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exhibitions. FETISHISM IN FASHION is the 5th edition of MºBA (Mode Biënnale Arnhem).
For this edition, highly renowned curator and trend forecaster Lidewij
Edelkoort will take us on a journey through the very broad and highly intriguing
world of fetishism. 

M°BA 13: FETISHISM IN FASHION is a series of exhibitions
and events that highlight the obsessive and ritualistic bonds we have with fashion
and accessories.FETISHISM IN FASHION’s main exhibition will be brought to life
at MºBA CENTRAAL through 13 thematic rooms that illustrate captivating and
wide-ranging definitions of fetishism. Shamanism, nudism, infantilism,
legendism, patriotism and absurdism are just some of the keywords from the
exhibitions. 
“We are all born in bondage, a cord wrapped around our baby body” -Lidewij Edelkoort

LIDEWIJ EDELKOORT – What’s most exciting about this biennial is that we will explore how the instinctive and shamanistic form of fetish will fuse with the sexually-charged. This cross-over area is where I think we will go next: this century will be all about the blending of opposites, and the merging of the sexual with the spiritual will become an important new current. We are only at the beginning!
Next to the
main exhibition the brand new M°BA CENTRAAL will  be home to a multi-media MOOD ROOM, showing a
selection of art, photography, film and footage illustrating the essence of
fetishism and shoe exposition ELEVATION. ELEVATION can be best seen as the shoe
collection that makes SJP’s shoe collection feel as dated as Myspace. The exhibition
is focused on our on going obsession with gaining height, displaying
heels,  platform, wedges and stilts from
historical times to today’s most contemporary and imaginative designs from, Christian
Louboutin, Iris van Herpen for United Nude, Maison Martin Margiela,  Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne
Westwood.
The rich
exhibition is a treat for the fashion profession and easy accessible for the big
crowd. With work from great designers such as: Walter van Beirendonck, Jean
Paul Gaultier, John Galliano for Christian Dior Couture, Craig Green, Iris van Herpen,
Bas Kosters, Maison Martin Margiela, Issey Miyake, Moschino, Rick Owens, Prada,
Gareth Pugh,  Viktor & Rolf, Vivienne
Westwood and Yohji Yamamoto as well as work from young talented designer from
all over the world, it’s a must see for everyone interested in fashion.
LOCATION| MºBA CENTRAAL, Kortestraat 16, Arnhem 
DATE| Until julY 21 2013 
WEBSITE: www.moba.nu