Atelier Aperti: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October meetings and cocktails with the talents that make Venice unique. The first weekend of Venice Fashion Week 2022 is dedicated to discovering fashion in boutiques and craft workshops
The weekend dedicated to craftsmanship and sustainable shopping in boutiques, ateliers, and workshops of Venice is back. Cocktails with designers, presentations and walks with fashion experts Giulia Carli, image consultant, and architect and costume historian Raffaele Dessì, as well as the team members and photographers of Venezia da Vivere and Venice Fashion Week.
The events of Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October
ATELIER IN DORSODURO
- EDMOND À VENISE
Magazzino Gallery of Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Dorsoduro 878
Exhibition 19-26 October, performance Saturday and Sunday 23 October 5 pm
Séverina Lartigue and the art of flower making
Nadia Syrkova, Syrk Design
Silk flower making, a technique of Italian origin brought to France back in 1738, consists of skilfully transforming fabric into a single flower. Maître d’art and floral parurière, Séverina has been creating handmade silk flowers for haute couture in her atelier in Normandy since 1998. She works for the most important French haute couture maisons, and collaborates with the Paris Opera and cinema.
650 Silk Roses is an exhibition designed by Séverina for the Tokyo Rose Festival in Japan, now on show at the Magazzino Gallery from 19 to 26 October. The collection is inspired by the roses painted by the Duchesse de Montebello di Winterhalter in a painting of Empress Eugénie – the spirit of the Second Empire par excellence – for the 1855 Universal Exhibition in Paris.
Born in St Petersburg, raised in Venice, and educated at Central Saint Martins in London, Nadia Syrkova is the mind and hand behind Syrk Design.
In each hat that takes shape in Nadia’s expert hands, her love of theatrical costumes and her passion for decoration come together. In her Atelier in Castello, Nadia infuses each hat with her creativity and her perpetual search for new materials that are 100% Made in Italy, constantly exploring different techniques. Each creation is unique, modeled on the measurements, style, and desires of each individual customer, thus creating a timeless accessory that reflects the personality of the wearer.
Sunday 23 October at 5 pm Magazzino Gallery presents
The eight steps of haute couture flower making with Séverina Lartigue: drawing, trimming, cutting, dyeing, embossing, shaping, flower setting, and finishing of silk rose.
Syrk Design with Nadia Syrkova: Nadia takes inspiration from travel, Venetian craftsmanship, and haute couture to decorate and paint the hats she makes by hand.
Announce your visit at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- VENICE PHOTO LAB
c/o IUSVE Dorsoduro 3077
In the fourth edition of Venice Photo Lab, the photography festival has chosen a theme that is as current as ever: What is freedom? The project, sponsored by Venice Fashion Week, brings together more than 60 photographers and artists from all over the world, some of them international award-winners such as Paolo Verzone and Eric Lafforgue. It is curated by Fabio Cavessago and the Lab77 Association. It takes place in the beautiful artisan workspaces of the UnisVe Laboratory, and through the shop windows of the Dorsoduro shops, thanks to the collaboration with the Do.Ve association.
The exhibition is open with free admission from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. until Sunday 23 October.
- AMBASCIATA SEGUSO – Art Glasses since 1397
Sunday 23 October 6 pm
We discover some collections of artworks of the history of Murano glass together with one of the oldest Venetian families: the Seguso, twenty-three generations of love for glass.
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- VANESSA MILAN
Printmaking workshop. Meeting and demonstration Saturday 22 October from 3 to 6 pm
Vanessa Milan is an artist specialising in illustration, graphics, serigraphy, etching, and xylography. Editor-in-chief of her independent publishing house Edizioni DoppioFondo, she is also the curator of exhibitions such as Project Room for CAMeC (Museum of Contemporary Art of La Spezia), organises workshops with associations, with the Department of Mental Health and as part of the prison rehabilitation programme.
On Saturday, he is expecting us in his brand new workshop for an intaglio printing demonstration. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATELIER A SAN POLO
Calle del Bo, Rialto Market, San Polo 838
On Saturday morning the Venetian tailor Demis Marin in his small atelier in Rialto will show us some examples of creations made using the ‘upcycling’ technique, which allows you to give new life and restore value to clothes, ties, and outerwear that are no longer useful. The term ‘upcycling’ comes from the German mechanical engineer Reiner Pilz who said in a 1994 interview: “I call recycling “down-cycling”. What we need is “up-cycling”, whereby old products are given a greater value”.
Up-cycling is one of the themes dear to Venice Fashion Week and it will be fully explored in the field of tailoring on Wednesday 26 October at 11 am at Palazzo Sagredo during the seminar: Upcycling, creative recycling of clothes and accessories organised by Confartigianato Imprese, Confartigianato Imprese Veneto and EBAV, together with Demis and Valentina Bonafé of EstroDiverso.
Book your visit to the atelier: email@example.com.
Opening hours are Saturday 22 from 10:30 am to 1 pm and Sunday 23 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.
For accreditation contact firstname.lastname@example.org and specify your motivation.
Calle dei Saoneri, San Polo 2727
Saturday 22 October, 4 pm
Woman-Life-Freedom ( Donna-Vita-Libertà) is the slogan chosen by Kooch gallery for its participation in Atelier Aperti. The atelier offers Persian art objects by contemporary artists and designers, textiles, ceramics, and outerwear. On Saturday 22 October at 4pm, fashion designer Anahita Matin will give a performance on the theme Woman’s Life Freedom, followed by a musical performance by Iranian musician Fuad Ahmadvand.
A journey into Persian art conceived by owner Yasra Pouyeshman through the jewellery of Sarah Ramzi, the bags of Nogolo Shalali, the clothes of fashion designers Anahita Matin, Sanaz Nataj and Mehrnoosh Shahhosseini, and the sculptures of Afghan artist Alikhan Abdullah.
Free admission for a maximum of 15 people. Email: email@example.com.
- 2091 VENEZIA
Campo San Polo 2091
Saturday 22 October from 4 pm
A creative boutique where people dress up, laugh, create made-to-measure clothes, and share passions and projects. Giorgia Starace, the founder of the brand 2091 presents the new collection of skirts in her boutique in Campo San Polo, one of the largest and most beautiful squares in Venice.
- 2091 DESIGN
Ruga Rialto, San Polo 418
The new design concept store in Ruga Rialto focuses on the experience of Venetian homes with original ideas and special pieces of furniture and design books. Specifically for Atelier Aperti, it will present the new collection created in collaboration with the designers of Veniceinpattern.
- ATELIER VOLANTE
Ruga Vecchia S. Giovanni, San Polo 777
Saturday 22 October at 6 pm
Recycled paper becomes a fairy tale. A demonstration by creative Sofia Sarria on the techniques she uses to create her fantastic ‘animals’. The event will feature a small aperitif.
To find out more and announce your attendance, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- TANTI BACCI STYLE
Ruga Vecchia S. Giovanni, San Polo 696/A
Saturday 22nd October at 6 pm
Silvia Bacci opens her boutique in Rialto to present Cinzia Macchi creator of the La Milanesa brand. Want to come? Email: email@example.com.
ATELIER IN THE SOTOPORTEGO DEGLI ORESI
- SORELLE SENT
Sotoportego dei Oresi, San Polo 70
This was the street of Venetian goldsmiths and every workshop shone with gold and precious stones. Thanks to Marina and Susanna Sent’s atelier, Sottoportego dei Oresi continues to tell the story of Venetian creativity and craftsmanship. The glass creations of the Sent sisters connect the craftsmanship of Murano glass with the search for innovative solutions. Their complicity emerges in the creation of glass jewellery that focuses on the principles of essentiality, a language that translates into the minimalism of transparent elements and the fantasy of coloured ones.
Sotoportego di Rialto, San Polo 63
A guided tour of Alessandra Defranza‘s concept boutique with a cocktail in hand. Max 6 people at a time.
Announce your visit at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sotoportego di Rialto, San Polo 65
Brothers Stefano and Daniele Attombri have been reinterpreting the history, techniques, and potential of Murano glass in a contemporary key since the late 1980s, ranging between fashion and applied arts. They continue to work according to the Venetian tradition of the “perlere” (glass pearl designers and stringers), expanding the potential of ancient knowledge with new creations of lamps, decorative objects, and jewellery.
- IL GIARDINO DI PIPPO
Sotoportego di Rialto, San Polo 64
Lorenzo, Carolina, and Marco Marin are three Venetian design talents. Awarded in international competitions for their lamps, furnishing accessories, and unique pieces made in collaboration with companies and artisans from the Veneto region, they work in their studio in the Sotoportego di Rialto, a place you can also discover on Instagram.
Meet the designers. Write an email to: email@example.com.
- L’ARTISTICA GIOIELLERIA
Sotoportego di Rialto, San Polo 66/67
Maigualinda Pirona is L’artistica: jeweller’s shop, and goldsmith’s workshop of precious stones such as cultured pearls and amber, where necklaces, bracelets, rings, also in gold and silver, repairs, and upcycling of jewellery are made.
You can contact her by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATELIER A SAN MARCO
- VALERIA BONCOMPAGNI
Piazza San Marco 130
Jewellery workshop. Workshop Saturday 22 October in the afternoon
“Working with wax allows you to stay in touch with your most intimate emotions and shape them“. Valeria Sacchi Boncompagni‘s creations are moments that become eternal. From her workshop in Piazza San Marco, Valeria creates small wearable sculptures – in gold, silver, bronze, coral, and precious stones.
In the workshop in Piazza San Marco on Saturday afternoon Valeria offers a shared workshop.
- SEGUSO – Vetri d’Arte dal 1397
Piazza San Marco 131
Saturday 22 October 6 pm
We discover some collections of works of art in the history of Murano glass together with one of the oldest Venetian families: the Seguso, twenty-three generations of love for glass.
Announce your presence: email@example.com.
- IN BARBERIA
Calle Fuseri, San Marco 4373
Saturday 22 October
Marco and Andrea are available to welcome you to the shop to tell you about their great passion for handcrafted designer glasses.
Contact by phone: 349 7122159.
Calle della Mandola, San Marco 3716/b
In the beautiful bookshop and gallery, we meet the protagonists of the Remember the Sea project: photographer Andrea Avezzù, painters Davide Battistin and Vittorio Marella, and Viennese artist and photographer Barbara Luisi.
On the occasion of Atelier Aperti, postcards made by Grafiche Veneziane for the exhibition will be given away, and PULSE, the new Venetian contemporary art magazine that explores the spaces dedicated to emerging art in the city, will be presented.
Express interest by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calle della Mandola, San Marco 3718
The much-loved and historic handmade yarn and knitwear shop, opposite the Lineadacqua Gallery, will remain open for Atelier Aperti and will allow us to see Lellabella’s two creators (mother and daughter) working in the knitting mill and sharing techniques and tricks for making DIY scarves or hats.
Access to the shop is for only 4 people at a time. Email: email@example.com.
- MARA BINI
San Marco 1864
Saturday 22 October from 4 pm onwards
The handmade footwear brand born in the heart of the footwear district of Veneto and protagonist of fashion shows and fashion parties opened its store in July in front of La Fenice Theatre. Mara Bini’s shoes are perfect for Venice thanks to their unique lines and a special technique: the “lavorazione a sacchetto” technique, which eliminates all the rigid components inside the shoe and obtains a light, flexible and comfortable product.
With an aperitif in the shop, we discover how an accessory can completely transform a look. Book your spot by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CA’ BELTÀ
San Marco 4700
Sunday 23 October
A toast with Lidia and Olena, who present their latest winter collection entitled Bouquet in their atelier. They will tell us their story, which began in their childhood when they already enjoyed sewing and creating women’s clothes. Guiding them is a true passion and a belief they feel strongly: “Beauty will save the world“.
Salizada San Samuele, San Marco 3337
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October
In Barbara Bongiana‘s Venetian pop-up concept store, designers tell their stories. Over an aperitif, the creatives selected by Barbara talk about their craftsmanship.
Calle delle Botteghe, San Marco 2968
Creative Franca Goppion for the two days of Atelier Aperti has the pleasure of hosting in her store the men’s tailor Luca Sartor, who through his accessories and fashion elements will give an example of ‘Bespoke tailoring’ with his brand Riedizione sartoria official.
Max. 4/5 people at a time. Book: email@example.com.
ATELIER A SANTA CROCE
Calle Seconda del Cristo, Santa Croce 2210/A
Wood, glass, gold leaf, art, and design: let’s discover the contemporary carpentry workshop Lunardelli Venezia presenting three items by Liviana Conti and a Luna mirror, inspired by reflections and settings in Venice.
ATELIER A CANNAREGIO
- VENICE M’ART
Venice M’Art is a new concept store for shopping, dining, and art on the ground floor of The Venice Venice Hotel.
In the Sotoportego were the most intense Rialto trade once took place, Venice M’Art brings together the idea of the market and a very strong connection with art and, more generally, with the world of Arts & Crafts. Inside, together with The Erose brand, you will find only iconic and highly selected brands.
Opening hours are 10:30 am – 8 pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- LARA PERBELLINI
Campiello dei Miracoli, Cannaregio 6075
Saturday 22 October from 3 pm to 8 pm
Bespoke Tailor with Lara Perbellini the men’s tailor and patternmaker. She specialises in historical tailoring and comes from a great Venetian tailor’s shop, the Franco Puppato men’s tailor shop. Normally open by appointment only, for Atelier Aperti the atelier will be open to the public.
- BOTTEGA DEL TINTORETTO
Saturday 22 October from 11 am to 12:30 pm
The Bottega del Tintoretto is a graphics and printing workshop in the former atelier of the famous Venetian painter Tintoretto. Here you will be able to attend demonstrations of art printing and lithographic press printing and discover the various engraving techniques and works from the Bottega’s historical collection.
Prenota la tua visita a: email@example.com.
ATELIER IN CASTELLO
- PATIENCE ATELIER
Calle Lion, Castello 3385/H
Aperitif in the workshop on Sunday 23 October at 6 pm
Patience is a workshop and shop for handmade clothes with great respect for the environment and people. It also serves as a place for artisans and artists to meet and collaborate, displaying the works of creative people in rotation. For Atelier Aperti, Francesca Carolo’s art exhibition will be inaugurated with a cocktail.
Fondamenta dei Preti 5842, Santa Maria Formosa
Venetian Shanti Ganesha, whose father is Indian, founded Curame, her handmade leather goods brand that revisits the classic in a minimalist key, after years of traveling in search of inspiration and materials for handicrafts. The design of her bags is unique: cocoons, weaves, and nets with a unique contemporary design. The leather she chooses is certified by the consortium ‘genuine Italian vegetable-tanned leather’, i.e. tanned with organic material such as tree bark and plants.
- ELIEM VENICE
Calle Malvasia, 5483, 30122 Venezia VE
Elizabeth Maria has created a unique bag, made of three bags in one, double-sided and reversible with a simple maneuver. Refined leathers, and gold-plated accessories, handmade using traditional methods, require 67 unique pieces and 27 hours of work by the most experienced craftsmen of the Riviera del Brenta.
ATELIER A MURANO
- SUNSET YOGURT
Ramo, C. Domenico Gisberti 6, Murano
Aperitif in the workshop on 22 and 23 October from 5 to 9 pm
The contemporary Murano glass jewellery of the Venetian artist Cosima Montavoci laughs at life and its imperfections, ironically commenting on the power plays between individuals and the issues of our time. Atelier Aperti Cosima opens the doors to the public of her new atelier and showroom in Murano (which will remain open to the public by appointment only).
For the occasion, there will be: the launch of the new Pop-issima collection, two-day opening aperitifs from 5 pm to 9 pm, discounts of up to 50% on creations no longer available on the site, and 20% on a selection of the Thingness collection only on-site, and it will also be possible to attend demonstrations of lampworking (by appointment only at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +39 370 3689211).
PHOTOGRAPHY IN GIUDECCA AT THE CASA DEI TRE OCI
- CASA DEI TRE OCI
Fondamenta Zitelle, Giudecca 43
Sunday 23rd October 5 pm
The programme includes a guided tour of the current exhibition, Sabine Weiss. La poesia dell’istante (The Poetry of the Instant) with a special focus on the room dedicated to the relationship between the humanist photographer and fashion, which has seen her collaborate over the years with important magazines such as Vogue.
Book your visit at: email@example.com.
UN GIRO A BOTTEGHE CON GIULIA CARLI
A path of knowledge created for Atelier Aperti by Giulia Carli, image consultant, will lead you to awareness and well-being with yourself and others through a walk through Venetian calli and botteghe on Saturday morning 22 October.
You can find every detail, information, and cost of the ticket through the form on Giulia‘s website.
Venice, 22 – 23 October 2022
Use the hashtags #AtelierAperti, #VeniceFashionWeek, and #VFW22 to join the story on Instagram with us.
Atelier Aperti is part of the official programme of Venice Fashion Week 2022.
Participation in Atelier Aperti is free of charge.
Cover photo: an illustration by Vanessa Milan.
All photos courtesy of Vanessa Milan, Ramosalso ph Massimiliano Bandera, Casa dei Tre Oci ph Luca Zanon, Patience by Daniela Lombardo, Boncompagni ph Settimo Cannatella, Sunset Yogurt ph Marta Formentello, 2091, Seguso by Michele Vernier, Mara Bini by Chiara Pengo, Lara Perbellini.