Antonio Marras : Collection Spring/Summer 2017 in Milan (with interview)

Designer : Antonio MarrasMood : The 50s, Africa, hairdressers in the middle of the catwalk and Africans under their electric hood dryers.Inspiration : Africa in the 50s, Malick Sidibé photography, the mix of culturesSilhouette : patchwork made of recovered material, embellished with embroidery, many details and floral patternsFocus : The many dresses with a mix of panels and Vichy prints, with ruffles at the waist. Asymmetric top, long black dress tied at the hip, knot on the shoulder, fluidity of silk, sequin and feather embroidery, lace and crochet red cherry dress.A refreshing and poetic exoticism at Antonio Marras, he revisits the cultural diversity with creativity.A wardrobe with unique and couture piecesTo note : The finale with dancers swaying before an audience charmed by this return to the 50s.Interview with Antonio MarrasI came across the work of Malick Sidibé, he is the photographer who made the African Biennial of Photography. In the 50S and 60S he took photos of boys and girls in nightclubs. And it was incredible because the girls and the boys were dressed to the western way. It really was like a fusion of music and clothes between Africa and Europe.I looked to translate this with materials which weren’t African, because they are colours which are more somber, beiges, kakhis, greens, they are all calmer colours, but there is of course an African accent. I started to mix the materials because there are strong ripped jeans, the jeans consumed with lace, they are vert tie-dye, they are also damask, the Chanel tweeds are very embroidered, they are a fusion between Africa and Europe, that’s what I tried to do. Music from the show (only to be used in the context of the show, protected by the right to information.)

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