A New Tribe
Primitive art and the long lost traditions of ancient peoples are at the very core of Pierre-Louis Mascia new collection. The focus is on the figure of the nomadic shaman, a spiritual man seeking the meaning of life in symbols and signs. The simple scarf turns into the archetype, the unmissable accessory you can’t do without to cover yourself up, to find refuge into. The ancestral need of protection.
Prints, always at the centre of the designer’s research, evolve from graphics to textures, from visual to tactile effects. Knitted patterns, jacquard fragments, woven vegetable fibres, a soft duvet. Tribal fabrics in natural colours turn into paintings.
New items enter the ever-changing collection expressing the meaning of this season’s research. A rich pure silk scarf filled with goose feathers like a duvet. Floating knitwear in wool, silk and cashmere. A patchwork made of soft fur. The denim sport jacket with a colourful silk lining.
Three-dimensional and two-dimensional inspirations. Leonardo Da Vinci and the movement of a heavy fabric on his cartoons. Miquel Barcelo and Brutalist painting. Edward S. Curtis and his portraits of Natives in America between 800 and 900. Jackie Nickerson and the didactic human research inside plantations in Africa. Abra’s R&B vintage music, the dark visions of Katerina Jebb, cave paintings in Lascaux, geometric murals by Jeremie Fischer. The contemporary dance choreographies by Hofesh Shechter, where the gesture – just like in the designs by Pierre-Louis Mascia – is always filled with meaning.