On display, the organizers emphasized the political and social context of hooded sweatshirts.
On December 1, The Hoodie exhibition dedicated to hoodies was opened in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition, curated by writer Lou Stoppard, talks about the emergence and historical transformation of hoodies, as well as the place of this garment in modern culture and fashion. Organizers call the hoodie a socio-political vehicle and explore the stereotypes and cultural patterns surrounding it.
Hoodies appeared in their modern form in the 1930s — the Champion brand introduced a sweatshirt with a hood as clothes for workers. Over 90 years, the hoodie has undergone a significant transformation: from blue-collar clothing, it has turned into a symbol of social inequality, and then into the art form, loved by top fashion designers and fashion publications. The exhibition runs until April 12 of next year.