Feb 21, 2011

Crochet de Lunéville
Fugato for Eight Embroiderers

Andrea Spezzigu
Crochet de Lunéville Fugato for Eight Embroiderers

Fugato for eight embroiderers, Palazzo delle Scienze, 2011

During the Roman Fashion Week, on February 1st, 2011, Sylvio Giardina and Stato di Famiglia presented a performance-installation, curated by Emanuela Nobile Mino at the Palazzo delle Scienze.

For two hours, eight Roman professional embroiderers sat around a specially constructed embroidery frame, interpreting the role of a particular type of actresses who usually work in the shadow of major fashion houses, small ateliers or home intimacy.

The eight women worked at a great decor, using the crochet de Lunéville technique, invented in 1865 to speed the execution of classic hand-embroidery. The project aims to reveal a practice unknown, forgotten or ignored to most people, making it a substantial presence, amplified by the projection of gestures by the two mirrors at the ends of the frame, endlessly reflecting the hand ballet.

The perception of the crochet hooked that pierce the fabric in each step, created a sound structure, a proper composition (fugato), manifested by an electronic amplification system that spread the registration through a real-time audio processing.

This performance greatly contributes to the current trend, in the fashion industry, of offering more visibility to the fabrication processes and to traditional know-hows on their way to extinction.

With the support of AltaRoma

> Back to the top
Andrea Spezzigu

Andrea Spezzigu

Made in Sassari. He has always been passionate about fashion, he graduated in Law at LUISS University of Rome, where he lives and works, over the years he acquired an expertise in institutional communication. From now on, he is in charge of public relations and event planning, and he is also a consultant for AltaRoma.

Related posts

André Laug Craftsmanship de rigueur

André Laug
Craftsmanship de rigueur

Vêtements

Here is a place of true Italian excellence: prototypes for day dresses and cocktail dresses to be ordered made-to-measure, exhibited in the elegant showroom which enjoys an unparalleled view of piazza di Spagna.

Nordkraft A Danish Season
May 20 - Jun. 21, 2014

Nordkraft
A Danish Season

Vêtements

Starting on May 20th and in parallel of the D'Days, Made in Town is donning Denmark's colors and entering a 100% design program. The workshop is welcoming within its walls the Nordkraft project which showcases Danish lifestyle essentials through Internet: selling furniture, objects, graphic art, with brands and designers typical of the Nordic spirit.

La Rochère Glass Factory The Magic of Glass

La Rochère Glass Factory
The Magic of Glass
[Made in Town TV]

Arts

In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of four short videos shot in the heart of the company's workshops.