“In order to seek new ideas and design them,
you need to look at other people, go beyond appearances,
read between the lines of languages, not only of fashion but above all of everyday life.
Fashion for me means the different ways of experiencing one’s body,
one’s habits, so that everyone can be who they are.”
Focused on the pyrotechnical creativity of Elio Fiorucci,
the famous Milanese fashion designer who died in 2015
and was defined by many as the “champion of democratic fashion”,
the catalogue of the exhibition running at Ca’ Pesaro in Venice until January 2019,
curated by Elisabetta Barisoni and Aldo Colonetti is now available
at Galleria Carla Sozzani Bookshop.
The catalogue has been devoted to Gillo Dorfles,
and contains first-person testimonies from people who collaborated with Elio Fiorucci,
from Maripol, Giusi Ferré, Gisella Borioli, to Andrea Branzi, Alessandro Mendini,
Oliviero Toscani among the many,
and features an extensive dialogue between Gillo Dorfles
and philosopher Aldo Colonetti.