The circus, a place of madness and extravagance imbued with a sense of magic, always suspended between fun and melancholy. “Is that a clown a man or a woman? Neither one nor the other. He’s a clown. It is the fascination of this wonderful and at the same time raw, poetic and essential universe that has dragged my imagination by creating this Autumn/ Winter 2020/2021.
“ADMIT ONE” is born with the main focus of paying homage to the minimal dress that decomposes and recomposes giving life to reshaped deconstructed shapes and volumes. Focused on the traditions of the circus nomadic peoples, the collection draws inspiration from the anti-conformist Gypsy lifestyle and the American street theatre movement of the 1990s.
The original inspiration originates and develops for the entire research path from the illustrated book “THE CIRCUS, 1870-1950” TASCHEN (curated by Noel Daniel – authors: Linda Granfield, Dominique Jando, Fred Dahlinger Jr. ) in which the original photographs and advertising images are fundamental elements for the development of contaminated shapes, volumes and colour palettes Insignes du cirque contemporain.
The main essence of the collection is sartorial fabrics with suits overwhelmed by funny eccentric prints with macro poises and geometric shapes by Harlequin, color block in the tones of violet, lilac and fuchsia and shades of grey until reaching black. A poem of materials that contrast with a mix&match of different heavinesses, giving birth to garments that follow voluminous geometric shapes and supported for a visual purpose that completes.
Giant bow ties, XXL shirt collars and lycra gloves as second skin are the icing on the cake for a whimsical collection, designed to entertain but also to make you think about the concept of inclusiveness, because in Andrea Alchieri’s circus everyone is welcome.
PHOTOGRAPHER Giuseppe Cicala @giuseppe__cicala
CINEMATOGRAPHY AND POST-PRODUCTION Nello Giordano @nellogiordano
ASSISTANT Luca Baldini @gravida94
MUA Nadira Ekr @nadira_ekr
MUA ASSISTANT Kam Jin @jinhao_kam
HAIR ACCESSORIES Orea Malià @oreamalia
STYLIST Maria Cassia Fernanda @maria_cassia_fernanda
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Malagent @malagentmusic
ASSISTANTS Sharon Bassi @sharon_bassi_
Selenia Spronato @seleniaspronato
LOCATION Circo Kino-Famiglia Caveagna