Elisabetta Cipriani collaborates with critically acclaimed painters and sculptors. The creative process begins with Elisabetta persuading the artist to create a wearable art project. These are challenging projects for the artists who are often approaching the realm of jewellery for the first time. Through a process of experimentation, the artist creates a series of prototype sketches which encapsulate their artistic poetics. Elisabetta and the respective artist follow the making process very closely, and, once the prototype has been approved by all parties, either the artist or a specialised goldsmith produce the final piece. The end result is an exceptional jewel which represents the most intimate expression of the artist. By tapping into the legacy of great jewellery houses who in collaboration with artists make legacy pieces – Elisabetta is further refocusing the consumer on the brooch and how this can be an emblem of your ethos and a purchase that empowers you.
‘MANIFESTATIONS’ BY AIGANA GALI
Manifestations Art Couture Project, by Aigana Gali is inspired by the tradition of the painted Kimono and the rich heritage of textiles from Kazakhstan, she conceived of a series of wearable canvases, finished in collaboration with the client. Each commission represents a new challenge for the artist, who approaches these works as if creating for the first time. The process begins with an encounter and time to listen to the individual’s story; then guided by her intuition, Aigana creates a series of prototype sketches which encapsulates the individual’s essence – a poetic, symbolic vision of their character. Through this exchange, client and artist begin a journey which they share very closely, exploring all fabric, shape and colour options. Collaborating with Europe’s leading clothing suppliers, Manifestations is committed to sustainability throughout this process, using offcuts and textiles from haute couture. Once the prototype has been approved by both parties, Aigana then hand paints this story onto the chosen textile design. The end result is an exceptional garment which represents the most intimate expression of the client, but tells their story in a subtle, beguiling way. This process touches on the great legacy of Kazakh textiles, in which the coat is the most valuable possession. For this, Aigana sees Manifestations as an art project, refocusing the consumer on the story we all carry on our back and how this can be an emblem of your ethos and a purchase that empowers you.
June 24th – 6th July BLUE MINDS Gallery, 127 Sloane Street, SW1 X9AS
BLUE MINDS Screenings at AH Studio, 68 Kinnerton Street, SW1 X8ER
In association with the Blue Marine Foundation
15% of proceeds from Blue Minds exhibition will go to the Blue Marine Foundatio