The exhibition „S!LK NOW“ of the German Textile Museum Krefeld in cooperation with the fashion academy AMD Akademie Mode & Design Düsseldorf dedicates to different facets of silk. It shows the creative versatility of European textile design and examines the continued existence of the tradition of silk today.
From July 17 to September 11, 2016 the German Textile Museum in Krefeld-Linn houses the exhibition “S!LK NOW” curated by the private academy AMD Akademie Mode & Design in Düsseldorf. The focus here is on the textile know-how on silk in Europe in the 21st century. By today, the craftsmanship and the technological knowledge of the European specialists in weaving mills, printing houses, dyeing factories and the stitching industry enable international designers to realise their creative visions.
“I am delighted that SAHCO is cooperation partner of the exhibition supporting the students of the AMD with exclusive silk fabrics. In addition to the use in the clothing industry, silk is still state-of-the-art in the home textiles industry and also used in the SAHCO collections year-on-year. People of central Europe spend a large part of their life indoors. Thus, design, furnishing and textiles play an important role. Silk is a fabric that can improve the room situation significantly. It not only feels good – with its well-known crackling effect – silk also contributes to a pleasant and healthy atmosphere.
Due to its protein structure this luxurious, high-quality natural fabric is hypoallergenic and thus a good choice particularly for people with elevated inclination to allergies. Silk is suitable for every season and temperature. It produces heat in winter and has a favourable effect on the air circulation in summer. Furthermore, it shows antimicrobial properties. Because of its origin and manufacture, silk fabrics are a precious and exclusive good for both clothing and home textiles.
For SAHCO silk is one of the most important materials since it is always in vogue and not subject to changes in fashion and styles. In the exhibition of the German Textile Museum Krefeld this is impressively demonstrated, among others, with the extravagant SAHCO fabric HOMMAGE and of course with the great dresses designed by the students“. (Holger Riess, Head of Marketing, SAHCO)