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NABA presents “Pattern. From the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional”, a book edited by Colomba Leddi (NABA Fashion Design Area Leader) with Lisa Corva (journalist and writer). This publication represents a temporal and geographical research journey: it’s a manual that starts from the basic element of garment construction – the sewing pattern - to describe how people, places, and periods in time have used it.. Available in bookstores from January 31, 2024, the volume, published by Quodlibet, is part of the NABA Insights editorial series comprising concept books that gather reflections and research insights about the various disciplines of the Academy - in this instance, related to NABA's Fashion Design Area - directed by Guido Tattoni (NABA Dean) and Italo Rota (NABA Scientific Advisor). 

 

The Presentation at Triennale Milano 

NABA will officially present the book on February 14 at 6 PM at Triennale Milano, in Viale Emilio Alemagna 6, featuring a panel discussion with Colomba Leddi and Lisa Corva, Italo Rota, Marco Sammicheli (curator for the Design, Fashion, and Craftsmanship sector of Triennale Milano and director of the Museo del Design Italiano), and Michela Gattermayer (journalist and NABA lecturer).

Free access by registration on Triennale Milano’s website.

 

 

“Pattern. From the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional”

“Pattern. From the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional” is designed for those who wish to explore and understand how garments are made and to try their hand at creating one, utilising the full-scale foldable patterns included in the volume. The chapters of the book, in both Italian and English, range from “What to do with a rectangle?” to “From two-dimensional to three-dimensional”, from “The variable body” to “Paper pattern without scissors”, and cover topics like “The narrated garment”, “Artist's pattern” to “Atelier: custom-made unique pieces”. This text intends to provide, in a simple and understandable manner, an unusual perspective on the stories of patterns, without focusing excessively on usage instructions. The subject of their creation is indeed very technical, yet also highly flexible - like fabric - and represents a unique language of fashion that expresses itself in various situations. This NABA Insight book ultimately leaves the readers with a reflection on the future of the fashion industry's creative aspects.

 

The NABA Insights Series

Over the years, the NABA Insights series has gathered various volumes, presented not as works of analysis and synthesis of the past, but as thoughts, reflections, and reasonings – an attempt to look towards what is not yet, a way to take ownership of the future of the disciplines of art and design, to be an active part in shaping the direction to follow. Included in the same series are also the volumes “Utopian display. Geopolitical curating,” edited by Marco Scotini (Visual Arts Department Head); “Designing a Spoon to Change the City” by Claudio Larcher (Design Area Leader) and Valentina Dalla Costa (Design Area Master of Arts Course Advisor Leader); “Theatre dictionary,” edited by Margherita Palli (Bachelor of Arts in Set Design Course Advisor Leader); “The Electric Rectangle,” edited by Guido Tattoni and Simone Sarasso, (author and NABA lecturer); “Might Something Like This Do? An Anthology of Future Communication,” edited by Patrizia Moschella (Communication and Graphic Design Area Leader), and Fabio Pelagalli (Course Leader of the Mas of Communication and Graphic Design Area), with lecturers Roberto Clemente and Franco Gonella. 

 

"Pattern", the presentation at Triennale Milano

Wednesday, February 14, from 18:00 to 20:00
At Triennale Milano, Viale Emilio Alemagna 6, Milan

Free access by registration on Triennale Milano's website.