TOUCH IS TO FEEL
FRAGIO | Via Paolo da Cannobio 41, Milan
20-22 October 2022 | 10:00 am – 02 pm, 03:30 pm – 07 pm
After moving to London, Lara started designing clothes for her first collection alongside studying Jewellery and Metal at the Royal College of Art. When she graduated in 2020, she decided to combine her skills and ambition and establish a fashion and lifestyle brand with a responsible and sentimental approach to artisanal craft. Drawing inspiration from the relationship between material and maker as well as referencing Laura Mulvey’s theory on The Male Gaze. Touch is to Feel draws from the creative process while taking control of the gaze. Giving the viewer a visual narrative of how the work was crafted with emphasis on touch influencing the line of sight, the gaze. In this collection the skin prints from wax manipulation almost become a signature. Throughout this collection Lara continues her exploration of the body through material and the senses.
About Elaine Field
Elaine Field is a London-based luxury fashion and lifestyle brand born out of an instinctive desire to create clothes and objects as works of art that are a joy to wear and use. Founded by Lara Rogers in 2022, Elaine Field responds to the way we live now. At ElaineField.com, clothing, jewellery, objects, and art converse with each other on a platform that champions personal expression, sentiment alongside style, and longevity over the latest thing, curating luxury through an artisanal lens.
The first FRAGIO jewels were born in 2000 from the creativity of Francsca, from there she started a path in continuous growth and experimentation with new concepts and materials. In 2007 she was among the winners of the International Competition “Design of pearls of Tahiti”. In 2012 she took over a historic Milanese jewelry store, transforming it into one of the trendiest stores with sophisticated and innovative jewels, customizable in every detail. Thanks to her experience in Gems and Precious as an estimator, in her shop you can also find antique jewels, alongside the new and captivating design jewels all made in Italy.