The manifesto is a statement setting out the principles of a movement. Through my collection "MANIFESTO" I represent an ideal: I am the manifesto of myself, through fashion you can transform the concept of being what I am and what you believe in. The New York of the seventies was the home oh those minorities who had a voice through the development of communities of artists of all kinds. Art becomes a means to tell their lives. Power groups have found a scapegoat, indicating diversity as a threat. In those years we see the struggle for the rights of the LGBTQ community, every non-hetero individual was considered immoral and this community still has to fight for their rights. At a time like the present, there are still those who use their power not to protect this community. When I through about this collection, I imaged a World where there are no labels and where each individual can wear what most represents theirselves.
My name is Elisabetta tardi, I'm 22 years old and I'm currently finishing my studies in fashion design at NABA, based in Milan.
I have lived in Matera for most of my life, located in the heart of southern Italy.
I attended classical studies in high school trying to cultivate my passions, such as fashion and photography in particular. I chose to study fashion because I see it as an eclectic form of artistic expression, it takes inspiration from everything around us and is a way to tell a story, an emotion.