Lineapelle is coming to town while setting the Questione di Pelle exhibition project. It is on the agenda in Milan, on February 19-29, at the Spazio Lineapelle (Lineapelle Space), located at Palazzo Gorani, near the Milan Stock Exchange. They are going to exhibit some unique pieces, designed by style master Gianfranco Ferrè, alongside some works created by contemporary designers. Leather is the star of the exhibition”.
To educate and convey
Journalist Mariella Milani, together with art director Simone Guidarelli, in partnership with iTALENTS, oversees the Questione di Pelle project. Her aim is “to educate and convey a new awareness of leather” and all its natural, circular and sustainable qualities. In other words, to strengthen and enhance the worldwide communication campaign, launched by UNIC-Italian Tanneries and based on the following concept: Real Leather is Real Sustainability. It is no coincidence that the name of the concept is the subheading of the exhibition project.
What visitors are going to see
As emphasized in a press release, “the exhibition will spotlight a special area focused on some works designed and created by Gianfranco Ferrè, the fashion architect, on display here by courtesy of Gianfranco Ferrè Foundation”. In addition, visitors will find a number of “items created by designers Bozart, Cecilio Castrillo, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Mario Dice, Diego Dolcini, Ely B., Massimiliano Giornetti, Simone Guidarelli, Mani del Sud, Antonio Marras, Italo Marseglia, Simone Marulli, Sermoneta, Ventaglidautore, Vivetta, Alessandra Zanaria”. Questioni di Pelle turns out to be, then, “kind of a dreamlike journey: each designer provided a personal interpretation of leather”. “They created dresses and suits or accessories in compliance with a very personal attitude of mind towards creativity: rigorous or irreverent, hyper-adorned or minimal, ascetic or erotic, poetic or sculptural. In doing so, they celebrate the versatility of leather, a flexible and glamour material”.
A real celebration
“At Questione di Pelle they celebrate leather – commented Fulvia Bacchi, Lineapelle managing director –. That is a tale about leather beauty and versatility. The exhibition project evidences leather ability to stir emotions, while being eccentric, and strengthen its traditional role as an essential material serving the fashion, luxury and design industry. Fashion designers, engaged in the exhibition, successfully interpreted the use of leather, according to their own personal creativity and standpoint. We do hope that such event will be a prompt to encourage young creative designers”.