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The exhibition«Modus. In the manner of Spain» value crafts, inspiration and vision of many creators in the country (or who have inspired him for his creations).

The Community of Madrid organized a group exhibition that aims to track «the Spanish» in the field of moda Spanish. The sample, «Modus. In the manner of Spain» You can be visited at the Sala Canal de Isabel II (Madrid) and it aims to become a comprehensive proposal to put the value craftsmanship and vision of many creators in the country.

Curated by Raul Marina and Wanda Morales, this exhibition will tour the history of Spanish fashion through the most representative pieces of the most relevant and significant creators of all time, con pieces from the Museum of Costume and private collections. Thanks to the wide selection of pieces, the exhibition expresses the concept of “what is Spanish” in fashion through major thematic axes that articulate the exhibition discourse: the court suit, regionalisms, the Andalusian world and the religious sphere

 ‘Modus. In the manner of Spain’. Del 4 December to the 3 of March.Exhibition Hall Canal de Isabel II (C / Santa Engracia, 125. 28003 Madrid).  Schedule:  Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 a 20:30h / Sundays and holidays opening 11:00 a 14:00 h. (Closed: Monday, 1 y 6 from January, 1 de mayo, 24, 25 y 31 from December). Free entrance. 

¿What does the exhibition contain?«Modus. In the manner of Spain» ?

The court dress and, very special way, the black, stars in one of these subject areas. The black, color associated with the Spanish monarchy – especially during the XVI century- It prevailed in all European courts, and it has been taken up in his classic designer pieces like Balenciaga or Fortuny, or more contemporary and Davidelfín, Ana Locking o Amaya Arzuaga. A color related to the Spanish austerity, Nevertheless, I was relieved by the white ruff and, in the case of women, by using volumetrics on dresses, especially through farthingales, and contemporary designers like Agatha Ruiz de la Prada or Juanjo Oliva They have reinterpreted.

Mariano Fortuny. Cover, 1931-1940. Museo del Traje, Madrid. Ministry of Culture and Sport Photo: ©Jesus Madriñán

La influence of religious aesthetics It is also present in the exposure through sobriety and straightness of lines and volumes, as seen in the creations of Pertegaz o Lemoniez, but also from the use of the embroidery and lace trim. Embroideries displayed, igualmente, in typical Spanish details of clothing: mantillas, floral decoration and frills. En este sentido, highlight pieces Juan Vidal, Pedro Victorio and Lucchino Rovira or.

Leandro Cano. Caireles dress. Madera. Fall Winter Collection 2018-2019
Photo: Jesus Madriñán

regionalisms constitute an important part of the Exhibition«Modus. In the manner of Spain», not only through traditional pieces like the costume views of La Alberca (Salamanca) or rich widow Toro (Zamora), but also contemporary creations Miguel Adrover, Mane Mane the Delpozo.

Suit views of La Alberca (Salamanca). Late nineteenth century – early 20th century. Museo del Traje, Madrid. Photo: ©Jesus Madriñán

must emphasize the Andalusian world, Stereotype through the use of bright colors or faralaes, as noted designs Paco Rabanne or Juan Duyos, or the aesthetic of bullfighting, in appreciable creations Lorenzo Caprile or Sybilla.

Paco Rabanne. Andalusian dress bride. By the synthetic horse. Haute Couture Fall Collection / Invierno 1997
Photo: Jesus Madriñán

Además, the sample includes a small stroke of the influence of "the Spanish” on an international level, through parts Givenchy, Dries Van Noten o o John Galliano Lanvin, who they have been seduced by our culture and particular aesthetic to bring into their creations.

Exhibition location«Modus. In the manner of Spain»