Tuesday 23 April 2013

Mario Testino - Alta Moda - Embroidery Back In Fashion

April 2013 saw the opening of Mario Testino's exhibition Alta Moda, at his cultural institute in his home of Lima, Peru. Testino's Alta Moda (2007–2012) is a series of never before seen photographic portraits of Peruvians in traditional and festive dress from Cusco, one of the highest regions of Peru.
The exhibition represents a bold departure for Testino from his work for fashion magazines. After this opening at MATE, Alta Moda will be exhibited in New York in the fall of 2013. The images remind us of the magic of traditional needlework skills in transforming raw textiles into a vibrant celebration of life, colour and beauty.

So now it is time for you to get stitching with your needles - what can you create todaythat will change the world and how we see it?

1 comment:

  1. I've been a fan of Mario Testino's photography for a long time, and thank you so much for passing along information about this intriguing exhibit.

    I will definitely see it when it arrives here in New York City this fall. Do you know which gallery will be hosting the exhibit?

    Not to worry, I will make a note and am bound to find it. xo