Fashion and jewelry

Last Thursday I went to visit the exhibition dedicated to a little known side of the designer Gianfranco Ferré, who died in 2007: that of jewelry designer. The exhibition, open until 18 February, is housed in a splendid courtly hall of Palazzo Madama, in Piazza Castello in Turin (attention to timetables, the ticket office closes at 5.00 pm!)

You will find over 200 jewel-objects in a display of great visual impact, even if of doubtful taste and not easy to use, especially for the dense protective net that hinders the view and is reflected a bit everywhere.

Apart from this, the pieces on display are of the highest level. Divided into six main areas (Air, Water, Earth, Fire, Energy and Power), each characterized by a predominant color, the jewels trace the activity of Ferré from 1980 to 2007 and tell the story of an innovative stylist who recognized great dignity to the accessories.

Necklaces and brooches, belts and rings, bracelets and earrings are made of the most varied materials: enamels, stones, painted wood, Murano glass and Swarovski crystals, leather and copper.

Ferré saw the jewel as an essential complement to the clothes on which it was worn: the proof is obtained by admiring some items of clothing that are also on display, in which the jewels create the essence of the dress itself.

On this occasion, I remind you that at the end of the month I will exhibit my creations at HOMI, at the Rho Fair. Appointment January 26 to 29, Hall 01, Stand M14. I wait for you!