Galicia has its own position in the world history of fashion. Great designers and a global industry, the fruit of a long-standing textile tradition, are proof of it. In order to understand how Galicia became a space of reference, ‘Con–Fío en Galicia’ offers a journey along the attire of prehistoric, pre-Roman, medieval, renaissance and Romanticist times, combined with diverse instruments and materials used to make such clothes (from a Paleolithic needle found in a Cave at Eirós all the way to the tablets used in Inditex).
Visitors may see the evolution of our ways of dressing through civilian attire, daily clothes, festive and traditional wear; materialized in a selection of historic and artistic garments, photographs, videos, documents and handicrafts. A broad collection including all the way from a traditional gentleman’s suit designed by Picasso to a party dress by Balenciaga. Together with the actual pieces, Con–Fío en Galicia offers the opportunity to wonder at the reenactments of historic characters, icons of the History of Galicia, such as King Alfonso IX or Queen Doña Berenguela, dressed by the Galician designer Arantxa Vilas, of Pinaki Studio, responsible for the costumes of international series such as ‘Game of Thrones’. Or with the historical fantasies created by the students at the School of Higher Studies in Textile design and Fashion of Galicia (ESDEGMA) and the EASD Mestre Mateo who, inspired in Renaissance, medieval and 18th-century paintings, offer modern versions of our forbears.
A journey in time along different fabrics, instruments, ornaments and trends that portray that which we were, and also what we are today.