Wendell Rodricks to open Moda Goa Museum and Research Centre

T​he designer Wendell Rodricks is converting his Goa home into a costume museum, which will open as the Moda Goa Museum and Research Centre in March this year.

Wendell Rodricks will open his heritage home as a costume museum this year - Wendell Rodricks- Facebook

Wendell Rodricks’ 450-year-old heritage home in Colvale village, Goa, is currently being converted into a fashion and textiles museum. The designer will display his collection of garments, textiles, and objects sourced from around the world over the past 18 years alongside donations including jewellery, costumes, and accessories, some of which are from as far back as the seventh century.

Rodricks will open the museum to the public in March this year and aims to set up a scholar’s residence programme inside the museum. The house “Casa Dona Maria” will also house books on clothing and fashion as well as artefacts and statues.

The museum will focus on the nationalities and communities that are part of Goa’s eclectic history but will also include items from across India. Aiming to create a research database within the museum, Rodricks is turning his home and personal collection into a unique and immersive research facility.

Wendell Rodricks launched his eponymous brand in 1990 after a career as a hotel manager. Rodricks studied in Los Angeles but returned to his native India to develop his brand.

Rodricks is known for his modern approach to fashion and was one of the first designers to include plus size models in his runway shows. The designer Schulen Fernandes currently designs the brand’s collections.

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