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Exhibition: Dressing the Body
Collection of DHUB. Museu Tèxtil i d'Indumentària

Palau de Pedralbes. 2a planta

By means of a hundred outfits and forty accessories (stockings, shoes and hats) from the sixteenth century to the present day, this exhibition explains how clothes have changed the image of the body, by turns compressing it and liberating it. The show lets us appreciate how clothes reflect the fashions and the preferences of each period.

EXHIBITION : FASHION IN ANCIENT EGYPT

A selection of objects relevant to the temporary exhibition "Fashion and Beauty in Ancient Egypt" from the Museu Egipci de Barcelona (Egyptian Museum of Barcelona).

A temporary exhibition at the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona lasting until July 20
(284 València Street, Barcelona)

"The Greek wise Herodotus wrote that the Egyptians were the most religious people in the world; from a contemporary perspective we can certainly say that the Egyptians were not only very religious but also had a marked elegance and sophistication when it came to adorning and taking care of their bodies.

Different types of linen garments dyed in a variety of colors were combined with wigs which the hairdressers of the times coiffured into the hair styles fashionable throughout the duration of the pharaonic era.

Necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings, fashioned with precious stones, gold, silver or delicate Egyptian faience which not only enhanced the beauty of the wearers but also conferred on them the powers of the properties of the symbolic elements used in the designs.

Lastly, unguents, perfumes and eye make-up were all used in caring for the body; among them being the most widely used kohol or eye-liner as we know it today.

   

**Your 080 pass will get you a 50% discount on the price of the exhibition.

ARTESANIA DE CATALUNYA

Personalization. Uniqueness. Identity. Innovation. Proximity.

Traditional artisanal techniques to create contemporary products. Artisanry linked to fashion offering new business prospects for designers and companies and a product which is both familiar to the customer at the same time as being in keeping with the times.

Textile fashion accessories (scarves, fans, dresses), jewelry, hats, footwear, laces (lingerie, bridal wear, urban fashion) are just some of the proposals that modern Catalan artisanry offers the world of fashion.

A TOUCH OF CLASS

"A touch of class", a brief tour of a very personal collection of accessories using materials of the highest quality: metal mesh, Swarovski stones and recycled silks and cottons, all handcrafted, with the utmost care taken during each step of the process to offer a luxurious, contemporary look.

· BOND & BURLINGTON

Javier G. Arozena studies architecture at the ETSAS in Seville between 1996 and 2000.

In 2001 he graduated in Contemporary Dance at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona. He works as a dancer in the Ramon Oller's "Metros" from 2001 to 2009 and currently in the Thomas Noone Dance Company, in addition to costume designing for several contemporary dance projects.

In 2010 starts the "Palacete Diagonal" project, a platform that comprises search, selection and recovery of vintage accessories. That same year in association with Adán Yenerich he creates BOND & BURLINGTON.

Adán obtained his architectural degree at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina in 2003 and his master's degree in architecture at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 2010. He developes his professional activity in architecture studios in Argentina and Spain while carrying out projects in sculpture, design and art direction.

In 2010, he establishes SY with Rodrigo Schiavoni, a partnership that deals with research processes and development of architectural, design and art projects related to contemporary urban culture.

In association with Javier G. Arozena he creates BOND & BURLINGTON.

BOND & BURLINGTON is a young firm from Barcelona dedicated to creating exclusive bow ties. It arises from its creators' intuition, self-taught in the fashion field, with the intention of redefining the bow tie as an accessory for everyday use, Its contemporary look, makes this traditional garment the ideal complement at any time of day. Unique pieces made with special attention to detail, only original fabrics are selected to make an exclusive handmade product. BOND & BURLINGTON's bow ties are accessories able to express, distinguish and define the personality of the wearer. They are present in shops of Barcelona, Canary Islands, Rome, Buenos Aires and also through online stores they have reached such distant countries as Korea, Guatemala, Cyprus, Japan, Norway, China, United States, France, Russia and England.

It is neither a matter of age or gender, nor of dress-code, not even a question of occasion, to wear a Bond & Burlington is a matter of attitude.

· CASTAÑER

The Castañer philosophy is to do things well, responsibly and professionally.

Our products are the fruit of an artisanal tradition and drawing from our origins, we strive to impregnate our footwear and accessories with the spirit of the times, which is why we constantly strive to renew ourselves and impart to our products the touch of modernity which has characterized our company for many years.

We are justifiably proud therefore, of the recognition given us by the fashion sector.

· LAURA BORTOLAMI

Laura Bortolami was born in Rome in 1962 to an Italian father and Dutch – Indonesian mother.

She studied a degree specializing in economic and legal translation at the "École de Traduction et Interpretation", Geneva, Switzerland. A chance encounter with Caterina Salvador, Armani's leading assistant, led her to change direction completely and dedicate herself to fashion.

Laura began working as a freelance salesperson for Giorgio Armani in Milan in the 80s. Then for Gianni Versace, Anna Molinari, and almost ten years for Dolce & Gabbana. The experience of working with some of the best designers in the world prepared Laura for her future enterprise.

In the early 90s, while living in Avignon in the south of France, after designing a small collection of bags, hats and scarves created from original 1920's pieces, Laura applied the same passion for the aesthetics of the beginning of the century to jewelry. The aesthetic mix of "brocantes" and vintage pieces, meshed perfectly with the 1970's revival taking place at the time. Since each piece was unique, the 'Laura B Collection Particulière' was born. Right from the beginning, the collection attracted a very select market.

In 1995, Laura moved to Barcelona where she continued to work for Dolce & Gabbana. Laura B grew with new international clients and recognition from the fashion press. In 1999 she left Dolce & Gabbana to dedicate herself to her own collection.

Today Laura B includes not only jewelry, but also belts and bags. The men's collection of jewelry, belts and ties has been very successful since 2003. For most of the collection, both for men and for women, the label's signature material is metal mesh. This is always used in conjunction with other materials such as silver, stones, chains, Swarovski crystals, leather, crocodile skin, python skin, etc.

Thanks to her expertise in working with mesh, Laura has been collaborating with Jean Paul Gaultier, making his fabulous mesh dresses and accessories for Haute Couture, as well as men's and women's Prêt à Porter.

One can find Laura B in the best showcases in the world such as Dieci Corso Como in Milan, Barney's in Tokyo and New York, L'Eclaireur in Paris, Brown's and Liberty's in London, and Maxfield in Los Angeles.