The links between the Terrassa Museu Tèxtil and the Terrassa 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 is quite fitting, therefore, that the Museu Tèxtil has a large, varied Modernisme collection, featuring fabric, clothing and accessories, linens, swatchbooks, designs, original drawings, point paper and archives.
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 fair, the “Brindis modernista” exhibition was created through a collaboration with the Museum de Terrassa and was on display in the glass room at Casa Alegre de Sagrera
In 2019, the museum launched its “Movie dresses” exhibition featuring original pieces, outfits recreated by students from the clothing courses and film costumes created by renowned Terrassa designer Mercè Paloma. In 2020, the Modernist Fair went virtual and we put loads of Modernisme heritage and videos on social media, one starring students of our Modernisme clothing courses.
Training on Modernisme-style clothing and accessories
Four months before the fair, the Textile Museum launches its course “Fes-te un vestit modernista” (Make your own Modernisme garment), teaching participants how to create a historically accurate outfit based on the original pieces in the museum collection. The latest news in Modernisme training is a course on patterns and dressmaking from the era for participants with advanced pattern-making skills. The dates and conditions of the courses are announced each autumn and they tend to begin in late January. The dates and sessions for the past editions are available here.
Activities at the Museum during the Modernist Fair
(Activities to be announced according to the evolution of the pandemic)