RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion
From October 11, 2008 to February 2, 2009

After the Benaki Museum in Athens and before the Fashion Museum in Antwerp and the Museum of Design in London, Mudam presents RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion. This exhibition conceived by ATOPOS, constitutes a research result on paper clothing, a very widespread phenomenon in the United States at the end of the sixties, but little known by the general public. Starting with the historical context, the exhibition is seeking new ways to treat the topic of material and ways of working fabrics, woven or non-woven materials, like paper or similar ones. Presenting various methods to use paper in the fashion of today, it shows design, art and publicity objects, as well as filmed fashion shows and recent creations by some of the most innovating fashion designers like Hiroaki Ohya, Hussein Chalayan or Issey Miyake. Thought in an evolutive manner, the exhibition RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion, proposes, with every new venue its shown, another point of view on the history and the future of the paper material.

The Atopos paper dress collection . Sandra Backlund . Walter Van Beirendonck . Karim Bonnet/Takashi Murakami . Bless . Hugo Boss/James Rosenquist . Sarah Caplan . Jean-Charles de Castelbajac . Michael Cepress . Hussein Chalayan . Ann Demeulemeester . Yiorgos Eleftheriades/Kristina P. . Maurizio Galante . John Galliano . Harry Gordon . Mathew Holloway . Travis Hutchison . Zoe Keramea . Yannis Kyriakides . Bas Kosters . Tao Kurihara pour Comme des Garçons . Helmut Lang . Suzanne Lee . Jean-Paul Lespagnard . Martin Margiela . Irini Miga . Issey Miyake Jum Nakao . Hiroaki Ohya . Angelo Plessas . Dirk Van Saene . Deepak Raja Shrestha . Raf Simons . Reiko Sudo/Nuno . Marcus Tomlinson/Gareth Pugh . Kosuke Tsumura . UEG . A.F. Vandevorst . Junya Watanabe . Robert Wilson . Vassilis Zidianakis.

Curator and exhibition design Vassilis Zidianakis, Artistic Director of Atopos Cultural Organization, Athens. Exhibition design on an original idea by Normal Studio.
Atopos Team Vassilis Zidianakis, Stamos Fafalios, Aristoula Karra, Leonidas Poulopoulos, Myrsini Pichou, Grigoris Kotsiyannis, Fenia Lagiou, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Vasso Fazou.

Touring of the exhibition
Benaki Museum, Athens: 01.03.2007 – 15.04.2007
Mudam Luxembourg: 11/10/2008 02/02/2009
ModeMuseum Province of Antwerp MoMu: 05/03/2009 16/08/2009
Design Museum London: 10/2009 01/2010

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