Visible Essential recalls a famous quote from the book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which states that the essential is invisible to the eyes.
In this case, the essential is made up of ideas and emotions conveyed by art, which become visible, tangible in fashion, embodying and revealing the concept that fashion itself is an applied art form.
In this collection the artworks of Bianca Beltramello as visual artist are applied to fashion, becoming textile prints.
Through its mood, the colletion reflects the same artistic imagery, dominated by gold, black and white.
The same type of delicate and sensual man who is represented in paintings becomes the one who wears them, transformed into prints.
Just as in the original artworks traditional painting techniques are enriched with digital manipulations, in the same way the digital printing technique communicates with tailoring in the collection garments.
While painted artworks are subsequently scanned and digitally manipulated, printed fabric undergoes the reverse process, from digital manipulation to textile manufacture.
Fashion designer Bianca Beltramello launches her Fall/Winter 2019-20 collection “Cabinet of Curiosities”,
inspired by wunderkammers, rooms where collectors preserve their personal selection of rarities and
curiosities. Similarly, a selection of artworks and special objects makes up fabric patterns and prints,
created by the designer.
Georgian Lover’s Eyes, exotic animal bones, ancient wood prosthetics, glass bells and specimens embellish
classical silhouettes, together with glass creations by American sculptor Andy Paiko.
The sublimation printing technique used for fabric gives patterns a photographic quality, obtaining vivid
and colorful images. The resulting printed fabric is soft and light, wash-resistant and comfortable.
A passion for uniqueness dictated the creation of statement clothing which doesn’t fit in defined categories. Nothing is trivial or impersonal,
but every outfit expresses a strong creative identity.
Starting from a baroque, historical taste, through digital manipulation and avant-garde silhouette study, the
Cabinet of Curiosities collection portrays a dark dandy image in a contemporary, maximalist perspective.
The mission is to dress a self-aware man who doesn’t settle for stereotypes, but wants to amaze and be
amazed by a well-defined, bold style.