The creative at The Way Magazine: "I look around and find timeless beauties".
"We are concentrating on the home sector after having made a foray into fashion", says Eguenio of these "pieces of art a porter" before leaving forTRANOÏ Paris where he will exhibit for the first time. "Creativity is the same, maybe I put more energy and freedom here because fashion is too ephemeral. I realized that I created timeless pieces and I didn't like them to expire, I don't make yogurt. What I have always imagined are decorative pieces that do not have time, which is why I am not a stylist but a craftsman. That said, the materials, the colors, the workmanship are always the same".
La Tenda ranges from traditional fabrics, such as fine silks, fine cotton, linen, precious velvets, gauzes to unusual fibers such as raw jute, oriental wool and jeans., to ceramics and home furnishing fabrics. Each fabric is dyed, creased, wrinkled, decorated by the creator and his staff of skilled seamstresses in the Melilli workshop.
Born in Melilli, in the province of Syracuse, in 1958, Eugenio Vazzano at the age of fourteen was already in the USA, where he worked in the most disparate places, to finance his artistic studies. Back in Italy and dedicated to fashion, he ended up returning to his places of origin and conceiving products strongly linked to the fragrances and flavors of the region.
"For now the whole collection is handmade - says the creative - they are all unique pieces, which draw inspiration
from the beautiful things that I see in my land. Of course, I try to update them, with colors, tapestries. I always try to devote myself to the three subjects in my figurative art: Etna in all its facets, the sun and the moon because the English tell us that we are in the island of the sun. And then there are the supply chains of prickly pears, which represent our nature and history as a Mediterranean island in the decorations".
This month at LA TENDA Milano there is also one more reason to go shopping, and it is the result of the Dee di Vita project, a solidarity initiative born from the collaboration between the historic Azienda Mantero and the historic Milanese boutique. It is Vita, a special turban, created by Mantero, easy to wear thanks to the styling that allows you to tie it with a few gestures in a soft silk twill, which transforms it into a real caress. Watercolor roses blooming with skilful brush strokes were chosen by LA TENDA to create a limited series of turbans. Part of the proceeds from the sales of turbans - retail price 80 euros - will be donated to the Salute allo Specchio project.