Digital runway | europeanaFASHION

Every “museum nerd” knows digital collections by different museums. The Smithonian Collection, Rijksstudio and maybe some of you know Europeana. My interest in such platforms is on a low level. I’m sorry. But why should I take a look at digital collections? The master’s original is much more impressive! Well, this kind of thinking is out-of-date but since yesterday I am a fan of europeanaFASHION. Sketches, illustrations, shoes, hats, Haute Couture, prints, performances, divas, embroidery – nearly everything that lets a museumgirl’s heart beating up.

Designer: Jean Paul Gaultier Model: Sigrid Agren Photographer: Etienne Tordoir Creation date: 2011
Designer: Jean Paul Gaultier
Model: Sigrid Agren
Photographer: Etienne Tordoir
Creation date: 2011

Simple, responsive, beautiful, easy to navigate, intuitive and the best of all is the legal statement: most of the pictures have free access for everyone. The description is reduced to the necessary information (Identifier, creation date, material, temporal keyword, designer, creator, subject, object type, color, photographer, the legal disclaimer and the content provider).

Screenshot: europeanaFASHION
Screenshot: europeanaFASHION

When I saw this picture of a black and purple dress, I fell in love and for a second I thought of the kimono exhibition I wrote about the other day. I can’t exactly describe the similarity, it was just a feeling. Never mind – this dress is wonderful. I love it!

Designer: John Galliano Creator: Givenchy Photographer: Pedro Ferreira
Designer: John Galliano
Creator: Givenchy
Photographer: Pedro Ferreira

This project was launched in March 2012. On December 13, 2013 the portal became available to the public for the first time. The final version includes more than 700.000 items. There is nothing more to say. I hope it will grow further.

Enjoy a digital walk through the fantastic online collection

Creator: Emilio Pucci (1961/1962) Schizzo: abito bustier con coppe a punta, motivo a punta, gonna svasata, lunghezza al ginocchio. Decorazione gioiello sul petto. Dettaglio visuale laterale.
Creator: Emilio Pucci (1961/1962)
Schizzo: abito bustier con coppe a punta, motivo a punta, gonna svasata, lunghezza al ginocchio. Decorazione gioiello sul petto. Dettaglio visuale laterale.

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