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Form and Space of Clothes

No season womenswear collection, it is inspired by the study of the space of clothing, seen as a container object, in relation to the body and its movements. the collection is mainly based on the development mainly of shape such as the square / rectangle, the natural shape of the fabric on the weaving loom used in its pure form but also decomposed with experimental collages and "excavated" starting from the concept of traditional modeling. Use of waste materials / stocks of mainly natural origin but also some water-repellent technical fabrics. The garments are designed on various concepts as: adjustable clothes that can be worn in various ways, giving to the body different movements, spaces and the possibility of being worn by multiple body types; the shapes of the dress worn and not. The garments are divided into different categories: folding dresses, dresses made starting from the line or square, adjustable dresses. In the collection there are also ikebana vase-bag accessories in grès clay: both in clothes and in vases we start from the material to build an empty space.

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Form and Space of Clothes

Born in 1996 in Sorengo, Switzerland, daughter of the poet and visual artist Franco Beltrametti and the ceramicist Antonella Tomaino, she has had a lively interest in the arts and textile since childhood, which lead her to undertake a training course linked to the textile industry with an open look towards the other forms of expression. After orientation internships in weaving, tailoring for furnishing and tayloring, she decided to start her training at SAMS (Scuola d’Arti e Mestieri della Sartoria) - School of Arts and Crafts of Lugano tailoring and the CSIA - Scholastic Center for Artistic Industries, Lugano where she obtained the Federal Diploma of Highter Education as a Fashion Technologist and the Professional Artistic qualification. Following a year of language studies in Liverpool and Lyon, from 2015 she attended NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. During her academic career she took part in the exhibitions: ‘Paesaggio della nostra terra’ in collaboration with the Japanese company Kuraray;‘Sooner or later ‘ at Cargo, Milan;‘‘THE NEW ECO: trace it”, Milan and Paris; Hybrid Town, China Town Milan; and Herbarium, Artisanal Intelligence, Alta Roma.

franca_tomaino@studenti.naba.it