His mother’s collection of flower print dresses was the first image that inspired Antionio Marras' collection for Autumn/Winter. “She used to look so beautiful and feminine” stated the Sardinia-based designer after the show. Consequently, his collection unfolded a series of the designer’s signature flowy silk dresses, only to juxtapose them with more structured pieces later. Among those that stuck out the most were Chanel-style tweed jackets with beaded panels, long crochet cardigans and oversized parkas with inserts of fur.
Dazed Digital: What was it about your mother that inspired you so much? Antonio Marras: I remember when I was young, she was really breathtaking. I remember my first day at school and my first trip to the cinema with her. She had that pale face and really sublime beauty. The new collection is a reflection of that. At the same time, I wanted to combine that sensuality with more masculine elements, such as the green military pieces and deconstructed men’s jackets.
DD: Tell us more about the embroidery you used. Antonio Marras: Every piece in this collection is very romantic. There was a special part in the show with the embroidery pieces, which I made in my so-called lab in Sardegna. I have twenty seamstresses, who work on them and each piece is different from each other. That combined with fur and the photographic prints is what really sets the mood of the collection.
DD: What’s your favourite outfit from the show? Antonio Marras: The Chanel-style jacket with embroidery and fur.