As in times gone by, when there were certainly many more opportunities to isolate themselves from chaos and hysteria, from formalisms and appearances, last quarantine has given some people the opportunity to find themselves closely with their nature, and draw inspiration from it. A chance to rediscover their own sensuality, their own free essence. One of these sensitive people who chose creativity to fear and depression is Giulia Zinato, an Instagram artist who started creating her “sustainable fashion” content one year ago, in her Venice, Italy. Even if not everything has been so roses and flowers.
“It was a very sad moment for me,” she said Haste, “I missed being able to travel and I especially missed my long walks in the mountains, a moment when I felt completely connected with Nature. Initially my photos were quite simple, almost immediately I started experimenting with new shapes and now I have been pushing myself more towards the creation of ‘organic garments’.”
Giulia considers all of her content as part of herself, she loves them all in the exact same way. But she confessed that the apricot blossom body was the most “suffered” one: “It took me about 4 hours only to compose it and standing with my neck down to attach the flowers, I was left with a sore back for almost a week!”
One particular question that get’s thrown around a lot regarding Giulia’s work is, if you care about the environment so much, why are you wasting fruit or vegetables making clothing? Someone, as always, didn’t hesitate to kidding her and making bad jokes about her works, especially for the fact that, in most of them, part of her body was uncovered. Giulia tried to explain that everything that she uses in her pieces are used or repurposed once the pieces have been photographed. Then, prudes will be prudes and stupids just stupids. In the meantime, Giulia’s community is finally made up of those who have always supported her, those who have understood the aims of her project and those who have recently followed her for what she’s doing.
“I hope one day not to have to justify myself more if I want to wear only flowers.”