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'Twas Universe that did applaud While Chiefest of the Crowd Enabled by his Royal Dress Myself distinguished God ».
The tailor’s shop is the place where I create. The place where art lives like a prayer and where also the slightest gesture and tool could create a ceremony. The customer is at the centre of this ritual and it’s around him I come up with his dress, I develop and sew it as well. The clothing realisation is made by small and big repeated gestures, by breaths, by deep inwardness and joyful lightness. The dress should be able to talk about the wearer or to hide who will put on it. It can conceal something or can say about. It can highlight nakedness. It can make oneself richer and become richer thanks to the person who wears it. Fabrics chosen by me and then worked by seamstresses and worn by the customer, breathe, absorb all the moods of this short or long journey of tailoring.
They become one with the hands of those who realise them and with the body of those who try them on. They are fed by the thoughts and long and continuous litanies of the hands which sew them, stitch to stitch; by the machines which define their final existence with their continuous and constant musical rhythm. At the end of the work they are clothes which whisper, tell, play, sing and dance. They help dance life in all its faces. To "ride it" ... They can be dresses for everyday life, for the night, for an important occasions, for dance and theater. My clothes live forever...never set. They can be renewed every year. They destroy the fashion limits. And they grow up with us. Together with our life and thoughts.
In Assunta Fanuli’s Atelier you can mirror yourself to renew both inside and out or simply be what you are. Let you be looked, cuddled and cherished by our team. In "The Mirror of the Arts", you can dive and swim in the depths of good and evil without any harm. But adhering and letting yourself be cradled by the magic of the moment.
The dress creation can be brightened, upon request, by a breakfast or lunch or dinner among our menu and even a stay of one or more days. During the stay it’s also possible to visit Manduria and its messapic beauties or to spend a day on the beach...we offer many other services: a symmetrical Pythagorean massage, small beauty treatments (hands, feet, face, hair), a cooking class, dance lessons, ceramics, painting, photography, embroidery, basic tailoring.