The links between the Terrassa Textile Museum and Modernist Fair go back a long way: as a platform for teaching and raising awareness on a local level, we participate in this great fun, sociocultural event that takes place each year in our city.
It isn’t irrelevant that the Textile Museum has a large, diverse Modernisme collection, featuring fabric, clothing and accessories, linens, swatchbooks, designs, original drawings and pose cards.
Year after year, seasonally, the museum dresses up in Modernisme style. Some of the exhibitions have been particularly successful, (“Intimíssims. La moda interior modernista”), while others featured audience participation (“Inspiracions modernistes”). For the 2018 edition, the “Brindis modernista” exhibition was the result of the collaboration with the Terrassa Museum and was on display in the glass room at Casa Alegre de Sagrera.
Training on Modernisme-style clothing and accessories
Four months before the Fair, the Textile Museum launched its course “Fes-te un vestit modernista” (Make your own Modernisme garment) teaching participants how to create a historically accurate outfit from original pieces. The latest news in Modernisme training is a course on patterns and dressmaking from the era for advanced participants. Check the calendar here and the agenda of upcoming editions.
In addition to the courses, we are also holding a conference with a guided tour of the Modernisme collection and themed workshops, including one on decoration for hats.
Activities at the Museum during the Modernist Fair
On Sunday, the Modernist Fair features the traditional Passejada (parade), which leaves from the Museum and travels through the streets of the city centre. The activity is open to anyone interested in participating that comes dress in period-appropriate clothes.
The Modernisme Desfilada (fashion show) is an event that started at the Fair in Terrassa and has now been exported to similar festivals in other parts of Catalonia. The models for the fashion show are all students from our clothing courses. They showcase elegant outfits they created themselves after an intense process of learning, creating and crafting.