Exhibition - Dressed for sports

Textilmuseet, Borås

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The sport dressed - from bloomers to MAMIL's is about the 20th century's development of specialized sportswear. It contains garments, pictures and films and tells about function and material development, fashion, body ideals and morals.

Today it is obvious that exercise clothes are functional, compliant and moisture transporting. In addition, they should be nice, but still look different than usual fashion garments. But wearing special clothes in sports activities is a fairly new phenomenon. In the exhibition we tell about the development of specialized sportswear in the 20th century until today through different themes.

Sportswear reflects perceptions of status and morality at different times. Photographs from the beginning of the 20th century show tennis players in white, fashionable garments. The few women participating are also fashionable and impractically dressed in long skirt and corset. To sport was an elitist, male activity. When wide "bicycle pants"Bloomers, launched for women at this time, were considered shocking. But already in the 30's sporty women could wear shorts and short socks. However, women's clothing and participation in sports have continued to be debated in our time.

Another area that affects the appearance of sportswear is the prevailing fashion. But sport sports also affect the courage. During the 1920s a new youthful ideal came and it became modern to sport. Even the fashion garment got more movement and knitwear became more common. Many remember Björn Borg's trend-setting browband and Ingemar Stenmark's home-made hat in the 1970s, and during the 1980s comfortable sportswear such as the jogging overalls, bicycle pants and bodyn were moved from the training session to everyday fashion.

Sportswear also drives the development of materials and designs for increased functionality. Wool and knitted fabrics are supplemented in the 1930s with stretchy load axes and in the 1950s, synthetic materials revolutionizeLike nylon and elastane. The development continues with material that sweeps, swimwear that reduces water resistance and anti-odor treatment equipment. In the future, we may carry sportswear with built-in technology such as pulse and step measurement.

The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Borås Idrottshistoriska Sällskap, Smart Textiles /Textilhögskolan and SISU /Borås Borås.

25Jul 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
26Jul 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
27Jul 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
28Jul 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
29Jul 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
30Jul 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
01Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
02Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
03Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
04Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
05Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
06Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
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09Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
10Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
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13Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
15Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
16Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
17Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
18Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
19Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet
20Aug 12:00 - 16:00 Textilmuseet

Contact information

Textilmuseet, Borås
Skaraborgsvägen 3A

Phone: +46-33358950

Organizer: Textilmuseet

E-mail: textilmuseet@boras.se
Website: http://www.textilmuseet.se

Opening hours

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1 / 6-31 / 8 Tuesday-Sunday 12-16 Monday closed 1/9-31 / 5 Tuesday - Wednesday 12-17 Thursday 12-19 Friday 12-17 Saturday - Sunday 12-16 Monday closed Check opening hours on holidays on www .textilmuseet.se

Price information

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Adult / Retired: 50 kr.
Children and young people 25 years old and students: free entrance.
Annual card: 100 kr.

Public transportation


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The Textile Museum is located in Textile Fashion Center, located between Borås center and Knalleland in the new district of Simonsland. By car: From Trollhättan / Vänersborg: Follow rv 42 in Knallelandsrondellen, continue on Skaraborgsvägen about 500 meters before you have Textile Fashion Center on your right. From Gothenburg / Jönköping: Follow rv 40 towards Borås. Take exit 86-Annelundsmotet from rv 40. Continue on Arlagatan / Kungsgatan (rv 42) north through the city until you reach Järnvägsgatan in height with the University of Borås. Turn left and follow the railway street over the railway to Skaraborgsvägen. From Växjö / Varberg: Follow rv 27/41 until Annelundsmotet. Continue along Arlagatan (rv 42). Take the railway street towards Skaraborgvägen. By train / bus Travel center: From the train station / travel center it is walking distance to the Textil Museum, it takes about 10 minutes. If you come by train, you have the station building on the right side, if you come by bus you have the station buildingOn the left, continue straight on Stationsgatan. Then follow Sven Eriksonsgata over Viskan. Turn left onto Nybrogatan, continue under the railway bridge and straight to Textile fashion center where Textil Museum is located. By bus from Södra Torget: Go on line 1 or 3, get off at Simonsland stop. You see the Textile Fashion Center in front of the bus stop.