NABA is glad to announce that the students of the BA in Fashion Design of its campus in Rome had the opportunity to participate in the workshop “Fashion Poetry” realized by art historian and curator Olivier Saillard.
The workshop, taking place from November 29th to December 1st, focused on the “forgotten dress in a wardrobe”, giving it a new existence with a process of poetic remodelling. Olivier Saillard, with the artistic collaboration of Axelle Doué, model and performer, Gaël Mamine, and Aymar Crosnier, studio manager of Studio Olivier Saillard, involved the students in the use of discarded garments, manipulating and transforming them.
The experience culminated in a performance to show the new life of these clothes. The goal of the workshop was to raise awareness among students that the design project can add value even to what has lost charm, by critically exploring the concept of luxury in contemporary fashion.
Olivier Saillard directed the fashion museum of the city of Paris, the Palais Galliera, until 2017. Since January 2018 he has held the role of Art, Image and Culture Director for J.M. Weston, and he is currently Director of Fondation Azzedie Alaia and initiateur of Moda Povera since since 2019.