While Lisbon is certainly a city of history, food, and music, I just discovered a museum that gives another reason to visit the city. Like one needs another reason ...
The Museum of Design and Fashion is free and really for anybody with a bit of interest in culture and creativity. I travel to see fashion shows so during my stay on Lisbon, I had to visit this museum.
The exhibitions are clever and do a great job of pulling design and fashion together. Displays are organized chronologically - a dress by Madeleine Vionnet is surrounded by chairs and cupboards designed at the same time ... It all comes together - different times generate different ideas and how we dress and where we live are intertwined.
Some of the fashion designers on display include Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Westwood, and Ana Salazar.
One cannot take photos in the permant exhibitions, so I am sharing pictures for an Andre Saraiva show. He is a famous graffiti artists and the exhibition will get you thinking about our environment and how it can be altered and questioned.
Would this painting make for a lovely fabric pattern?
Saraiva is known for his Mr. A graffiti character so enjoy these wall/post boxes applications.
And lastly Saraiva's Andrepolis ...
So don't hesitate and put Lisbon on the list of places to visit!