Virna Pasquinelli
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Virna Pasquinelli

Hat Designer, Prop Maker, Set DesignsLondon, United Kingdom
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Virna Pasquinelli
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Virna Pasquinelli

Hat Designer, Prop Maker, Set DesignsLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a milliner and prop maker with an intense passion and pride for my craft, a sensualist feel for fabrics and form with a meticulous and prophetic eye for detail and trends. After growing up between the majesty of Rome and serenity of Tuscany I have worked for a number of local theatre groups before coming to the UK to complete and perfect my studies after which I soon found myself working with eminently influential milliners such as Phillip Treacy and Piers Atkinson and being ingratiated into the world of contemporary fashion design before going onto work in the world of film and theatre with Rizvi Millinery Thehattrix on award-winning global productions such as Disney’s Lion King and Aladdin and then founding my own company working on shows such as Katy Perry’s 2017 Glastonbury performance. Working within such a theatrical and diverse arena creating for models, performers and musicians has naturally inspired my ranges, with each piece having a personality, a story and a role to play, no matter how subtle, discrete, loud or proud. Whether creating unique one-off show pieces or themed ranges for wedding ensembles, every hat, fascinator and accessory is uniquely inspired and lovely hand crafted, encapsulating a broad technical and creative expertise.
Projects
  • Ceci N'Est Pas Un Parfum
    Ceci N'Est Pas Un ParfumI made a miniature bowler hat, a miniature sofa, a mini bed and a mini rug for this beautiful editorial published on Vogue Italia. Art direction and set design by Carolina Mizrahi and Thick Strings.
  • GUCC1B1TCH
    GUCC1B1TCHI have designed and made a leather dog mask for this editorial for 1883 magazine. I have created the mask using off-cuts that would have gone to the bin. Art direction and styling by Craig Hemming. photography by Silvia Draz.
  • Two Metres Distance
    Two Metres DistanceAn editorial for 1883 magazine Inspired by the current situation and invention and creativity of people creating their own masks. Art direction and photography by Eliska Sky, styling by Craig Hemming. I have curated the set design and created the masks using plastic bottles and plastic sheets.
  • Millinery Meets Shibari Art
    Millinery Meets Shibari ArtLimited edition capsule collection made in collaboration with accessory brand Figure Of A. Featuring genderless party and everyday headwear with deatils inspired by the art of Japanese Rope Bondage. Photography by Merlin Pendleton. Model and MUA Iro Costello.
  • Dystopia
    DystopiaCollection of hats inspired by the fetish and club scene. Available to lend for editorial shoots and films.
  • Figure of A
    Figure of ACollaboration with shibari inspired accessory brand Figure of A. A selection of fetish inspired hats with detachable sex toys.
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Projects credited in
  • ACTION-REACTION EXHIBITION
    ACTION-REACTION EXHIBITIONAction-Reaction is the first in an independent series unveiling works from eight carefully chosen artists from around the world. The artists have created a limited-edition collection to be featured in this historic space: a show of transformative and experiential works blending design with art through sculpture, paintings, drawings, NFTs, design and jewellery. This show gives the NFT a physical presentation and showcases it as a work of art, extracting the artwork from its habitat of the mobi
  • Kensho
    KenshoNakid Magazine Photo: @magicowenphotography Stylist : @tia_oguri / @oguri_tia Ropes: @figureofa Models: @amibenton_ @kerry.annn Assistant: @maiiii_fashion Designers: Elf Zhou Ada Zanditon Jaci and Cane Figure of A VIRNAPASQUINELLI
  • Katy Perry Costumes
    Katy Perry Costumes
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Work history
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    Set designer and prop makerEliska Sky Photography
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    Set designer assistantCarolina Mizrahi Studio
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Textile art
  • Textile Design
  • Millinery
  • Props
  • Design
Education
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    HNCKensington and Chealsea Collge
     - London, United Kingdom
    Millinery Design
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    DiplomaIpsia
     - Viterbo, Italy
    Fashion Design
Awards
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    QEST AwardQueen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
    QEST support and promotes artists and makers with exceptional talent.