A'Jar  Silk Collection

Fabric is but what the loom produces: small waves of thread, a surface, a new skin. Of course, fabric is more than skin-deep. In this series, Mariapia Malerba engages in a dialogue between strength and fragility, solidity of form against ephemeral delicacy. Her work is a suspended, impossible, loose balance, an orcama in her native dialect.

 

This visual dialogue takes place on precious, yet sustainable, manufactured silk. The garments are beautiful, but this is a beauty that lives in layers, beneath distressing truths, insights, identities, beneath and between the natural and the industrial. All this while the wearer experiences the tactile sensuality of silk against the skin.

 

Malerba’s work opens a door for us, leaving it slightly ajar, where light floods through the narrowest of gaps and we see ourselves.

Mariapia Malerba  //  A'Jar Silk Collection  

fashion - fine art - wearable art - professional textile designer - professional custom artwork

FLOWERS ON THE SKIN

Dragonfly, wearable art, silk dress, dolman sleeve

DRAGONFLY-D

Like a dandelion, wearable art, silk dress

LIKE A DANDELION

I am flower, wearable art, silk dress

I AM FLOWER

Flowers on the skin,wearable art, silk dress, dolman sleeve

FLOWERS ON TNE SKIN-D

fashion - fine art - wearable art - professional textile designer - professional custom artwork

NEW TIDE

Wind field, wearable art, silk dress

WIND FIELD

Delicate bull, wearable art, silk dress

DELICATE BULL

Deer, wearable art, silk dress, dolman sleeve

DEER-D

Like a dandelion, wearable art, silk dress, dolman sleeve

LIKE A DANDELION-D

The red wolf, wearable art, silk dress

THE RED WOLF

In the sparkles, wearable art, silk dress

IN THE SPARKLES-D

fire clouds,wearable art, silk dress, dolman sleeve

FIRE CLOUDS-D

Two penguins, wearable art, silk dress

TWO PENGUINS

Fire clouds, wearable art, silk dress

FIRE CLOUDS

Delicate bull, wearable art, silk dress, dolman sleeve

DELICATE BULL-D

© 2019 Mariapia Malerba
 

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