by Gaia Schiavetti
Monochromatic outfits and explosions of solid and decisive colors. This is the result of the first look at Laura Biagiotti collection for Spring Summer 2022 presented on 13th September at MAXXI. Colors are the first detail that catches the eye because they stand out decisively on the linear cuts and show their best combinations on suits.
Laura Biagiotti’s Spring Summer 2022 collection is designed with a view to the future, but it must not have been difficult for the brand that has always had an eye on tomorrow by developing a simple and minimal language with easily recognizable elegance. All the charm and cleanliness of Laura Biagiotti’s design is expressed in this Spring Summer 2022 collection in the love for art.
Giacomo Balla’s 1930 “Sketch for a scarf with behavioral lines” is reproduced in futurist prints and is just one of the examples of the tributes to art in this collection.
In a context so immersed in art, even Biagiotti white becomes a work but to be worn, a color that dresses the woman for every need, transporting her to a comfort zone at least in clothing. The iconic white parades alongside the bright colors that look to the future: fuchsia and purple tones, vibrant yellows and greens that fade into blue.The explosion of energy is entrusted to flowers, the protagonists of prints that make the suits unique. And what is art if not (and also) craftsmanship? Biagiotti knitwear fully expresses this concept by combining traditional craftsmanship and innovative details, all rigorously handmade.
The must-have garment is the white wool and silk blazer, a comfortable and enveloping version of the formal garment. The cashmere dresses frame the back and necklines with knots and weaves. We then return to the purest form of art by transforming the LB Bag into a work of art to be carried by hand. The incredibly successful bags reproduce bale works and archive prints; even scarves become canvases.
Sustainability and innovation for sunglasses produced in “bio” acetate originating from cellulose and printed with lively asymmetrical motifs. The étoile Eleonora Abbagnato made the show special by walking in it wearing a full skirt that reproduces a flower. Also her daughter Julia Balzaretti took part in the show together with Vittoria Rosolino, daughter of the champion Massimiliano and Natalia Titova.
“I imagined a” trilogy “: the Piazza del Campidoglio with its Renaissance spirit, the Ara Pacis that evokes Augustan Rome suggesting a new golden age, and now the MAXXI Museum, which welcomes the arts of the 21st century, taking a census of the future. With the MAXXI Museum, the Biagiotti Group shares values and visions for the conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage and a fruitful collaboration on the occasion of the exhibition “Casa Balla. From home to the universe and back “. In this third appointment in Rome we investigate the connection between women and the new time, between fashion and art, clothing and space.
In an architectural project that is unique in the world created by Zaha Hadid, the act of dressing is staged as an expressive and creative gesture, in progress, in movement, on a fast path towards an ever more personal and contemporary beauty. I borrowed from my mother Laura the passion for futurism and for Giacomo Balla, for energizing colors and shapes, for brilliant avant-garde intuitions. The futurist requests suggest turning our gaze forward, an attitude more necessary than ever in a scenario of global pandemic such as the one that indelibly marked humanity at the beginning of the 20s of the Third Millennium.
Fashion must also cultivate young people, imagining that the relationship between generations can be a careful and generous osmosis, and that ideas constantly need that enzyme of freshness and imagination brought by new forces and new talents. Fashion can and must contribute to that ethical reorientation of society without which beauty and hope are lost. Hence the responsibility towards the present, as well as the future, and the need to interpret a sustainable message made up of people, a bond with the territory, with art, culture and beauty “. Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna