Venice Fashion Week opens in May with the capsule collection by Tiziano Guardini, made locally by nine Venetian companies with the precious fabrics of the Luigi Bevilacqua Venice weaving mill.
Precious and eco-friendly clothes made with the damask and soprarizzo velvet of the Luigi Bevilacqua weaving: Venice historic crafts and Veneto region manufactures are the protagonists of both, the Milan and Venice Fashion Week.
The team: 95 meters of precious fabrics from the Antica Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua, purchased thanks to the contribution of EBAV. A designer, Tiziano Guardini, “the designer of nature”, credited by the United Nations, displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and awarded at the Green Carpet Fashion Award with the Franca Sozzani prize. Nine Venetian companies among Confartigianato, Cna and Confindustria regional, the advanced tip of an extraordinary Venetian supply chain that still consists of over 6 thousand laboratories that make Veneto among the few European areas with an almost intact supply chain. A network of web magazines, social media and events, Venezia da Vivere, born to tell an alive and creative Venice among culture, fashion, design, craftsmanship, lifestyle and the Venice Fashion Week, an event that brings artisanal, tailored and sustainable fashion to Venice twice a year.
The capsule collection: the designer Tiziano Guardini has created a limited series of coats, jackets, pants, skirts, shirts and evening dresses, made with the fabrics of the ancient Venetian weaving Luigi Bevilacqua, celebrated by Dior, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and from other luxury and international high fashion brands.
Looking towards the future: sustainable creativity and production processes are the themes of Tiziano Guardini’s mentorship to the students of the Veneto professional sector institutes, to connect Veneto companies to the contemporary creativity of the new fashion generations.
A zero-kilometer collection: the collection is unique in its kind because it is produced by a network of small to medium-sized businesses from the Veneto region that are once again the protagonists of an art of “slowing down” thanks to a knowledge that has been handed down from the past, creating the prerequisites for sustainable luxury.
Tailoring, sustainability, respect for the environment, young people, Veneto and Venice with its millennial craftsmanship are the elements at the base of this experience.
Each garment is built thanks to the synergy between the designer and the companies; therefore, it will be delivered with a label with the name of the person who made it, answering the question “Who Made My Clothes“. And since it is a collection made with archival fabrics, each garment will be numbered, as usually happens on the art market.
“The objective of this pilot experience – explain the organizers- is to enhance the Venetian supply chain of fashion (one of the few that still has all the stages of processing active in knitwear, shoulder garments, leather goods, footwear and eyewear), alongside companies (MPI), the main education realities in the sector (professional schools and universities), with the shared goal of growing, developing and enhancing young talents and relaunching skills in many processes, which are today risking of disappearing due to a lack of a generational change.
A collective project that puts in place indispensable resources to compete on quality and hand down the great cultural, creative, technical and industrial heritage of the Made in Italy.
“A production process can be replicated everywhere in a globalized context, but the culture, tradition and craftsmanship that make our products unique cannot be replicated” say the organizers. “It is these intangible skills that we must transmit to the new generations, and with a common aim that can only be sustainability, meant as a professional and development opportunity for the entire regional fashion system.
“Green jobs in the fashion sector are emerging. Hence the choice to collaborate with Tiziano Guardini, a sustainable stylist, committed to the use of raw materials and non-polluting processes, resulting in energy and resource savings, enhancing the concept of sustainability, including social sustainability, through the recovery of local craftsmanship.
The capsule collection created with Tiziano Guardini is also the pilot episode of an ongoing project that will also involve the Veneto Region: promoting the high craftsmanship of Venice and the Veneto of Fashion through an annual contest dedicated to professional institutes students, to create sustainable fashion collections.
The project was born as part of Venice Fashion Week, an event that brings fashion to Venice twice a year, born from an idea of Veneziadavivere, a communication network that talks about Venice in terms of culture, sustainable luxury and creativity.
The 9 Veneto companies, members of Confartigianato, CNA and Confindustria regional, which joined the project are:
Sinergy Fashion Group by Stefania Botton di Grantorto, Padova;
Tiemme s.a.s. by Tiziana Michieletto & C. di Morgano, Treviso;
La Pony Confezioni s.a.s. by Riccardo Antonio Barbato from Noventa Vicentina, Vicenza;
Ladystile srl in collaboration with Sartoria Paola Tognetti, from Schio, Vicenza;
Maison De Caro by Dosson di Casier, Treviso;
Ricamificio Gifa srl by Gianluca Fascina from Salzano, Venice;
Maglificio Miles by Michele Bocchese from Vicenza;
and two tailors:
Tailoring Gabriella Marin from Schio,
Atelier 23 di Fosca Parisi e Luna Pesce from Venice.
Tiziano Guardini’s collection will be presented at the spring Venice Fashion Week in May 2020 at the Hotel Saint Regis in Venice.
The next edition of Venice Fashion Week will take place in Venice in May 2020.
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Marta Formentello per Veneziadavivere
in studio: Davide Gallizio per Tiziano Guardini
abito con le fiere: Eleonora Palma
durante l’evento: p&p fotografia per Tiziano Guardini