CATERINA CREPAX

CATERINA CREPAX
Daughter of the famous cartoonist Guido Crepax, she was born in Milan and raised in an atmosphere full of suggestions and imagination. An interior architect who literally sculpts sumptuous, surprisingly detailed clothes and refined paper objects of desire where common paper materials are restored to create an ironic game of metamorphosis and thus transformed into precious "fabrics".   "My creations are chrysalis without a body, of which they preserve the memory."   The dress becomes a place where the body lives and expresses itself, a precious refuge and a magic window: fascinating and ethereal clothes that evoke the desire to be worn. Cuts, creases, gatherings, pleats, puffballs and inlays give life to magical creatures - sometimes internally illuminated - that take inspiration from the animal or plant world as well as from architectural decorations. Hence an entire line of unique pieces including bustiers, hats, overskirts, one-sleeve dresses, shoulder bags, bracelets and various accessories is created to decorate the dress and the body too. In addition to this, she also produces sculptures that are entirely made with tissue paper layers and vinyl glue, modelled on tailored mannequins. Empty inside, carved and decorated with finely crafted applications and inserts, they are often internally illuminated to create a strong visual impact in the environment where they are placed.

CATERINA CREPAX

Daughter of the famous cartoonist Guido Crepax, she was born in Milan and raised in an atmosphere full of suggestions and imagination. An interior architect who literally sculpts sumptuous, surprisingly detailed clothes and refined paper objects of desire where common paper materials are restored to create an ironic game of metamorphosis and thus transformed into precious "fabrics".

 

"My creations are chrysalis without a body, of which they preserve the memory."

 

The dress becomes a place where the body lives and expresses itself, a precious refuge and a magic window: fascinating and ethereal clothes that evoke the desire to be worn. Cuts, creases, gatherings, pleats, puffballs and inlays give life to magical creatures - sometimes internally illuminated - that take inspiration from the animal or plant world as well as from architectural decorations. Hence an entire line of unique pieces including bustiers, hats, overskirts, one-sleeve dresses, shoulder bags, bracelets and various accessories is created to decorate the dress and the body too. In addition to this, she also produces sculptures that are entirely made with tissue paper layers and vinyl glue, modelled on tailored mannequins. Empty inside, carved and decorated with finely crafted applications and inserts, they are often internally illuminated to create a strong visual impact in the environment where they are placed.