TIMELESS ACCESSORIES BASED ON PRINCIPLE OF LOVE AND RESPECT FOR CRAFTMANSHIP. EACH PIECE IS REALIZED BY HAND, ONE BY ONE, RESCUING TRADITIONAL PROCESSES, TO FINALLY BE TURNED INTO ONE OF A KIND FASHION ACCESSORY IN ITALY.
Alienina is born in 2008 with the aim of inspiring people to discover that items can have an extra life and new functions, from an Italian designer: Eliana Venier. The philosophy of the project is giving a new function and aesthetic value to the everyday object and extending their lifespan.
The materials used for alienina collection are sailing and mountain climbing cords, cotton wicks for oil lamps, resin commonly used in car parts, fabric and straps used for blinds. The 90% of the materials are production waste, washable and non-toxic.
The process of creating alienina bags and jewllery always starts from the material. The designer is constantly looking for production scraps in all corners of the world, the ones that she falls in love with inspire her to creative experiments. The materials are what inspires the forms that are realized as the end result. That way the creative process is absolutely free and always brings the unexpected.
Each piece is hand-made and thus unique. Alienina loves what is unique and special. Intentional irregularities or imperfections make the bags singular. Although each model may come in large quantities, there are no two identical pieces among them.
The techniques are inspired by old traditional crafts, which the designer interprets the contemporary way. The trend is creating statement tribal and nautical inspired pieces.
Inspiration comes from architecture and at the same time from the natural environment: Alienina collection is composed by soft and tactile pieces, they are architectures to wear with an organic touch.
Alienina collection is 100% made in Italy, in the alienina studio where the focus is producing high quality hand crafted products. This attention to detail, combined with the innovative use of the materials define Alienina’s approach and strong aesthetic appeal.
Both jewellery and bags collections have attracted attention from leading press including; Vogue Italia, British Vogue, ELLE, amongst others.
Alienina is distributed in Europe, US, Japan and Australia, in department stores, concept stores, museum stores.
Alienina realized some collaboration with fashion brands.
LIMITED EDITION FOR COMME DES GARCONS:
For the Xmas Campaign 2011 "Love is Tender" of Comme des Garçons, alienina realized a special capsule collection exclusively for the Japanese brand.
An avant-garde collection of 6 nautical rope necklaces knotted according to ancient craft techniques, that the designer reinterprets using her creativity and her manual ability.
A collection with a strong personality that is on sale exclusively in Comme des Garçons stores.
ALIENINA COLLECTION FOR HOPE:
alienina realized an exclusive capsule collection of sailing ropes necklaces for the fashion show of HOPE Spring/Summer 2013 collection, inspired in the handcraft of macramé, a folk art created and performed by sailors in the 17th century.
ALIENINA FOR SARA COLEMAN FASHION SHOW:
alienina "RunAfterIllusions" collection has been shown during the Sara Coleman Fashion Show at Mercedes Fashion Week, Madrid (Sept, 2013).