Art, fashion, and other drugs are designed to stimulate, aggrandise and confuse the senses. This exhibition offers an exciting trip (no pun intended) through the purest of artistic expressions. In the form of art works like clothes, jewellery, and wearable installations, the pieces tell stories and portray visions that only the brightest creatives and visionaries can provide.
Our OPIUM exhibition of FashionArt + jewellery will introduce groundbreaking up and coming young designers - new talents from all over the world.
Starting in Carré Doré gallery, the travelling exhibition by Carredor Monaco will land in Moscow at MARS Centre on November 1st 2018, and will depart on January 15th to a secret but provocative destination…
Federico Pinna Serra
Federico Pinna Serra was born in Sardinia.
He studied in Florence, at the Academy of Fine Arts, where he received a degree in "History of Costume and Fashion". Throughout these years he collaborated with great names such as Tenax, the viper theater, also called the black circus.
He launched his first clothing brand "deparis.f", which produced only unique one of a kind pieces, in order to highlight exclusive workmanship. The brand featured many classic patterns and designs, such as English cuts, pleats, precious materials, and more. Federico spent these years refining his sartorial technique.
He also has close ties and often worked with big names in the music industry: H.E.R, Ilaria Porceddu, Etienne De Crecy.
After graduation, he turned to high fashion.
In 2014 he moved to Naples, home of high fashion men's tailoring. Naples is the city that inspired him the most, giving him the opportunity to express himself as a visual / conceptual artist. This is where he created his notorious exhibition cycle for Michele Franzese.
He then worked in Paris with "Frei Clothing", and in Milan with "Fausto Puglisi". His latest works are court dresses made for the Norwegian ambassador and his new collection is designed to be a new Florarium.
Federico's Opium Dress installation is central to our exhibition this year. This drug, a favourite among writers, artists and other creatives of the nineteenth century, was heavily abused as a medium for the utopian idea of an artificial paradise. Something that one can spend a life time chasing but can never reach. Morphine and heroin are all Opiate byproducts. Far from actual paradise, opium is a symbol of perdition, oblivion and forgetfulness, excess and involution.
"You either are a work of art, or you wear a work of art".
The Opium Dress started as a vintage wedding dress from the 80s, reinterpreted and embellished with upper beads at the bustier, and layers of tulle at the skirt with a very long train. The whole dress was hand painted in pink (the color of faded poppy flowers) and decorated with dry poppy bulbs. The wedding dress symbolizes the marriage between art and fashion, and poppy flowers represent a woman's purity before marriage. The fact that the flower then turns into one of the most addictive narcotic substances known to mankind, just makes the work that much more intense and mysterious...
GIANNI MOLARO was born in 1966, in San Giuseppe Vesuviano, Italy. At 20 years old,
Gianni Molaro made his debut in the world of high fashion. His work as a couturier is
inspired by classical art masters from the XVII-XVIII centuries, as well as by modern art -
Dalí's surrealism especially. His work gradually penetrated the two complementary worlds
of Art and of Fashion. Gianni Molaro's creations form part of various prestigious private
collections, and are also displayed in museums. The city of Naples itself has been
transformed on many occasions into a stage for his extraordinary
"FashionArt performances". Celebrities such as Sophia Loren, Ilona Staller (Cicciolina),
Amanda Lear and Amy Stewart form part of Gianni's ardent admirers, and have often served
as muses for the artist.
Gianni Molaro's new creative forms have sparked the interest of many modern art critics,
who rate his innovations very highly: Fashion-Sculptures (usually made from bronze) and
Sculpture-paintings made of fabric.
Molaro's work with bridal fashion was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records a
total of 3 times: For the longest bridal veil in the world, the largest wedding gown in the
world, and finally the most expensive wedding gown in the world, made with over 7000
Our exhibition features his work "The Gossip Girls", the fabric-made counterpart of his
fashion-sculpture of the same name, which was exhibited in 1999 in the Capitoline
museum in Naples during one of his notorious city-wide fashion performances.
Artist and Fashion Designer from TOKYO
Chemi Akutami was born in Gifu City, in the Gifu Prefecture.
His art has always been linked to fashion , and vice versa. Famous for his FashionArt parades in different Fashion Capitals including Paris and London, the designer created his first Kimono Collection in 2015.
The new collection AKITSU KIMONO 2018 is inspired by the great masters like Mondrian, and is a reinterpretation of the traditional kimono in a contemporary European style, which according to the artist "breaks the rigid and erroneous conceptions of traditional Japanese classics. ».
Elio Illiano started his own label in 2008. After graduating from both the Academy of Fine Arts and the Fashion Academy, he now collaborates with various high fashion houses in Naples. His creations are deconstructed in a fun, eclectic style, and his concepts come from Italian high fashion, like sartorial Neapolitan suits.
His work has a cosmopolitan spirit and conveys a feeling of great freedom and flexibility. Elio currently works as a stylist in Naples, creating exclusive clothes and collaborating with various brands.
Elio’s jewellery is part of the "Rhizome" 2018 capsule collection.
“The pieces are inspired by a conceptual representation, staying true to the term of Rhizome: Rhizoma is a botanical term, describing something that looks very much like a deep root. In fact, from close up, we can see that both the necklace and the pendant are connected to each other via a minimalistic design stroke. This wearable art object is entirely hand made of steel and pearl.
Alessandra Libonati was born in Naples, Italy.
She studied art under the guidance of Gianfranco Ferré, obtained her Masters degree in fashion design at the Domus Academy in Milan and a Master degree in gemology.
Alessandra worked with various renowned jewelry houses, with an ongoing curiosity for the arts, where she found her inspiration. She channels all of the above into her exquisitely and uniquely hand-crafted jewellery. In 1990 she got a patent for two techniques of elasticising fur, which she uses in the production of fashion items for her family business, renown throughout the whole of Italy.
Alessandra Libonati is the founder and director of two companies : Cali Srl, producing fashion accessories, and Artes Gioelli, which designs and produces silver, gold and gem pieces.
The dress is inspired by the splendour, the sumptuousness and the luxury of '20s /' 30s embroidery. At the same time wants to evoke the mystery and charm of the pearls protagonists of my creation. It aims to make the wearer the protagonist of the evening.
Jewels and dress resume the refinement in the shapes and choice of materials from the collections of the past; a unique and unmistakable style that blend glamor and elegance. Alessandro Lustro high fashion to give in to temptations
Spazio Raro 3D Jewelry
Rossella Granata graduated with a specialization in " visual arts and disciplines".
Rossella founded her own brand, SPAZIO RARO 3D Jewellery. Her creations are meant to be daring, both firm and void, both flexible and rigid, and are designed for young, happy and elegant modern women. The collections are made from nylon, using her own innovative 3D printing technique.
We present the “HULA” collection: a selection of 3D printed RARO jewellery, with it’s rebellious, new, and constantly evolving style.
These brightly colored, soft and elegant experimental jewellery pieces are unique in shape, suitable for every look.
The life path of this former suburban boy is close to unbelievable. Born of a good family in Naples and immediately thrown to the peak of haute couture, first as a charming model and then as a couturier. In the early eighties, Alessio interrupts his medical studies and enrols in a cutting and sewing course in a Parisian high-fashion house.
Alessio Visone, a great visionary of Neapolitan fashion, defines himself with an elegant understatement as a “tailor-artist”. Among his many friends/clients, Fiona Swarowski (owner of Swarowski) is a long-established muse of his.
An other main woman ion his artistic life was Antonella Di Pietro, former creative director of Karl Lagerfeld, and now of Tommy Hilfiger.
Visone has been present on the fashion scene for thirty-two years. For the thirtieth anniversary of his career, a fashion show was held in his honour on the steps of the Chiaia district in Naples.
This year, we exhibit his design- armed warriors and generals on horseback, printed on dresses and bracelets, which form unique wearable art pieces.
The Neapolitan artist who has exhibited his works all over the world and the fashion designer who has dressed international celebrities, has approached art in different ways: pictorial and sartorial, and brought a true definition and prestige to the label “Made in Naples”.
Antonella Stanzione was born in Naples, where she went on to live and work.
Meaornamenta JewelleryArt is inspired by the main artistic currents of the twentieth century, a century full of novelties and experiments that have engendered multiple movements and novel styles. This JewelleryArt aims to re-purpose the intrinsic meanings of each single work, from masters such as:
BOERTO : La Monalisa
MAGRITTE : Il Benefattore Felice - La Decalcomania
VERNEER : La Ragazza con l’orecchino di perla
PICASSO : Il Bacio,
The art of "Contamination", mixing together classic and innovative elements, and bringing precious, original works back to life.
Has been working for more than 20 years in the field of fashion design and training at various fashion institutes. Already at the age of 17 he debuted as a figurist, set designer, and costume designer, with directors and style offices at his disposal. At 18 he settled in Milan, where he studied modelling and styling, then specialising in costumes for shows by integrating his Moulage techniques into traditional wedding dresses. He soon began his as an stylist for editorials, taking part in shootings with famous photographers, such as F.Scianna, F.Ferri, P.Barbieri, and more.
Some years later he moved to Bologna, to resume his career as a fashion designer and lecturer in various professional training institutes of the fashion industry.
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Craft of art & design Fashion Capsule Phoenix フ ェ ニ ッ ク ス Italy-Japan
The project フ ェ ニ ッ ク ス (PHOENIX) is a hybrid between original Japanese fabrics and the sartorial Italian style, minimalistic and calculated.
Ancient kimonos and obis pass through Luca Giannola, and resurrect as jackets and trousers.
“We would like to also pay tribute to the progenitor of the project, Mr. Tetsuya Hiratsuka, along with his beautiful fabrics and the formidable artisans at his company “Mano”, and to Mr. Kayama, the well-known depicter of Phoenicia designs in the Nishjiing area in Kyoto (Japan).
The PHONEIX is a symbol of aspiration and curiosity for the underground Japanese world, a nation that differs very drastically to Italian culture and style. It holds within itself the concept of rebirth, or adaptations, and longevity.
Born in Turin, she later moved to Naples, the city that went on to sculpt her artistic being.
She attended Belle Atri Academy, debuting with the study of engraving, painting and photography.
Her burning passion for fashion and design as separate entities lead her into the world of fashion design.
Each jewel (one of a kind piece) is the fruit of an artistic project, from the colour analysis, to the form study, to the precise manipulation of selected materials: Pearls, Brass, bronze, jade, plexiglass, and precious stones, which she managed to combine in a mix of contemporary and retro style.
Welcome to the universe of this handsome and very talented Jewels Designer: ALESSANDRA AIARDO
The Collection we present has been published on Vogue Italy 2018
CPC DESIGN by Chiara Carnevale
« These days, our homes are dressed in the same style as we are. Your home is a reflection of yourself. »
- Chiara Carnevale, CEO & Founder of CPC Design.
Born in Milan, Italy, CPC Design has been building trusting relationships with some of the world’s most renown brands and Italian artisans for over 7 years. With a degree in Architecture from the “Politecnico di Milano” and a masters degree in Exhibition Design, Chiara Carnevale has held several notable projects in Monaco, Italy and all along the Côte d’Azur.
The brand ethos is founded on an unfaltering dedication and deep understanding of what a true home requires, from design to styling, combining only the best trends and inspirations that the fashion world has to offer.
“Mi Prima Ballerina” Skirt
“When visiting the Musée D'Orsay a person cannot help but fall in love with Degas’s dancers.” says the designer.
‘We wanted to create a skirt that can make all girls feel the beautiful and elegance of 'the prima Ballerina’ within themselves. In order to create a one of one piece and give the skirt a contemporary twist, we customised our skirts using Pollock’s dripping technique.
Chiaki Chimizu received her BA then MA degrees from the design department at the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2002. During her studies, Chiaki came across a book called ‘The Disproportionate Body (Chiguhaguna Karada)’ by the philosopher Kiyokazu Washida, which sparked her interest in fashion design. For this reason she moved to the UK, where she spent 2 years studying the techniques of pattern cutting and draping at the London Centre for Fashion Studies. Since 2005, she has been working as a textile print designer and costume designer, which has not stopped her from enrolling at the Tokyo University of the Arts in pursuit of her Ph.D in 2014, where she worked on the theme of ‘Fashion and Assimilation’.
"... At one point in time, the essence of garments were determined by a person’s profession, clothing, or ethnicity.
Modern day clothing, on the other hand, is rarely associated with the environment it is found in. Rather, it is the clothing itself that reveals the identity, the interests, and the particularities of the wearer. Fashion can be used to publicly broadcast one's social status, and even one's understand of the world. . Nevertheless, garments are sometimes “assimilated” with the situation, social conditions, and emotional state that surrounds them.
My research investigates the upcoming generations of fashion design, in which I identified three categories of ‘Assimilation’: ‘ Visual Assimilation’, ‘Reflective Assimilation’ and 'Phenomenal Assimilation’... "