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01 ANUBIS 02 3D NASA 03 DISTORTED 04 METROPOLIS 05 OCEANIA 06 B-SIDE BAG 07 REFLECTORS 08 FULL VOID 09 ILLUSTRATIONS
CRUSHROAD â€œCrushroadâ€? is one of the three proposals designed according to the demands of the brand Moncler. Crushroad is a colorful world where at the center of it is is placed the concept of Identity. This world is dominated by metropolis energy, millennials positivity, interpersonal relationships, movement and dynamism. The graphics of road signs incorporated into modern organic architecture predominate. The sneakers have been designed reflecting the verticality, the indentations and the protrusions developed in the new generation skyscrapers. Life flows that interchange in the city are highlighted by sinuous waves.
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In the Egyptian culture, Anubis, represented as a jackal, was the God of mummification, protector of the necropolis and the world of the dead. The access to the afterlife was allowed only for the dead whose heart weight was less than that of a feather. The collection evokes these aspects, through the use of contrasting fabrics, such as latex and chiffon, that recreate the angular figure of the God of death and darkness. The thin and impalpable fabrics symbolize, instead, the passage from life to death of the lost souls who find the way of the afterlife thanks to this divinity.
3D Chainmail is the new material created in NASAâ€™s JPL laboratories: a metallic fabric formed by numerous 3D printed metal dowels, held together like a chain. The fabric is extremely modular and has different properties on the two sides of the dowels. The glossy face avoids overheating, as it is capable of reflecting both light and heat. The opaque face, on the other hand, guarantees the exact opposite, so it retains heat and is useful as an insulator that can be used on planets or in very cold environments. The project aims to use this innovative and â€œspatialâ€? fabric for a footwear collection.
3D NASA SHOES COLLECTION
DESCRIPTION Boot with a high heel covered in fabric, stiff on the front and soft on the back MODEL: Peep Boot SEASON: Fall-Winter MATERIALS UPPER: Synthetic material covered in 3Dchainmail HEEL: Synthetic material OUTSOLE: Synthetic material INSOLE: Leather Height sole: 0,5cm Height heel: 12cm Height leg: 20cm DETAILS Internal support for the front
DESCRIPTION Open back boot with high heel and round toe MODEL: Open back boot SEASON: Fall-Winter MATERIALS UPPER: Synthetic material covered in 3Dchainmail HEEL: Synthetic material OUTSOLE: Synthetic material INSOLE: Leather Height sole: 0,5cm Height heel: 12cm Height leg: 37cm DETAILS Internal support
The collection â€œDistortedâ€? focuses on the illusion of the human body perception. The figure of female body is distorted through the creation of oversized and out of proportions garments, which completely change the silhouette in an unusual way.
METROPOLIS Metropolis is a 1927 Fizgerald film, set in 2026. Metropolitan scenarios, inspired by the New York skyline, combined with French-derived Art Deco, are flanked by futuristic and science-fiction aesthetics, accentuated not only by skyscrapers, but also by the presence of “Maria”, the robot. Source of inspiration for the collection creation were details taken from the physical structure of the cyborg and some elements present within the scientist’s laboratory, such as the incubator or the white cables that connect Maria to the soulless body of the robot. The furistic aestetics of Metropolis are also represented through the use of metallic materials or aseptic colors, such as white.
METROPOLIS SHOES COLLECTION
DESCRIPTION Ballerina with ankle strap in metallic leather and laces, wide inclined heel and round toe, protruding heel MODEL: Ballerina with ankle strap SEASON: Spring-Summer MATERIALS UPPER: Synthetic material covered in glittery jersey, ankle strap in metallic leather HEEL: Synthetic material OUTSOLE: Synthetic material INSOLE: Leather Height sole: 0,5cm Height heel: 5,5cm ACCESSORIES:n.1 elastic around the upper n.1 zipper on the back for closure DETAILS Heel inclined towards the inside and protruding heel
DESCRIPTION Peep mules in PVC with inclined wide high heel and metal leather straps MODEL: Peep mules SEASON: Spring-Summer MATERIALS UPPER: transparent PVC and metal leather straps HEEL: Synthetic material OUTSOLE: Synthetic material INSOLE: Leather Height sole: 0,5cm Height heel: 9,5cm DETAILS Heel inclined towards the inside
â€œThe next station is Oceaniaâ€? is a project entirely realized through the use of Photoshop. The works, created from scratch, through photo-insertions and post-production, tell a tropical metropolitan fable set in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
“Warning, move away from the yellow line”. The noise of the incoming metro is deafening, at the opening of the doors we hurry to enter and take seats. Between one stop and another, a girl, lost in her thoughts, catches our attention. The volume of the music of her headphones is so high that it distracts us, transporting us into her inner world. After a few minutes, the metallic voice announces the stop: “The next station is Oceania”. We go back to reality and realize that we have crossed our destination: no longer the usual gray sky, but thousands of tropical fish, of every color and shape, swimming on gorgeous coral gardens. A submerged, colorful and fascinating world. A journey and an adventure that will take your breath away.
OCEANIA PHOTO CREATION
B-SIDE BAG The modern architecture of Le Corbusier becomes inspiration for the design of a multifunctional bag, in which full and empty spaces, rigorous lines and a minimal aesthetic alternate. The use of black and white emphasizes the essential style of the product.
B-SIDE BAG BAG CREATION
DESCRIPTION Backpack with rigid body and open sides. Adjustable shoulder straps can be unhooked so as to become a crossbody strap NAME: B-SIDE BAG PRODUCT: Backpack-Bag SEASON: No Season MATERIALS Smooth calfskin ACCESSORIES n.2 steel carabiners n.3 snap buttons n.2 Adjustable straps n.1 handle n.3 internal pockets
REFLECTORS “Reflectors” is born from the idea of creating a pair of sunglasses with a double vision, not only frontal, but also backside. The eyewear incorporates the main features of the emerald, a gem that, according to an ancient Indian belief, confers the ability to foresee the future.
REFLECTORS EYEWEAR CREATION
On the front there are details in relief made of plastic glass. The metallized green temples, made of acetate, have an opening of 2.5 cm, which allows a rear view thanks to the 4 cm mirror inserted inside.
The Void is not to be confused with the Nothing. The void simply exists, and like all things the man defines it, at various times and according to various situations, as it perceives it. The void defines the full. It is the absence of matter, but with so much energy. The full makes material things visible and palpable, but it is the emptiness that structures their existence and use. The â€œFull Voidâ€? collection was created after the creation of an artistic garment, in which the presence of full and empty spaces deceives their perception.
The void is not total absence, the non-being or denial of being. The void is full, it’s a road, it’s energy, it’s positive. That emptiness perhaps shows us a lack, because it’s symbol of a lacking presence. The void defines full forms, voluminous folds, in a field where the matter prevails energetically. Black is absence, absence of light and color; white is purity, silence and cold. A complementary duality that alternates as night and day, then hand over to red, to his energy and passion. Everything is vacuity, everything can be.
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