FONTECCHIO (AQ) – “Fashion is not something that exists only in the form of clothes. Fashion is in the sky, in the streets, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what happens “. It is also inspired by a reflection by Coco Chanel, the first edition of “Paper Dress”, scheduled Sunday 18 September at hours 16.30 in Piazza del Popolo in Fontecchioin the Sirente Velino Regional Park, in the province of L’Aquila.
A fashion show, an amused parody of the glittering world of fashion, irreverent and surreal, based on the paper dress combined with other recycled materials such as cardboard, plastic and fabric, made by the inhabitants, old and new, artists and not. The creations will parade worn by the creators themselves or even by models who will also get involved.
The promoter of the initiative is La Libera Pupazzeria, by the artists Silvia Di Gregorio and Massimo Piunti, who have set up the factory in Fontecchio where they make and display their pyrotechnic puppets, glittering queens of Abruzzo folk festivals, and also, in the laboratory multipurpose and shared Le Officine, a space dedicated to painting, together with part of the numerous artists and creatives who in the last two years have decided to go and live on a permanent basis in the small center of L’Aquila, coming from various parts of the world.
In the role of conductors and commentators of the parade, Patryk Kalinski, cultural operator, who has come to live in Fontecchio for about a year, and the journalist Filippo Tronca.
The event will coincide with the day in Fontecchio of the second edition of the International Performative Festival organized by MAXXI L’Aquila in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts of L’Aquila. Also on Sunday from 9.30 to 16.30 in the main streets of the village the itinerant performance “The power of dust” conceived by the German multidisciplinary artist Martina Riescher, also resident in Fontecchio, is scheduled to be re-proposed in other European and extra-European cities next year
“The playful spirit of Paper Dress – explain the organizers – should not be confused with disengagement and frivolity – which must find space in small doses, but wants to remind us all of the importance of getting involved with our own hands, with our own ideas, which, although simple, bear witness to the the importance of doing something all together, of preparing the party and the dress worthy of a party, with a reappropriation of craftsmanship that lately seems to find less and less space, to the advantage of a technology that fills the ether with its bits, but does not our heart, which, on the other hand, still lets itself be moved by the innocent play of children in the square, by simple and non-designer things, those found in a drawer ”.
“Making a dress, a mask, a disguise to wear on a day other than carnival or Halloween can take on an extraordinary value, as is the life of each of us, unique and unrepeatable. ‘I don’t design clothes. I draw dreams, ‘said Ralph Lauren. Here, here in Fontecchio, next Sunday, we still want to believe in dreams “the organizers conclude.