COLLECTION ALBA, August 2018

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COLLECTION ALBA, August 2018

The collection is the expression of a period of time in which the designer uses his intuitions and inspirations, symptomatic of the period, to create a specific product, in this case it is hand-dyed skeins.

PAESAGGI

The designer was inspired by the wonderful Italian landscapes from North to South Italy. This choice is designed to give a strong impression of Italian style. There are breathtaking views scattered throughout Italy, just know how to observe the wonders of nature.

Campo Imperatore, Abruzzo

Campo Imperatore, the roof of the Apennines, Abruzzo’s nearest place to the clouds and the stars. In autumn it offers one of the most beautiful moments in nature when the Crocus (wild saffron) blossoms. In the plateau that stretches for over 75 km, the harvest of flowers takes place strictly at dawn and by hand.

Castelluccio, Umbria

Every year between May and July the chromatic monotony of the pasture is broken by an incredible mosaic of colors, able to fill the eyes and the heart. It is the flowering of Castelluccio di Norcia, associated with the flowering of lentil, the main symbol of the village. Often in fields, where pesticides are not used, in addition to developing the sown vegetable species, species called ” pest crops ” are developed, such as poppies, chamomile, leucanthemum, which in the plain are seen as an agricultural potential. Thanks to the flowering weeds we can enjoy a unique floral show in the world.

Lago di Braies, Trentino Alto Adige

The shadows and lights of one of the most loved lakes in Italy. Braies represents serenity and love for the world appreciated by any visitor. In summer, Lake Braies stands out with its turquoise waters of light emerald green hues, in winter it is covered by a blanket of ice and snow.

Matera, Basilicata

The graveyard of the rock is the evident trace of Matera, a city declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. In the charm of Matera there is the strength of a city that has been able to be reborn from the degradation and the numerous battles along the course of the history of Italy. It has challenged and continues to challenge time. The city is defined as an ancient work of art. The particularity that fascinates are the houses carved into the rock and the green vegetation surrounds it, for a picturesque, beautiful and impressive landscape, as defined by Carlo Levi.

San Severino, Marche

The sunflower, the beautiful symbol of the season. The agricultural policies of the early nineties gave San Severino the yellow color of sunflowers planted in most of the land around the village, thanks to this Marche hold the national record for production. In the hot summer months, the golden yellow color of these flowers stands out and gives us positive influences in the joy and desire to live.

Spargi, Sardegna

Among the islands of the Maddalena archipelago stands a beautiful and unspoiled paradise, as its colours. Uninhabited by its nature characterized by the presence of rocks and sandy coves. Its Mediterranean charm of white sand and emerald sea is exacerbated by the impenetrability of its hinterland and by historical events that have marked its destiny, in fact in the twentieth century the island was a military base during World Wars II.

Sila, Calabria

The Sila woods deliberately represented in autumn and at sunset to be able to appreciate the nuances and the unique bright colors. The impenetrable forests composed of many plant species, such as pines, beeches and firs and the typical fauna of the Apennine areas make the landscape largely preserved primitive, intact, attractive, suggestive.

Manarola, Liguria

Manarola is the second village of the Cinque Terre, an urban jewel. It is one of the most suggestive and daring places, suspended on a rocky spur that goes straight down to the sea, showing off the harmony and the beauty of its colours thanks to the typical Genoese style tower-houses. Manarola probably derives its name from an ancient ” magna roea ”, a large mill wheel in the village.

ARTE

The designer was inspired by different paintings of Italian painters known for their magnificent works, and by contemporary Italian artists who are emerging over the years.

Sandro Botticelli – La primavera

With the colors of this yarn we want to recall the famous painting ”La primavera” by Sandro Botticelli. The paint is from 1482. It is a Reinassance work. Based on mythological interpretation: the scene takes place in the famous garden of the Hesperides: formed by orange trees and fruit trees. On the background of a blue sky, there are nine characters: from the right Zephyr, spring wind, which kidnaps the nymph Clori for love, the latter after being pregnant becomes Flora, the true spring wearing a dress full of flowers. At the center is Venus, a neo-Platonic symbol of the highest love, above her flies the son Cupido, to the left of her we find the three graces that dance and finally the god Mercury, who guides the clouds to preserve an eternal spring.

Giacomo Balla – Un’onda di Luce

With the colors of this yarn we want to recall the interesting painting “Un ‘onda di Luce” by Giacomo Balla. Protagonist of the Italian historical avant-garde of the 20th century but always with a strong personal connotation. One of its main characteristics is its continuous tension towards experimentation. A Wave of Light, as the title states, is the play on words between the name of the artist’s eldest daughter and the use of the light he makes of it. The predominant color is red.

Andrea Mantegna – Parnaso

With the colours of this yarn we want to recall the famous painting “Parnaso” by Andrea Mantegna. In general the painting want to show the adulterous love between Venus and Mars, but it also deals with the exaltation of divine love opposite to the carnal love, which generates harmony. Shown in the picture Apollo plays the lyre and the nine muses dance blissfully. Remarkable was Mantegna’s ability to harmonized the movements of the group whose flowing dresses create a rhythm of great refinement. The predominant color is red, which is worn by the muses. The painting dates back to 1407. Mantegna was an artist of the Renaissance period.

Marieschi – Arco di Trionfo

Born in Venice in 1710, he began to paint set designs. After a stay in Germany he returned in 1731 and devoted himself to the views of Venice, which he delicately paints in fresh and brilliant tones. Soul elegant silhouettes. His style is mainly influenced by Antonio Canaletto. It has a skilful use of grays or whites and the modulated treatment of the shadows uses it as evidence of an already romantic sensibility. His painting is characterized by brilliance and vivacity.

Aligi Sassu – Caffè rosso

Very close to the Futurist movement, Sassu’s painting is mainly characterized by warm and bright tones inspired by the Mediterranean atmosphere of his Sardinia. The predominant color in this work is red, the color par excellence of passion, blood and love. In his works we find traces of great painters such as Picasso, Matisse or Delacroix. He himself tells us ” I can say that I lived in cafés, which became in fact a reference universe of my painting since the early thirties “.

Raffaello Sanzio – Santa Caterina D’Alessandria

A tribute to a pictorial work not too well known as Santa Caterina D’Alessandria, the primary tones are: the intense blue of the dress, matched to that of the sky, to the green of the sleeve, to the red of the mantle lined with golden yellow. Raphael was one of the most famous painter and architect of the Italian Renaissance.

Domenico dell’Osso – Paesaggio con pinguini

Domenico dell’Osso is a contemporary artist, a boy who became famous about two years ago thanks to a painting chosen to represent the cover of a Caparezza CD.

Jack Vettriano – Il Maggiordomo Cantante

The painting is one of the biggest icons in the United Kingdom since they sold seven hundred thousands a year in the form of a greeting card. Vettriano is considered a commercial painter, from this commerciality he draws inspiration and strength to dedicate himself to make an art become his art, seen more as an illustration and not artistic painting.

FRUITS

The third theme of the collections is called Fruits. It is inspired by two book of Phaidon. This is the European vision of what is the obsessive Japanese research of fashion trends. This research of fashion trends consists in the artistic repetition of the same object placed in different contest, with the same proportion and perspective. Fruits is a search medium which was an inspirations of the most famous brands in the ’90/2000. Fruits is a theme focused on strong colours, it shown people that wearing clothes and create “extravagant” combinations with strong colours, bright and in sharp contrast between them. These people are dressed in this way to stand out from the crowd just as we want to do, as Perfetti Matasse a colori. This theme is unusual and most difficult one.

Valentina Cutilli

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