Luigi Bianchi Mantova always had a powerful bond to the picturesque city of Mantua in Lombardy, Italy. And it shouldn’t come as a surprise that as a retail brand focused strongly on arts and craftsmanship, it has selected the certification of its designs. In fact, Luigi Bianchi Mantova is challenging traditional concepts by backing artistic endeavors like the renovation of the Susano Dominican complex, the restoration of the 52 statues at the Basilica Delle Grazie and the designing of a capsule collection that pays tribute to Renaissance artist Giulio Romano’s upcoming exhibit “With New and Extravagant Manner”, that will premiere at Palazzo Ducale in Mantua on October 6, 2019, with the remarkable collaboration of the Musée du Louvre.
Apart from the sartorial craftsmanship, the collection stands out through its vitality, unique patterns, and individual designs. In fact, art lovers will easily identify Giulio Romano’s acclaimed artworks that create a unique aesthetic, outrageously extravagant. On the other hand, the collection becomes an artwork mirroring an artwork. Thus, fashion is finally freed from the constraints of a dynamic industry and entitled to artistic freedom. Naturally, Luigi Bianchi Mantova is an expert in blending art and fashion.
According to Peter Assmann, director of the Palazzo Ducale Museum Complex, “Giulio Romano was truly an exceptional artist in his ability to focus on creativity. His new and extravagant manner – as biographer Giorgio Vasari describes it – was applied in many different art forms, from the design of a small vase to the reorganization of our Palazzo Ducale in Mantua.” Assmann mentions that with the same vigor and joy, they welcomed the initiative of their ongoing partnership, Lubiam, who proposed a capsule collection signed by Luigi Bianchi Mantova.
Evidently, Lubiam shares the same ideology, favoring strong ties to the community and the artistic and creative scene.
As for the high-end collection, every item designed by Luigi Bianchi Mantova impresses with its attention to detail, and unsurpassed quality and craftsmanship. Moreover, various quality fabrics will be used to create a carefully selected apparel collection designed by Giovanni and Giulia Bianchi, two of the fourth generation’s siblings of the Bianchi family and heads of the company’s creative team.
“The aspect that makes this project so stimulating comes not only from the undisputed prestige of the exhibition and the partners involved but from the request to use our creativity and the know-how of the company to make absolutely new clothes. This challenge immediately flattered and enthused us, and that made us work to respect the proposed theme. Unlike other types of partnerships that we have already experimented in the field of art, this collaboration translates into a real four-handed work with the Museum,” says Giulia Bianchi.
The exhibit will include seventy-two drawings, which present the professional career of Giulio Romano, from his debut in Rome to his energetic activity in Mantua.