Everybody knows the fashion industry has to change. But how? Join us in our search for the new luxury!

The theme searching for the new luxury explores how we can apply fashion’s imaginative, seductive and innovative power to create a more future proof fashion cycle. In the exhibition State of Fashion shows around fifty projects that explore new definitions of luxury that fit our zeitgeist. The first edition will take place from 1 June until 22 July 2018 in the Melkfabriek in Arnhem. Large-scale fashion houses and designers such as G-Star RAW, H&M and Zegna will present their vision on a sustainable future alongside innovative start-ups and designers such as Bruno Pieters, Osklen and Iris van Herpen.

The exhibition State of Fashion 2018 | Searching for the New Luxury also creates a platform for interdisciplinary projects set up by ArtEZ Future Makers with Wageningen University & Research (WUR). We will present the results of our research & process in The Future of Living Materials section at State of Fashion (STOF) LAB.

Living Colour at State of Fashion Arnhem

New Interdisciplinary Approaches

Cross-disciplinary collaboration and research, bringing together the world of technical science and fashion, are a prerequisite for creating a more sustainable future. The exhibition shows how this can lead to new opportunities through material experiments. The visitor gets insight into new materials, made from algae, fruit residue, and other celluloses, but it also illustrates how new scientific technologies are leading to new design applications.

With a.o. LAB and Global Change Award winners MycoTEX, Orange Fiber, Make Waste-Cotton New and AlgaeFabrics

Exhibition Searching for the New Luxury

Friday 1 June 11:00 – Sunday 22 July 18:00

The exhibition is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00. On Friday to 20:00. Closed on Mondays (except 4 and 11 June).

De Melkfabriek, Arnhem

Find us
LAB > The Future of Living Materials > Living Colors


The Future of Living Materials is funded by Bankgiroloterij Fonds.

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