2015|11|24_Ilaria Nistri is one of the protagonists at the exhibition "The New Vocabulary of Italian Fashion", recently inaugurated at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. The one of a kind exhibition was created from the need to recognize and celebrate the present Italian fashion world as well as its protagonists: brands and creative minds that have renewed and recovered its traditional cultural, technical and technological DNA over the past 20 years, rewriting it in a language that is completely original.
The exhibition is an accurate staging of the stretch of the Made in Italy label's recent history since 1998, the year that marks the concrete transition to a world interconnected by the web and new forms of communication. This was 10 years before the great global crisis of 2008, which affected Western economies and undermined the economic, social and cultural paradigms of post-modernity. The year 1998 is the watershed year between the "before" and "after": those who had gone through the crisis and regenerated themselves, and those who found it to be a driving force in taking an independent path.
To enhance the design content of garments and accessories, as well as to strongly express the concept of "vocabulary", the exhibition is structured in a path composed of key words that each summarize a typical concept that is renewed by Made in Italy products. For example: Material, Constructio
The exhibition is divided into three main sections:
Vocabulary: products are organized around key concepts in order to represent the different design approaches that recontextualize the archetypal elements of Italian products.
Narratives: an outline is drawn of the system of cultural and communicative production that revolves around fashion: photography, illustration, new media, publishing and video-art.
Biographies: a focus on the narrative stories of individual designers and brands who have created the new language of Made in Italy fashion.
The exhibition is curated by Paola Bertola and Vittorio Linfante.