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“Workwear” exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum of Milan

In an age when the visibility of traditional work clothes is gradually lost, a new exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum of Milan explores the socio-anthropological notions of “Workwear” and its impact on our physical, moral and cultural condition. The exhibition, which is curated by Alessandro Guerriero, covers the distance between the classic blue suit of a mechanic to the increasingly blurred lines between professions and their corresponding work clothes. 40 international creatives from the fields of art, architecture, design and fashion, among them Erwin Wurm, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Issey Miyake or Vivienne Westwood, were asked to create uniforms for a job that will, or should, exist in the future. The result is an inspired blend of fashion, design and art, where traditional workwear outfits are brought together with inventive creations that trigger our imagination. Highlights include Angela Missoni’s knit dress for a dreamer, Antonio Marras’ look for a cloud hunter or Faye Toogood’s series of 40 hand-painted coats, each one for a different profession.

“Workwear” exhibition is accompanied by a special conference, titled “Unusual Convention”, where a series of artists, writers, journalists, doctors, cooks, psychologists, entrepreneurs and editors present brief suggestions on the themes of clothing, work, body, and identity. The exhibition will be on view until August 31, 2014, at the Triennale Design Museum, Viale Alemagna 6, Milan.