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State of Fashion 2018: Searching for a New Luxury

The Khaadi Project by 11.11/eleven eleven   © British Council

© British Council

The Khaadi Project by 11.11/eleven eleven
The exterior of State of Fashion 2018  © British Council

© British Council

The exterior of State of Fashion 2018
Viktor & Rolf for Zalando  © British Council

© British Council

Viktor & Rolf for Zalando
State of Fashion 2018 exhibition  © British Council

© British Council

State of Fashion 2018 exhibition

17 July 2018
by Kendall Robbins

State of Fashion is the first large-scale international public event that is entirely devoted to sustainable and honest fashion. The first edition takes place from 1 June until 22 July 2018 in the Melkfabriek in Arnhem. Large-scale fashion houses and designers such as G-Star RAW, H&M and Zegna will present their vision on a sustainable future alongside innovative start-ups and designers such as Bruno Pieters, Osklen and Iris van Herpen.

In the theme searching for the new luxury curator Jose Teunissen, alongside designers and pioneers, explores how we can apply fashion’s imaginative, seductive and innovative power to create a more futureproof fashion cycle. In the exhibition, designed by ontwerpbureau Space & Matter, State of Fashion shows around fifty projects that explore new definitions of luxury that fit our zeitgeist.

With work from across the world, the exhibition also includes projects by UK practitioners and designers, including VIN + OMI, Fashion Revolution, London College of Fashion, Bethany Williams, Helen Storey, Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood. 

The exhibition closes this weekend with a final weekly Friday evening Whataboutery 8: #Imagination, a panel discussion featuring UK practitioners Lara Torres and Naomi Filmer. Closing weekend events will also include a clothes swap, a button masala workshop, closing talks and a party. Check it out while you still can! 


Friday 1 June 11:00 – Sunday 22 July 18:00


The exhibition is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00. On Friday to 20:00. 


De Melkfabriek, Arnhem, the Netherlands 

For more information and tickets visit the State of Fashion Website.