My collection is a study of Emotional Vulnerability through the analysis of gestures framed within intimate fragments of reality.
My initial research was purely academic. The link between our brain and our emotive system has
caused a strong and thought provoking response within my work.
I have deeply researched into the field of psychoanalysis and the discovery of the subconscious
from it’s beginning with Freud and Jung, to contemporary thinkers like Merleau Ponty and Stefan
Klein, and how these theories have been translated into the visual languages of many artists,
photographers and painters from Klimt and Schiele all the way to Peter Lindbergh.
From this academic study I decided to carry out my own study of the subconscious through the
analysis posture and gestures seen as the language of a person while they are silent. Framing the
soft lines of the body gestures within the straight lines of tailoring has been the methodology
behind the construction of my garments.
Transition between materials, textures and shines was my aim.
Leather is the material that predominates within my collection. A material I had never worked with
in the past and that I truly loved discovering and learning about throughout this year. I have paired
it with Cashmere wool, Organza di Lana and silks that fray and unravel, within the inner layers of
Being Italian I believe in the high quality, importance and transparency of Made in Italy and
therefore all of my materials were sponsored/sourced by Italian companies.
I was sponsored by Mantero, Reda, Raphael Lanificio and Conceria Pistolesi.
The inspiration behind all my finishings and seams is a 1930s vintage cream goat leather glove. All
my garments are made with a combination of straight stitches and Bernina stitches. Hems and
waistbands are have a frayed edge of invisible silk that creates an effect of transition of fabrics and
will unravel over time and usage. The double silk has been coated and printed digitally.
The wrong side of my black leather has been hand painted and the silver buttons have are all hand
cut and therefore irregular.
I want my clothes to feel like a fragile memory of a moment you want to treasure.
For the photoshoot and film of my collection I came back to Italy to shoot as it was important for me
that the representation of my world of feelings, intimacy and friendship took place at home, working
with some of my best friends, the photographer and creative director of Isola Marras, Efisio Marras,
and the film maker Giulia Achenza.
We created a series of pictures and a film that go from scenes of very intimate normality to more
abstract and performative ethereal movements, that I think fully captures the 360 vision of the
world I would like my customer in the future to experience.
Photographer : Efisio Marras
Assistant Photographer & Video: Elena Muresu
Make up: Giuly Valent
Hair: Misaki Kato
Girls: Iana, Tasha, Romane, Stasia, Ester, Francesca