Textile creations: Pietro Seminelli

Sep

17-24

2016

Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm

Free Event

Installation

Six textile works featuring different folding techniques will be presented as the “clothing” of the boutique, establishing a dialogue that resonates with the current collections.

When applied in textiles, the fold becomes subtle and elegant and transforms a surface in volume.

The textile works will be hung on wooden structures created for the occasion. The structures are inspired by Japanese kimono stands. They will occupy the space, each carrying a different identity.
Each piece is unique, made to measure by hand.

Pietro Seminelli creates his own fabrics in order to control the characteristics of the pleating. He then works on these specific fabrics with a unique understanding to inscribe, line by line, the pattern of the pleats, with the rigor and precision of an architect.
The creations produced from this assembly of "weaving / pleating" are often compared to textile stained glass because of the appearance of transparency in its work with the natural light. The more opaque creations can be read as animal skins and organic textures.

The textile creations of Pietro Seminelli carry a soul. They reflect his conviction that life is a succession of transformations, where each step marks our body. These are what he calls "the footprints of the innermost self".

Echoing the work of Yohji Yamamoto, Pietro Seminelli designs his creations like a protective or defensive second skin, like an armour.
Both technically and philosophically, the two artists give life to their creations by exploring different paths such as music, painting and the visual arts.

The press is invited to meet artist Pietro Seminelli in our Y's Yohji Yamamoto Boutique, Saturday 17 from 10am to 6 pm.

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