IBRIGU Interview

 

When and how was Ibrigu born? What is the philosophy behind the brand?

Ibrigu was born in 2014 as a family project to enhance the beautiful and well-made and excellence of the Italian territory. Franco Briguglio's experience in textile consulting, combined with his son Luca's young and modern vision and the collaboration of his wife Daria Stuefer and daughter Michela, have given life to an independent brand that focuses on the reuse of vintage and artisan techniques.

Where do you find the garments and the fabrics you use?

Above all, we recover kimonos, vintage scarves, and fine fabrics from Anatolia and the Silk Road, giving them a new life and amplifying their value. Inspiring us is the ancient Japanese art of kintsukuroi, which teaches us to fix an object that breaks instead of throwing it away and filling the cracks with gold making the final artifact more valuable than before breaking. 

Craftmanship is your strong point. Where and how are your garments made?

Silk garments are the skillful assembly of chosen and carefully selected silks, cut and sewn by expert and attentive hands. The passion for "tailoring" of the Briguglio family could only give birth to a brand that stands out on the market precisely for its craftsmanship and "Made in Italy."  We choose the richest oriental antique fabrics for quality and imagination, kimonos, which we disassemble by hand to preserve their prints and then sartorially stitch them up.

Fashion is our "ID", it helps us to tell who we are and what our place in society is. In an increasingly globalized world, can we be non conformist? 

IBRIGU has a strong link with art. Each of our choices results from a culture and a recycling education made with method and taste. Our stylistic figure is passion and decadent, French-style in contrast to strong bourgeois industrialization. It is an anti-conformist provocation, a distinction from everything mainstream, and gives way to a precise identification of oneself.

What do you present during this edition of White?

The Fall-Winter 2021/2022 collection was created following Zero Waste principles, using 100% of the raw materials. The kimonos were over-tinted, and we also used silk linings, keeping the original seams handmade. We have selected the best-disused cashmere garments and created a new model from each one. We did the same operation for knitwear, leather garments, and fur. We have also completely abandoned the use of new materials, and all fabrics, even those used for sleeve linings, come from old stocks. Fashion today must necessarily be aware.

 

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