In occasion of the last edition of Altaroma, A.I Artisanal Intelligence curated by Clara Tosi Pamphili and Alessio de’Navasques has revived the idea of revolution through fashion.
The showcase dedicated to contemporary artisans and new talents meditated on the transformation that reconfigured society and gender roles in the 60’s and explored the influence of those meaningful changes in generations thereafter. 50 Years Later highilights how fashion has cherished throughout the years the legacy of a generation that stood up to the system juxtaposed with the current design trends of those who came after. Today like in the past, up-and-coming designers are using their creative skills as a form of protest, dealing with the vanity and self-centred tendecies of nowadays as well as with issues related to ecology, sexuality, nomadism etc… The lack of inspiring political authorities has genereated a kind of Bohemian rejection towards government institutions and old rules, resulting in an eclectic and avantgarde approch to fashion. A.I Artisanal Intelligence selected the most remarkable graduating collections from world’s top fashion design schools to trace this generally spred defying tendency. Some of them such as Rango, Lin Chen and Monica Gesualdo paid creative homage to the artisanal intelligence that enabled them to re-utilize previous traditions and tools to create something new. Others of the likes of Sanna Schubert and Federico Cina opted for a more visual and groundbreaking effect. Standout among all was the work of Gabriele Skucas titled “The End of Irony”, consisting in a series of monastic and severe outfits featuring interesting crochet techniques that have been used to create contemporary textures.