Damselfrau is Maghild Kennedy, an artist from Norway. To us, at Mimi Berlin, she is most known for the masks she creates. The masks are mostly created with found materials and sewn by Damselfrau’s hands. If you need to label this work you could say it’s textile art. Her work was on exhibit at Moba 13 in Arnheim and at various venues in Londen, where Damselfrau works and lives. In her exhibitions the masks are often shown by itself, they become faces that way.
William Morris (1834-1896), artist, philosopher and political theorist, was one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement and through his company, Morris & Co., he produced some of the most fashionable and exciting textiles and wallpapers of his era. His legacy continues today with Morris & Co. producing authentic versions of his original designs alongside new interpretations to create up to date fabrics and wallpapers with timeless appeal. (via william-morris.co.uk)
Pictures gathered by Rex Dieter.
This month’s must-see is more of a MUST NOT MISS. The Dries van Noten exhibit in Paris.
Dries van Noten is the kind of man that makes you want to spend everything you’ve got on anything that wears his label. Van Noten is the one and only for many fashion insiders. And now, as must see of the month, you can get up and close with his designs in the recently opened exhibition: Dries van Noten Inspirations. It’s Van Noten’s men’s and women’s collections combined with important pieces from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs textile collection. A true inspiring event that should be seen by anyone with a love for refined beauty. Like me.
When you go wear something from Dries. Wear everything you’ve got from Dries when you go!
At Moba 13 we were enchanted by the work of Karen Nicol. There were 3 tall polar bears made of textile on show, created with fine detailing, perfect workmanship and humor. Make sure to visit her website to see more of her gallery filled with animals. Karen Nicol is an embroidery and mixed media textile artist working in gallery, fashion and interiors. Her customers include Anthropologie, Clements Rribeiro, The King of Qatar, the Pope, People Tree, Marc Jacobs and Chloe, to name a few.
>>Niels Peeraer at MoBA 13
It’s Sunday, let’s get some (more) education on textiles, and have a brisk walk to go with that. Today’s to-do-tip is the textile walking tour:
It’s Textile weekend in Ronse, Belgium. This town has a strong reputation, for centuries, as a textile town. As part of the opening of this textile weekend, the past and future are interwoven by means of a walk, which includes a visit to Must, the textile museum. Departure time: 2 PM – Starting point: Tourist Ronse De Bies Straat 2, 9600 Ronse, Belgium. Price: € 1,- per person, payable to the guide. Duration: approx 2 hours. Info via +32 55/232816 or www.ontdekronse.be