JULY 12, 2017
PIZZO, PIZZO, PIZZO!!!
In case you do not speak Italian, please don't confuse Pizzo with Pizza ;)
Nothing to do with it....
In fact Pizzo means LACE and, if you were born in my Country, you would have been surrounded for most of your life.
Your grandma working "all'uncinetto", your mom watching tv with a "chiacchierino" in her hands... There would have been some "Pizzo di Burano" on the coffee table, or an old table cloth made with "Pizzo di Cantu'". Bed sheets, maybe? Towels? Yes. Some antique framed pizzo? Checked.
And, in case you were living in a very modern environment with no signs of ancestry, you would have surely found some Pizzo visiting museums, villas, mansions....restaurants, friends...
(Pizzo di Cantu', Pizzo di Cantu' and Chiacchierino)
To be completely honest, at THAT time I was absolutely not into lace and I've always refused to learn how to do this kind of things, which is a regret now.
On the other hand is understandable: it looked 'old' to me and I was into design, modern, minimal, contemporary discoveries and still am.
The difference is that I now value my traditions, I recognize talents, patience and art. (And I live faaaaar away and miss all this...)
(Pizzo di Burano)
I was fascinated by it, but I surely see it with different eyes now and I know that there is a way to integrate THAT with my visions.
So I tried ....and the result was a little new collection I called PIZZO :)
THERE MIGHT BE A 'PIZZO EARRINGS SHORT' OR A SIMILAR NAME SOON, BUT I'M STILL WORKING ON IT....I JUST COULDN'T WAIT TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU!!!
PS(I ignore were this was taken.....)
PPS (My mom promptly came to my rescue reminding me that we were visiting a lace store -Ah!- in Offida, Marche region and we also took this picture with statues doing lace-work.)