Often times, little packages contain interesting proposals and such is the case with the DHUB’ s ground floor exhibition space. It seems that the lack of meters is a benefit, as the shows in this area are concise, didactic and entertaining. A promise is a promise and after a few years’ wait, the Maria Brillas’ Wardrobe by Pedro Rodríguez finally has its’ moment in the spotlight.
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This month of March marks the start of my monthly fashion column with Barcelona Metropolitan magazine. Whether you grab a copy on the street or download the PDF version, be sure to check out my little piece on the upcoming “¿Qué me Pongo?” exhibition inaugurating this Wednesday 9th at the DHUB in Borne. This show curated by Miren Arzalluz about the clothing relationship between the Spanish couturier Pedro Rodríguez and his client, Maria Brillas, is sure to be impressive. I have been invited to give a guided tour of the exhibition on April 13th. There will be much more information coming next week.
Barcelona was far more widely recognized as a fashion city during the 20th century. Even the Spanish Civil War would not be a deterrent for those looking to acquire new garments. From the 1920s and continuing until 1974, Spain truly lived through a golden era of fashion. The unfortunate “Luxury Tax” would snuff out practically all of the designers in one severe blow.
I hadn’t had the chance to go up to DHUB Pedralbes since Barcelona’s Textile and Clothing Museum had been moved there. So this past Saturday, I managed to make the journey up there. The original collection of clothes has been scaled down; I imagine that some of the pieces have been placed in storage to avoid damage. This will be a temporary abode until the new DHUB will be finished in the Glòries area in 2012. The building itself is magnificent and also holds the Museum of Decorative Arts and the Museum of Ceramics.