Other custom made creations are also curated under the Sommarti roof - fashion designer and tailor Valerio Theunisz shows us a glimpse of what awaits us in the summer of 2014 for both his projects and those of Atelier Sommarti.
Initially focusing on the intricacies of different stitching techniques, Valerio has produced high quality custom made creations, which range from cashmere suits to hand-stitched bags. With a new collection on its way, Valerio talks to us about the burgeoning fashion industry and the high quality pieces that he produces.
As a tailor and fashion designer, would you say that leaving your comfort zone at an early age enabled you to be self-reliant?
In real life it's about the action. Once you go out there people start talking and then the rest follows as it takes 5 years to really understand the techniques. Tailoring should be fitting to the human body, not to the mannequin - experimenting with stitching in different ways has helped me find my own technique. All clothes need a little human touch.
When developing your ideas, what fundamental bases are necessary when turning ideas into finished pieces?
Patterns. If you don't structure your patterns in the right way you will be re-cutting outlines - when I started out my patterns were cut on basic fabric, over the years my choice of using high quality materials, such as cashmere, have produced a smoother finish. The end product speaks for itself.
Can you pinpoint your creative inspirations?
My main inspiration is from people who have made an imprint in the world's creative culture. Valentino is definitely a source of inspiration - his vision combined with talent has produced exquisite collections. As everyone's physique is individual, tailor made clothing reminds us that clothes should adapt to the human form.
The jacket is never wearing us, we wear the jacket.
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