From July 11th through October 11th
Villa Sucota, Como and Villa Bernasconi

Textiles and botany, silk and gardens, dresses and flowers. This is the theme of the exhibition just inaugurated, with the title “The Silk Gardens of Como: Textiles, Fashion and Botany”, organized by the Fondazione Antonio Ratti (FAR) and the city of Cernobbio, to enhance and celebrate the beauty of nature as inspiration for textile creations.
The exhibition, curated by Margherita Rosina and Francina Chiara, is held at Villa Sucota in Como and Villa Bernasconi in Cernobbio from July 11th to October 11th, and explores the relationship between textile and botany from the Eighteenth century to the present day. The thematic rooms display textiles from the collections of the Fondazione Antonio Ratti, from important private collections and from historical archives of the Como silk industries. Also on display, garments from Italian haute couture, a selection of tables from the Fabani herbarium and contemporary artworks by artists who attended the CSAV - Artists Research Laboratory of the Fondazione Antonio Ratti.