Under the light of a Roman sunset in Piazza del Campidoglio, Laura Biagiotti has unveiled her new spring-summer 2021 collection.
The choice of the location is symbolic; the designer chose Rome with the intent of suggesting a spirit of rebirth for the city and for the whole of Italy, which was seriously affected by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It was very hard for everyone,” explains Biagiotti, “starting again from a blank sheet of paper every morning, as my mother used to say. In addition to missing her, all of you who have seen me grow up, I have missed coming here to check that everything was being done well. I thought we should start again from Rome, from here. I think there was no better place to start again”.
When asked to describe the collection, Lavinia gave these three adjectives: “free, enlightening and durable”, starting from the first concept explained by the Bambola shapes, Laura’s idea, modernized then with pockets added by Lavinia that amplify the idea of comfort and versatility.
The term “illuminating” refers instead to the White Biagiotti, which always stands out in the collections, here embellished with embroidery of crystals that create the trompe l’oeil effect. Finally, the durability recalls the functional characteristic of the clothes, intended for reuse and therefore close to the idea of sustainability.
The show was even more magical thanks to the performance of etoile Eleonora Abbagnato and of other five dancers of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Moreover, performer and model Anna Cleveland gave life to the dress she wore through elegant and delicate theatrical movements, enchanting the entire audience of Piazza del Campidoglio. Ennio Morricone’s notes accompanied the model, whose dress portrayed the square designed by Michelangelo.
Biagiotti’s attentions for Rome do not end here. Indeed, it has been announced that the Biagiotti foundation will finance the restoration of the Fontana della Dea Roma in Piazza del Campidoglio.
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