ADMIT ONE by Andrea Alchieri
“ADMIT ONE” was born with the main focus of paying homage to the minimal dress that decomposes and recomposes giving life to deconstructed shapes and volumes adapted. Focusing on the traditions of circus nomadic peoples, the collection draws inspiration from the anti-conformist gypsy lifestyle and the American street theatre movement of the 1990s. ” “Circus” as an inclusive place, where the clown, in its androgynous and asexual dimension, becomes an expression of a possible equality: her gaze un-masks a modernity, and it is no longer beauty, race, gender or age that matter, but technique and audacity. It will create a story immersed in dream and reality, in an upside-down universe, as a metaphor of a world overturned by negativity, tragedy, persecution and prejudice. The collection wants to remind us that beauty is only a matter of perception and points of view and that the sum of the different angles gives an image extraneous to reality, grotesque but at the same time amusing. From this Strike Beauty emerges another “I”, freed from fears of self-acceptance, capable of self-irony in sharp contrast to the etiquette of a social system that tends towards the homologation of the personality.
The essence of this outfit is the tailoring fabrics, in particular the fresh wool in grey which is presented in the form of a fenceed half jacket and the two variants of chalked fabric embodied in a tailoring trousers and a deconstructed shorts above including straps. The body, like a second printed skin, arouses uncontrolled and overwhelming emotions in contrast to the fragile and vulnerable grey colours just like the typical character of the clown. the outfit is completed with a triple purple organza glove.
A suit born with the main focus of paying homage to the minimal dress that decomposes giving life to experimental and eccentric shapes and volumes. The asymmetric blazer of sartorial inspiration in fresh wool is encased by a bodice, the trousers have a balloon volume and are entirely hand-stitched. The outfit is completed with an XXL collar presented with digital print with colored polka dots and a fringe of real hair dyed orange.
An outfit with sartorial inspiration, the single breasted crop blazer in fine wool cloth comes with large square shoulder stools. Underneath there is a body made entirely of fresh wool and a shorts made of maxi buttons. The suit has been hand-decorated with contrasting stitches to underline the sartorial essence. The outfit is completed with a crocheted flower, knitted XL socks with contrasting zebra design and a fringe of real hair dyed lilac.
Conceived in a palette of colours that provokes overwhelming emotions, the outfit is presented at different layers. Starting from a sartorial-inspired hood in plaster with rever and square straps sewn together with a poplin shirt front with print inspired by the signs of the contemporary circus of the 80’s. The lilac blazer is presented with a classic cut with maxi straps and very large rever. The outfit thing is completed with a maxi tie in cotton knit, XXL socks made with embroidered crochet and a mask inspired by the caricatural faces of the protagonists of the collection designed by me. The suit has been hand-decorated with contrasting stitches to underline the sartorial essence.
The outfit features a t-shirt with silk satin spear rever, an over shirt with a very wide collar in printed poplin and a shorts in fresh sartorial-inspired wool encrusted with polka dots lasered and hand-stitched. The suit has been hand-decorated with contrasting stitches to underline the sartorial essence. The outfit is completed with a crochet mask and XL knitted socks with Zebra design in contrast.
A poem of materials that contrast each other by a mix&match of different heights, the outfit presents with a maxi oversize coat with large shoulder strap and maxi rever. The coat is sprinkled with an allover of laser-cut wool polka dots that have been applied and sewn by hand. Underneath there is an oversized asymmetric full suit in the fabrics of three different fabrics inspired by volume of circus clothing. The garment has large structured shoulder strap and a maxi rever. The outfit is completed with a crocheted flower and a crochet mask.