Interiors collection by Lucio Vanotti Fall Winter 2015/16: A space of one’s own: intimate, personal, private.
For the Fall 2015 season Lucio Vanotti creates a wardrobe of interiors in the soft shades of the late 70s. He works in subtraction. Useful as beautiful and form as function are the pillars of his design approach, characterized by the clean and efficient lines that highlight the grain and the fabric.
As it happens with furniture, modularity is the defining quality, the everyday a precise aesthetic horizon. The suit is a homely uniform, cozy and vertical. The relationship between inside and outside, private and public creates an impalpable slip of archetypes: pajamas, suits, robe coats, blanket overcoats, kimono jackets. Tops are padded as pillows and duvets. 150 lines corduroy and suede-effect fabric transport the textures of vintage cars onto the skin of the dress. Slipper shoes suggest the home as the perimeter for use, even outdoors: interiors as a condition of the spirit.
The color palette is cozy and intimate: organic tones of beige, ecru, white, taupe. And then, pragmatic black and navy blue.
"The simplicity is nothing more than a complexity resolved"
- Constantin Brancusi
My and Lucio Vanotti's vision live in the same space, in the space of the great system of aesthetics where there is a need to subtract, purify a duty and define the forms is an instinct. That approach to the matter has become a symbol and a philosophy for the eastern world.
Having your hands on Lucio Vanotti's look book, in which the clothes and bodies wearing them stand out in the photo space as a Brancusi sculpture in an exhibition, and having to put its own is a difficult task. The fear of " staining "the purity that makes them recognizable, the terror to pervert the casual elegance that characterizes them is just around the corner. Each addition and subtraction must be calculated to the millimeter, to create a balanced matter within the space.
I began to leaf through the two parallel collections and the similarities, the exchange of the same clothing on two different bodies began to fascinate me. While approaching them I noticed that the poses were similar as two soul mates that over time imitates each others gestures and clothes. I watched them and saw his pants in the coat she was wearing, it was as if I created and became a witness of an intimate relationship in which two bodies give and take away each other becoming a single form and a single entity. The result of pure love.