New Italian design: Antonio Piccirilli

The Italian Design Dot Foundation (I.DOT) has selected a piece by young fashion designer Antonio Piccirilli. It will be exhibited at the "Made in Italy" show on Italian design excellence at the New Delhi Embassy, from 26 March to 2 April 2010. Piccirilli's work is titled "Carosello," and it is used to represent the Fashion Design category. It will be shown alongside other prestigious Italian brands such as Alessi, Artemide, Cassina, Cappellini, Luxottica and others.

Piccirilli's garment has a Renaissance feel. The large, long skirt is given support by a thin layer of ply, and it actually consists of a series of jeans sewn together. Trousers, symbol of masculinity, are utilized in a surprising image of femininity.

Antonio Piccirilli is 28, of Apulian origins, and trained with Antonio Marras as assistant for his women's and men's collections. He has also worked on the Alviero Martini B&J Explorer range, and with the Massimo Giussani Studio, designing collections and accessories for Fratelli Rossetti and Henry Beguelin. With designer Giorgio Correggiari, he has worked for Bulgari, Malcolm McLaren, and Yoox.com. Further info at www.idfoundation.it, www.antoniopiccirilli.com