Cultural Events: Art and Fashion Affairs around the world, April Edition

March 30th to April 2th
This is particularly interesting for young and new collectors because the fair is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to the widest possible audience, showing some 80 guided tours of the fair as well as a number of specific tools,
in particular its elaborate yet eminently practical website.
Art Paris Art Fair is a springtime art fair focusing on discovery bringing
together 140 galleries from some 20 countries at the Grand Palais to
explore European art from the post war period to the present day as well
as international emerging art scenes.


Balenciaga: L’oeuvre au noir

Through July 16th 2017
I made a reference about this exhibition in my post about the use of black in Interiors last Thursday.
The Palais Galliera pays a tribute to Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895 –
1972), the most “Couture” of Couturiers, with an exhibition at the Musée
Bourdelle entitled “Balenciaga, l’oeuvre au noir”.
The exhibition resounds with a black harmony of an Haute Couture alchemist.
Black motivated Balenciaga : the backbone of his work was inspired by
the folklore and traditions of his Spanish childhood. Black was this
exceptionally skilled tailor’s preference. Black was a monastic
influence on the master, about whom Dior once said: “Clothes were his
religion”. Balenciaga saw black as a vibrant matter whether it be opaque
or transparent, mate or shiny – a dazzling interplay of light, that
owes as much to the luxurious quality of the fabrics as to the apparent
simplicity of the cut

Antwerp, Belgium

‘Margiela. The Hermès Years’

Mar 31 to Aug 27
MoMu is displaying Belgian stylist Martin Margiela’s Hermès collections
from 1997 to 2003 for the first time. As well as this, the tribute
exhibition also explores the relationship during these years between
these collections and his own label, Maison Martin Margiela.
Groundbreaking deconstruction and timeless luxury -the two worlds of
designer Martin Margiela- are the starting point of the exhibition
‘Margiela. The Hermès Years’.

New York


The Jazz Age

Opening April 7th
The first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste during the creative explosion of the 1920s, The Jazz Age will be a multi-media experience of more than 400 examples of interior design, industrial design, decorative art, jewelry, fashion, and
architecture, as well as related music and film.
April 17-30
For film aficionados Tribeca film Festival has been offering documentaries,
foreign films and indies.  Showcasing some of the up and coming
filmmakers as well as already recognizable ones.
Muscat, Oman

Condé Nast International Luxury Conference: Mindful Luxury

April 5th and 6th
This is the most significant conference for the luxury and fashion
industries, and brings together decision-makers, influencers and
innovators from both the business and the creative sides. Attendees can
expect two days of story-telling, experience-sharing, and contact and
network-building that only a premium live event can provide.  Launched in 2015 in Florence, the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference is a unique event from the most exciting and influential multimedia company in the world. The conference draws on the collective
influence of Condé Nast International’s publications, and the vision and
knowledge of the world’s most renowned fashion journalist, Suzy Menkes,
International Vogue Editor.

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