Riccardo Tisci: Six years ago, I was invited by AnOther Magazine
to collaborate with an artist to create a dress. I knew lots of artists
but I wanted to work with someone young and fresh. I discovered Paulo
Canevari. I went to meet him in New York and we both got on; perhaps
because we’re both Italian and we had lots in common. One day, he
invited me to his house to eat pasta, and during this visit I met the
most extraordinary creature – his wife. She was full of energy; she was
beautiful; she was super sexy. When I left, I couldn’t get her out of my
head. It was only later that I discovered that she was Marina
Abramovic. I’d been obsessed with her at Central Saint Martins.
The second time Riccardo visited, we started talking and he revealed
that he loved my work. We instantly became friends. Even after I
divorced my husband, our friendship remained. We have so much in common. Read the rest of the story on DAZED by clicking here.
Combinations, dimensional variations, textural explorations and componential silhouettes, shaped the backdrop of this SS14 MAN collection by BARBARA I GONGINI. Asymmetry, multi layering and long silhouettes are juxtaposed opposite sleeker fluid basics, allowing for individual wardrobe decisions. Each look can be deconstructed, or layers can be added on, as garment components seamlessly complementing each other. An array of fitted coats, shorts, lush leggings, elongated shirts and constructed oversized vests, are transitioned into full silhouettes, by the introduction of directional accessories.
"It's meaning is suggesting a historical event that took place in Imperial Russia on 26 December 1825. The rebels were the army officers and as their punishment, five of them were executed, and the rest, sent to Siberia into exile. Wives of the Decembrists had cast aside social privileges and comfort, in order to follow their husbands.
The wife of a Decembrist, is the key icon for my collection.
For the pattern and silhouette inspiration I used a detailed research based on Imperial Russia 1825-1835 mixed with ethnic Siberia. Throughout all the process of the project I felt a deep connection to my research, as I am of a Russian origin (from Estonia). The fabrics that I used were shearling and leather, and as a base material for the collection I used cotton. My collection was displayed at the Polimoda Fashion show june 2013."
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