OCEANISTA – FASHION & THE SEA
Now that the museums have finally opened I cannot wait to visit the exhibition ‘Oceanista – Fashion & the Sea’ at M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark.
I am invited to participate with one of Kraka’s dresses from the exhibition ‘Kraka’s Dresses- nearly Nude’, Designmuseum Danmark, 2009. The clever and beautiful Kraka dressed in a fishing net to meet her beloved Regnar Lodbrog ‘neither dressed, nor naked’.
Through clothing, films, photos and interviews, the exhibition promises to shed light on how fashion to this day has hailed, borrowed and stolen from the maritime style and culture. The exhibition features a selection of young designers, as well as a large number of the biggest names on the international fashion scene – including Iris van Herpen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Craig Green, Thom Browne, Balmain, Chanel, Maison Margiela and Balanciaga.
The exhibition is curated by The Maritime Museum of Denmark in collaboration with fashion researcher Maria Mackinney-Valentin. The exhibition scenography is created by Julian Juhlin. Photo credit: Christian Stæhr