As part of Temporary Fashion Museum, Het Nieuwe Instituut partners with Stripped Fashion to present the Rotterdam premiere of the documentary The True Cost, an exposé of the harsh realities behind the clothes we buy. The evening’s programme begins with a look at Hacked, the design strategy of Francisco van Benthum and Alexander van Slobbe.
The True Cost
This impressive film gives a face to Asia’s sweatshop workers and reveals the impact the fashion industry and the fast-fashion system have on the world. The painful truth is that as clothing prices have fallen drastically over the past few decades, the social and environmental cost has risen dramatically. The film contrasts footage of the catwalks in Paris with Dhaka’s slums and features interviews with influential fashion figures including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth of The Green Carpet Challenge and Safia Minney, founder of People Tree.
Thursday Night Dinner
Arrive in plenty of time so you can enjoy the Thursday Night Dinner at 6:30 pm. Drinks are included.
As part of Temporary Fashion Museum, Francisco van Benthum and Alexander van Slobbe present a new design strategy that is both a critique of the existing system and a possible escape route for the marginalised fashion designer. The Hacked label literally hijacks the system by appropriating remnants from the giant fashion brands such as Zara and H&M and transforming them with unique details.
Stripped! A New Look at Fashion is a knowledge platform about the other side of fashion. Stripped! unravels the world of fashion, from haute couture to fast fashion and everything in between. It poses difficult questions and turns your wardrobe inside out.
This Thursday Night programme is part of the project Temporary Fashion Museum