“Items: Is Fashion Modern?” at MoMa with Master

Everything old is new again… the underlying theme to the Museum of Modern Art’s first fashion exhibition since 1944.

“Items” focused mostly on types of clothes, not dream clothes. Paying attention to everyday women’s concerns and how women actually get dressed are placed front and center. This is a clinical look at clothing (new and old), not the fantasy of Fashion.

There weren’t many designers shown unless their items were rifts upon historical pieces (Rei Kawakubo) or practicality for all shapes and sizes (Donna Karan’s 1985 collection for professional women.)

Overall, wandering around the exhibition showed a lack of connection between research and the object shown unless you took the time to read the descriptions fully.  Still it was fun to try to determine the timeline of an item and decide if the 111 initial items listed were what you considered “classics” or if you would choose something different.

As for answering the question, “Is Fashion Modern?” dievca stays with her first statement of -“Everything Old is New Again”….the exhibition solidified her thoughts.

But more importantly, for dievca, spending time with her Master looking at clothing wasn’t a bad bargain on a grey day. 🙂

Photos: dievca MoMa 2017

Lumos Helmet

dievca may be looking at moving uptown (closer to Master). That means her bike commute would be extended. Less biking on main thoroughfares, more biking on pathways. Not a big deal in the Summer – lots of light. It does make a difference in the Winter, especially when dievca has to do an early morning ride.

dievca spotted this helmet at MoMa:

LUMOS HELMET

Pricey.
But what is the price of safety?

A dream on Kickstarter in 2015

Be safe and visible on the road with the world’s first smart bicycle helmet that integrates lights, brakes and turn signals. When you slow down, the helmet’s rear lights automatically turn red. The turn lights are activated by a small handlebar remote that’s easy to remove, water-resistant and lasts for months before requiring a charge of battery. Each helmet battery charge lasts over three hours of use. Includes rechargeable batteries for both helmet and remote, and magnetic charging USB cable. PU foam, polycarbonate, and ABS. Water-resistant. One adult size, adjustable. For ages 12+

 


Rainy Delight: Final April Shower

Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, 1992 MoMa Sky Umbrella

Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, 1992 MoMa Sky Umbrella

Master bought His dievca an umbrella.
He felt she needed blue skies even on a rainy day.
It has been a delight to use~

(click on the photo for purchase information)

 


Happiness for the Summer at MoMa

If your Sir or Madam is a fan of Modern Art,
perhaps one of these pieces with set off your casual Summer Wardrobe and make them Happy.
Or maybe a piece will just make you Happy!
🙂

Uniqlo at MoMa

Pomplamoose: Pharrell Mashup: Happy / Get Lucky