Chiara Pizzinato Atelier
The Chiara Pizzinato Atelier results from the personal history and life experiences of its owner, Chiara. From her mother, a seamstress, she has derived the fondness for fabrics, whereas from her passion and love for botany and the green world (degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Padua and Master Degree in Environmental Sciences at the Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise in Belgium) she draws the inspiration for the garments and accessories she makes.
These steps and her job at an environmental engineering company are the benchmarks on her path towards the opening of the Atelier. As well as her decision to attend a course on patchwork, which led her to the rediscovery of the world of fabrics, which she had always been surrounded by, and to the choice of going her own way, thus starting her own first activity in the early 2000s.
The clothes produced here are high-fashion items, both because they’re handmade, and because they’re born from Chiara’s own creativity and her being inspired by the emotions that the fabrics’ colours and textures evoke. Chiara’s love for colours doesn’t go unnoticed in her accessories, either, which join the study of new forms and patterns with the search for the perfect proportion between different fabrics.
The Bevilacqua Pizzinato project
A place where art merges with craftsmanship, where fashion meets one of Venice’s oldest activities, where brand-new trends and centuries-old patterns meld together: this is Bevilacqua Pizzinato, a brand born from the collaboration between the Chiara Pizzinato Atelier and Tessiture Luigi Bevilacqua, i.e. two examples of Venetian handicraft and excellence, since the former is located in Treviso, whereas the latter is one of the oldest weaving factories in Venice.
All products created by the Bevilacqua Pizzinato collaboration are the result of artisanal knowledge: stoles, bags and clothes are woven by hand, starting from their fabrics, created with Tessiture Luigi Bevilacqua’s handlooms. Brocades, damasks, lampasses, satins and velvets are indeed produced with original 18th-century looms and following old procedures.
Ancient weaving tools thus develop into means to create modern and unprecedented garments and accessories: the old patterns of fabrics give them a touch of elegance, but the combination of various motifs in the models designed by Chiara Pizzinato turns them into contemporary-style items, which can join versatility and refinement.
Curry was selected for the Berlin 2015 exhibit.