Elisa Rosina

Giuseppe Iaconis

The concept behind the Spore project ties together a sustainable future and an analysis of the forms of nature.
Mushrooms and insects are the subjects that have a dual identity, mutating and reinventing forms, united by shells that protect their structure.
As with spores, which give birth to a new individual, so the garment that is the subject of this project consists of modular elements that are the result of sustainable and changeable solutions, regardless of size or gender.
The texture is inspired by caterpillar skin, using a stitching process that rests on several layers of fabric.
Through a system of zippers and snaps, the clothes change their shape to become accessories, with a nod to the fluidity of nature and the principles of genderlessness.
Wearable from morning to evening, Spore garments overcome the rigid articulations of wardrobe according to the time of day and incorporate the values of dynamism.
They are clothes that can be altered directly as they are worn, in keeping with the expectations of modernity. Spore clothes did not escape the attention of the artistic avant-garde and particularly the Italian Futurists, who included them in their poetics.
They are theorized by Giacomo Balla and Fortunato Depero in the Manifesto of the Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe (1915), where they announce, <<The need to vary environment very often and sports make us guess the transformable dress>