Is the dress made for the wearer of viceversa?
For its Winter 2016 edition A.I. Artisanal Intelligence reflects on the relationship between the human being and its clothes through a special showcase curated by Clara Tosi Pamphili and Alessio de’ Navasques. Held within the suggestive setting of a post-industrial building that used to serve as Rome’s Custom House, the exibition features the work of local and international young artists that approached the theme from different angles, creating an authentic creative exchange, in line with the trading heritage of the space. Silhouettes, cuts, leather and fabrics are used to express the eternal game of power between the men and garments. Thomas De Falco works on the archetype of the dress, Sasha Turchi on its architecture and Paolo Roberto D’Alia on the role played by fashion in the daily life. By focusing on the construction and deconstruction of classic garments, the IUAV students redefine the anatomy of clothing staples such as the trench and the men’s blazer, while artisanal brand Melampo brings the shirt traditional pattern to a new sartorial level.
Conceived by Altaroma as an experimental project aimed to link fashion, art and design, Artisanal Intelligence celebrates once again cretivity, while blurring boundaries between different disciplines for a seamless artistic experience.