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Tiziano Guardini

Tiziano Guardini
Tiziano Guardini
Stylish eco-designer
Picture by Antonio Barrella
Tiziano Guardini
Tiziano Guardini

What if there were child-like demiurges, nostalgic for their childhoods in Villa Pamphili park? Who pulled the bark off the trees and the petals from the pines to fashion into clothes? Tiziano Guardini is a 35-year-old fashion designer, couturier and, above all, an eco-designer. Yes, because his starting point is always harmony. Harmony as a continuity between his soul and what he does, but especially vital contact with nature in an approach which is both new and old at the same time.

“Nature must become part of our existence again”. And Tiziano Guardini's woman wears nature and carries its weight, beauty and strength. She is not a goddess but a natural creature, at one with her garment: the fur of pine needles, or non-violent ahimsa silk (made without killing the worm), the skirt of ears of corn, sinuous and feminine, the dress of olive branches created for the Expo, with leaves like silver spears - almost a sculpture, a work of art that reminds us of the bond with our land. But that's not all. There's also the Morticia Addams-style evening gown created for the Royal Albert Hall and subsequently shown at the United Nations in Geneva. Made of liquorice roots – a ductile, highly durable material – and in no way frivolous, it is a principle you can wear, something rooted in the earth and in life, something that connects deeply to being a woman (and it's no coincidence that licorice root is also to be found in the essence of Chanel No. 5). And finally, a dress made of maritime pine bark: a light, sinuous armour which creates a powerful, patient femininity. Guardini's women are so diverse and so special. Beautiful in a reflective, unrehearsed way, and captured in the natural flow of life. Born as though by magic from fragments of Villa Pamphili. Yes, because it is there, in those sites of childhood memory, that Tiziano stocks up on supplies: the park, his most trusted haberdashery.

 

The story of Tiziano Guardini has been written by Gaia Manzini, writer.

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