“Between Dream and Reality”

A unique collaboration

The collaboration between Paolo Gnutti, CEO of the well-known denim fashion manufacturer PG DENIM, the designer who designed and gave life to these unique models Barbara Corradini, together with the haute couture course of the Teatro Regio of Parma “From the sign to the birth of a dream” gave life to two unique dresses called”Between dream and reality”.

Barbara Corradini, was conceived to pay homage to the figure of Maria Luigia in our historical period. A woman whose fragility and at the same time determination, make her extremely current and contemporary.

These two models, inspired by Marie Louise of Habsburg, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte and Duchess of the Duchy of Parma, will be unveiled at a press conference to be held during the next Denim PV show in Milan on 13 October at Superstudio Più.

The garments, handmade with innovative and precious materials, following the ancient and precious tailoring tradition of theatrical costumes.

Let’s remember that the Teatro Regio in Parma, inaugurated on 16 May 1829, is one of the most important traditional theatre in Italy, and was built at the behest of Marie Louise of Hapsburg, a woman whose fragility and at the same time determination, make her extremely current and contemporary.

The creators of this incredible collaboration thought: “And if Marie Louise had the chance to live again today and was invited to the premiere of the theatre season, what would she choose to wear?”

The two classically-inspired models, using denim fabrics from Paolo Gnutti’s collection which, despite their gritty, rebellious DNA, become, thanks to the vision of designer Corradini, haute couture dresses in which the matching, hand-embroidered and the colors of gold and white so much loved by the Empress, blend harmoniously. Dresses that contrast the sinuous and sophisticated shapes with the comfort of street wear, making them unique and refined.

Let’s here what the protagonists of this collaboration have to say:

Paolo Gnutti, CEO of PG Denim

“The vision and design of our denim fabrics has for some time now been increasingly directed towards the first clothing lines of fashion. This new conception of our denim fabrics inspired us to create this unique concept”

The designer Barbara Corradini

“Having had the figure of Marie Louise of Parma as the inspiration for the project was a stimulating opportunity to represent the role of women in this particular period”

Anna Maria Meo, General Director of the Teatro Regio of Parma.

“The Accademia di Alta Sartoria of the Teatro Regio of Parma was created with the intention of making available to the younger generation the precious practices of theatrical craftsmanship and the great experience of the professionals who apply them”

“Training professional figures capable of placing themselves within the creative industries means responding to the demands of contemporary society and anticipating its renewal. This project in collaboration with PG Denim is a tangible synthesis of what we wanted to put in place and I am sure it represents the beginning of a future full of opportunities.

A special thanks goes to our student Luca Martini, who took care of the manufacturing of the two wonderful models”..

The two unique dresses “BETWEEN DREAM AND REALITY” will be presented at DENIM PREMIERE VISION MILAN during a press conference held on 13 October 2021 at 4.30pm and will have a unique space inside the show where each visitor will admire them once in a life.

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