17/06/2019: Exhibition: Architecture x Fashion - A Dialogue

Jubilee exhibition "20 years gmp in China"

Friday, June 28, 2019 
7 pm 

Exhibition period
29 June – 12 July, 2019

Barlach Halle K
Klosterwall 13
20095 Hamburg

Further Information

Architecture and fashion have a lot in common. Their most fundamental and important function as a protective covering has caused them to be described as people's second and third skin. This protective function is immediately followed by aesthetics, which finds expression in materials, color, and form. For both clothing and architecture, today's world offers an almost inexhaustible repertoire of design possibilities that brings forth a wide variety of trends. But it is precisely in this diversity that works related to one another are created. That is what happened in the case of gmp and ICICLE, who initially met in the roles of architect and client. The previously little-known industrial architecture of gmp in China inspired the fashion designers to create an entire collection. In the creative process, both parties discovered ever more common ground: With the goal of creating timeless and purist designs, both strive for strong silhouettes that emphasize structure and form. Both ICICLE and gmp employ high quality materials and design and production processes that target a long service life and thus promote sustainability. The medium of photography is used in the exhibition to

juxtapose the two arts, thereby revealing conceptual affinities.