Sew Long! Fashion in Slovakia 1945–1989

Slovak National Gallery
Until 20 August 2017

13. Vlasta Hegerová, Fashion design from Naša Móda magazine, 1967 © SNG

The ambition of the exhibition is to cross the shallow shores of nostalgia and to tear down some stereotypes on Slovak fashion in the times of real socialism and its promotion, presentation and consumption. It presents the domestic garment production – from the cooperative manufactures focused on the individualised, almost custom, fashion through the massive segment of ready‑to‑wear clothing to the studio work of designers fighting to speak from the early 1980s. It looks for the designers and manufacturers still hidden in obscurity, reveals inventive home fashion media, but also fashion photography of better- and lesser­‑known Slovak artists.

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