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IED Madrid collaborates with the Balenciaga Museum

By Andrea Byrne


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Fashion and Design School IED Madrid has collaborated with the Balenciaga Museum to pay its tributes to Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish fashion designer and the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house.

Students from IED Madrid and six other fashion schools participated in the educational project entitled ‘The Silhouette Revolution’, promoted by the museum, to give students the opportunity to learn more about the Spanish designer and the fundamental aspects of his work such as his use of innovative silhouettes.

Additionally, the students participated in the exhibition called ‘Transmissions’, a current and personal interpretation of the Spanish designer’s work with a focus on women today. More than 500 students from around the world took part and more than 40 projects were assembled.

IED Madrid student Marina Loran produced her own creative and personal project, linking her vision to the perspective gained through research. Her proposal can be seen until 7 February 2022.

The exhibition is organised into three areas: construction; Balenciaga’s way of creating fashion, matter; his in-depth understanding of fabrics and volume; his contribution to fashion history.

Jone de Felipe, head of education at the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum, said in a statement: “We especially appreciate having brought the project to completion in the difficult and extraordinary circumstances caused by the global health crisis. A collective achievement as a result of the effort and commitment of the schools, the participating students, and the museum.”

Eduardo Sánchez Garvia, director of the IED Madrid fashion school, added: “Cristóbal Balenciaga is not just a historical reference, he is a precursor of modernity and experimentation, academic pillars of IED Moda. It is also an honour to share this experience with both the Balenciaga Museum and the best fashion schools in the world.”

Photo credit: IED Madrid

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