Modest Fashion
Fida Al Hussan, Fallafai, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Modest Fashion*

*An international phenomenon in art and fashion.

The past few years have marked a fast rise of our awareness of modest fashion, and the designers have begun catering to the up and coming trend even faster. Presenting cutting edge fashion which is far from exibitionist or revealing, modest fashion takes up the route of mysterious beauty and respect. The clothes, worn by women who do not wish to participate in the established rules of aesthetic nudity, return power to the wearer, and away from the restraints and the male gaze of society. Modest fashion is about freedom of choice and creativity of women everywhere. The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of female suffrage in the Netherlands, and at the same time celebrates the fact that 100 years ago the first woman took a seat in the Town Council of Schiedam.

Photo gallery (click image to start slideshow)

Perrine Philomeen, Hijab in Transition, 2018

Participating fashion designers and -houses:
Kionna van Aanholt, Saliha Bouiadi, Bouguessa, Hussein Chalayan, Jonathan Christopher, Chanel, Dior, Lisa Folawiyo, F R E N K E N, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Kayat, Layeur, Said Mahrouf, The Row, Christian Wijnants

Participating artists:
Fida Al Hussan, Alia Ali, Anida Yoeu Ali, Anouk, Yael Bartana, Amina Benbouchta, Carolle Benitah, Jean Besancenot, Jenny Boot, Meriem Bouderbala, Yasmina Bouziane, Wilhelmina Cooper, Iris van Dongen, Alicia Framis, Shadi Ghadirian, Maïmouna Guerresi, Neelam Hakeem, Mona Haydar, Wenceslaus Hollar, Suzanne Jongmans, Hayv Kahraman, Lola Keyezua, Fatima Mazmouz, Aïda Muluneh, Shirin Neshat, Irving Penn, Perrine Philomeen, Shahzia Sikander, Meryem Slimani, Newsha Tavakolian, Ambrosius Visscher/Jacobus van der Hoeven

21 September 2019 - 9 February 2020
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Hoogstraat 112
3111 HL Schiedam, Netherlands

For more information on the subject of Modest Fashion (especially with regard to Austria) we recommend to read on:
Modest Fashion in Vienna
Generation M: Modern Lifestyle and Faith

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