1. State of the art, project management and documentation#

Technology is humanized


For this week’ assignment is necessary to present myself and document it on gitlab’ site. Once the account has been created, a personal page with different folders is eccessed.

In the assigment folder is possible to document week by week the work done and in the images folder is possible to upload the pictures.

For the images, is necessary to resize them and for it i used Photoshop with the save for web option with which is possible to decide the size.

I created the videos with a free applicaion: Inshot but it possible too by Photoshop with which is possible to upload a vowel too. In Inshot there are free nusic too.

In my opinion is necessary to create folders for every week within the folder imagine, in order not to have much difficulty in recovering the images link over the weeks.

These and more is easy to implement it in to the documentation thanks the guide that Fiore Basile inserted in the site.

Once published on internet the videos or a post is possible to upload it in the documentation by attaching the link copied from Share -> Embended.

On skechlab is possible to load any working file.

Is recomended to make pictures of the work carried out, with a white background wherever is possible.



One of the main technologies state of the art that are fascinating to me, are the bio-technologies and the application in fashion, combined with the medicine too, that these are having in recent years.

I find these studies really interesting and I am fascinated by the work of NEFFA by Aniela Hoitink and Giula Tomasello who followed fabricademy last year and from which I took inspiration for my portfolio looking at the graphics used in her, and I follow them on facebook and Istagram.




Materials and nano-technoligies:#

Still in the field of alternative and cutting-edge materials, I really like the idea of using fabrics that come from work specifically designed to be applied in areas of work that up until now had nothing to do with the world of fashion.

I have followed various tutorials on how to apply CARBON FIBERS and I am very fascinated by all the developments and studies carried out in the field of nanotechnology that led to the discovery of graphene, which for the moment does not yet have a real and proper commercial development.

Another fiber that attracts me a lot is the GLASS FIBERS and the various types of processing that can be done with it. It is much more fragile than carbon fiber but it will certainly be one of my future experiments.

The interest continues for the SILICONE and especially the RESIN that are used to model or reinforce various other types of materials such as wood for decorating and adjusting tables.

I have followed many tutorials also on how to apply the resin.

One of the evolutions of my brand could be to do tutorials of this type but dedicated to the field of fashion, considering that the type of dress I want to create is a scene dress.

Among the things to which I am very interested, there are also the psychology in general from which neuroscience is born, applied today also to marketing, nanotechnology and astrology.

It would be very interesting for me to work one day with materials created for example for use in astronomy, to repair fireman, architecture and much more.

I love to follow documentaries of all kinds such as astronimy, the construction of mega infrastructures, videos of TED or TEDx, documenetari on nutrition and its harmful effects, engines and machines …

Even if I do not like sewing, what I miss is to follow the different documentaries during, for example, the infinite embroidery.

All of this is part of me. The way in which all these things fascinate me make me understand that technology in the broadest sense of the word, interests me very much and that where it will be possible to draw on and work on more and more advanced prototypes, I look for and inform myself.

Unfortunately, in addition to all the documnetary that I can not follow since a long time, there are also many articles that I should read daily. The list of useful links could be endless.

The time available is always very little, especially for research because the work and my perosonal project are very challenging, but I do not give up the sport.

Other interests that influence more than the nature of the product, its style are:

Dance and show:#


The 1930s belonged to swing, and to radio and dance. In general, in the terminology of jazz, swing means the typical way of playing notes with a “hopping” or “rocking” rhythm.

At the end of the twenties, in the midst of an economic crisis and full prohibition, the need for innovation was felt in the music field: the “Hot Jazz” style of New Orleans and Dixieland no longer satisfied the public. The locals of Kansas City and New York (Cotton Club in the lead) decided to rely on young musicians with new ideas. Kansas City became the kingdom of Count Basie and the Cotton Club of NY that of Duke Ellington: their orchestras, with their absolute diversity, will scan and influence the future developments of Jazz until 1940.

After the first black hits, the swing became a source of income for the white musicians who managed to make it become a radio hit and bring jazz to Hollywood. Between the years 1935 and 1946 the swing of the big bands became the most popular genre in the United States: in addition to Ellington and Basie other musicians and bandleaders like Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Woody Herman and Artie Shaw they were the protagonists of this period. With the advent of the Second World War and the consequent economic difficulties the decline of the “Era Swing” start.

Miles Davis end Duke:

Swing dances that take a rather long period from the 1920s to the 50s rock.

The years 20 and 30 have, according to my point of view, an unique style, a real elegance!

At that time everything had to be done with style, the liberty or Art Nouveau depends on where it was born.

I visited the old Peroni brewery, from the facades of the villa to the fermentation stable the accuracy in decoration and furnishings is not lacking.

There was an intrinsic necessity to create beautiful and elegant things.

Next to Afro-American music and swing dances, in Europe, the Neapolitan theater in Italy is developed.

Considering the genres of Greek theater as precursors, the first traces of the Neapolitan theater date back to the poetic work of Jacopo Sannazaro and Pietro Antonio Caracciolo between the end of the fifteenth and early sixteenth century, at the time of the Aragonese court.

A few years later, instead, Caracciolo presented two works entitled “La farsa de lo cito” and “Imagico”, which repudiated the laced language and drew both the plot and the dialectic from the people. The two poets, also actors and directors, had the merit of spreading theatrical culture among the lower classes of the population. Another famous artist, in this period, was the Velardiniello, street singers.

In the early twentieth century, figures such as:

An amazing show theter in France was the Burlesque!

The first cabaret in the world was born in 1881 in the Parisian district of Montmartre and is still remembered with the name of Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat).

This cabaret was frequented by very important personalities of the time as well as by numerous artists. A few years later were added the Folies-Bergère and the Moulin Rouge which still attract tourists and visitors from all over the world.

At the beginning of the twentieth century the shows presented different variations: singers, dancers, jugglers, clowns … The Cabarets also proposed circus numbers, even very dangerous. In fact, cases have arrived in which lions killed their tamers. Apart from this, the Parisian cabarets were also a meeting place where one could dance, meet friends and prostitutes.

Currently, the Parisian cabarets offer shows mainly related to dance and are the symbol of Parisian nightlife.




Two of my swing’ teacher and some of my friends during an event!

- Burlesque 1920





All of these different interests, represent the typical product of both my collections that are apparently opposite.

The classic collection consists mainly of trousers with a look at the past.

The experimental one that turns towards the future consists of products created through digital technologies.

In some way opposed and at the same time connected because both, and together, represent me and my desire to play, experiment and create.

The final project of this course will be in prototype of the experimental collection created through digital technologies, some of which will be addressed by me for the first time during these lessons.