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NABA is glad to announce “Gli abiti parlano” (Clothes Talk), a series of podcasts dedicated to fashion history by journalist and writer Lisa Corva, presented by Colomba Leddi, NABA Fashion Design Area Leader.

The first five episodes will be available on NABA’s Spotify and Spreaker Podcast Player channels starting on Tuesday April 27th and continuing every Tuesday for the entire month of May.

In each episode, Lisa Corva will read an excerpt from a novel, ranging from Tolstoj to contemporary writers, describing an outfit or an accessory. Each episode invites you to travel through time and glimpse a brief moment of fashion history. 

From Russian revolutionary Teffi’s otter fur coat, depicted in her autobiography “Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea”, to the polka dotted blue tie the main character of  “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” by Haruki Murakami cannot find, from the violets intertwined in the belt and hairstyle of Anna Karenina in the namesake novel by Lev Tolstoj, to the coat of Akakij Akakjevič the protagonist of one of the “St Petersburg tales” by Nikolai Gogol, to the light blue summer shirt in André Aciman’s book and film “Call me by your name”.

One after the other these clues will be the key to different eras, reflecting the changes in times and styles, and will also become the starting point for the reflections of Fashion Design Area students, inspiring them for the creation of exercises dedicated to each podcast.

Each episode will be accompanied by the original illustrations by Pietro Corva and the music by Vincenzo Bellanova.

Follow the podcasts starting on April 27th and every Tuesday onto NABA’s Spotify and Spreaker channels.