Some stylists, designers, artisans participate in the work of the Stanza for the realisation of independent projects or by making available their creativity and manufacturing capacity for the production of other collections.
Montalbano’s career in fashion spans a period of over thirty years, going back to 1981 when he opened his first dressmaking shop. He has taken part to European fashion events, including the 1990 Festival International de la Mode in Hyères, where he was awarded the French Fashion Journalists’ Special Prize. In 1998 he was invited to exhibit at Musée de la Mode et du Costume in Paris.
He worked for several years designing costumes for theatre and ballet before returning to dressmaking. His interest in the language of apparel rather than in fashion trends translates into a visionary approach in designing everyday garments. Over the years, the minimalist rigour that was the original trademark of his creations has been enlivened with a dash of irony.
His clothes are all unique pieces.
[Credits photo – Oscar Bernelli]
InDetail is a creation by Lucia Sandrini, 35 years old based in Brescia, in the north of Italy.
First she studied Industrial Design and then Fashion Design, she strongly believes in the values of Made in Italy. Her mission is to combine the concept of functionality with minimal beauty and high quality. She currently collaborates on the style of Annalisa knitwear.
I have loved dismantling and reassembling objects in different ways from an early age.
Working, for a well-known fashion company I was asked to create accessories for their catwalk at New York Fashion Week.
Being the ideas that I proposed too complex to be manufactured industrially, I had to handcraft them myself.
So I discovered techniques and materials, ancient and modern, orthodox and less…
When this work experience ended, I decided to not forget the experiences that I had acquired and to follow my idea of beauty all the way, so I opened a shop: Butcher’s Broom was born.
Butcher’s Broom, a timeless combination between art and craft, born from my hands and my imaginary.
Butcher’s Broom -“pungitopo” in Italian- meaning “stings mouse” is an evergreen plant and known as protector of grain from the greed of mice but also as crying red berries in the frosty quiet of winter.
Butcher’s Broom is the unexpected gift of the unknown, but also the soul guardian over indolence stealing marvel.
Word is the enclosure of the senses, it compresses the horizon on the line of culture, image bends the line to a circle giving back desire to the Moon.