The Future is Here

Innovations Transforming Fashion

The H&M Foundation and Fotografiska, one of the world’s most prominent museums for contemporary photography, are joining forces in the quest to inspire and encourage positive change through the power of visual communication.

The two-year collaboration launches on December 4, 2021 with Fotografiska’s exhibition “The Changing Room” by visual artist Tobias Gremmler. Alongside it, H&M Foundation opens the inspiration space “The Future is Here”.

An imaginary ecosystem of our second skin

The Changing Room” is one of Fotografiska’s most innovative and technically advanced exhibitions ever. It uses mind-blowing visuals to explore humans lack of a second skin and imagines a world where garments can grow directly on our bodies through the endless possibilities of innovation.

Better than science fiction

“The Future is Here” by H&M Foundation takes us further into the world of innovation and shows how our second skin – clothing – is transforming through the ground-breaking materials and technical solutions that are right now reinventing the fashion industry.

Both physically and digitally, visitors can explore fabrics made of CO2, lab-grown cotton, algae dyes and textiles, leather made of wine leftovers, clothes of food crop waste, and the first machine that can recycle blend-material textiles at scale. It sounds like science fiction, but it’s actual science. These innovations exist and are already in use.

”The Future is Here” conveys the mission we all share in viewing clothes as valuable resources and instils hope that a planet positive fashion future is within reach because of the power of innovation.

Made available for all

In mid-December anyone in the world will be able to experience The Future is Here through our 3D exhibition. Stay tuned.

The Changing Room
December 4, 2021 – April 17, 2022
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The Future is Here
December 4-5, 2021 and available online from mid-December
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“Together we want to increase awareness of environmental and social issues and inspire positive change.”

Elin Frendberg, CEO Fotografiska Stockholm

Experience The Future is Here at Fotografiska, December 4-5 2021