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Sustainability is beauty

The Fashion Research Italy Foundation presents Caterina Crepax’s exhibition in the frame of the “Punto Sostenibilità” project. The Foundation is exceptionally opening its doors to the general public during the event.

Bologna, from 2 December 2021 to 30 January 2022

The exhibition results from the encounter between the artist Caterina Crepax – daughter of the famous cartoonist Guido Crepax – and the Fashion Research Italy Foundation patron, Alberto Masotti – former President of the historic brand La Perla – both sensitive to environmental issues.

This project is a gentle yet powerful cry that draws attention to the urgency of sustainability, which must be reflected upon through the lens of beauty. It presents a colourful catwalk of 18 paper sculpture dresses. These are made from 100% recycled fibres from the historic Cordenons paper mill and embellished with patterns from the F.FRI textile design archive. The exhibition showcases the artist’s multiform and dreamlike imagery, celebrating the charm of Italian style while offering a reflection against over-consumption. The versatile material with its infinite lives can continually be transformed into something else, becoming the essence of a fertile imagination.

The oriental world’s decorations, classical mythology, the translucent wings of insects, the pistils of flowers, skyscrapers, clouds, leaves, shells and even city maps thus become the subjects of actual works of art modelled on Bonaveri’s innovative mannequins, the first ones made of renewable and biodegradable source materials.

The exhibition will be on display until 30 January 2022 as part of a full calendar of exceptional openings for the Foundation’s spaces; generally, closed to the public can be accessed by appointment.