During Dutch Design Week 2018, New Order of Fashion presented ‘Shape Shifters’.
The magical concept of shapeshifting must be deeply ingrained into our psyche, as it is a popular theme in myths and fairy tales, in shamanism and witchcraft, in religious texts and science fiction, in the arts and culminating in our modern ‘makeability’ cultus.
What is this fleshy vessel, this body, that has to somehow fit in with the prescriptions of fashion? What does fashion do with our shape and with our concept of self? Which part of our identity is expressed through fashion?
Initiated by Ellen Albers
Curated and designed by Studio Harm Rensink
Photography by Barbara Medo