The project involved a selection of the final works to be exhibited next October during Lineapelle97. However, the quality of the products conceived by the 30 students of the Fashion and Multimedia Arts Design course at the IUAV of Venice is so high that they have convinced those in charge of the main trade fair of leather and fashion materials to grant everyone of them the honour of being showcased at Fieramilano Rho. The final results of the course, which has begun last February, held by Lineapelle with the Venetian university, were presented on April 18 in Venice. In the three months of the project the students were able to visit the Tuscan tannery Centrorettili, to discover the secrets of the production of exotic leathers, and tannery Bonaudo. Precisely the excursion to the Venetian plant of the latter inspired Maggie to create a bag in a military nuance where, between rigid and soft shapes that change depending on the handle or on the closure, the stitched embroidery looking like stitches evoke the sliding strips of leather coming out of the finishing spray booths. IUAV students were asked to design, in very short time, a men’s capsule collection consisting of three bags, a coat and a belt, working on themes such as deconstruction and disruption. In the proposed offer the contrast of forms and the mix of materials stand out. Angelo, then, with a crochet-matched rubber cord for gardening, combined with sheets of eel coupled with nappa leather in contrasting colours, developed retro pouches in various shapes. Chiara, on the other hand, focused on a transparent suitcase that combines leather, PVC and stuffed tartan, in an idea of multi-functionality that includes a laptop bag that turns into a scarf. But it is simplistic to describe the prototypes here: you will see them at Lineapelle next October.
In the picture, some of the IUAV prototypes