Annahita Kamali · Sartoria ecclesiastica

Collage (2012)

Reproduced on 100% Silk · Limited Edition of 100 · Size: 107 X 138 cm

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Dimensions: 0 cm × 107 cm × 127 cm

Created on the occasion of AltaRoma 2012 "Les Objets Singulier" exhibition at Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Rome curated by Emanuela Nobile Mino. A study on the Roman fashion and textile tradition can’t prescind from considering a particular declination of the topic which is deeply rooted in the city landscape: the world of both luxury and prêt a porter liturgical garments and clothing. The streets of Rome, especially downtown and in the Vatican neighborough, welcome everyday unexpected and spontaneous outdoor “fashion shows” presenting the incredible variety of the clerical outfits that identify the one or the other priests’s or nuns’s order or the hierarchical catholic church structure. So reality is not that far from the surreal vision Federico Fellini created in his movie “Roma” (1972) presenting a sort of ecclesiastical couture fashion show on the notes expressly composed by his trusted musician Nino Rota. Annahita Kamali, inspired by the aesthetical potentiality of this phenomenon and intrigued by the controversy of it, conceived her scarf as a sort of manifesto assembling different images suggesting diverse points of reflections: as an excerpt from Fellini’s cult movie scene, a newspaper article reporting the rumors about Pope Benedict XVI wearing Prada, or a shoot of Gammarelli store window, an institution in town for clergy garments and high-quality tailoring made to measure liturgical apparel, the right spot to get the perfect Vatican look. (Text: Emanuela Nobile Mino)


Annahita Kamali was born in 1984, she lives and works in Munich. Her work encompasses the design of clothing, accessories, periodical publications and books.
Shortly after finishing her studies in fashion- and graphic-design, Annahita Kamali was nominated for the sponsorship award for applied arts bavaria and took part in this context at the group exhibition at Kunsthalle Lothringer 13, Munich, where she showed the fashion collection ABC. She is the assistant editor of the book “Commedia dell’Arte – Couture Edition“ published at Birkhauser in june 2009 and founder of the publishing-project FILED UNDER / together with Florian Böhm.