I don’t speak too much of the events that conceirn women’s fashion. First, since this is a blog dedicated to the male world, it is probably the last place where a reader interested in the subject would looking for. Secondly, because I feel a little unprepared for dealing with the topic with the proper measure. But the opening of the exhibition “Papuasia’s Shadow” by Gemma Del Vecchio held January 19th at the Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese refered a project that involves multiple aspects: fashion, photography, social, art and emotions.
Gemma Del Vecchio is a young Roman, who graduated at the Academy of Costume and Fashion, which has received several awards and has worked with brands such as David Mayer Naman and Rocco Barocco, where she currently is the clothing and accessories designer.”Papuasia’s Shadow” is the spontaneous union between photography and fashion. The idea comes from the observation of the shots taken by photographer G. Augusta in Papua New Guinea. To stimulate a dive in this land, Gemma has created totems, with a clever game of lights, that stimulates entry into a third dimension through the shadows that drawings printed on plexiglass project onto photographs backwaters, conveying the emotion that springs from it.
The event was held in the beautiful terrace at the Sofitel, the luxury hotel of Rome in Via Lombardia, judged in 2013 by 20 experts the most beautiful terrace in Europe. The terrace, which acts both as a restaurant and lounge bar, hosts the totems as point lights, that blend well with the minimalist decor of the terrace. The exhibition will remain on display until March 1st, 2014: with the excuse to enjoy appetizers and cocktails at the Sofitel, you will see live the works of Gemma Del Vecchio.