We love a mid fashion week art moment, especially when it’s at Armani/Silos. Charles Fréger’s exhibition ‘Fabula’ (sounds like fabulous, and it is) is the latest in residence, set to include over 250 photographs, the first time a retrospective of this magnitude for Fréger’s work. The bigger the better. Mr Armani always knows who’s best. ‘The vitality of color is what caught my eye rst, drawing my attention to the work of Charles Fréger,” said Giorgio Armani. “That color, however, is no mere visual feat: it is a depiction of human energy. As a fashion designer, I know clothing is charged with a great symbolic meaning: Fréger constantly reminds us of that, scavenging the deepest aspects of dressing up as a way of communicating. I am very happy to host such an exhibition at Armani/Silos.” As are we. The exhibition spans from Fréger’s Water Polo swimmer series in 2000 to photographs taken in 2016. “Exhibiting at the Armani/Silos is a chance to introduce my photographic series since 2000 in a very inspiring space,” Fréger said. “It feels like visualizing the works chapter by chapter, as if the sublime architecture of the Silos was giving the rhythm to the photographic exhibition. There’s a sensation of time and evolution, a conversation with the rooms, the grey concrete walls and the precise lighting giving the best possible echo to the color of my photographs. An echo which is also at stake between the Armani silhouettes gracefully displayed and the uniforms, costumes and masquerades unfolded in the photographs.” It’s going to be good.
by Roxy Lola
The exhibition will open on January 12th during Milan Men’s Fashion Week until March 24th, 2019.