Après Moi: The Story of Josephine Mary Carter

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

 

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Après Moi: The Story of Josephine Mary Carter

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The INSIDE NATURE LANDSCAPE collection reflects me fully: my background, my personality, my passion for textile design, the care of the whole project from idea to finish. The theme of the collection is nature, in particular the natural landscape: the colors of Brianza, where I grew up and where I live, and the sea breeze of my summers spent in Liguria. Studies on the beauty of the landscape have shown how this has extraordinary benefit to people and how it  influences our daily physical and psychological well-being, generating positive emotions, also affecting our health. The environment also creates part of our identity. In Environmental Psychology, this is defined as a place of identity, and it is intended to indicate all aspects of correspondence between the image of Self and the meanings and values ​​associated with a physical environment. The memories, feelings and preferences relating to aspects of the physical world that derive from our personal “environmental past”, that is, from the relationship with the places of our life that have been useful in the satisfaction of biological, psychological, social and cultural backgrounds. Each grament of the collection is carefully crafted with details and brings with it a special memory of my self, whether it is an image or a sensations. As fashion is the mirror of society and fabric is the first sign of fashion, in a multi-evolved society where the pace of life is frenetic and the landscape around us is ‘industrialized’ wearing the shapes and colors that nature gives us can bring to face the days with a more positive spirit. Nature is a perfect way to reload your soul.

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Personage : Irina Nicolaevna

Bibiana Álvarez, Lidiya Suteva, Wanjing Li Begonia, Huang Jo-Wei Sunny: …we invented a personage, we gave her a date of birth and wrote about her life.

We made her clothing .

Personage : Irina Nicolaevna

Born: 1890, Moscow, Russia

Family: Aristocratic Russian family (her father has a high position in the Russian army, before the revolution; her husband had a high position in the army, he was loyal to the Tsar, he was killed during the World War I;  her mother was from an old aristocratic family; her brother however had liberal opinions and attitudes; she had a child.

Character: duality of mind and versatility; ability to see both sides of the same coin; elegance; the mistakes of youth; happiness, self-centeredness, imagination and restlessness like children. She considered life as a game; looking for fun and new situations. Sometimes she used her attributes to achieve her own goals; she is able to resort to lies without losing her charm just to get what she wants; she gets discouraged easily (such as children when they do not get what they want); she likes to receive attention, gifts and compliments.

Before the revolution she was leading a typical life of a woman from the Russian aristocracy, but also she was interested in the contemporary tendencies in the arts, she has close relationships with some of the Russian artists and poets (poetesses) of the time before the revolution. However after the revolution her life changed dramatically. She lost her position, her fortune, her husband. She was forced to hide and then change her identity (pretending that she is an ordinary woman without aristocratic background) in order to save her life and her child’s life.

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( a project for Manuela Porta)

Personage : Irina Nicolaevna