I have passed in front of the Palau Robert a few times over the last months and always felt the curiosity to visit its latest exposition: Barcelona Prêt-à-porter 1958-2008. Finally, this week I managed to make some time and visit it.
Located at Paseo de Gracia, the exposition is structured around the material held in the Antoni de Montpalau textile Collection.
This expo looks back at 50 years of the recent history of prêt-a-porter fashion in Catalonia, from 1958 to 2008. “This period saw the introduction and consolidation of the design and manufacture mass-produced ready-to-wear clothing, a phenomenon that revitalized the textile industry in Catalonia and which was embraced by the major haute-couture fashion houses and high-end and low-cost clothing manufacturers, as well as small-scale couturiers and tailors, designers and boutiques”- affirmed Josep Casamartina i Parassols, exhibition curator.
Designers such as Lydia Delgado, Teresa Helbig, Arman Basi, Purificacion Garcia. Javier Simorra, Sita Murt and brands like Etxart & Panno, Mango and Desigual, showed their designs in this exhibition.
Over 300 pieces will be displayed during the 9 months that the exhibition will run for. This will be refreshed on two occasions: October 2013 and January 2014.
I urge you to visit this expo while visiting Barcelona, it is a must for fashion lovers.