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structures/ stainless steel 316L
5 fabrics/ 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
dyeing/ protein fibres - natural dye with Rubia tinctorum; cellulose fibres - natural dye with earth pigment Rosso Ercolano
labels/ 100% cotton GOTS

Abito is an installation that redefines the concept of clothing, transforming it into a sort of second skin that envelops us and allows us to interact with the world around us.
The work promotes responsible fashion and invites us to consider our clothes as an integral part of our identity, using five different fabrics - silk, wool, alpaca, linen, cotton and lyocell - dyed with low environmental impact methods.

The labels on each fabric act as open windows to the past, revealing the interwoven stories of places, people and processes. In this way, each fabric becomes a bridge connecting the past to the present, the individual to the community, inviting us to reflect on the origin and meaning of what we wear.

What makes Abito unique is the integration of dual functional details such as pockets, sleeves, gloves and scarves. These elements add functionality to the fabrics and create spaces for sharing and human interaction. For example, a pocket on one side of the fabric is mirrored in another pocket on the opposite side, allowing one not only to interact with the fabric itself but also to feel the presence and hand of the person on the other side. This design transforms wearing a garment into an empathic, shared experience, emphasising the power of clothing in facilitating human connection. At a time when the fashion industry often neglects the environmental and social impact of its products, Abito emerges as a critical voice that invites us to reflect on our consumer choices.

It urges us to consider the intrinsic value of the clothes and be more aware of the origin and production process of what we buy. Abito encourages us to look beyond the surface of things, to explore our relationship with clothing, turning dressing into a shared human experience, like skin embracing our being.

Art project commissioned by Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto and supported by 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.

Abito, 2021, installation vew at Cittadellarte

installation view at Cittadellarte, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (IT)

Abito, label
abito, silk
Abito, 100% Mulberry silk fabric, stainless steel 316L
Abito, silk detail
Abito, 100% alpaca Suri fabric, 100% pure Merino wool fabric
Abito, gloves
Abito, scarves interaction
Abito, sleeves interaction
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