Working on my next “Tribute to Biba” exhibitions …
Emanuela’s Show follows on from her exhibition at Bristol’s City Hall, Kingston Museum her feature in The Observer in 2018 and her sixth feature on Saatchi Art’s homepage Collections “Inspired by Fashion” 2019.
I am inspired by shapes of Italian fashion, work uniforms and the brightness of the colours of British clothing, the simplicity of the shapes playing with primary colours, secondary and complementary. The human body, male or female, that communicates emotions through different clothing. I would like to link art to fashion.
Di Filippo’s influences include the slender portraits Modigliani and especially, the vibrant colours of Sonia Delaunay. In The Observer she explains, “I was inspired by abstract, minimal, contemporary artists. But then I came back to my first loves: art and fashion.” Biba’s designs are reminiscent of the classic Italian fashion Di Filippo grew up with: “They have a simplicity of shape, and I loved the colours such as olive, rust, and bruised purple.” For Di Filippo, Biba’s 60s style remains timeless. “It’s like Coco Chanel’s little black dress. It will never get old.”
Emanuela Di Filippo’s Forthcoming solo show Art and Fashion
“Tribute to Biba Inspiration”, Devonport Guildhall,
Wednesday 4th September – Wednesday 11th September 2019
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Ker Street , Plymouth, Devon
PL1 4EL United Kingdom