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THE COLLECTION:

 

The Swiss Textile Collection preserves a collection of 1,500 pieces of clothing and accessories. These pieces have all been created following the strict regulations of the supreme discipline of haute couture, taking hundreds of hours of manual labor. The collection includes more than four decades of post-war fashion (1947-1992), designed by the famous grand Couturiers.

 

 

THE PHILOSOPHY:

 

The dresses, robes and costumes, all finished by the distinguished Petites Mains are the dazzling example of the high art of tailoring.  The textile knowledge and experience incorporated from the Grandmasters within each stitch are closely guarded secrets. The Swiss Textile Collection reveals the secrets of textile craftsmanship.

THE SWISS TEXTILE COLLECTION IS DEDICATED TO THE TRADITIONAL “SAVOIR FAIRE” STYLE OF TEXTILE HANDICRAFT

The aim of the Swiss Textile Collection is to make the entire collection accessible to apprentices and prospects of the textile industry. The pieces in the collection were made by Grandmasters and contain their knowledge. To thoroughly understand the precise craftsmanship the pieces must be studied and examined. Nowhere else can you experience and study such pieces at such close proximity; we want the spatial divide between the viewer and art object to disappear. These pieces will serve as learning devices and as materials of inspiration.

The Swiss Textile Collection is an association which was founded in 2002. Our members are fascinated by textiles and the world which it encompasses. The membership fees will finance the preservation of the collection, as well as the pursuit of making the collection accessible to those interested. 

 

 

Club and Membership:

 

The club members receive six newsletter delivered annually and are invited to six events where the Swiss Textile landscape is explored.  Should you have interest in joining our club, we would like to welcome you as a member.

To become a member of the Swiss Textile Collection, »please fill out the information on the next page.