Men’s Fashion Weeks are just around the corner and this season’s showcase in Milan is set to be an exciting one.
Whilst the usual contenders, including Versace, Marni, Prada, Fendi and Emporio Armani, are ready to showcase their F/W’19 collections on the runway, there’s still plenty to see off the catwalk too this season as Giorgio Armani will be hosting a new exhibition at his Silos space in the same week (following his announcement that he’ll be skipping the January shows to host a coed runway show in February).
Opening its doors on January 12, the photographic exhibition, titled Fabula, is set to display more than 250 images from French photographer Charles Fréger.
The retrospective will mark the photographer’s largest solo show to date with some of his earlier works including the 2000 “Water Polo” swimmers series, the “Mardi Gras Indians” images from 2016, the Finnish ice-skating team, sumo wrestlers and Jaipur elephants (to name a few), on display.
According to WWD, the fashion designer said: “The vitality of colour is what caught my eye first, drawing my attention to the work of Charles Fréger. That colour, however, is no mere visual feat. It is a depiction of human energy. As a fashion designer, I know clothing is charged with a great symbolic meaning. Fréger constantly reminds us of that, scavenging the deepest aspects of dressing up as a way of communicating. I am very happy to host such an exhibition at Armani/Silos.”
The Fabula exhibition is set to run from January 12 to March 24, 2019.
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