LCF MA Fashion Curation Alumna Sofia Hedman launched her Utopian Bodies: Fashion Looks Forward exhibition at the Liljevalchs gallery in Stockholm that maps out imaginable futures for the adorned body.
The Utopian Bodies exhibition aims to ask many questions to the public like, how can fashion be harnessed to create a better future? How does fashion relate to the human body, to us as individuals and groups, and the world around us? Sofia hopes the exhibition will present fashion’s possibilities and highlighting human creativity, the exhibition aims to inspire visitors to search for their good place, their vision of the future. The exhibition, which consists of over 200 objects, images and videos, invites visitors to embark on a captivating journey between different worlds. The individually designed galleries are inspired by various utopian ideas.
The exhibition aims to highlight the social promise of technology and creativity. There are also specially commissioned garments by Swedish fashion designers and international creations, along with several garments from one of the world’s largest private collections of Alexander McQueen, Prada’s sparkling rainbow look from SS14, and Rick Owen’s AW15 collection that caused a media stir due to the strategically cut holes revealing the models’ genitals. The show also shows some of the latest wearable technologies and how fashion is dealing with the global climate crisis.
Sofia studied her MA at LCF between 2007-2009, she then worked for Judith Clark, exhibition-maker and Professor of Fashion and Museology at University of the Arts London. She has since gone onto working as fashion curator and exhibition designer with Serge Martynov, working under the Sofia Hedman & Serge Martynov name. Sofia’s central area of interest and expertise is conceptual fashion, the history of fashion and archiving combined with a keen commitment to experimental fashion curation.
The exhibition opened in the Swedish capital on the 25 September 2015, and will run until 7 February 2016.