German Hosiery Dynasties – Entrepreneurs, Strategies, Fashions
Until October 2014
tim - State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg/Germany
The Art of Seduction
The female leg enveloped by a fine, delicate stocking remains one of the most powerful symbols of sensual desire.The erotic tension lies in the interplay between the visible and the invisible. The stocking seduces by hinting at where it ends. But what of the industry behind the production of delicate nylon stockings or comfortable socks? Who are the entrepreneurs who have defined the German hosiery industry? What were the working conditions like for labourers in this sector? What are the secret codes of aesthetic, seductive advertising? What fascinating technology is behind the production of stitches?
The Exhibition in the State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg (tim)
tells the eventful story of Germany's greatest hosiery dynasties.
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