Stop and smell the roses
As his eponymous collection celebrates its tenth anniversary, it is time for Pierre-Louis Mascia to reconsider and shift the perspective on a new concept: the perfect laid back wardrobe composed of easy to wear pieces that feel natural and good, that are sustainably produced, printed and crafted in Italy by Achille Pinto. More than a fashion designer, Mascia is a “dessinateur”, an artist designing himself, proposing a lifestyle project verging to a true philosophy. The result is a sort of ultimate uniform that can morph people into their true self and whose freedom is pure luxury. No fashion marketing, no trends’ slavery, a more human relation with clothing and accessories.
Crafted from the finest Italian silk, the freshest cotton and newest techno fibers, the collection is organic in its structure.
Outwear as a statement: the wrinkled cotton jacket, the military field jacket with large pockets, the classic printed nylon windbreaker and the oversized parka. New urban basics with a twist: the faded cotton overall with an easy fit, the day-and-night short sleeves silk pyjama with string pants, the overprinted sporty t-shirt, a pleated dickey long shirt to wear over cotton Bermuda pants. Along this unisex set of items, a more feminine wardrobe is composed of the perfect summer oversized kaftan, a peasant dress with the bell sleeve, a long flowy evening dress, a feathr light silk foulard caban and the special printed silk kimono to wear as an overcoat.
The moodboard is a world with plenty of visual references.
The intricate Art Nouveau iron artworks by Émile Robert. Tony Viramontes heavy hearted illustrations. The dense and intense photography by François Halard. Ruan Hoffman ceramics, pen scribbled. The female bodies by French painter and illustrator Ines Longevial.
Fred Astaire, Mariano Fortuny, Modigliani, Soutine selfportraits, Saskia de Braw brave face.
YSL with his folk collection, Romain Gary books.
Elements Mountain electro music festival, Bengali composer Ravi Shankar, singers Kilo Kish and Syd.