My name is Andrea Alchieri, I am 24 years old and I am from Milan. I have always had a strong passion for the world of painting and creative drawing handed down to me, as almost a tradition, thanks to the artistic DNA from my father’s family, specifically my grandfather. It was he who passed on to me the dedication to art and beauty in all its forms. My training path has thus found its realization in the course of Fashion Design attending the ‘Istituto Marangoni in Milan leading me to become passionate about the world of tailoring and deconstructivism. During the academic course I obtained some awards such as the selection for the competition VIEW.S launched by Zara where, together with four of my colleagues also selected, we developed a capsule collection for the brand and then I was selected to undertake an internship at the style offices of Zara in Coruna where I spent a few precious months working as a junior designer for the Woman line. In addition, during the 3rd academic year I was selected as a finalist for the Arts Of Fashion Foundation contest in which I developed the capsule collection “Faceless” that showed in France. I graduated this February 2021 with the collection “Admit One” coming out as best 10 designers of the year with the Fashion Movie hosted by Istituto Marangoni on Vogue talents and other important magazines. Currently I started my internship at the Fendi style office in Rome as a junior designer Woman. I identify myself as a crazy designer with his imperfect, contaminated and at first glance confusing fashion, in which all the passions and obsessions are well readable: fantastic stories, deconstructivism and melancholic settings. Every project I start with the feeling that something fantastic is about to happen, the urgency of beauty, the fascination of deconstructing and reassembling a garment modifying its DNA as a perspective for the future and making things, in the eyes of others, impossible, possible.
THE CONCEPT OF YOUR COLLECTION?
I’ve always been fascinated by how a collection can arouse different emotions and moods in the eyes of others and can be identified as a means of communication linked to the daily life we live every day. Yes, the collection “ADMIT ONE” fully captures all this by letting you enter under its red and white tents where we will meet a different lifestyle that corresponds to a different kind of show from the “normality”, a show that aims precisely to spectacular everything, to amaze. A project with a constant fil rouge of a deep component linked to the circus universe that transmits astonishment, reflects the wonder of the child, entertains the adult. “Is that clown a man or a woman? Neither one nor the other. It’s a clown.” It is from here that my journey begins, from the preferred place where clowns find their reason for being, under a big top that is composed for the first time before his infant eyes. From this memory my research develops, among characters who have made the art of the clown great, archive footage of real legends and then stories.
“ADMIT ONE” was created with the main focus of paying homage to the minimal dress that decomposes and recomposes giving life to repurposed deconstructed shapes and volumes. Focusing on the traditions of nomadic circus peoples, the collection draws inspiration from the non-conformist gypsy lifestyle and the American street theater movement of the 90′. “Circus” as an inclusive place, where the clown, in his androgynous and asexual dimension, becomes the expression of a possible equality: his gaze unmasks a modernity, and it is no longer beauty, race, gender or age that count, but technique and audacity. The initial inspiration comes from and develops throughout the research path from the illustrated book “THE CIRCUS, 1870-1950” TASCHEN (edited by Noel Daniel – authors: Linda Granfield, Dominique Jando, Fred Dahlinger Jr.) in which photographs and original advertising images are fundamental elements for the development of shapes, volumes and color palette contaminated by contemporary circus signs. The main essence of the collection is given by tailored suit fabrics overwhelmed by eccentric prints fun with macro polka dots and geometric shapes from Harlequin, color block in shades of purple, lilac and fuchsia and shades of gray to black. A poetry of materials that contrast with a mix & match of different weights, giving life to garments that follow geometric shapes voluminous and supported for a visual purpose that is completed. Giant bow ties, XXL shirt collars and lycra gloves as a second skin are the icing on the cake for a whimsical collection designed to entertain but also to make us reflect on the concept of inclusiveness. The identification with the collection is represented by the protagonists, the main characters, who open the show embodied in figures with caricatured faces of deformed and unreal clowns overwhelmed by conflicting feelings. It will create a story immersed between dream and reality, in an upside down universe, as a metaphor for a world turned upside down by negativity, tragedy, persecution and prejudice. The collection wants to remind us that beauty is only a matter of perception and points of view and that the sum of the different angles returns an image alien to reality, grotesque but at the same time funny. From this Strange Beauty emerges another “I”, freed from the fears of self-acceptance, capable of a self-irony in strong contrast to the etiquette of a social system that tends to the homologation of personality.
https://farma282.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Dante-Leo-Capasso_thumb.jpg902600Filippoadminhttps://farma282.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/farma282_lucidity-pills_small-1.gifFilippoadmin2018-05-13 19:04:422020-03-04 12:10:26Dante Leo Capasso