Buckles, Loops and Pins

Commissioner – Maria de Fátima Pimenta

The exposed set of buckles, pins and ribbon loops is part of the collection of more than 300 pieces put together by architect José Carlos Loureiro, a reference figure at the Porto School of Architecture. In 2017, when deposited in its entirety at the MNSR, for public enjoyment, it achieved museum status and, later, became part of the permanent exhibition.
Highlighting the unusual nature of focusing on this particular category of utilitarian object, which has so naturally entered our daily lives, the collection stands out for the quantity and functional variety of this type of pieces, providing a vast chronological reading closely linked to the progress of clothing and fashionable.