Why Matter Matters?

Why Matter Matters?
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Why Matter Matters?

Why Matter Matters?

Corneliani once again demonstrates its commitment to the world of art by launching the Green Art project, a series of collaborations with young emerging artists who, each season, with their purpose-built installations, become the stars and an integral part of the collection.
Through this project, the historic building located in Via Durini in Milan, Palazzo Durini Caproni di Taliedo, is transformed every six months when it hosts monographic installations by young talents who, with their works, provide a backdrop and context for the collection, based not only on aesthetic principles but also, and especially, on ethical principles. In fact, the selected artists are not bound by any creative constraints, aside from having to use only sustainable, natural and recycled materials for their installations, which sends a clear and unambiguous message.


SS23: "Why Matter Matters?"
Camilla Alberti for Corneliani - curated by Sofia Baldi

What would happen if we were to look at the present through the eyes of future generations?
With a little imagination we are thrown into the future, and what we are seeing in front of us are the relics of the present. A huge creature towers over us in the middle of the room, and like a huge fossil it encompasses the characteristic features of contemporary art. Our time is no longer about crystal-clear and pristine nature, but is rather shaped through contamination with anthropic elements: if we get closer to the sculpture we will notice that it has shells, different kinds of branches, lichens or lignicolous fungi which, with a highly unlikely yet very realistic dance, interact with hydraulic pipes, power steering, CD splinters and bicycle sprockets. Such juxtapositions seem to be impossible; and yet, they are nothing less than a faithful and lucid representation of present-day archaeology.
So now that we have practiced looking for detail, we can turn our attention to exploring Corneliani’s garments. In keeping with Camilla Alberti (Milan, 1994) research, the brand propels the entire Spring/Summer 2023 collection into the future, and combines the use of conventional tailoring materials, such as wool, silk or cotton, with state-of-the-art technical fabrics. All of a sudden, Corneliani’s elegant and refined garments now also embrace functionality through the use of nylon and polyester.