Giovanni di Cristina, Amministratore Delegato di Tessitura Attilio Imperiali e Federica Belli Paci di Segre & Schieppati
Giovanni di Cristina, CEO Tessitura Attilio Imperiali and Federica Belli Paci from Segre & Schieppati

Tradition, quality, Made In Italy: these three terms have always characterised the identity of the companies, Tessitura Attilio Imperiali and Segre & Schieppati. These two textile realities have now joined forces and given life to a new synergistic project which combines the elegance of silk and versatility of cotton, the luxury of satin and sportiveness of canvas. February’s Lineapelle was the launching pad and official debut for this new shared creative path, sealed by the “Tele Contemporanee” (Contemporary canvases) project, which will continue throughout 2017 with an intertwining of art and fashion, linking the Lineapelle events to a dialogue with creativity.
Four artists walked through the doors of the company in early May, they explored the spaces and familiarised themselves with the environments, production cycles, expressive stimuli and the materials treated. In only 48 hours, the silks of Tessiture Imperiali and canvases of Segre & Schieppati were filled with doodles and lettering by Marcella Ballarin, collage illustrations by Benedetta Bertolini, the dark romanticism by Richard Blackstar and underground fairy tales by Marzia Nais. The visions of the four young artists took shape and colour on Imperial Silk 1004 and Olona Canvas 3212.

Shoe produced by the Tessitura Attilio Imperiali silk and the Olona textile by Segre e Schieppati
Shoe produced by the Tessitura Attilio Imperiali silk and the Olona textile by Segre e Schieppati

The result of this union between art and design can be admired in the Tessitura Attilio Imperiali stand during the upcoming edition of Lineapelle. The path of each artist will be on display, in three stages: the large canvas with the original design, the die on which the artistic operation will be carried out and, finally, the creation of the prototype (shoe or bag).