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Moda di Carta, Milano 20th October 2016 – 8th January 2017

4 Gennaio 2017

It’s called “Moda di Carta” and it’s the great exhibition of beautiful costumes made out of paper hosted by FAI at the magnificent Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan. It will finish tomorrow and, since the 20th of October 2016, it has been a real success. Isabelle De Borchgrave, Belgian designer, painter and director is known all over the world for her extraordinary talent in creating paper dresses inspired by Fashion History and famous paintings.

The legendary costumes worn by queen Elizabeth I, the best Marie Antoinette garments, Mariano Fortuny plissé and Chanel dresses together with Lanvin, Dior and Poiret creations are perfectly duplicated in paper and match wonderfully the tints and palettes of the Milanese villa built during the 30s.

Costumes’ lines and proportions are accurately copied starting from white sheets of paper and colorless chocolate paper. For silk and organza fabrics the artist uses the “veil paper” directly supplied from Cina. The designer’s creations are real paper statues painted using nothing but acrylic colors with cardboard supports in the inside. Every material is glued to the other so the masterpieces can’t be separated and need to be carried using big wood trunks.

The extreme attention dedicated to details is truly captivating. Using thin or thick paper Isabelle De Borchgrave realizes trimmings, embroideries, ornaments and stones decorations that seem really authentic. Male boots, shoes, bags, belts and hats are fantastic paper accessories completing the marvelous and unique outfits.

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12 Aprile 2016

Narguess Hatami is the creative soul of the brand Miahatami, label founded in 2015 in San Marino. The name, a clear reference to the designer’s surname, reflects her family artistical Persian roots and the Middle East culture.

Influenced by art and its thousand sides and in particular inspired by painting, drawing and music, Narguess creates an intercultural, eclectic and sophisticated style. Colors, patterns and traditions are the main values for Miahatami, brand that the creator considers “a meeting point between Middle East and European design”.

For the spring-summer 2016 collection a very contemporary femininity starts from tapestries and frescoes typical of the Persian Empire. The charm of iconography travels from kilim carpets to the image of the sovereign FathAli taken as a decoration for t-shirts and shirts thanks to the illustrator Federico Monzani. The study of shapes is a light abundance of volumes and rational imbalances. Repeated overlapping give movement to the silhouette and, in many cases, the veiled transparent outer layer reveals the internal one, featuring both the same patterns which create three-dimensional impressions. Kaleioscopic pictures, embroideries and colors quote the atmosphere of Persia, the legendary “silk road”. Royal blue, canary yellow, flame red and sunny orange play with each other in prints, stripes and inserts while nobles materials coexist with techno-textures: nylon organza and silk organza, poplin, georgette and duchess, raffia and cotton.

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