Throughout time, hats have come and gone not only as functional accessories but also as status and religious symbols, uniforms and fashion statements. The Netherlands, a country divided by religion, amongst other things, could not be an exception to this. A hat could speak volumes about your origin and religion, no matter whether you’d come from the Western and most affluent part of the country, the middle of the country or the Easter part of the it.
This collection builds up on that premise and is influenced by Hieronymus Bosch, a painter famous for the illustration of religious concepts as well as for the flatness of his paintings (or famous triptychs) and the lack of perspective. The hats in this collection take various shapes and can have various interpretations. They could all be worn together, shaping up a new form, or separately. This in order to depict the struggle between choosing what is right and wrong, what’s above our heads.
STARRING: Annabeth van Rooijen as Josephine Carter Alina Cortese as Ada Beringer ART DIRECTOR: Francesca Azzoni ACTING DIRECTOR: Melisa Çilli LOCATION MANAGER: Matilde Zani HAIR STYLE and MAKEUP: Matilde Zani Chiara Bernini FASHION DESIGNERS: Karvishi Agarwal Francesca Azzoni Chiara Bernini Arianna Bonifazi Shreya Chhabra
works by: Karvishi Anil Agarwal, Tugce Asik, Francesca Azzoni, Sherry Hemant Batra, Chiara Bernini, Emilio José Bonadio, Arianna Bonifazi, Francesca Bucciarelli, Elena Cedrone, Gaoming Chen, Annunziata Cirillo, Shreya Chhabra, Melisa Cilli, Zeenia Percy Dalal, Chiara Del Giudice, Hafiz Nouman Ali Fareed, Bao Fengxue, Cinzia Galia, Narjes Ghorbani, Mitsy Diana Giorgana Romero, Jessica Gridella, Muxin Han, Can Hei, Guo Huimei, Payal Kale, Niyati Khetwal, Hengrui Na, Ananthabartti Ramaswamy, Liuhui Ren, Al Khansa Shalilhah, Annabeth Van Rooijen, He Yan, Shun Qiyan, Liu Ren, Shuying Yang, Yan Yuan, Matilde Zani, Yujing Zhang.
curated by Cinzia Ruggeri
ASPIRATIONS: ”a hope or ambition to achieve something, following your red thread.’’
This fall winter collection gives voice to creative forces. It carries a strong-minded aesthetic message, and brings multiple contradictions face-to -face. This season is all about contradiction, classic weaving structures in combination with experimental embroidery and prints. Let’s transform it to make it more extraordinary, plug it into our imaginations. Let’s give it a ‘material’ dimension, to wear it right on our bodies.
(a textile project for Barbara Comuzzi)
(an extract from the magazine Dystopia : Karvishi Agarwal, Francesca Azzoni, Brenta Bao, Chiara Bernini, Arianna Bonifazi ,Shreya Chhabra, Payal Kale, Annabeth Van Rooijen, He Yan, Matilde Zani)
(an Art Direction project for Stefania Seoni)