A classic Ballet from the 800 based in the Lord Byron Poem “The Corsair”. The first choreography was made by Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev. In April 2018 La Scala presents the famous choreography from Anna-Marie Holmes who created her version of Le Corsaire for Boston ballet in 1997.
The scenography and the Costumes were specially designed by Luisa Spinatelli and the Embroidery designs were made by Katya Fernandez who collaborates with La Scala since 2001.
A Precious Soul in the Fashion World.
Written by Cristiana Palmigiano, journalist.
Archaeological Museum of Milan
The Archaeological Museum of Milan has acquired a new section and, after restructuring it completely, has dedicated it to the Longobardi. On the occasion of the inauguration of the new unit, the outfits of the Longobardi’s age were recreated and were worn by three mannequins made accordingly to the body structure of that population. Among them there was an outfit of a pregnant lady, found in an archaeological site near Campione d’Italia. The outfits were re-constructed by the costume designer Chiara Donato and were enriched with unique decorative and embroidery details of that time. The work of philologic re-construction of this decoration was entrusted to Katya Fernandez.
Museum of Zucchi Collection
A thoughtful and a creative person, this is how she was recognized as a designer with a touch of artistic spirit. In 2000 Zucchi – the fabric firm accomplished the Museum of Zucchi Collection in Milan – 5.000 antique printing blocks for fabrics. Zucchi entrusted Katya Fernandez with this great work of giving new life to the classical designs, abstractive and floral, printed with the blocks of their Collection. The precious hand embroidery images that migrated from those blocks are found in the exclusive collection of Katya’s bags, scarfs and other accessories.
National Museum of Science and Technology
Her style swam across another event of Milan in 2000: The exhibition “The Business Intelligence” situated in the National Museum of Science and Technology, in which Katya exhibited a scarf which expressed the invaluable antique tradition of hand embroidery, on fabrics made and colored according to the techniques of the cottage industries. And moreover her scarf “artistica” was proposed for sale at a shop of Guggenheim Museum in Venice.
In Katya, the artistic emotion continues. Later presented by an award of Oscar, Gabriella Pescucci, started a collaboration with the Theatre Alla Scala supplying fabrics, embroidery and restoring antique costumes of the settings.