The magic of tulle. A fabric “must have” of your wardrobe
Cover – Maria Khoreva dancer | Photography by Ira Yakovleva
Give to your wardrobe a new life! Stop shopping rigid fabrics and garments with defined shapes, but think of a fabric that makes you dream …
The tulle with its transparencies and its lightness is often used to create wonderful gowns like those of princesses: they look like as if they were somewhere between fantasy and reality, that rarely could happen to wear.
However, there is another version of this fantastic material, which keeps all its charm intact and believe me, it also gives it, and it is the stretch tulle: it enhances the shape of the female body, wrapping with lightness and comfort.
The magic of tulle is such as to make us imagine that it has always existed: evanescence, lightness and elegance belong in fact to the collective image of the archetype of beauty. Women in Ancient Greece already wore cloaks of light and transparent veil,
fixed on their head with orange flowers, anticipating our most romantic brides,
but the first bride in tulle was from England: Queen Victoria in 1840 got married with a candid and fluffy dress adorned with lace: since then the tulle becomes synonymous with wedding dress. Then was born the tulle dress par excellence, the costume worn by classical dancers: the famous tutu, composed of layers and layers of light tulle.
In 1954, Grace Kelly inaugurated the tulle in contemporary clothing, wearing the black and white dress in the film “The window on the courtyard” directed by Hitchcock, composed of a skirt that was inspired by the style of the dancers, draped and long until mid-calf, made with layers of chiffon and tulle.
While in the pret a porter, the tulle was introduced only in the 80s, by the famous couturier Jean Paul Gaultier, thanks also to the research of Anna Maria Fuzzi, who proposed it for all the occasions.
Current trends make tulle the must-have for the fall / winter 2018 season.
Valentino focuses on the sensuality and transparency of tulle; a shower of sequins illuminates Dior’s nude dresses, which have dominated the red carpet in recent seasons; and there are those who combine the magic of tulle with plissé or ruche (J Mendel, Alberta Ferretti).
Femininity and romance inspire many stylists who continue to use this wonderful light, floating and romantic material.
Fuzzi, a historical Made in Italy brand, has made this incredible material, the undisputed protogonist of its creations, producing for almost 30 years entire collections, only in stretch tulle, creating dream dresses for real life and meeting the favor of a number more and more important of career women or mothers tout court, who appreciate its practicality, comfort and femininity.
For an endless dream…