Exuviae kimono

Exuviae kimono

Hand decorated felt

Exuviae kimono

Exuviae kimono

Stag beetle kimono

Stag beetle kimono

Hand decorated felt

Stag beetle kimono

Stag beetle kimono

Rosalia Alpina kimono

Rosalia Alpina kimono

Hand decorated felt

Rosalia Alpina kimono

Rosalia Alpina kimono

Membracidae kimono

Membracidae kimono

Hand decorated felt

EXUVIA

In biology, the term exuvia indicates what remains of an exoskeleton after the mute of an arthropod (insect, crustacean or arachnid).
The kimono in this series are fully handmade, and they're decoration  are inspired by patterns on the body of certain insects, from which each of these soft-sculpture takes its name.
Throughout the entire course of my life I have suffered from entomophobia; reason why I have directed my research towards these creatures, creating clothes and accessories that, for the choice of insulating and rigid materials such as felt and leather, can be conceived as an instrument of protection for the body.

Morphogenesis is the process capable of providing the necessary instructions for the genesis of the forms, biologically it’s the phase through the progession of form and structure of a living organism takes place, starting from the embryonic one.
This series of soft-sculptures is ideated from that concept, and they’re conceived to be dresses that cover human body like a second skin, with which one, the person who’s wearing it is able to perceive the surrounding environment by fully exploiting the different senses. 
This research wants to stimulate the exploration of one’s perceptual abilities and rewrite the forms of communication with the sorrounding space, re-exploring the most intimate knowledge of human being, leading the wearer to create a personal and intimate form of self-celebration.
The materials used  are predominantly different types of leather to 
stimulate multiple sensations from the contact  with human skin.

Collar

Collar

faux ostrich leather, with metal clousures

Collar

Collar

faux ostrich leather, with metal clousures

Underbust

Underbust

faux ostrich leather, with metal clousures

Underbust

Underbust

faux ostrich leather, with metal clousures

Underbust

Underbust

faux ostrich leather, with metal clousures

Forearm lead

Forearm lead

faux ostrich leather, with metal clousures

Forearm lead

Forearm lead

faux ostrich leather, with metal clousures

Garter

Garter

faux ostrich leather, with metal clousures

Garter

Garter

faux ostrich leather, with metal clousures

Garter

Garter

faux ostrich leather, with metal clousures

Topcoat

Topcoat

faux ostrich leather, real ostrich feathers with metal clousures

Topcoat

Topcoat

faux ostrich leather, real ostrich feathers with metal clousures

Mask

Mask

faux ostrich leather, real ostrich feathers with metal clousures

MORPHOGENESIS