GILES contributes to a landmark exhibition at Modemuseum

GILES is participating in a new exhibition exploring the evolving relationship between haute couture and ready to wear. Haute-a Porter at Modemuseum Hasselt in Belgium delves into this shared world of luxury, splendour and craftsmanship and charts the influence the two realms have had on each other.

The exhibition, which opened on 2 April, presents an impressive array of garments and accessories from the past 30 years drawn from more than 50 designers and fashion houses including Dior, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Balmain, Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, Comme des Garçons and Givenchy. GILES contributes numerous pieces including a black velvet and satin tuxedo from A/W 12 and a red feathered swan hat from S/S 12 - a collaboration with Stephen Jones.

Photographers and filmmakers whose works also blur the line between couture and prêt-à-porter are on show including Peter Lindberg, Miles Aldridge, Daniel Jackson, Txema Yeste and Alison Chernick.

Curated by Filep Motwary, who is renowned for his journalism, photography and costume design, Haute-à-Porter is accompanied by a coffee table book of the same name, published by Lannoo, which features conversations with the likes of Alexander Fury, Colin McDowel, Farida Khelfa and Tim Blanks.

Haute-à-Porter is at the Modemuseum Hasselt until 11 September 2016. For more information visit modemuseumhasselt.be

Photography by René Habermacher Photography by Kristof Vrancken Photography by Kristof Vrancken Photography by Kristof Vrancken Photography by Kristof Vrancken