna Kopito | 13.10.13

What: Holon Fashion Week
Where: Design Museum Holon
When: October 14-16, 2013

The City of Holon will be hosting an international fashion event for the sixth year as part of its vision to become an international center for design. Holon Fashion Week 2013 is returning under the title: “Materials of Fashion”.

Holon Fashion Week includes an international conference attended by fashion designers, prominent lecturers, journalists, celebrities, and other who’s who of fashion industry insiders. Just a few of the fashion industry names that stand out are milliner Steven Jones, H&M’s creative director Margareta van den Bosch, H&M fashion department head Catarina Midby, BioCouture founder Suzanne Lee, and fashion writer and consultant Robb Young. Have a look at the schedule here.

HFW’s theme of material and technology exploration will be kicking off with a special gala event in honor of the Design Museum’s newest exhibition of the works of legendary milliner Steven Jones. Stephen Jones is a leading British hat designer who is considered one of the world’s most revolutionary and esteemed milliners of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. He is also one of the most prolific designers, having created hats for the catwalk shows of many leading fashion designers, such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Christian Dior, Comme des Garçons, Marc Jacobs, and John Galliano. For this unique exhibition, Stephen Jones has chosen 20 special hats from different periods of his career, hats that share sculptural qualities with the building in which they are presented. Like the museum’s design, Jones’ hats combine the principles of sculpture, architecture, design, and art. The exhibition will be open until October 19.

A diverse variety of groundbreaking technologies will be presented during HFW that enable independent designers and fashion professionals to expand and evolve the fashion industry, in addition to workshops and master classes with international guests, two unique pop-up spaces, fashion installations, and a special film program.

HFW will revolve around two main trends in perspective to materials in contemporary fashion: a return to handcrafting in contrast to adopting advanced technologies. The hybrid of these two differing ideas is a new craft of traditional thinking and technology that proposes a new realm of creativity and design for the fashion industry of the future.

Technological developments have been propelling the fashion industry forward since the impact of the sewing machine during the Industrial Revolution to the inspiring capabilities of the 3D printer in today’s modern world. These, among other technological expeditions and developments, will be further explored, discussed, and artfully showcased at Holon Fashion Week 2013.

For more details about tickets and location, visit Design Museum Holon’s website.

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