The “Passion colors everything it touches.”
Each season is a new beginning, it’s a new opportunity to change and to tell the new emotions of our civilization. The designer interprets and narrates human nature in its present, detaching from the past and accompanying it towards the future.
The fundamental ingredients for the summer 2023 collections are earth, soil, roots, and the morning dew drops.
Knitwear sows hope and sows change and forgets the intensive cultivation of crops that desertify territories and generate poverty. Pure love for the 80s and 90s, but the next twenty years will be dedicated to the healing of the hotspot territories that we have unwittingly created.
The designer, this year more than ever, will be the architect of change in his choices of full-bodied and harsh natural yarns combined with colorful and bright synthetics recycled yarns.
With mastery, he will be able to create from the raw ingredients that nature offers him, airy and light stitches to interpret an increasingly changing and unexpected season. Alternating in a poetic way, sometimes very funny and mocking, patchwork yarns, combinations of materials and thicknesses. Multidimensional stripes with combinations of natural colors and strong colors of recycled synthetic fibers. Ethnic jacquards with references to primitive ornaments.
We should Start from raw materials to know and respect them. Organic cotton, hemp, linen, eucalyptus, jute, coconut, sisal are the elements around which to combine naturally fine yarns such as extra fine wools and pure silk, Suri Alpaca and certified Kid Mohair.
The end of an era must be marked by the progressive renunciation of the finest guages, 18 and 16 gauge, towards a knitwear that becomes more corporeal and tactile, 14 gauge, 12 gauge, 7 gauge.
Summer Knitwear becomes a TOUCH KNIT, a consistent and tactile element that can be handled and in which the thickness, voluptuousness and body of the stitches can be appreciated.
The excessively thin yarn gauges in summer collections lead to a series of unsustainable distortions throughout the entire production process. Raw materials, spontaneous, natural, have by their nature imperfections, impurities that make them unique, true, special.
Therefore, no more thin gauges which entail inestimable trimming and linking costs for countries that respect human rights! Nerve fibers are welcome, with character and thickness!
Even in colors there is a renaissance, a new perception of color given by respect for the natural bases of raw materials.
Stop to the lonely, bleached white and cold colors, this is the age of gold, honey, desert dust, golden sand, coffee powder, bark and ebony.
Pastel collections are sun-kissed. The natural color of unbleached fibers turns every coloration and cool colors into CONFORT COLOUR.
This month I’m not just sharing sprouts of ideas on which to confront, but I’m thinking of an exercise in style.
Let’s dip in our breakfast cup a strip of paper torn from a notebook, let it soak for a few minutes, and admire what nature is asking us to do today, rediscover the natural colors, so rich in nuances and taste!