Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
My First 1960s.
I am dedicating this collection to an emotional collage of my recollections of the 1960s. An excursion through symbols, ideals, trends, contaminations and novelties, all plucked from my memories as a girl who lived that era; ideas which, reworked in prints and models, has become a collection. And thus the new designs for my prints take their cues from the currents in art that arose in the Sixties and indelibly marked the decade: Neo-Dada, Op Art and Color Field painting. Then there’s a print dedicated to the piano, symbol of the happy-go-lucky music that animated the piano bars of the summer vacation spots of my Tuscany.
To say nothing of my musings on the games of dominos we kids played to while away the time on summer afternoons. I also mixed in a sprinkling of strong references to Africa, which I take as a symbol of the early ethnic contaminations that marked the era, of the first black African students who came to study at Italy’s universities. And more: sheath dresses in intentionally rigid fabrics to lend a couturier look, like that of the high fashion of the time. I see my new Spring/Summer 2019 collection as a tribute, affectionate and emotional, to a decade of fashion, art and ideologies freed from the established models of the preceding years, a hymn to freedom of expression.