Ways of Caring
State of Fashion Biënnale 2022 – Arnhem
With the central theme of Ways of Caring, State of Fashion will search this summer for ways to make the fashion industry more sustainable and caring. With 7 program components, over 5 weeks more than 70 designers, artists and makers from all over the world and the public will work on the broken relationship between the production of fashion and the wearer. State of Fashion 2022 comprises 1 exhibition, 85 activities at 5 locations in the center of Arnhem, city of sustainable fashion. Every day the range of activities is different, interactive and created together by creators and visitors.
Fashion as Encounters
In the exhibition ‘Fashion as Encounters’, curated by NOT____ENOUGH Collective, the meaning of fashion is redefined. Thus, prevailing notions of gender, beauty and identity within the fashion system are challenged to make way for untold stories, unseen bodies and existing beauties erased in the past.
But even this story is never complete; there is always missing content. The active input of the visitor ensures that the exhibition comes alive and grows. In addition to existing work by guest designers selected by NOT____ENOUGH Collective, new collective work is also presented per theme, created especially for the exhibition by creators chosen through an open call.
State of Fashion Biënnale 2022 | Ways of Caring
Center of Arnhem
3 June – 10 July 2022
Photography: Eva Broekema