Hacked Store at the Temporary Fashion Museum

Hacked Store at the Temporary Fashion Museum

The garments by label Van Slobbe Van Benthum were launched earlier, in June 2015, as Hacked 1.0, in a pop-up (or hacked) store at Hotel Droog in Amsterdam.

During the, previously opened Temporary Fashion exhibition at the Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, Dutch fashion designers Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthum again “hacked” (are on exhibit) a space; the second floor of the museum. The duo created the Hacked Store to explain and comment on the fashion industry and to explore a new way to position themselves and fashion designers in general, in this fast, commercial industry. The base of the Van Slobbe Van Benthum collection is the over-production of garments. They give new life to these “left-overs” (T-Shirts, bags etc.) by altering them. The VSVB designs, for men and women, can be bought at the “Hacked Store” as well. If you are a fan of these designers we suggest you go hop hop hop to the Hacked Shop.

Please read the photographed texts above, it contains more specific information than our nut-shell story does.

Read and see more on the Temporary Fashion exhibition HERE on this Blog

Opening: Peking Express Exhibition

Yesterday we attended the opening of Peking Express, held at the Temple of Confucius. Peking Express is a fashion project in which Chinese fashion students work under the guidance of Alexander van Slobbe. They all created one red dress, or rather a ball gown. We have never been to such an official opening, long speeches, security, red carpets, and what have you not. We were stunned! We couldn’t understand the words from the director of the Confucius Temple because he spoke in Chinese. The Mayor of Amsterdam Mr. van der Laan had a translator, at the end of his speech he thanked Confucius, a Chinese girl really had to laugh hard about that…… The “important” people sat in a row behind the microphone, acting natural but we could see the Dutch were very uncomfortable. We must say they looked like royals and we, the audience were the obedient citizens, that kind of setting. The exhibition was beautifully set, the dresses were placed in a room or corridor and separated with stones. Anyways, please take a look at the photo’s and see for yourself.

See some party pictures HERE