And here we are with Gianluca Carraro, the young designer and former student of the Politecnico University of Milan who is the winner of Restile 2015. We tried to put our finger on what inspired him and what were his benchmarks, to get a better understanding of the genesis of a project that reflects his evident attraction for the Orient.
The idea submitted by Gianluca Carraro is called Sashiko. Sashiko is a traditional Japanese technique of reinforcement stitching, usually combined with patches to repair worn areas of clothes or used for purely decorative purposes.
It is a highly prized decorative craft and great skill is needed to create these patchwork masterpieces.