A CEREMONIAL DRESS
In the planning of this work I put in evidence both tradition
and innovation, textile culture and its recovery. The dress
is basically inspired by the particular cutting technique,
known and named in Veneto as " TAIADO-TAIUZADO ",
which was very common in Europe during the 16th century. (
See xerocopies 1 and 2 ). It also developes the concept of
" cutting " in order to create effects of transparence
and space ; the light passes through the cuttings and its
consequent effects change according to the movements of the
body wearing the dress .
For the ornament, I created a stylized tree of life . The
tree' s symbolism finds its origins in the most ancient traditions
: the historian Mircea Eliade embodies, in these ancient symbolic
shapes usually recalling to nature, the archetypes of an originary
language which is becoming today nearly a " collective
unconscious " and can be identified in all the world'
s cultures .
The necessity to stylize leaves and fruit brought me to search
in the Middle Ages art some interesting hints, mainly in portals