Fashion & Fabric
Join us for an exciting trip through the history of fashion and fabric, from peasant-style lace and silk embroidery to Haute Couture.
You can experience everything from rococo dresses from the 1700s to Holger Blom creations in silk taffeta, a sea of quirky and refined accessories, contemporary Danish fashion stars like Anne-Sofie Madsen and Henrik Vibskov as well as textile designs from names like Marie Gudme Leth and Lis Ahlmann.
This is the first time in the museum's 125-year history that we have offered a permanent exhibit on fashion and fabric. It's a treasure chest of fashion, fabric and accessories from the 1700s until the present day.
See a selection of icons from the exhibit
500 beautiful objects
The exhibit Fashion & Fabric includes more than 500 objects from the museum’s rich collections and offers a very special look into design history as it is expressed through fashion and fabric, with a special emphasis on Danish developments over the past 400 years.
A careful selection of textiles, clothing and accessories will show the design, textile techniques, production forms, taste and ideals of various eras.
Learn more about Danish fashion and textiles
The exhibit’s curator, Kirsten Toftegaard, says:
“Every object contains a story and is carefully selected with the idea that every visitor should leave with an idea about what has been seen as good design throughout time – and why.
We want the exhibit to show the connection between fashion and textiles on many levels. We want our guests to learn more about Danish fashion and textile design – a field which is now being recognized around the world.”
About the exhibit
Fashion & Fabric offers more than 500 objects from the museum’s collections.
The exhibit has three themes: Design and Decoration, Handicrafts and Industry, Body and Identity. There is also a special room for new and current focus exhibits, which are changed on a regular basis.
Designmuseum Danmark has one of the country’s most extensive collections of fashion and textiles with thousands of items from historic costumes from the 1700s to contemporary couture and tailoring from Danish designers like Anne Sofie Madsen.