Roberto Guarducci, stylist and lecturer in Fashion Design with a long and brilliant career. He has collaborated with many fashion houses between Rome and Milan, gaining considerable experience in the sector.
His creative skills have been tested and developed within famous fashion companies such as Basile with stylist Luciano Soprani, in Milan, and for over twenty years in the Style Office of the Fendi fashion house as a fashion designer alongside the five famous sisters and the well-known stylist Karl Lagerfeld in the beautiful city of Rome.
Here Guarducci also had the opportunity to meet and appreciate, through these professional experiences and photo shoots, the most important international top models of those years who paraded for the Maison Fendi, such as Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christie Tarlington, Clarissa Burt, Claire Aktinson, Ines de la Fresange, Dalma Callado, Yasmine Gaudi, Lee Skelton, Iman, Munia and many others.
During his time working for the famous Fendi label, as well as overseeing the creation of the collections, he also collaborated on the creation of the fashion shows in the official calendar of the most important Italian fashion events such as “Donna sotto le Stelle”, which was broadcast live in summer from the Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna in Rome.
Guarducci has received many awards for his “sartorial works” and for his talent in creating haute couture. One of the many prizes he has been awarded is the “Madama” prize, whose name is linked to the Messina designer Mimma Ferraro (also called Madama Ferraro), who in the 1950s-70s distinguished herself in the field of high fashion by collaborating with the world’s most sought-after luxury brands such as Chanel, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent thanks to her refined and elegant taste; the coveted prize is awarded to the most illustrious designers who have distinguished themselves in the field of national and international high fashion.
His clothes are characterised by creativity, innovation and elegance, as well as by precious Italian fabrics enhanced by refined and sophisticated tailoring, which are aimed at a woman who is aware of her own personality, her physical and aesthetic characteristics and who wants to enhance her femininity to the maximum with refined elegance.
In order to create each collection,” says Guarducci, “it is important to have a precise starting point, an idea from which to expand on it in our creative research to arrive at a guideline that can then determine an identifiable style.
In the various collections, the designer follows a single guiding thread, dressing women in a sophisticated and sensual way, with dresses that are linear and have a feminine and refined style, rich in unusual and elegant shapes.
The Roberto Guarducci brand signs collections of Haute Couture dresses, enclosing in each creation all the qualities of style, elegance, femininity and class, enhancing the image of the new romantic woman.
The creative inspirations he draws on for his clothes can be of various kinds, but the pictorial art of the Art Nouveau and Art Dèco artists are an inexhaustible source of emotions for him and therefore of fundamental aesthetic ideas for his ideal of aesthetic research and experimentation.
One of the most representative dresses in his collections is called “The Bridal Angel”, as a symbol of the idealisation of aesthetic purity and supreme femininity.
He is also a well-established artistic director for various events and fashion shows, in particular for the six editions of “La Magia delle Muse”, of which he is the creator.
The aim of his High Fashion Event is to highlight the enhancement of beauty through fashion, culture and art in all its expressions. Now in its seventh edition, with great success and acclaim, since the first year it has been held in the Sala delle Muse of the Circolo Unione of Bari’s Petruzzelli Theatre. The hall is frescoed by the splendid paintings of the artist Armenise, which decorate the hall and represent the Muses inspiring Beauty and Art, in a context of large mirrors and gilded stuccoes, with large crystal chandeliers.
Over the years, this well-known glamour event has featured fashion shows by famous national and international designers such as Gianni Molaro, Nino Lettieri, Franco Ciambella, Carlo Alberto Terranova Sarli New Land, Michele Miglionico and many other well-known show business and fashion personalities, as well as talented young people who are making a name for themselves in the world of fashion with their own brands.
Each year, the “Muse of the Year” award is presented to an excellence in fashion, journalism, cinema, culture, art and entertainment who has distinguished herself in her profession.
In previous editions this prestigious prize was awarded to the famous RAI journalist Mariella Milani, princess Rosalba Messeni Nemagna, an expert in fashion, theatre and entertainment, the well-known Telenorba journalist Daniela Mazzacane and Mrs Elsa Tomasicchio, an expert in fashion and the organisation of major events, among others.
In addition to “La Magia delle Muse”, the stylist is also the creator and artistic director of “La Magia delle Sirene”, the summer high fashion event that has been held at the summer venue of the Circolo Unione for several years.
The stylist Roberto Guarducci has completed the creation of a new women’s collection complete with clothes and accessories of great preciousness and creative value, to which he has dedicated a great deal of effort and dedication and which will be the subject of a photo shoot in a prestigious location.
This new collection will be presented for the first time in a fashion show at the seventh edition of “La Magia delle Muse”.
by Salvatore Leone
Photo credits: Art Photography, Luigi D’arcangelo, Massimo Ruvio E Paolo Lorusso