Dear Shaded Vieweres,

For SS 2021 Sylvio Giardina chose seven couture dresses from his collection archive. He disassembled and reassembled the pieces renewing them and giving them a new life.

“The new collection, divided in 7 “chapters”, plays on the disruption and radical transformation of previously codified balances and proportions, aiming at enhancing the regenerative power of a skillful artistic and sartorial craftwork and, at the same, the value of longevity, distinctive trait of a tailor-made dress.

Between resistance and resilience, the pandemic has forced us to rethink the concept of reality, the network of relations, the sense of time and, in terms of creativity, particularly in the fashion field, this change of direction has urged designers to convey, through their work, ever more targeted messages and to allow imagination an even broader space. In this regard, Sylvio Giardina has further amplified the field of his own imaginary universe by investigating a project that could bring users into the multi-faceted and kaleidoscopic dimension of the dream, in which visual and sound stimuli converge to narrate the 7 new creations through 7 original stories, focused on the reassuring perspective of the ever possible “reinvention” of vision and tradition.

The project avails itself of the collaboration of young Roman talents active in the fields of photography, video and musical composition, involved in the production of the book and the short movie devoted to the new collection: the photos in the book have been analogically shot by Flavia Daniele, while Tommaso Paoles curated the video, whose soundtrack was expressly made by Filippo Temperini, “TENP”.

The book of the collection also features three original illustrations by Sylvio Giardina and some works from “edited self”, the designer’s own Instagram project, conceived as a visual appendix of his research. Through a series of “veiled” selfies, this project aims at exploring the variegated background of Giardina’s own inspirations and at expressing the facets of his own artistic and cultural identity.”

Text by Emanuela Nobile Mino

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Illustrations Sylvio Giardina selfportrait Sylvio Giardina from the personal project instagram .com /edited _self / press office Raffaele Gr

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.