Archivio di textile design FRI


Since its establishment in 2015, FRI has decided to invest into the enhancement of the Made in Italy heritage acquiring the corporate archive of an italian textile company made up of 30,000 ancient and modern textile designs, both on paper and fabric. Among the materials, some documents testify the company's history allowing us to reconstruct the processes and professionalism that animated it from the 1970s to the 2000s. Fully cataloged and digitized for an easy consultation, the archive is open to companies, professionals and scholars who want to reintroduce the patterns into the creative and supply chain.


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2015

Foundation year

WHERE

Fondazione Fashion Research Italy
Via del Fonditore, 12
40138 Bologna (BO)
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WHO

Accessible only for some categories (like fashion stylists, Ö)

VISIT

Consultation by appointment only

EDUCATIONAL

Both in june and november FRI provide the specialization course "Fashion Archives: Heritage Management": a two weeks-class that offers to participants an overview of the challenges related to the conservation and communication of a fashion companiesí archives, providing the specific skills needed for its set-up and management through lessons and workshops leaded by professionals fully experienced in the field.


The FRI archive also becomes protagonist of FRIxSCHOOL, a project dedicated to professional institutes in order to offer to the fashion system next operators new opportunities to test their creativity.

TECHNICAL SHEETS

Technical Sheets available

INFO

http://www.fashionresearchitaly.org
archivio@fashionresearchitaly.org
+39 051 220086



Collected objects

  • Drawings, sketches, models, press samples
    30.000 ancient and modern textile drawings both on paper and fabric completely digitized, engrave books, test cards, color charts, books of color variants, sample books and a 5.000 books library.
    Technical Sheets available
    Support: Material and digital
    Includes unique pieces
    Size of the archive: 30.000 textile designs, 5000 books
    Period: 1840 - 2013

Available services

  • Consultancy

  • Consultation


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