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Wonderful exhibition by Jan Taminiau!

29 June 2018
An inspiring exhibition by designer Jan Taminiau
As seen in the Centraal Museum of the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands

This exhibition is now closed
Jan Taminiau (1975 Goirle, the Netherlands) is known for his use of traditional handcrafting and production techniques, uniquely original processing of materials and fabrics, and his love for esthetics. It made him the recipient of the Grand Seigneur in 2014, the most prominent prize in fashion in the Netherlands. Taminiau combines the classical and feminine with the conceptual and experimental. This boosted his popularity among clients across the world soon after he launched his label JANTAMINIAU in 2004.
From inspiration to creation
With this monumental exhibition, the Centraal Museum wanted visitors to get acquainted with the works of the master of couture and inspire them to view this from a different perspective. Besides the pieces of clothing, the design and thinking processes took centre stage. Different sources of inspiration in fashion, photography, design and art, the working methods and the end result were all linked to each other. How does a piece of couture come about? What are Taminiau’s sources of inspiration and how are these reflected in his creations?
Being the oldest urban museum of the Netherlands, the Centraal Museum Utrecht has a trendsetting museum fashion collection, which also includes works by Jan Taminiau. The museum has a long history of fashion exhibitions that arouse public interest. Besides new works from its own collection, this exhibition included spectacular pieces on loan from various other museums. Besides these, there were prime pieces from the studio of JANTAMINIAU on display, along with unique and extraordinary works from private collections. 
The design was realised in close collaboration with stylist Maarten Spruyt. This has been a breathtaking exhibition where visitors were able to immerse themselves in the wonderful world of Jan Taminiau.
The exhibition Jan Taminiau: Reflectionswas held at the Centraal Museum Utrecht from 21 April until 26 August 2018.

Ellen Bakker

Ellen writes about her passion for textile and design.

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