BIANCA E BLU
A book design that reflects the multiple facets of Bianca e Blu, through a wealth of visual material from the brand’s archives. Structured as an ABC book, the publication includes drawings, vintage images, fabrics, accessories, fashion stories, artworks, film stills, press cuttings, and interviews. The book showcases the work of MA students from the ECAL / University of Art and Design Lausanne, who collaborated with the Bianca e Blu archives to produce new fashion stories and a fresh graphic identity for the brand.
Described by Vogue Italia as “one of the greatest artistic personalities of the century”, Monica Bolzoni’s designs anticipated many of the concepts of today’s fashion, such as modularity and tailoring.
Lausanne, 2018 Workshop ⁄ Book design
The book even went on to partly inspire Dior’s manifesto for the new millennium: “For the first time this season, Maria Grazia Chiuri put forth her own reflections and examinations based on extensive readings and research (her inspiration board was paneled in pages from ‘Bianca e Blu Monica Bolzoni’, a book about the forward thinking of a little-known Italian brand)”.
Publishers: Rizzoli New York / ECAL – University of Art and Design Lausanne Editors and Art directors: Davide Fornari and Régis Tosetti Graphic design: ECAL Students with Régis Tosetti & Simon Palmieri Text: Vittoria Caterina Caratozzolo Printer: Graphicom (Vicenza) Lithography: Grande forEdit (Monza) Book Presentations: 6 March 2019, 7PM, Fondazione Sozzani, Corso Como 10, Milan 6 May 2019, 3PM, Università di Bologna, Campus di Rimini 4 July 2019, 7PM, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris 22 April 2020, 9PM, IED Milano, Contemporary Fashion, Milan Awards: Bronze Award for Book layout, European Design Awards 2019 Selected for ADI Design Index 2019, ADI Award Eccellenze Lombarde 2019, Regione Lombardia ⇒ ISBN: 978-88-918200-1-3 ⇒ 196 pages, softcover ⇒ Dimensions: 23.5 × 34.5 × 1.9 cm