Events and Textile Culture
Sharing and promotion of textile culture have always been fundamental tenets of the Fondazione Lisio mission. In this section, we are pleased to be able to share events, new publications, and the experiences of our teachers, experts and students. We are always open to supporting new ideas and contributions to illustrating textile culture.
November 30, 2020

Seminar | Ave Cesare! Vestire Roma tra Teatro e Cinema

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November 09, 2020

Seminar | History, Myth and Fiction. Horned Helmets and the Invention of the Past in the History of Theatrical Costume

The seminar will investigate how the invention of a costume based on a misconception and a rejection contributed to creating an image that is very precise, very false – and very difficult to unseat from the contemporary imagination.
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October 29, 2020

Seminar | En Pointe in History: the 18th-Century Revival in the Costumes of the Imperial Russian Ballet Companies

The seminar lays out a historic panorama of costuming for the ballet in the 19th century and conducts stylistic analyses of the premier creations of costumers Ivan Alexandrovich Vsevolozhsky and Aleksandr Nikolaevich Benois.
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October 24, 2020

APRITIMODA: alla scoperta del saper fare italiano

I brand più famosi e i laboratori dell’eccellenza artigianale aprono le porte per svelare i segreti delle creazioni simbolo del made in Italy. Il 24 e 25 ottobre per conoscere l’Italia più bella che c’è.
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October 15, 2020

Seminar | The Human Drama. Theatrical Costume in the Footsteps of Ancient Dress.

In the 20th and (thus far in the) 21st century, classical theatre performances multiplied throughout the world. The seminar will focus on case studies linked to classical tragedy to point up how directors’ choices and interpretations attribute meanings and functions to costume.
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October 11, 2020

Arte e musica al Castello Secco Suardo. Conversation Piece 4.

Appuntamento l' 11 ottobre alle ore 17, presso il Castello Secco Suardo di Lurano (Bergamo), per la quarta edizione di Conversation Piece. L’edizione 2020, in collaborazione con la Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio di Firenze, prenderà in esame un curioso quanto interessante documento d’archivio della Famiglia Secco Suardo.
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October 01, 2020

Seminar | Theatrical Costuming for the Baroque Opera Seria

The seminar objective is to illustrate how the concept of ‘ancient dress’ and the so-called ‘Roman tunic’ evolved into the complex theatrical costumes created for the Opera Seria of the last years of the 17th and the early years of the 18th century.
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September 02, 2020

Brocades Arte della Seta Lisio Foundation for Dolce&Gabbana

Florentine Artisans and their extraordinary pieces protagonists of Dolce&Gabbana special event: ‘The Renaissance and Rebirth’.From Fatto a Mano to Made in Italy excellence, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana pay homage to the city of the Renaissance and Tuscany in their Alta Gioielleria, Alta Sartoria and Alta Moda creations. 
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July 16, 2020

Seminar | Egyptomania in the Musical Theater from Neoclassicism to modernity

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July 02, 2020

Seminar | Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides and the origins of Greek theater costume

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June 23, 2020

60' Conference | XVI-XVII sec: The evolution of clothing throught the Florentine works of art

Through numerous examples of works of art preserved in the Florence Museums, will be illustrated the models of the most significant clothes of the periods treated, both for men and women. The conference lasts one hour.
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June 20, 2020

Focus and News | Online presentation of costume designers and experts of the course "Historical Tailoring, Costume and Performing"

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June 16, 2020

60' Conferences | XIV-XV sec: The evolution of clothing throught the Florentine works of art

Through numerous examples of works of art preserved in the Florence Museums, will be illustrated the models of the most significant clothes of the periods treated, both for men and women. The conference lasts one hour.
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June 06, 2020

Online Seminar | Annamaria Heinreich talks about making costumes for the performing arts

A day with costume designer Annamaria Heinreich, the story of her profession and the main steps for creating a costume for the performing arts. The seminar will provide a concrete demonstration of the procedure for creating a costume for the performing arts, starting from the choice of a specific text from a well-defined period.
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May 06, 2020

Fidalma Lisio and the Art of Silk

A combative woman with a firm will to preserve and hand down the Art of Silk. A "mission" that brought the Giuseppe Lisio's manufactory in the 3rd Millennium.
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April 03, 2020

Mastro Lisio: a life devoted to the Art of Silk

For those interested in the history and life of the enterprising Abruzzese who made it possible to hand down the Art of Hand Weaving silk, and therefore of our institution, here’s an interesting article by Paola Marabelli published in the catalogue of the exhibition "Mastro Lisio: a life devoted to the Art of Silk", Chieti 1998.
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March 03, 2020

Consultants for the Palio di Legnano Costume Commission

A new scientific collaboration with the Permanent Costume Commission of the renowned Palio di Legnano. The aim of the Commission is to guarantee and verify the historical and stylistic relevance of the costumes, weapons, and footwear, as well as the accessories and jewellery used by the Contrade (districts) for the historical parade and ritual ceremonies.
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January 25, 2020

Seminar | "The evolution of precious fabrics from the Baroque era to the Empire period: technical and stylistic characteristics"

Second of a couple of seminars addressed to the evolution of various decorative types used in textiles – flower and plant motifs and their meanings – from Baroque era to the Empire period, as well as the development of taste and the idea of ‘fashion’ in clothing and furnishings.
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January 23, 2020

Istruzione, Formazione, Lavoro. Tre nodi di una rete di successo

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December 13, 2019

In Cosimo's palace. The Simbols of Power

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November 23, 2019

Seminar | "Words of Fire: Mary Magdalene and Saint Catherine of Alexandria in 14th- to 18th-century iconography"

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October 12, 2019

Seminar | "The evolution of precious fabrics from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance: technical and stylistic characteristics"

First of a couple of seminars addressed to the evolution of various decorative types used in textiles – flower and plant motifs and their meanings – from late medieval times to the Renaissance, as well as the development of taste and the idea of ‘fashion’ in clothing and furnishings.
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October 04, 2019

Di Stoffa in Stoffa - evento finale Master "Textile"

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September 14, 2019

Seminar | "Bags and purses, the aesthetic-symbolic evolution from 1795 to the present"

The seminar introduces to one of the most adaptable and functional forms of container, the bag has always played a fundamental role in the economy of labour and commerce. Together, we will be looking at how women’s bags have evolved from the late 1700s through today and exploring the value of the bag from the commercial and communicative points of view, as well as some of the names which have made the women’s handbag their strong point.
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July 05, 2019

Fondazione Lisio at the Federicus 2019, Altamura (duplicate)

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May 11, 2019

Seminar | "Maria Dressed in Beauty"

This seminar introduces participants to reading of Marian iconography through analysis of Our Lady’s robes, colours, and relics. Different portrayals of Mary have held different theological messages: specific, traditional, conservative or decidedly innovative and revolutionary.
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May 09, 2019

Free Guided Tour | for Jacquard magazine subscribers

A free guided tour of the manufacture is offer to all "Jacquard" magazine's Subscribers. During the tour, our experts will guide demonstrations of velvets and brocades being woven by 19th century Jacquard hand-looms.
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April 20, 2019

Fondazione Lisio at the Federicus 2019, Altamura

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March 02, 2019

Seminar | "15th-century clothing and fashions"

Renaissance. A word that evokes an entire world of art, science, culture, innovations. Together, we will see how clothing transformed through the period and how it succeeded in expressing the new needs of the men and women of the time.
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January 26, 2019

Lecture on the "Historical tailoring"| @Fondazione Ratti

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December 12, 2018

Preciously Paris X Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio

The One Off Collection. From exquisite fabrics by the Fondazione Arte Della Seta Lisio Firenze to the embroidery adorning these precious pieces: this is the DNA of Preciously Paris.
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December 08, 2018

Seminar: 'The wardrobe of the Infant Jesus’

In depictions of the Holy Child, clothing and drapery are of great importance for understanding the full significance of the images, their iconography and symbolism, and even the identity of the patrons and the dates of the works.
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October 13, 2018

Open Day "Historical tailoring for pegeant and performance" (duplicate)

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October 12, 2018

FaceWeft a creation of Art fabrics

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September 22, 2018

Seminar : Headwear from the 1800s to the 1990s

The last study day devoted to analysis of headwear examines its fortunes and misfortunes in a period closer to our own: the 19th and 20th century.
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September 15, 2018

Fabrics for wall coverings

Seminar will explain the different steps needed for wallcovering using textiles.
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June 25, 2018

Study Day | Indian Weaving

A study day discovering the textile traditions of Varanasi (Benares) and the Indian draw-loom, progenitor of the punch-card and computer-controlled looms.
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May 19, 2018

Webinar |Toolbox for the late Renaissance Scandinavian costume guidelines

A sequence of 2 online lectures meant to widen the knowledge of the Scandinavian historical textile and clothing system, will be drafted around the identity and the historical value of the collections present in Stockholm Royal Armory archive.
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May 12, 2018

Webinar | The wardrobe of the Swedish royal house

A sequence of 2 online lectures meant to widen the knowledge of the Scandinavian historical textile and clothing system, about codes and variations in late Renaissance and early Baroque age.
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February 24, 2018

Seminar : Headwear at Court from 16th Century to the Napoleonic Age”

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January 25, 2018

Textile Commodities Course for Brioni Roman Style

A course in textile identification, customised for young employees of Italy’s famous men’s haute couture fashion house, has recently concluded.
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April 04, 2017

Hand-weaving in India

Eva Basile’s trip to visit the weavers of Varanasi, the craftspeople who embroider saris who pin and weave precious pashmina of unequalled quality.
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