A capsule collection was presented at Venice Fashion Week.

On Friday, October 20, Venice Fashion Week took place at the Hotel Ca' di Dio in Venice, and Bemberg™, in partnership with Tiziano Gardini and Jacopo Ascari, presented the third edition of "A Dress for Venice"

A Dress for Venice, a project by Venezia da Vivere, is a declaration - an icon - capable of indicating the principles that a sustainable fashion collection must embody: design, innovation, responsibility, and partnerships of excellence. The A Dress for Venice 2023 collection is the symbol of sustainable fashion at Venice Fashion Week: a tangible seal to convey and promote its values through various initiatives that will unfold throughout the year.

Inspired by the city of water, the clothing collection was designed by eco-designer Tiziano Guardini and illustrated by artist Jacopo Ascari. Made with Bemberg™ yarns, a unique and precious fiber produced exclusively by Asahi Kasei and certified for its biodegradability in both soil and water, the capsule collection was produced by Martina Vidal Venezia, a Venetian brand that also enriched the garments with elements of handmade Burano lace, an ancient art candidate for inclusion on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, with the support of artisanal companies from Venice and the Veneto region identified by the Tavolo Veneto della Moda.

The collection will be presented to the press on Friday, October 20th at 12:00 PM in the spaces of the 5-star Ca' di Dio Hotel, in the presence of all the project's key figures."Returning to Venice and experiencing the emotions of this place and the artists who have enriched, it is intoxicating," says Tiziano Guardini. Jacopo Ascari, regarding the illustrations, adds, "I started with a careful study of the works of Canaletto, Guardi, and Bellotto, masterpieces of the 18th-century Vedutismo."

The exhibition is enriched by a lagoon installation curated by botanical expert and floral designer Gabriele Bisetto Trevisin of La Dogaressa Flowers and Erbaria.
The A Dress for Venice collection will be presented in Venice from Saturday, October 21st at the Atelier Martina Vidal in Burano, as part of ApritiModa, an initiative that sees historic fashion houses across Italy open their private spaces to the public.

A Dress for Venice is a collaborative project endorsed by the Municipality of Venice, the Veneto Region, and Homo Faber - Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d'Art. It has the support of a network of companies identified by the Tavolo Veneto della Moda (Confartigianato, Confindustria, CNA, Confesercenti, and Confcommercio of Veneto Fashion) and the global platform C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy), which has been promoting responsible innovation and collaborating with the entire international fashion supply chain to offer contemporary consumers an innovative and responsible choice since 2007.

The project benefits from the partnership of Camera Buyer Italia, the national association that brings together the best multi-brand stores of excellence, and sustainable fashion projects consultant Marina Iremonger.The fabrics from Bemberg™ yarn used in this collection were created by Infinity Srl and Tessitura Grisotto.The textile printing is carried out by Creazioni Digitali, a sustainable digital printing company from Como, which printed on Bemberg™ fabrics using pigment inks with reduced water usage through the CreŌ | Creation Opportunity project. The labels were produced by Cadica using sustainable and circular materials.

The evening gown from the capsule collection made its debut on September 7th on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival, worn by actress Margot Sikabonyi and dubbed by the press as "The greenest gown of the Festival."

*Venezia da Vivere
Venezia da Vivere is the Venetian company that created A Dress for Venice. It also conceived and supports the fine craftsmanship network Alto Artigianato Venezia, it organizes Venice Fashion Week, Atelier Aperti and Venice Sustainable Tourism projects. Its mission is to support talents and to promote Venice as the ideal city where to live and create. For this reason, it brings together a community of creative professionals, artisans, and visual artists to develop projects that connect traditional know-how with contemporary design. Venezia da Vivere is also a web platform that promotes creativity and involves every day thousands of people on its social networks, enhancing the value of craftsmanship and contributing to the sustainable development of Venice.

*Tiziano Guardini
“Eco-sustainability is the ability to perceive the meaning of life”. Winner of the 2017 Green Carpet Fashion Award as Best Emerging Designer, selected by Vogue in the Next Green Talents shortlist, Tiziano Guardini is being acclaimed by the press as "the designer of nature". Nature is at the heart of his creative process.

*Jacopo Ascari
Jacopo Ascari founded his Atelier in Milan in 2021: a graphic art and creative studio that produces dozens of publications and collaborations, with a specific focus on fashion, architecture and design. Since 2020, he has been teaching Illustration for Fashion at Politecnico di Milano. As a painter, he held his first solo exhibition in March 2022: Ascari Atelier Milano.
Hotel Ca’ di Dio is part of the VRetreats collection, a brand of Alpitour World's hoteliers. Every detail at Ca’ di Dio is designed with respect for the city of Venice, nature, and people. Several sustainability projects are active, significant investments have been made to equip the hotel with systems and infrastructure to minimize environmental impact, such as the use of lagoon water for heating. The hotel has also passed the evaluation of the SLH Sustainability Advisory Panel with a review by the GSTC, educating its guests on environmental responsibility and offering them experiences that connect with the local culture.

Venice Fashion Week promotes Venice as a center of production and creativity, an ideal place to live and create. It is conceived and organized by Venezia da Vivere, an agency specializing in the enhancement and promotion of contemporary craftsmanship.
It is endorsed by the Municipality of Venice, the Veneto Region, Homo Faber - Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d'Art, and in partnership with Vela - Venezia Unica.

The partners include: Tavolo Veneto della Moda (Confartigianato, Confindustria, CNA, Confesercenti, and Confcommercio della Moda del Veneto), Piazza San Marco Association, IUSVE, Moodart, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Venice Cocktail Week, Venice Photo Lab, and ApritiModa.
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