On the occasion of Palermo Creativewear technical meeting, inaugurated Vestino2017, a three days creative happening spread in many locations in the heart of the city
On the occasion of Creativewear Project operative meeting, it was held in Palermo Vestino2017, a three days creative happening (October 27th – 29th) spread in many locations in the heart of the city, organized by Consortium ARCA with the collaboration of CRE.ZI Plus, Dimora Oz and Atelier COWORK and sponsored by the Municipality of Palermo.
As work session opening, on October 26th, Palermo technical meeting organized by Consorzio Arca, has been the occasion for exhaustive update on Project next steps in 2018 and a detailed advancement update on Cwear Hubs pilot activities taking place on involved four territories (Spain, Slovenia, Greece and Italy).
Inaugurated on Friday 27th, Vestino2017 has presented its calendar of events aiming to be an annual celebration of the values and work of the CreativeWear Hub community in Palermo as well as to enhance the innovative activities of each Creativewear Hub, exploring new forms of collaboration between creatives and the textile and clothing industry in five different regions of the Mediterranean area.
As a joyful itinerary, Vestino2017 spread in several set-ups co-created with artists and designers working together with manufacturers and shop-owners opened to the city (Knitting café at Gullo Filati, capsule collections at Sartoria Maqueda, Mirabilia Project), and enriched by performances (RED DRESS/borderline, Claudia Gangi) collective workshops and exhibitions by Palermo artists (Leontine Regine, Filly Biz) alongside workshops and installations from the creative communities of Valencia, Ljubljana, Athens and Prato, Creativewear Project partnership (Sartoria Sociale with Manca Ars from Ljubljana Hub, Tsiakiris Silk painting from Athens Hub, Prato Textile Museum and Lottozero from Prato Hub).
An original attempt to combine objectives and procedure of the Project with the artistic feel of designers and creatives and approaching the public closer to the content and expected results of CreativeWear.
A second edition of VESTINO event is planned for October 2018 in the context of Palermo as the Italian Cultural City of the Year and the host of the biennial Manifesta 12 exhibition.