Jil Sander. Präsens: What To Know Before The Exhibition
Lo and behold, there's a new solo exhibition and this time it is focused on none other than fashion designer Jil Sander. The show, running until May 16, will be held in Frankfurt's at the Museum Angewandte Kunst.
Heidemarie Jiline "Jil" Sander is a German fashion designer, founder of homonymous clothing brand. After studying in her native country and then California, she started her own brand in Hamburg, Germany. The label soon acquired recognition thanks to the flourishing of a stable internation following. After a few issues with Prada, whom she sold 75% of her company share to, she resigned from her creative director position for good in 2013. After that, she focused on a few collections with Uniqlo, where she oversaw them through her new-found fashion consultancy.
Known for its minimalistic take, three-dimensional cuts and sculptural silhouettes, Jil Sander became a staple for the working woman wardrobe, especially throughout the 90's. The designer passion for architecture, interior and product design was clearly visible throughout her whole career, when applied to store design like the one for the flagship shop in 1994 at avenue Montaigne in Paris.
[...] a retrospective overview exhibition, but a new, up-to-date complete work that becomes an aesthetic event through Jil Sander's presence.
Thematically, the exhibition, curated by Matthias Wagner K in close collaboration with Jil Sander, is divided into catwalks, backstage, studio, fashion collections, accessories, cosmetics, fashion photography and campaigns, fashion and art, architecture and garden art. It plays the entire museum building on about 3,000 square meters of exhibition space.
You can read more about the exhibition on Museum Angewandte Kunst's page.