By Sammantha Teller
Fashion enthusiasts in the Tuscany area should be on the look out for two up and coming designers Alessandra Pezzati and Eva Di Franco whose May 6th appearance at FLY marks the debut of their collaboration with FAST's retail space. The two designers are represented in the joint fashion exhibit called Metamorphosis: Fashion Unfolds to show off their new spring/summer lines. Both designers add a unique flare to their collections that set them apart from the rest of the fashion community.
Alessandra Pezzati is the founder of Build Your Bag (BYB). BYB is an “ethical and eclectic project of modular bags made from high quality Tuscan leather.” Her most recent spring and summer collection began in July of 2013. Since then she has put many hours into the completion of her bags with the hopes that she can create a look for the everyday women. In general Alessandra gets her inspiration from the concept of functionality fashion. Her bags are able to bring the wearer options from a day to day basis as well as provide freedom from the ordinary. From the brand's multitude of colors to its various add-ons, the style brings expression to women of all ages. For the collection being shown on May 6th, she states that her inspiration comes from Florence. She wanted this collection to be dedicated to the “traditional colors and feels of the Florentine countryside.” Alessandra is curious to discover what the public’s reactions towards her new line will be but she hopes for the best. She is extremely excited to be showing at FLY and can't wait for people to see her newest line that is a “quality item to last.”
Eva Di Franco is the founder of 2enty26. The line is “a creative brainwave investigating the relationships between human body and cloth, for a three-dimensional fashion experience.” Eva’s collections are made of jersey material for comfort and freedom. The new spring/ summer collection allows for different ways of wearing as well as elastic and oversized comfort. For this collection Eva takes inspiration from the culture of Japan. She uses Japanese aesthetic principles to portray the collections simplistic geometric forms and basic elements of design. This gives her collection a timeless and natural aspect that can work for any age group's wardrobe. Eva states that “she has shown her most recent collection before and has gotten a good response from the public, so she is hoping to have the same from the audience visiting FLY.”
Metamorphosis: Fashion Unfolds also features the coursework of FUA students involved in the Spring 2014 fashion courses at FAST. Both featured emerging designers are extremely excited and hope to inspire young people today trying to pursue their dreams in the fashion industry.
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