Art and fashion: the perfect combination. Precious synergy to the soul. Fashion that imitates art that imitates life. Nectar for the soul.

To encourage this experience Museo del Tessuto di Prato promotes the event “Between Art and Fashion“, conceived and promoted by the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence. The exhibition ” NOSTALGIA DEL FUTURO NEI TESSUTI D’ARTISTA DEL DOPOGUERRA ” is part of this project and will revitalize the salt until March 2017..

The artists of the Second Post War decided to impress their ideas of future on fabrics. They represented this vision throughout art.

Italian art in the nineteen-fifties represents the faithful image of a nation moving towards a significant cultural, economic and social change. In a single decade, the artists lived through an incredible creative adventure, exploring and experimenting with new languages.

Fabrics made from futuristic prints, textile articles colorful and flashy. Artists’ works of various backgrounds – Piero Dorazio, Fausto Melotti, Roberto Crippa, Gianni Dova, Enrico Prampolini, Lucio Fontana, Gio Ponti – lived together in a single moment.

“The real triumph, social, universal, a figure is not to be finally printed? To become image? “Gio Ponti  asked.

Any design and sign can be grabbed and printed, becoming fabric. You can give a new life to the tissues. An incredible explosion of prints, patterns and colors that represent what the human mind imagines, lives, perceives.

Four sections are matured in the exhibition:

The first is dedicated to the Jsa Manufacturing materials, having collaborated with Gio Ponti; the second is about printed fabrics for projects proposed in contests of IX, X, XI edition of La Triennale di Milano belonging to Archive Massimo and Sonia Cirulli. Another very unusual section is devoted to silk foulards printed a design by Giuseppe Capogrossi. . The exhibition closes with a small tribute to the experience manufacturing Prato. The company Figli di Guido Pugi participated in the ninth edition (1951) of La Triennale presenting a carpet made from a design by Giuseppe Ajmone winner of the Compasso d’Oro.

So back in time to tell us what is probably our present. A mind that lives in the past their own future, enchanted by the art of drawing and painting that projects of modern art: fashion.