From 13 November 2010 to 05 December 2010


Garage Center for Contemporary Art


Turning the exciting world of fashion on its head, DYSFASHIONAL invites some of the leading contemporary designers to create physical expressions of the concepts behind their collections. Through the eclectic media of film, collage, performance, sculpture, installation and music, DYSFASHIONAL presents a unique insight into the imaginative worlds of contemporary designers such as Hussein Chalayan, Martin Margiela, Antonio Marras, Bless and Raff Simons. Staged like a construction site, the exhibition explores complex issues of identity, presenting the viewer with the plural expressions that inform the backdrop of the fashion world - the setting in which fantasy becomes reality.

Luca Marchetti and Emanuele Quinz, curators of the exhibition commented: “DYSFASHIONAL was conceived as a site where the exhibition space becomes an experimental space, an exploration ground for both the artists and visitors. As a fashion exhibition which does not exhibit clothing, DYSFASHIONAL shows that fashion is, beyond the objects that materialize it, an unstable state of sensibility”.

Specially to celebrate the exhibitions arrival in Moscow, Garage is pleased to present a specially designed installation from Gaspard Yurkievich and two new objects from the Russian fashion-duo Nina Donis and Georgian-born, London-based designer David Koma. These specially commissioned pieces will help visitors consider Moscow’s place in the world of art and fashion, as the producer of Dysfashional, Oxana Bondarenko stated: "DYSFASHIONAL is not only the barometer of the latest tendencies at the crossroads of fashion and art, but also highlights the bridge between Paris and Moscow."

Designers include: Bless, Hussein Chalayan, Item Idem, Gaspard Yurkevich + Florence Doleac, Antonio Marras, Justin Morin + Billie Mertens, Raf Simons, Marc Turlan, Gaspard Yurkevich + Nadia Laura, Maison Martin Margiela, Nina Donis, David Koma + Dmitry Zhukov.