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on the island of giudecca, a textile artist transforms simple cotton into a luxurious fabric,
using metallic ink printed on a colored cloth.
the wealthy class of venice greatly approve + soon become patrons,
each eager to attach their family name to their own personalized fabric.
along comes the humble hand-sewn espadrille, with its recent re-emergence into the world of fashion:
valentino in lace, chanel in linen.
M A R I A N O S : a creation between one of the design world’s most coveted fabrics + of the classic, timeless espadrille.