“Black people are the Curators of Cool, you often hear. But that is by no means always acknowledged or recognized. That has everything to do with power and history.”
The Centraal Museum has just published the book Voices of Fashion, in collaboration with Serana Angelista en Glamcult: a publication filled with interviews, unique photos, columns, essays and other contributions of inspiring and renowned people in the fashion industry.
The book precedes the inauguration of the exhibition ‘Voices of Fashion’, set to open in spring 2021. The show will be the first ever staged by an art museum in the Netherlands to query the white gaze as the default vantage point from which to present, wear and collect fashion. The exhibition is the result of years of research by black, brown and white people to unpack the colonial narratives still shape the fashion world and our relationship with it, as well as featuring creators and artists who work to overcome these obsolete structures.
Something to look forward to in 2021 – read more here.