BOBOUTIC

Boboutic

 

 

 

 

BOBOUTIC a knitwear collection. “It can’t be said that we started out with the idea of knitwear. And to knitting we came by accident, and out of that accident a passion was born.”

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Boboutic is a duo: Michel Bergamo and Cristina Zamagni, who founded their brand in 2000. They work around the idea of a “knitwear wardrobe”. Michel from Salento, fashion designer, Cristina from Rimini, architect / photographer. They live and work in Florence. Both teach knitwear design at IUAV Venice. Boboutic has been presenting their collections in Paris since 2001. boboutic.it “It can’t be said that we started out with the idea of knitwear. And to knitting we came by accident, and out of that accident a passion was born.” The knit is the more malleable of tools, capable of creating textures and forms, lines and surfaces directly from the yarn or the fiber, in an organic process in wich material and structure interpenetrate without a break, rather like what happens in architecture, the field from which they both come.
"“For us each collection is a story told in images”.
While intensely cerebral, Boboutic’s approach is not abstruse or off-putting: closer to industrial than to the fashion design, the pair combine the quest for unexpected form and volumes with the need,inescapable however inconvenient, for functionality. Angles, lines and surfaces are the bases of their stylistic alphabet, colors and textures take the place of decoration and embellishment. “Our style is resistant because we have been producing and distributing independently for twenty collections. A sophisticated style for the quality of materials and the particularity of shape and volume” ," 

Photo & info credits: guyafirenze.com,
Boboutic.it

Written by: Riccardo

 

seen on:
Angelo Flacavento, in Maria Luisa Frisa (Ed.) Italian fashion now, Marsilio, Venezia 2011