Monday, October 19, 2009

+...RoBeRTa FuRLaNeTTo...+

Born on the outskirts of Venice-Italy, Roberta Furlanetto is a genuine passion for materials and color. Curiosity and a taste for experimentation have led her to a wide range of experiences, all of them linked by a fierce need for self-expression. Roberta Furlanetto graduated from l’ Accademia di Belle Arte in Milan in 1990. She works from her atelier and studio in Milan.

In 1992 she completed a maxi canvass using mixed techniques and collage which was commissioned by an art collector, who later showed her work to Christian Lacroix. Lacroix drew inspiration from this piece and invited Roberta to begin collaborating with him. She began creating exclusive pieces for his Haute Couture Shows. Nina Ricci soon followed suit, then Dior, Ungaro and Azzedine Alaïa.

In 2007 Roberta Furlanetto launched her prêt-a-porter collection. Each piece is created, developed and constructed on the body. Designed according to volume, asymmetry, and contrast. Suspended between geometry and pattern. The pieces are often brought to life with a total absence of seams: shapes are defined by means of folds, pressing, pleating, or by contact with internal structures designed to provide invisible support. They are the translation of an idea, simultaneously artistic and technical. Her approach is minimal and sumptuous, logical,
sophisticated but practical and functional.

Roberta Furlanetto asserts that“… nothing is left to chance in my work”. The singularity of Furlanetto’s work does not lie solely in the aesthetic quality of what she creates, but in the fact that she is able to reproduce its emotional intensity.

Image courtesy of Roberta Furlanetto

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