Spring – Summer 2020-21
Between sky and sea
“Tanned, with the skin fully dotted with patches, red-skinned verging on purple, this is how sunbathing girls look like. But here is one who is moon bathing…” Looking at the horizon, one gets lost in memory… The 1960s. The window wide open, the record-player is on. The crumpled corners of black and white postcards sent from Capri, Portofino, Saint-Tropez taste of ice cream, jugs of fresh lemonade and long-awaited holidays in the family villa. White shirts with showy embroidered lapel collars end up in the bulky luggage, together with large hats reminiscent of a Cinecittà star. Printed shirtdresses with daisies or polka dots patterns and with ascot ties that seem borrowed from the white hand-embroidered summer sheets, are carefully folded. And then dresses with macro bows and buttons on the pockets, smocked curled tops of cotton poplin, elegant cream and black piqué garments for the birthday party or the 15th August dinner.
Everything starts again… Today, in the remake of the memories of yesteryear in Technicolor version, the tales of clear skies, bright seas, terraces under the moonlight and suspended light bulbs are dissolved in the colours: yellow, orange, denim effect indigo, cornflower blue, on the notes of black and white. The patterns on sunshade canvas are reinterpreted, as are the continuous striped plumetis, the sea-like wavy jacquards with inserts of micro chains and raffia pockets. In the low-cut dresses with suspenders, the ultra light raffia is lined with cotton and dialogue with retro blouses featuring a double, detachable, built-in collar, either embroidered or simple. On the other hand, the fun macramé trimmings, which came out of a tailor’s atelier, is also to be found on jackets and shorts combined with curled tops. The mermaid prints on impalpable cotton chiffon mix with the stripes, the refined shirt fabrics interpret the sundress line. The red, orange and cornflower blue stripes, important and imprecise, are applied by brush, like those on old headlights, and combined with decision with floral prints. Softness is further enhanced by curliness, cuts and flounces. On the feet, jewelled sandals, fringed, carved, coloured in shades, but all made of 100% leather and leather made in Italy, to be combined with straw hats and micro bags worthy of a star. To daydream while the radio airs the summer song.