CULTURAL/INDUSTRY
PROGRAMME

Munich

Exhibitions

HATS. HOOVES. HIP-HOP CAPS

Bavarian National Museum (October 20, 2022 – April 30, 2023)

With around 250 hats, hoods, caps, veils and other headgear, as well as paintings and sculptures, the exhibition provides an overview of the cultural history of headwear. In addition to models by Dior, Cardin and Saint Laurent, unique pieces by Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones are on display.

Munich 72. Fashion, People, and Music

Münchner Stadtmuseum (July 29, 2022 – January 8, 2023)

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Munich Summer Olympics by seeking out the hidden traces left by the Games. “Munich 72” brings together several exhibitions and projects, including a citywide exhibition entitled “In Search of Traces of the Olympic Games”. The Münchner Stadtmuseum’s participatory exhibition, “Fashion, People, and Music”, showcases personal memorabilia and shines a light on their owners’ individual stories. Items have been selected from our collections to illustrate the key role played by fashion and music in shaping the Games’ public image. Interactive and digital elements breathe new life into the 1972 Olympics experience.

FLOWERS FOREVER – Flowers in art and culture

Kunsthalle München (February 3 – August 27, 2023)

Flowers are of immense importance to man and nature. “Flowers Forever” is now the first exhibition comprehensively dedicated to the art and cultural history of the flower from antiquity to the present day. With paintings, sculptures, photographs, design, fashion and interactive media installations the Kunsthalle München presents a fascinating, thematically designed parcour.

Art and Design Market

MVG Museum (November 12 – November 13, 2022)

The Munich Art and Design Market is the urban marketplace for young creatives. More than 100 exhibitors from the Austrian, German and Czech creative scene present and sell their unusual products from the fields of fashion, jewelry, lifestyle, accessories, photography, art, graphics, product and furniture design. It is complemented by workshops, life performances and creative culinary delights.

Places to know

Gottseidank – traditional bavarian costume label

As soon as you enter the light-drenched store on the Schleissheimerstrasse, which is rather reminiscent of a hippy studio, you can’t wait to touch and try on the dirndls, knitted jackets and woolen trousers. The creators at Gottseidank put a lot of value on the materials – some of them are sourced regionally from Chiemsee, as well as from Italy. The knitwear is produced in Germany, but the yarns conversely come from Austria.

The Green Fashion Tours

With more than 20 spots ranging from sustainable concept stores, local design shops to ateliers, Munich offers a wide variety of sustainable fashion. Discover all of them with our Green Fashion Tours. Come on tour with us to get a behind-the-scenes look at Munich’s fair fashion scene. Our expert guides will bring you on an inspiring journey, during which you will personally get to know social entrepreneurs, designers and store managers.

Talbot Runhof – Munich Fashion Label

“Never go too far, but always go far enough!” Right from the start of their joint career, Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof stuck to their words, and crossed boundaries. The American Talbot trained as an electrical engineer and worked as a programmer for the US government before becoming a fashion designer. Runhof comes from a family of fashion producers, but initially studied business administration. They met in Munich in 1991. Today, they are one of the few German labels to show their creations at the Paris Fashion Week – and on the Theatinerstrasse in the heart of Munich. Stars like Julia Roberts, Helen Hunt and the Munich-based actress Veronica Ferres wear Talbot Runhof.

Ralph’s Coffee – Ralph Lauren opens a café in Munich

After opening branches in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kyoto and New York, Ralph Lauren is opening its first Ralph’s Coffee in Germany at the traditional Munich store Lodenfrey. The perfect place to take a break during a shopping tour in the city center and enjoy selected delicacies such as the famous New York Cheesecake or fresh brownies with a coffee or cold-pressed juices.

KUNSTLABOR 2 – Open Stage for Street Artists

KUNSTLABOR 2 covers almost 10,000 square meters and six floors in a former health care building in Maxvorstadt. It was converted into a new center for art and culture by the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA) as an interim use project. Particularly exciting for fans of street and urban art: two of the six floors have been and are being transformed into a walk-in work of art by more than 100 artists. Among them are well-known names like Loomit or rapper Samy Deluxe, but also newcomers like Pepe (aka Jose Luis Villanueva Contreras). In addition to the permanent room installations and changing exhibitions, an extensive supporting program is offered: Guided tours, workshops, film days, concerts, readings, workshops, performances and many other cultural highlights.

Kreativquartier – Space for unconventional design and art

Five hectares of space for ideas and projects. On the site of the former Luitpold barracks between Neuhausen, Schwabing and the city center, there is a lively scene that has been creating and cultivating diverse and interdisciplinary creative free spaces for years. Artists run studios and open workshops here, as do designers. Rehearsal and performance stages for the independent performing arts can be found here, as well as institutions and initiatives for artistic and cultural education. Socio-ecological start-ups explore and test alternative models of society. Throughout the site, performances, exhibitions, workshops or concerts are regularly developed, supervised and organized. This site stands for diversity and heterogeneity.

Podcast

“On tour with…“ Saskia Diez – Munich Jewelry Designer

In the series “Take a walk with …” the author Anika Landsteiner, meets Munich personalities and walks with them through their living and working quarters. Saskia Diez is an internationally renowned designer who primarily creates jewelry for her label. It is jewelry for modern people, as she says herself. It’s all the more appealing that the Munich native not only lives in the Glockenbachviertel district, but that her collections are also created here – by hand locally and as sustainably as possible. During an extended walk through the trendy district, she shows us her favorite places and gives us an insight into her work. Let’s go for a walk with Saskia Diez!