Fashion Art EU Exhibitions

Phil Akashi has been selected by the Fashion Art Institute to represent Belgium at the Fashion Art EU Exhibition. This ambitious project is a collaboration between the Fashion Art Institute and the European Institutions. It aims to gather “ARTE y MODA” to promote creativity in Europe. The first exhibition has been held during 6 months between November 2014 and May 2015 in the Parlamentarium, the visitors' centre of the European Parliament in Brussels. The second exhibition will be held during 2 months from the 28th of June till the 26th of July 2016 in the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona. 

 

28 artists from the European Union are to be the protagonists of this unique exhibition - each of the artists using their personal technique to communicate European values in their particular manner. The result is a new pictorial language uniting very diverse artistic movements that coexist in harmony - reminiscent of the harmony of coexistence among the countries of the European Union. 

 

Spanish designer Manuel Fernandez, with great international vision, had the initiative of merging art and fashion in 1998 as he presented in one piece the work of renowned artists and their designs. Since then, Fashion Art has emerged as a pluralistic movement and has exhibited in more than twenty prestigious museums around the world. More than three million people have visited these exhibitions.

 

Phil Akashi created a dress mixing Japanese Sumi ink and Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese characters: 文/“culture” and 乐观/”optimism”. The artwork is called “a Touch of Optimism” as the artist hopes the European will start to re-build together a culture of Optimism. Download the Press Release

 

 

Phil Akashi European Museum of Modern Art 2016

 

 

 

Phil Akashi European Parliament Exhibition
Japanese Sumi ink and Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese character: 文/“culture”

 

 

MAKING OF IN HONG KONG

 

 


SHOOTING IN MADRID
 


 

  


EXHIBITION IN BRUSSELS IN 2015

Phil Akashi Exhibition Fashion Art EU Eugenio Recuenco
Phil Akashi's dress photographed by ©Eugenio Recuenco  

 

 

 

INTERVIEW AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT


 

 

 


LIST OF THE 28 ARTISTS:
 

Austria Barbara Rapp
Italy Claudia Bonollo,
Belgium Phil Akashi
Latvia Agita Keiri
Bulgaria Valentin Kovatchev
Lithuania Migle Kosinskaite
Croatia Stjepan Sandrk
Luxembourg Andrée Schwabe
Cyprus Ioanna Voskou
Malta Marisa Attard
Czech Pasta Oner
Netherlands Giovanni Dalessi
Denmark Naja Conrad,
Poland Magdalena Firlag
Estonia Heikki Leis
Portugal Andrea Da Loba
Finland Juha Viirilä
Romania Loreta Isac
France Charles Villeneuve
Slovakia Tomas Picha
Germany Jim Avignon
Slovenia Cveto Marsic
Greece Charis Tsevis
Spain Suso33
Hungary Franyo Aatoth
Sweden Cecilia Sikström
Irland Ken Lambert
United Kingdom Sickboy
 

 


 

 

 

PRESS (Selection) - Click on the link to see the article

- European Parliament (interview on Youtube)

El Pais SModa

Discubrir el Arte

Forbes 

Euronews

- Spotuart Gallery

El Diario

TVE

- RTVE Informe Semanal

EU Parliament (FR)

EU Parliament (NL)

 

 

 

 


PICTURES AND VIDEO


Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 6
Phil Akashi at work in his studio in Hong Kong
 

 

Fashion Art EU at European Parliament
Fashion Art EU at European Parliament

 

Phil Akashi European Fashion Art European Parliament 2014 20015
Phil Akashi's dress photographed by ©Eugenio Recuenco 



Phil Akashi Fashion Art EU at ART BASEL MIAMI
Fashion Art EU at ART BASEL MIAMI 2014


 
 

 

Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 4
Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese character: 乐观/”optimism

 

 

Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 2
Phil Akashi at work in his studio in Hong Kong

 

 

Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 5
Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese character: 文/“culture”

 

 

Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 8
Japanese Sumi ink and Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese character: 乐观/”optimism”

 

 

Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 7
Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese characters: 乐观/”optimism

 

 

Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 9
Phil Akashi at work in his studio in Hong Kong

 

 

Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 10
Japanese Sumi ink and Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese characters:
文/“culture” and 乐观/”optimism”