Chemisier Nomad: digital artisanship
Lavgon participated in the Digital Fashion Making and Digital Patterns training courses with Seamly2D, held by the designers and makers Claudia Scarpa and Sara Savian, part of the Fastweb Digital Academy training offered by Fablab WeMake in Milan, developing training skills related to the field of fashion.
From the Digital Fashion Making course the Chemisier Nomad project comes to life, born from the need to actualize archaic techniques such as weaving, reinserting them within the contemporary context of the fashion context. The digital technology applied to fashion optimizes the processes allowing a reduction of production times. The time saved is therefore time freed up which can be reused in traditional manual work, rediscovering the slowness and originality of craftsmanship.
The loom weaving, which has always been one of the themes of our collections, is renewed in a contemporary way alongside the Laser processing. The modeling is aimed at the new demands of the dynamic life of our age, in which first of all the dress is characterized by its practicality without giving up the aesthetic form. A second skin that wraps us, communicating our values to ourselves and to the outside: well-being, quality of fabrics and sublimation of beauty. A dress code that looks to the past through the texture of manual weaving, but with a new ability to place itself in a fast and dynamic present with a look to the future in which to bring all our cultural and aesthetic heritage.
For Chemisier Nomad, Lavgon was inspired by nomadic populations located between Siberia and Mongolia, territories that were the scene of fires last summer that put a strain on the survival of the entire local ecosystem. The concept of a nomadic population by necessity in an environment that changes quickly and constantly. And the craftsmanship that traditionally many of these populations wear in their daily life: objects and fabrics that incorporate the cultural and artistic heritage into the material, also becoming a hallmark of the ethnic group to which they belong.
Chemisier Nomad is designed to have the least possible cut, for the love of the fabric and to be able to reduce the waste material to the maximum. The wheel cut allows to obtain the flaring of the bias working in the right points associated with the shape of the dress.
Fabric research has always been the basis of the work of the Lavgon laboratory.
One of our main suppliers is Moessmer from Brunico, a manufacturer specializing in the production of loden and boiled wool produced with pure wool yarns.
Wool has excellent thermal characteristics: being a natural material it is breathable, but also insulating, and manages to maintain the natural body temperature without overheating. Moreover, in the case of boiled wool, it has a good waterproofing capacity as it is a felted fiber.
From the aesthetic point of view, the choice of boiled wool was made for its material aspect that creates contrast with the virtual era in which we live.
Manual weaving, on the other hand, is a technique that has always and consistently accompanies Lavgon production, finding over time different use outlets integrated with tailoring. In this case, the insert made on the Chemisier Nomad model is an upcycling fabric made with strips taken from the cuttings and from the sartorial production waste processed with a small manual table frame.