Fascinated by Ale Martoz's awkward hallucinations on Giorgio Poi’s covers, I decided to use for this project abstract works with a marked childish sign; drawings for Leon Bakst’s Russian ballets and Natal’ja Gončarova for the shapes and two creations by Cy Twombly, Untitled (Bolsena) 1969 and Untitled (No. 53) from 1961 for embroidery.
As if it is combine into a single subject, the couple in the foreground in Martoz's hallucinated ballet takes on well-defined contours underlined by the chromatic contrast and the marked lines of the line.A dynamic synthesis of grace and strength.
The search for an emotional and immediate line for an unconventional representation of reality, pushed my aesthetic research in the direction of an increasingly radical abstract art. The figurative representation slowly left the way to a kinetic amalgam of confused forms which gradually faded into the raw simplicity of Twombly's Untitled. Using the distinctive signs I made my collection’s embroidery.
My passion comes from several childhood episodes during which, with my older brother, I found ourselves watching films and visiting art exhibitions, and in all these episodes I thought “Ok, in my life I want to be a creative" And this is the best way I can express all my creativity.
Instantly Elsewhere is a collection that aims to bring you back to your childhood memories, as for art everything is sent back to the eye of the beholder.
The inspiration for this collection was born by chance, I was in a record store and I found the cover of Girlpool, POWERPLANT.
Fascinated by the hallucinations of Ale Martoz, for the project the designer chooses abstract works with a marked childish sign. The search for an emotional and immediate trait at the service of an unconventional representation of reality.
The strengths are: chromatic contrast, abstract art and use of shapes and lines. I have tried to focus on the power of the hallucinatory image. This inspiration derives from the suggestions transmitted by the cover of Giorgio Poi, in which two bodies come together in one, until they tend to deformation, thus resisting an abstract but impactful image.
My name is Armida Manna, I was born in Benevento, a city near Naples.
My passion for fashion was born when I was a child, gradually growing this world has fascinated me more and more: the colors, the lines, the continuous innovations. My 'Instantly Elsewhere' project chooses abstract works with a marked childish sign. The search for an emotional and immediate trait at the service of an unconventional representation of reality. This is why I have tried to focus on a hallucinatory aspect that has combined what are the focal points of the collection: chromatic contrast, shapes and lines and abstract art.