Each season, Roberta Scarpa gathers inspiration from some story of her native city, Venice and develops a rejuvenated wardrobe: she gave neo-liberty the telematic twist of net-liberty, she redrew her prints using doge Steno’s shorthand, she brought back to life the Bucintoro traditions. The doge’s ring picked amongst the past memories, together with the “Moretti” becomes the icon of the designer, from then on she will be known as “the Moretti Madame”. The Moretto is the theme of Roberta Scarpa’s style, reinterpreted in every collection.
Last but not least the merger between this jewel and Damien Hirst’ s skull, will give origin to a rock idea of Moretto. In her collection dedicated to the art of mosaic, she reproduced a special canvas print of the floor of the “Santi Maria e Donato” church in Murano then transferred to the corpses of organza dresses. Again and again, Roberta Scarpa goes from the most opulent Venice of St. Mark’s lions to the more conceptual one of Peggy Guggenheim, the mythical art collector with an extraordinary vocation for novelty with whom she fully identifies with.
Roberta Scarpa’s style connects Venice’s history to experimentation, reinterprets the Venetian pearls, an excellence of Venice since the Fifteenth Century.
Her last challenge is the interpretation and the translation of the characteristic colors and laces from Murano island into fabrics.