Very interesting in the development process of the ornamentation and manufacturing »technology« was the conflict between the handicrafts of the art school in Plauen and the increasing industrialization of the textile industry in the 19th century. Alongside the original artifacts which are created between 1877 and 1945, fashion photographs and design portfolios from the art school’s holdings were saved and will be exhibited.
In cooperation with both houses, we developed the graphic design concept, the guiding system of the exhibition, and the catalog, which is published by the »Sandstein Verlag«. For the key visual we have chosen the »Everett« Font in combination with the »Traulha« and used a deep blue tone which is both represented in the catalog as well as in the scenography of the exhibition.
The carefully curated exhibition began on 11 October 2020 at the Vogtlandmuseum in Plauen and continued on 1st May 2021 at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden in the Kunstgewerbemuseum / Schloss Pillnitz. The exhibition takes place until November 2021. Alongside the historical artifacts, contemporary works by fashion students are shown at the Wasserpalais in Dresden.