Giulia's work is an experiment of unusual materials and techniques in order to create unique shapes and conceptual ideas through costume for performance. Her costumes become closer to a piece of art or a performance in itself, allowing the costume and performer to become an extension of each other.
Her research concerns the relationship between the human condition and clothing. She explores the relationship between a performer's movement and their costume and how a costume's transformation due to the interaction between the two can express a concept more clearly. Performance is where this research comes to life.
Recently, she worked as lead costume technology integration manager for the fashion technology company Studio XO, where she explored digital technology as a new material and tool in costume design and performance and how this can interact with the performer. At XO she worked on projects for Lady Gaga and Wayne McGregor | Random Dance among others.
Giulia is currently lecturing in costume construction at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Research wise, she is investigating the importance of a costume's making process, material properties and how the meaning that they hold can feed into the narrative of a costume.
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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - AABSCTM - June-August 2015
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