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In the early 1980s, Martin Kamer turned his passion for fashion and fashion history into a profession. He began to collect historical fashion. Over the years, this led to one of the world's most important private collections of fashion and accessories from the 18th to the 20th century, the Kamer-Ruf Collection. Today, Kamer is in demand worldwide as an exhibition organizer and expert. He will take a closer look at objects from his collection and point out exciting details. In other episodes he will talk about his experience as a collector and dealer during his career. | Host: Remo Hegglin

Out Of Fashion? Remo Hegglin

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In the early 1980s, Martin Kamer turned his passion for fashion and fashion history into a profession. He began to collect historical fashion. Over the years, this led to one of the world's most important private collections of fashion and accessories from the 18th to the 20th century, the Kamer-Ruf Collection. Today, Kamer is in demand worldwide as an exhibition organizer and expert. He will take a closer look at objects from his collection and point out exciting details. In other episodes he will talk about his experience as a collector and dealer during his career. | Host: Remo Hegglin

    «Shower Dress» (Karl Lagerfeld)

    «Shower Dress» (Karl Lagerfeld)

    «Shower Dress», a dress that Karl Lagerfeld designed for Chloé in 1983, finds its way into Martin Kamers collection two years later for 750 British pounds before he sells it to the Kyoto Costume Institute. In 2019, over 30 years later, the dress of the same type changed hands at an auction in Chicago for 32,500 US dollars.

    • 6 Min.
    Red silk court dress

    Red silk court dress

    In this episode Martin Kamer tells where he finds and acquires his collection objects. He remembers a red silk and gold embroidered court dress (sack dress) that he bought in Florence. Kamer travels via London to New York, the dress in the bag. He calls his friend, the famous ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who, among many other things, collected historical dresses.Kamer sells the Italian dress to Nureyev before the dress makes a remarkable journey. Today, the dress is in the Fashion Museum in the Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg.

    • 11 Min.
    Court dress from Empress Josephine

    Court dress from Empress Josephine

    Martin Kamer is primarily interested in the dress and less in the person who wore it. However, he has made an exception for a famous person. Martin talks about the court dress of Empress Josephine, Napoleon Bonaparte's first wife. The dress is now at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, where it will be restored over the next few years.

    • 11 Min.
    First steps as a collector

    First steps as a collector

    Martin Kamer talks about the beginnings of his collecting activities in the late seventies. He tells where he finds the historical clothes for his collection and he speaks in general about auction houses.

    • 13 Min.
    Childhood, youth and education

    Childhood, youth and education

    In this episode, Martin Kamer recalls his childhood and youth in Zug (Switzerland) and his training period in London. Even as a young boy he was interested in fashion and, in particular, in historical dresses. At the end of the 1960s, Martin Kamer began working together with the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a superstar of that time.

    • 20 Min.
    OUT OF FASHION? (Trailer)

    OUT OF FASHION? (Trailer)

    This is the trailer of the podcast «OUT OF FASHION?» in which the protagonist Martin Kamer talks about a court dress that was once owned by Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.

    The podcast «OUT OF FASHION?» deals with historical clothes and accessories in connection with the collecting activities of Martin Kamer from Switzerland. From the wealth of knowledge about historical dresses Martin Kamer will present instructive and many amusing anecdotes.

    In the early 1980s, Martin Kamer turned his passion for fashion and fashion history into a profession. He began collecting and dealing with historical fashion. 

    Fashion reinvents itself again and again, some things go out of fashion and - years later - suddenly become stylish and fashionable again.

    Host: Remo Hegglin

    • 1 Min.

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Full of passion

One likes to listen to anecdotes from Kamer‘s career. His passion for historical fashion is contagious.

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