An education project around the legacy of Cristóbal Balenciaga Cristóbal Balenciagak utzitako legetuaren inguruko hezkuntza-proiektua Un proyecto educativo en torno al legado de Cristóbal Balenciaga


The “Transmissions. Heritage and New Creation” project, promoted by the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum since 2016, gathere,  in its second edition, professors and students from prestigious international fashion design schools: Central Saint Martins -UAL (London, England), Bilbao Art and Fashion Association (Bilbao, Spain), KADK The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Copenhagen, Denmark), Iceland Academy of the Arts (Reykjavik, Iceland), Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Arts (Ramat Gan, Israel), Seika Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan) and Parsons The New School of Design (New York, USA), Accademia Costume e Moda (Roma, Italy), ArtEZ University of the Arts (Arhem, Holland), IED Instituto Europeo de Diseño (Madrid, Spain), Osaka Bunka Institute of Fashion (Osaka, Japan) and Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Helsinki, Finland).

As far as subject is concerned, the project turns the spotlight on an aspect which unquestionably constitutes one of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s main contributions to the history of fashion: the introduction of new silhouettes. The tonneau line of 1947, the semi-fit of 1951, the balloon skirt of 1953, the tunic of 1955, the sack dress and the baby-doll of 1957 soon became landmarks in the history of fashion.

Starting from this idea, and directly studying the work of the creator from Getaria at his Museum, the participants will develope an individual project by each student.

A selection of creative proposals will be presented at the Museum in a collective exhibition starting on 2021.

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