61. I cannot keep to the schedule…
I cannot keep to the commitment that I made to write to you every day. To do so would result in conversations without real content… suspense… imagination!
I spend three quarters of my time every day looking for ideas for the collections. I give myself a theme and then start doing research in my photo archives and books in my extensive bookcase. Perhaps it is better to call it the library. I’ve created this library over the years of working in fashion. I have always loved books with fantastic illustrations. They allow my imagination to travel in different worlds, worlds unknown to me…
A computer cannot easily replace these books… The photos that make them up are high definition and when one of them gives me some inspiration I take a photograph of the page with my small camera and add it to my catalog of thousands of ideas! This is part of a process I regard as research.
I’ve always been in the vanguard of fashion, maybe too much! My obsession in fashion has always been to inspire myself to look into spaces beyond the normal, the banal. You know me as a creator of dream dresses and svelte jeans that help you to enhance your femininity, the way you feel about yourself.
It’s true! I like to make you dream… I have a desire for a special woman… with me… close to me… when I create, my muse is not a diva… beautiful and proven… but the woman I wish to be next to me… the essence of femininity! My art is to create dresses that help you realize this dream!
My fashion show is like a private viewing. I try to create something that appeals to me… that fills me with emotion as I experience it become reality! Some do not have the vision to appreciate this. For them, fashion has boundaries… fine, if their boundaries include creativity… even different from mine… but creativity… diversity. The young rising designers are too often slaves to their idols and their schools of thought, which stultifies the evolution of the art that fashion design should be!
Only the fashion for young people differs from the monotony that insiders call “chic”. Certain brands for the young are really “cool” and have all my admiration!
I could go on about my concept of fashion. Do not follow me. When it comes to fashion I do not believe in idols! Find and follow your own path!
Fashion is in my DNA. Sometimes, when I see silly clothes, I get sad. It is as if someone had offended a person in my family!
Tomorrow I shall begin to tell you how I started to walk in the world of fashion.
Vi mando un bacino…
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