INTERVIEW WITH SALVATORE VIGNOLA:
Hi! I’m Salvatore Vignola, I’m 29 and I turn my ideas into clothes.
How was your passion for fashion born?
It took me a while to understand that this passion was called fashion. I started sewing with my grandmother, I was very young, fabrics have always fascinated me and fashion managed to put together more than one passion of mine, giving me the opportunity to carry out projects with short deadlines, to create wearable “works ” and play with the image.
Have you always dreamed of becoming a designer?
I’ve always dreamed of having my own brand, yes.
How would you define your style?
My style is like me, it never bores me, it continues to grow, to be curious. There is certainly a fil rouge between one collection and another, such as tailoring and the enhancement of the body.
What was the first garment you designed?
I don’t remember but definitely a princess dress.
What are your sources of inspiration?
I like to take inspiration from social issues, from anatomy and from Basilicata my homeland; the inspiration comes from me, from the themes that most catch my attention, during the research phase and then … I let myself be carried away.
When you work on a project, where do you start from?
I always start with the theoretical part which is the longest, then watching related films, I prefer them to the search for images.
How did you approach the lockdown on a creative level?
Working on the SS21, I realized what lockdown meant last week, when the theoretical part of the research was over. For the rest, the concentration made time flow.
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I work as a costume teacher for the show at the Imprisoning Opera House, for the theatrical show of Liquid Opera, I am organizing the launch of my first eyewear capsule collection in collaboration with Fabbrica Torino and understanding what and how to launch the next FW.
How important is Made in Italy for you?
I’m a big fan of traditions in general, from any country, I think they are precious. So I answer as a young Italian, grown up in tailoring, made in Italy is the basis of my work.