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CHIARA AVERSANO

CHIARA AVERSANO
CHIARA AVERSANO
Photo by Antonio Barrella
CHIARA AVERSANO
CHIARA AVERSANO

The project’s origins lie in the sketches of stage costumes that she learnt to draw when she attended the Academy of fashion and costume. She had her first stage show at the age of 23. She designed the costumes of actors on stage, in theatres and on the set of a movie. Her works include the theatre performance of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Alessandro Gassman and “Alice”, by Matteo Tarasco. Her touch expresses in coloured pictures the temperament and expressivity of the fantastic creatures that are born, live and die on a stage.

Her talent is ambidextrous. She is extremely strict with herself: she always uses an indelible ink pen, so that «I’m not allowed to make mistakes». In addition to costumes, in fact, she has always been attracted to illustration. She adores René Gruau, a magical fashion illustrator who worked in the atelier of Christian Dior and created the poster for “La dolce vita”. She loves comic strips and Japanese anime cartoons: her favourite is Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball. Her sign combines sketches with comic strips.

The most recent results of her artistic career are the Juicydolls, 3 scornful, seductive dolls that illustrate female identity in ink and watercolours on t-shirts. To perfect the silhouettes of Ines, Lulù and Nina, Chiara took ideas from ancient and modern fashion, from vintage and contemporary styles. Behind the inspiration of the author there are also Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and burlesque. For the latter she designed costumes for a show with international stars.

The t-shirts are made in organic cotton, printed exclusively with atoxic ink, and their ethical production process eliminates almost entirely CO2 emissions. Chiara Aversano, creates drawings to be worn, whatever she does.

The story has been written by Gabriele di Fronzo, writer.

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