Year of project: 2012
The prototype has been designed using a felt (composed of waste textile fibers) coupled with a polyethylene film, usually used in whitewashing and plasterwork for the protection of floors, because the felt is absorbent and the film is anti-slip. This non-woven fabric recreates the imaginary and the atmosphere of the Dadaist period of Max Ernst, and it produces a sensation of lived and worn, created by its poor origin. The result is a garment with strong materic impact at a visual and tactile level. The anxiety that this garment produces is taken to the extreme by the choice to bring all the seams to the outside. The polyethylene has been removed from the parts in contact with the body, in order to in- crease the comfort and the breathability.
The coat was showed at the June 2012 edition of WHITE Milano, at Ansaldo in Via Tortona 54, during “The Art of Making” exhibition.
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