The Venice Fashion Week turns the spotlight on the Made in Italy and Venetian tailoring fashion excellences
It is already time to plan Venice Fashion Week 2019. At the end of October the fashion week brought 70 national and international and creative designers to Venice to have a look at the slow, hand and tailor-made fashion created in Venice; it has been an important event on fashion culture and the Made in Italy. Exhibitions, meetings, cocktails and twenty-five fashion shows, almost like live performances, have interacted with the ancient spaces of the Venetian palaces creating a widespread event around palaces, hotels, artisan shops, boutiques and even the Venice’s Campi.
Venice Fashion Week has created and revealed a wide network of collaborations among creative designers and the excellences of the Veneto and Italian craftsmanship. Venice has once again been reaffirmed, as it has been throughout the centuries, as the protagonist of style, know-how, talent and creativity.
In the same way craftsmanship unites the creative process with a continuous research so each handmade item tells a story that makes it unique and unrepeatable. If the recovery and preservation of ancient processing techniques is of fundamental importance, so it is the application of modern technologies and innovative ways of communicating. This is also valid for the choice of materials, which need to adapt to the contemporary taste and to the new requirements of a changing world.
The theme of Venice Fashion Week 2018 has been slow fashion, artisanal, sustainable and ethical. On the catwalks we have seen green fashion and solidarity projects; where tailoring has become a mean for professional reintegration and social redemption and fashion a cross-section of the contemporary time, the mirror of this era and its ideas. With Venice Fashion Week Venice has become the capital of slow fashion.
Let’s go through a photo gallery of Venice Fashion Week 2018 events with a special thank you to all those who collaborated: stylists, designers, hotels, palaces and institutions, models, make-up artists, photographers and the public.
The protagonists of Venice Fashion Week 2018
Protagonist of the Venice Fashion Week is the haute couture that requires the same meticulous work as the one done by architects. ‘Apart’ is the contemporary fashion project by Daniela Giacometti, a collection created with the aim of recovering and safeguarding the precious Venetian craft and artistic heritage.
The clothes of Michela Gaiofatto, combine the concept of aesthetics with that of functionality and they are designed with a profound research and meticulous attention to details; as it is Fabiana Filipp’s collection, a Made in Italy brand with delicate and feminine lines.
Timeless elegance in the cloaks by Sandro Zara, creator of Tabarrificio Veneto. Traditions and historicity for the Atelier Pietro Longhi, which recreates the history of Venetian garments and Tessitura Bevilacqua whose precious fabrics are also used for Carla Plessi’s bags-sculptures and Norma’s bags and ‘furlane’ (typical Venetian shoes).
Art connects people and knowledge:Veraroad– a Florentine brand that creates pyjamas and kimono to be worn day and night – worked together with the historic Atelier Martina Vidal, a consolidated creator of fine lace and linen. They walked the catwalk together at Palazzo Marin and Caffè Lavena.
A fortunate collaboration was also the one between the radical fashion garments of Atelier Ivo Milan – where originality is an absolute prerogative – and the hand-made glasses by Micromega, presented together with Palazzo Marin.
Fashion takes care of contemporary themes such as the green revolution and the commitment to ethical and sustainable fashion discussed in the Make it last conference with experts in the sector, organized with Ca ‘Foscari University – Department of Management.
Interpreters of the new luxury are four brands that make their garments to support social projects by enhancing artisan know-how, techniques and innovative fabrics. They are Progetto Quid with the Wonder Woman line, Imama Project, Poethica Banco Lotto n10 – the tailoring workshop inside the Women’s Detention House on the Giudecca Island which was presented at T Fondaco dei Tedeschi.
These and many other brands participated in Venice Fashion Week 2018. A warm thank you to all our photographers and to the creativity of the make-up artists and the hair stylist of Crisam Make-up Academy.
Opere Serenissima of Villa Sandi sponsored the event.
Photo credits by: Cristina Di Bella, Marta Formentello, Octavian Micleusanu, Marco Paris, Massimo Peca, Roberto Rosa, Rossana Viola