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This large sheet of paper, 1.5 m long, is called a pitch sheet. Pitch sheets – or carta prova as they are called in Italian – are a medium of communication between the textile designer and textile manufacturer. The sheet will show the full repeat of a textile design and capture all the colours that are used in a particular pattern.This piece was made in 1988 by the textile designers...
Author: Lucia Savi (Assistant Curator)
The title of The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 suggests a wide scope in terms of chronology as well as geographical location. The curator of the exhibition Sonnet Stanfill and I travelled frequently to Italy and beyond to conduct research in national museums, private archives, designer archives, theatre collections, textile factories, and many other interesting places. These trips were...