Posts tagged hands
The Italians, the masters of the unspoken art

Some scholars argue that these iconic hand movements have been with the Italians for centuries, they were introduced by the Greeks who once colonized Southern Italy. In crowded southern Italian cities, there was a need for competition to call attention on oneself. The beauty of Italian hand gestures is also evident in how the countless different meanings can be constructed through creative use of the hands. It is more than speaking, it is expressing a feeling, an unspoken art.

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Pasionaria : Joana Uchôa

An old used up shirt covered in stains belonging to her father was the spark that lit the fire to Joana Uchôa’s creativity. She went out to buy fabric paint and reveled at customizing the shirt by covering the stains.

Since that moment, Joana has spent time browsing through thrift shops searching for the pieces of clothing that inspire her to develop her customized styling and hand patterns.

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Hands In Fashion

Hands seem to inevitably appear as elements of garments in the world of fashion. Either delicately as a highlight or hauntingly as in the Maison Martin Margiela 1988 bustier constructed from gloves. The hand is a regular feature in many collections. 

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