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The “Tra Arte e Moda” exhibition explores the relationship between artwork, clothing and footwear, underlining the contamination shared in art and fashion, and the general understanding that artists and fashion designers are driven by the same passion: to create beauty. The exhibition is open in the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo (Piazza Santa Trinità 5, Florence), and other locations, like the Florentine Biblioteca Nazionale, Palazzo Pitti, Museo Marino Marini and the textile museum, the Museo del Tessuto in Prato, and can be visited until April 2017. Stefania Ricci is the curator, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo’s director, and the keeper of Ferragamo’s (the “Dream Shoemaker” who frequented artists and artisans) secrets. Together with Maria Luisa Frisa, Enrica Morini and Alberto Salvadori, she has united artwork, clothing and footwear. As in other exhibitions at the museum, the itinerary begins with a narration of the extraordinary artist and inventor, his research, and his crossover into other artistic disciplines. Salvatore takes credit for the invention of the cork wedge and sandals with nylon uppers.

The Thayat suit, 1920.
Salvatore Ferragamo, Tirassegno, 1958, pump in mustard suede with multi-coloured appliques.
A wedge featured in the exhibition, Florence, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo.
A mor erecent addition to the Ferragamo collections; bag, 2008.
Suede bag, Bice Lazzarini, 1928.
Salvatore Ferragamo, “Invisibile”, 1947, nylon upper and suede, wedge and heel made of wood. Florence, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. Foto Arrigo Coppiz.
One of the colourful, geometric scarves in the Ferragamo collection.

WHERE: piazza Santa Trinità 5 a Firenze, Italy

 

The “Tra Arte e Moda” exhibition explores the relationship between artwork, clothing and footwear, underlining the contamination shared in art and fashion, and the general understanding that artists and fashion designers are driven by the same passion: to create beauty. The exhibition is open in the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo (Piazza Santa Trinità 5, Florence), and other locations, like the Florentine Biblioteca Nazionale, Palazzo Pitti, Museo Marino Marini and the textile museum, the Museo del Tessuto in Prato, and can be visited until April 2017. Stefania Ricci is the curator, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo’s director, and the keeper of Ferragamo’s (the “Dream Shoemaker” who frequented artists and artisans) secrets. Together with Maria Luisa Frisa, Enrica Morini and Alberto Salvadori, she has united artwork, clothing and footwear. As in other exhibitions at the museum, the itinerary begins with a narration of the extraordinary artist and inventor, his research, and his crossover into other artistic disciplines. Salvatore takes credit for the invention of the cork wedge and sandals with nylon uppers.

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The Moodboarders is a glance into the design world, which, in all of its facets, captures the extraordinary even within the routine. It is a measure of the times. It is an antenna sensitive enough to pick-up on budding trends, emerging talents and neglected aesthetics. Instead of essays, we use brief tales to tune into the rhythm of our world. We travelled for a year without stopping, and seeing as the memory of this journey has not faded, we have chosen to edit a printed copy. We eliminated anything episodic, ephemeral or fading, maintaining a variety of articles that flow, without losing the element of surprise, the events caught taking place, and the creations having just bloomed.