Silvia Beccaria is not new on DOY, but it’s always a great pleasure to show her amazing history-charming works. She’s indeed one of the few contemporary fiber artists really to watch, who’s been able to enrich an old tradition using unconventional materials and innovative designs.
She realizes sculptural wearables, jewels and sometimes even arras, but her core collection is definitely represented by Ruffs. Yes, Ruffs or Spanish Collars, if you prefer, all accurately designed according to XVI/XVII centuries standards, and now turned fashionable again thanks to her talent.
After graduating from Turin University – Italy – with a degree in Philosophy, she moved on with a Master in Art Therapy, then interning at Martha Nieuwenhuijs‘s studio she started her Fiber Art research. She now creates rubber, textile, plastic or metal Ruffs, often showing her works through art galleries and institutions internationally. In about 20 years’s activity, she’s been broadly acclaimed as one of the few professional living Fiber artists for her unique style and research.
Find out more about her last works in the slideshow below:
Credits: Fashion Photographer *Alessia Micheletti * Make up artist: *Francesca Maffi*
for the still-life pics: *Mariano Dallago*