"The Hoodie" Exhibition Explores the Garment's Role as a Socio-Political Carrier

Highlighting pieces by artist Devan Shimoyama, Rick Owens and more.

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While hoodies have long served as essential items to wear during the cold months, established writer and cultural commentator Lou Stoppard has noticed that the garment is more than just a functional piece of clothing. Stoppard is currently organizing an exhibition focusing on “The Hoodie” at the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, exploring its symbolism and its role as a “socio-political carrier.”

Stoppard is enlisting diverse works to display for the show spanning photography, film, installation, and of course, fashion articles. Participants include artists Devan Shimoyama, John Edmonds, and Prem Sahib alongside well-known brands such as Rick Owens, VETEMENTS, and Off-White™ to name a few. “The hoodie is at the center of contemporary dress, hyped as a trend and a must-have item, but elsewhere, is also a signifier of moral panic, banned by certain institutions and dissected by the media as an emblem of inequality, crime or deviancy,” described the institute.

“The Hoodie” will be on show from December 1, 2019 until April 12, 2020. Visit the Het Nieuwe Institute’s website for further details.

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Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
Rotterdam 3015 CB
Netherlands

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The hoodie tells many stories that define our times – tales of social inequality, youth culture, subculture, police brutality, racism, privacy, fear and, in turn, style. With its roots in sports clothing and workwear, the hoodie as we know it today was popularised by Champion in the 1930s as a practical solution for workmen. It is now, arguably, western fashion’s last truly political garment – a garment that can incite fear, jealously, camaraderie and even fury in others – as well as being a garment you can lose your life by wearing. The lingering question posed by the hoodie is simply: ‘Who enjoys the right to wear one without challenge?’⁠ More information via link in bio.⁠ ⁠ Credits: Model Adut Akech draagt Balenciaga in 'The Earthwise Issue' van i-D, najaar 2018. Photo: Campbell Addy. Styling: Alastair McKimm⁠ ⁠ #thehoodie #hoodie #exhibition #hetnieuweinstituut #rotterdam #opening #loustoppard #thehoodieunravelled

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