09/08/2017 – Milano Unica — auf Deutsch lesen
Fashion meets Cinema
The 25th edition of Milano Unica takes its visitors on a magical journey through the imaginative world of film, artistic aesthetics and sensuous reflection.
The essence from which dreams are made. The 25th edition of Milano Unica takes its visitors on a magical journey through the imaginative world of film, artistic aesthetics and sensuous reflection.
There has always been a strong connection between cinema and fashion. Many cult films have achieved their status thanks to their memorable costume designs, and magical, aesthetic and contemplative characteristics are inherent in both cinema and fashion. Both play with colours, shapes and light to create poetic images full of longing or audacious expressions full of energy and sassiness. Just like in cinema, anything is possible in fashion. This is why the organisers of Milano Unica have invited four renowned film directors to “stage” films and series associated with a different generation and produced by different filmmakers in different countries. This mixture and fusion of diverse worlds creates bold synergies of vibrant colours and imagery, unexpected contrasts and reinterpretations of the source material, using wool, silk, velvet, trims and zips.
The key materials of the season are thick wool and felt, natural fibres and double-faced fabrics with a soft feel, water-repellent or thermal materials. Sporty trends feature neoprene, which can be made evening-ready with embroidery. Another core feature will be eco-fur with its new look created by innovative technology, available in unusual colours. Bouclé and jacquard now come with fringes and embellishments. An absolute must this season is velvet – brand new with metallic, silky, iridescent, pleated, printed and embroidered designs.
“Cinema is the essence from which dreams are made!” (Charlie Chaplin)
Milano Unica succeeded in drawing inspiring parallels between film and fashion: In the cinematic realm, it is the cut that ultimately makes or breaks a film, just like daring, experimental and high-quality base materials lend fashion objects their expressive power.
Read more about the latest Milano Unica in our printed issue textile network 9-10 2017 (will be published on 22th August 2017)
by Neli Mitewa