LAURA BIAGIOTTI combines her passion for ART with forays in multidimensional geometry, finding dynamic new aesthetic solutions for a true collector’s collection. The summer 2015 wardrobe of the Biagiotti woman becomes a “wunderkammer”, a room of wonder and a genuine art gallery for clothes with incomparable originality and value. ART and artisan workmanship are the successful ingredients of Italian excellence that Laura Biagiotti has combined in her ART-APP concept, a synthesis of applied art which fashion represents. This originates futurist intarsia and sleek decorative stitching inspired by the works of Giacomo Balla, hand-painted panels resembling canvases with the floral decorations of Raoul Dufy, and laser cuts that burn the fabric to create origami-like flowers with petals in relief.
ART-ISAN workmanship is used to create three-dimensional organza flowers skillfully made by Italian artisans that are always worn because, as Balla used to say, flowers are “urban decoration.” And since fashion is also behavioral ART, women are an installation, an ART-action that continues to conquer the metropolises. Countless hand-made decorations are applied to garments, such as asymmetrical stone necklaces inlaid in fabric, bibs embellished with leather and crystals, and layered fringe that redefines volumes.
ART-TRICOT of Laura, an artist and artisan of knitwear, is expressed through bold experiments that interact with different areas of everyday life. Clean asymmetrical cuts represent flashes of velocity in the evening gown for unusual “radiant fashion.” Dropped and loose stitches create a “ladder look” on the sheathe, blouse and circle skirt. Crocheted pieces are multicolored, while color blocking is the choice for intarsia linen garments. Knits and fabric are masterfully blended with an artifice that reproduces cable-stitches on silk, while the knitting technique used for ribbons of printed fabric defines the new versatile bolero.
ART-PRINTS are a burst of intensity in a kaleidoscopic PATCHWORK. Futurist prints reproduce “Motivo per stoffa” of 1922 and “Motivi prismatici compenetrati” of 1930 by Giacomo Balla (Turin 1871 – Rome 1958), two of the 130 works by the artist in the Fondazione Biagiotti Cigna collection. Flashes of Biagiotti white and neutral shades share the stage with dazzling greens and yellows as well as fuchsia and purple hues that saturate the fabric. Rigorous stripes dissolve to form feminine pleats or encounter the colorful petals of the flowers by Dufy (Le Havre 1877 – Forcalquier 1953). This sensuous new geometry creates rapid, airy movements in organza dresses with tulle petticoats and in handkerchief caftans, with points held in place by a talisman-belt worn over the heart.
ART-TOUCH is the mood for futurist eyewear with acetate bands in a contrasting color on the wrap-around frame front and, for the first time, asymmetrical lenses that reveal a glimpse of the face. Accessories reproduce geometric futurist shapes: the shoulder strap is made with an intarsia technique while the micro-clutch is printed and embellished. Sandals, mules, and pumps with oversized perforations are made of a combination of multicolored leathers and metallic materials and feature irregular ornaments and embellishments. Elasticized belts decorated with colorful stones cinch the waist.
“Italian fashion has always been the trailblazer of Italian excellence, and even in this difficult economic situation, fashion will be the standard-bearer of economic recovery in our country! Fashion is a precious commodity in the Italian manufacturing industry, showing record-breaking growth with enormous added value. Even in these difficult moments, fashion has done better than other sectors and has therefore saved companies and preserved jobs. Therefore, the near future will consist of much work, huge sacrifice, and indispensable beauty.” Laura Biagiotti
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