Reinterpretation of ethnic garments with a seducing twist.
This work starts from a reflection on article 29 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 1. Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible (…). From the article we take two key words: free and duties. We can grow in freedom only if we are conscious that we have duties and rights. The greatest duty of man is to raise awareness, spread knowledge, adequate information and communication and express freely his personality, knowledge of others leads to personal enrichment and to overcome differences. Freedom is, instead, participation, from the song “La Libertà” by Giorgio Gaber. Diversity, as the game attracts, involves, is synonymous to experience, exchange. Through the game can fall down barriers, we can share with others our own being, discovered gradually, enter into the life of others and understand the reason of their habits and ways of life. After having defined the key points of the article, we have chosen four scenarios: African, Arab, European and Eastern world. Each culture emphasizes a body part: the head in the Arab world, the neck in the African world, the bust in the European world and hips in the East. Each garment is made up of several layers, so that may be given to another which we interact with a layer of our accessories, thus sharing our cultures. All clothes come into play when they are near to one or more interactive clothing, but in four different ways. The work is in the playful interaction between two or more people wearing the dresses and in the exchange of layer.
Students: Danilo De Roberto, Beatrice Donati, Laura Pierleoni, Marco Bottone, Elena Salusti
Supervisors: Ambra Trotto, Stoffel Kuenen, Elisabetta Cianfanelli
Contributors: Prato Chamber of Commerce, Kees Overbeeke, Chamber of Commerce of Prato, Thes Tziveli / Empoli, Inntex / Firenze, Spintech/ Prato, Lenzi Egisto/Prato, Milior/Prato, Furpile idea / Prato, Stefano Biagini / Prato, Original Vintage / Prato