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Inspired by 100 Years of C&A

Start Date 23 April 2012
End Date 24 June 2012
Venue Draiflessen Collection
Location Mettingen, Germany
Exhibition display of dressed mannequins

This special exhibition focussed on the results of a design competition for the younger generation that was organized in the winter semester of 2011/12 in cooperation with the department of fashion design at the Trier University of Applied Sciences. On the occasion of the competition, seventy models designed by students in the first three semesters were exhibited. The idea for this unusual initiative arose within the framework of C&A Germany’s company anniversary, which the Draiflessen Collection honoured with the special exhibition entitled C&A Attracts! Impressions from One Hundred Years of Company History. Fashion silhouettes from the history of C&A, each of which was characteristic of a particular decade served as the basis for all the works presented in the exhibition. The task for the students consisted of interpreting these silhouettes and developing innovative forms through linking the past and present. What therefore stood in the foreground was a synthesising of the model of a historical silhouette and the integration of highly up-to-date trends.

Image © Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, Photographer: Alistair Overbruck