Sky Original has just announced the launch of the docuseries ‘Fashion. An Italian revolution’. Exclusively from 24 February on Sky Documentaries and streaming only on Now, the series will not be a breaking latest news of Made in Italy but, explains the network, “a unique story that chooses as its thematic heart the relationship between dressing and our roles, social and gender, through a century marked by epochal changes”. The four-episode documentary will tell moments in the history of Italian fashion from the first decades of the 1900s to the present day.
‘Fashion. An Italian revolution’ includes interviews with fashion experts and protagonists, including the former model and professor of fashion anthropology Benedetta Barzinithe fashion theorist Maria Luisa FrisaThe critic Angelo Flaccaventothe costume designer Massimo Cantini Parriniil fashion designer Roberto CapucciThe photographer Oliviero Toscanithe fashion semiologist Ugo Vollithe director and chief curator of the Museum at FIT in New York Valerie Steelethe fashion sociologist Patrizia Calefato and the stylist Nick Cerioni.
“Fashion is never just fashion. Over the last century, gender, age, ethnicity, religion and political ideas have been questioned by fashion creators united by the desire to slip out of the constraints and taboos of dressing. Taboos that today become increasingly tenuous in the face of a genderless wardrobe, with the male/female divide undermined by a simple assumption: clothes have no sex. Fashion is a path made of contradictions and continuous references to the past, to the present and to the idea of the future that every stylist imagines when designing their own creations”, explains a note from Sky Original.
“Throughout history, dress has always reflected social roles and gender differences but there are now more and more cases that have undermined these stereotypes and which have led to the definition of a fluid, genderless style,” concludes the statement. The docuseries is co-produced by Sky, PanamaFilm e Cinecittàdirected by Laura Chiossone and scientific advice from Sofia Gnoli.