What a Genderful World
This scarf was designed exclusively by Maison The Faux for the exhibition “What a Genderful World” at the Tropenmuseum. Gender is a hot topic: gender-free toilets, Dutch Railways with ‘Dear Travellers’, and no boys or girls labels in the HEMA stores. But did you know that what we see as masculine or feminine is largely culturally determined? In a festival-like setting, dive into the world of gender and discover how this is expressed and experienced worldwide.
On Fiji policemen wear a skirt. Pink has only been a girls’ colour since the 1950s in the West. He and she do not exist in the Turkish language. And in Mexico there is a third gender besides male and female: muxe. Experience these and more in the exhibition with objects from the museum collection, photographic art, fashion and personal stories.
Learn more about the exhibition here.
Maison The Faux
Maison The Faux is “a creative studio posing as a grand couture fashion house”. The Fictional House, a rough translation of Maison The Faux, is rooted in the great fascination of what’s REAL and FAKE, coupled with a great sense of humor and self-mockery and a deep love of fashion.
The studio specializes in performance art, fashion & costume design and set and interior design. The work of Maison The Faux is determined by it’s multidisciplinary approach., Maison The Faux aims to create work that finds the perfect synergy between many creative arts. They aspire to create shows, plays, experiences, collections and spaces that invite audiences to be a part of the Maison The Faux universe.