stainless steel 316L, 100% cotton fabric; 54% linen 46% lyocell fabric, 56% cotton 44% lyocell fabric; 100% Mulberry silk fabric; 100% alpaca Suri fabric; 100% pure Merino wool fabric; protein fibres - natural dye with Rubia tinctorum; cellulose fibres - natural dye with earth pigment Rosso Ercolano; 100% Gots Certified Organic Cotton labels
Abito is an installation that embraces clothing not just as a statement of style but as a second skin, a space where we reside and interact with the world.
Through five different fabrics - silk, wool, alpaca, linen, cotton, and lyocell - dyed using low-impact environmental methods, the artwork promotes responsible fashion and encourages considering clothing as an integral part of our identity.
Each fabric in this installation tells a unique story, highlighting not only its composition and origin but also inviting the audience to consider the fabric as a space to “inhabit.” The labels attached to each material are windows that unveil intertwined stories of places, artisans, and techniques, offering a deeper connection to what we wear.
What distinguishes Abito is the integration of functional details such as pockets, sleeves, and double accessories. These are not mere design elements but spaces to share and “inhabit” with others. Wearing these garments offers an opportunity to connect and manifest the empathy and sharing that clothing can convey.
In this context, Abito invites us to consider clothes not only as items to wear but as spaces in which we dwell and that shape our impact on the planet and the people who share this space with us. It encourages us to be guided by intention and awareness, transforming dressing into a shared human experience, much like skin embracing our being.
Art project supported by Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto and ten textile companies (Albini Group, Flainox S.r.l, Lanificio F.lli Cerruti dal 1881, Lenzing AG, Milior S.a.s, Ribbontex S.r.l, Taroni S.p.A, Tessuti di Sondrio, Tintoria Emiliana S.r.l, Vimar 1991 S.r.l), realised during the artistic residency Circulart2.0.