Francesca Liberatore commits the FW2020-21 collection to a cinematic story, letting her J-Kolombina-R to play a game with the audience. Inspired by Todd Phillips’ movie, the metamorphosis invades the space, generating a complicity between models and public, representation and reality.
The great hall of the Odeon Cinema in Milan stages the three moments of the mutation of the character and the evolution of dressing. The prologue is the discreet and essential daily life, warm, comfortable in a woolly grey and beige palette, mixed with browns and greens lined in regimental stripes.
A reassuring composure of a character still unaware of one’s own upheaval. The projected images alternate with the cadenced step in a narration that like cinema is reality. Wool, lurex, coated velvets convey a transition that is a prelude to incarnation solution, luminescence and contrasts of an ongoing change.
A 70s memory of important volumes, high-waisted or flared mannish trousers sometimes combined with kilt and a must absolute, the suit.
Colours from midnight blue to peacock close the completion in a total velvet; the true character is born illuminated by lilac, pink and ochre, finally revealing itself as a bright red.
This is how the search for a new point of view becomes the need for the designer of experience movement, performance of the dress in reality and its distances.