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

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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.

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