Member Spotlight: Sabina Savage
UKFT Member Sabina Savage is a British range of luxury scarves and womenswear featuring stunning hand-drawn print designs on the finest silk, wool and cashmere. Illustrated and designed in the UK, the collectible pieces are all made in Italy – produced to the finest quality and expertly printed and hand-edged by the renowned artisans of Como.
The Treasures of Pompeii: Autumn/Winter 2020
As catastrophe looms over the ancient city, which possessions will be valuable enough to save?
The year is AD 79, and as Mount Vesuvius begins to erupt, it sends a plume of ashes, pumice and rock into the sky causing the Pompeiians to flee in their droves. There is time to gather only a small handful of belongings and supplies; the residents must board the waiting ships and evacuate the city at once or become shrouded in the thick ash which rains from the skies. This pyroclastic cloud will soon swallow everything in its path; houses, market stalls, streets and amphitheaters are to be blanketed in molten rock. In their haste to escape the threat of certain doom, many citizens leave their animals behind to face the desperate situation alone, and the most careless among them leave their companions caged or chained with no hope of release. Thankfully, the animals in this story are wise enough to help themselves.
The new Autumn/Winter collection is hand drawn in its entirety as always, and references the beautiful artworks and artefacts uncovered during the excavation of the Italian city of Pompeii, and most especially, the preserved remains of a helpless chained guard dog. Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, covering the city in volcanic ash and preserving a unique snapshot of Roman life.
From the intricate stone mosaics and hand-painted frescoes to the ancient moulded coins and figurative jewellery, the beauty and symbolism of the Roman arts are astounding. While ruthless and barbaric in a number of ways, their creativity holds a delicacy and complexity which is rarely found in the modern world. The exquisite Roman Lod Mosaic uncovered in Israel is also referenced in this collection, alongside the architecture and artworks of ancient Rome and the written accounts of Pliny the Younger.
“For Autumn/Winter 2020 we have diversified our clothing range to include a sumptuous silk velvet alongside our classic silk twill shirts,” says Sabina.
“The collection features Sabina’s beautiful hand-drawn placement prints artfully placed and engineered around each garment. Each piece is printed in Italy and hand-assembled in London to the finest quality.”
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