was born in 2016 in the room of a reception center for asylum seekers, then in a small space shared with one Parish of Bologna, and finally the tailoring landed in the airy premises of second floor of the same parish, in via San Mamolo 139, where it finally took on the appearance and the professionalism of a real fashion atelier. Started as a bespoke tailor, by now the brand is producing RTW garments, accessories, home furnishings, made by the hands of tailors Mamadou Camara, founder present since the beginning, and Hamadi Diallo.
Vicini d'Istanti's latest collections were created by stylist Victor Reginald Bob AbbeyHart, who is from the HFFA Academy in Milan, who came to Bologna bringing his energetic genius into the atelier and presented the "Rebirth" Collection for Spring Summer 2021 and "My trip" for Autumn Winter 2021
“My trip” tells of a journey, inside and outside myself, of experiences and blessings crossing my Mother earth, Africa, and Italy. I met the ghanaian artist Kizito Amartey whose work “Eyes of Nature” inspired me for this collection.
The painting expresses the strength of Nature, the eyes of the animals juggled each other demonstrate that united we are stronger, never as in this period this message can be more true. Then there is Italy, a country with its Christian roots that are mixed with my deep ones. My trip to Rome, I had a special meeting with a group of nuns, from whom I was blessed, which is always in my mind, and still today I carry their teachings inside me.
“My trip” is the desire to break the barriers without abandoning my own roots and essence, it represents the new through the colors against the schemes of the past, without trampling it, but harmoniously joining, and amalgamating, like the brushstrokes of a painting, two worlds, the most classic and the most whimsical in a single artwork.
It suggests the drive to go beyond the known for the unknown, the woman becomes a man and the man becomes a woman, in garments that leave freedom of expression. The photos were inspired by Richard Avedon way of shooting in movement.