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V. de Lorenzo

MA work

Woven Knowledge: From Print to ‘Textile Enlightenment’ in Spain (1759-1813)

The piece shown here is a metaphor of my own dissertation topic. It represents the continuity and dialogue between texts and textiles. In the second half of the eighteenth-century France was one of the leading economic potencies. |Within that period the textile industry was globally one of the most important ones. Texts and manuals were believed to be the content for the preservation and dissemination of knowledge. Spain, was in that period geographically and politically closed to France. For my dissertation, I focus on specific French textile treatises within the context of Spain. I analyse the content of those texts in relationship to:  the networks of people that were involved in their production as well as the disciplines of which they nourish in regard with the relevance of the textile industry in the context of the second half of the eighteenth century in Spain.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA History of Design, 2016

  • I am interested in the history of textiles and fashion from the sixteenth-century to nowadays, as well as artistic processes and their representation.
  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons.) History of Art, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain 2014; International exchange, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2013; National exchange, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, 2012; BA (Hons.) Textiles Design, Escola Superior de Disseny - Universitat Ramón Llull, Barcelona, Spain, 2008; Erasmus exchange, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
  • Experience

  • Assistant curator, Katrin Bellinger Collection – Tavolozza Foundation, London, UK, 2016–present.; Research volunteer for Prof. Lesley E. Miller at the Furniture Textiles and Fashion department, V&A, London, UK, 2014–present; Co-organiser and flyer co-designer for the Early Modern Material Cultures Seminar Series, IHR/V&A, London, 2015; Intern at the Fine English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts department, Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, Philadelphia, PA, USA , 2013; Team coordinator at the ‘House of Alba’ temporary exhibition, Madrid, Spain, 2012–2013; Team coordinator, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona , Spain 2010–2012
  • Conferences

  • Dr. Rosa Creixell and Victoria de Lorenzo, ‘Fabricating Novelty: The Barcelona Silk Trade in the Eighteenth Century’, Fabrications: Designing for Silk in the Eighteenth Century, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 5 March 2016
  • Publications

  • ‘Exhibition Review: Spanish Fashion in the Golden Age (La Moda Española en el Siglo de Oro). Museo de Santa Cruz’, Fashion Theory, Published online 23 Mar 2016 [DOI:10.1080/1362704X.2016.1156387]