From September 12 2015 through March 13 2016, the Fashion Museum Hasselt invites visitors to step into the magnificent and captivating world of the Roaring Twenties. The exhibition is not a chronological overview, but is conceived as a meandering walk along the themes that sketched the exciting history and the context of this ravishing decade. In addition, the exhibition also focuses on the manner in which the 1920s continue to influence today’s fashion.
The 1920s saw the arrival of a new, innovative spirit of the age. The result was an original style that broke with established orders and values and flirted with Modernism. The new moral and social etiquette required entirely different fashions, and under the impulse of avant-garde art movements, fashion was subjected to new enquiry.
The fact that the 1920s were an inspiring time is seen in countless creations that adorn the catwalks today. Designers happily reach back to elements from that fascinating decade. It is no accident that the principles of those exuberant years are at the foundations of today’s contemporary fashion.
With Chanel, Jean Patou, Madeleine Vionnet, Paul Poiret, Worth, Sonia Delaunay, House of Jenny, Paquin, Callot Soeurs, Kitmir, Molyneux, Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Prada, Etro, Ferragamo, Hermès, …
September 12, 2015 – March 13, 2016
Fashion Museum Hasselt
lllustration by Linda Zoon