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Amarena

The year 2020 has caused too much loss, for a number of different reasons. Everyone has been forced to face their demons, which some have managed to overcome, while others are still struggling, in silence. 2020 has not spared love either, causing too many broken-hearted victims. I could have told another story, but this story would still have crept in every single narrative, every gesture, every thought. So, I decided to let it creep in and take over, as I believe another story would never be as true as this one. I wanted to explore the feelings that every broken-hearted victim experienced, their tears, sleepless nights, anxiety, constraints, distance, ruptures, anger, and powerlessness. But also their time, hope, calm, serenity, emptiness, and healing. I could have told another story but I chose to tell this one � that of the broken-hearted victims of 2020. The broader goal of this story is to achieve the aesthetics that represents me, the aesthetics that will be reflected in all my future stories. The story ends and begins again with young women, who enter the world of work, grow, improve, move away, and then return. My clothes aim to make them feel beautiful and confident, as if they were wearing armour. These are women who do not need to have the door held open for them, who can go and buy a bouquet of flowers even for themselves, who read in the afternoon, have fun in the evening, leave in a hurry, take the subway or a taxi, travel and then always come back. My clothes are meant to convey strength, audacity, beauty, but also vulnerability. I would like to describe the adrenaline you feel when you are walking the streets of Milan listening to Beyonc� and wearing your favourite coat, thinking the world is your oyster. You feel strong and alive. Maybe that is just an illusion, but then I would like to create this illusion. Because every woman is worthy, which is something that we often forget.

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Amarena

Born in Lecce on 14/02/96. I moved to Naples to study fashion design, where I graduated in. I lived in Shanghai for five months, attending East China Normal University, thanks to the international mobility call that allowed me to win the scholarship. I am currently attending the two-year course in: Fashion and textile design at NABA. I want to deepen my studies as much as possible to have the necessary tools to establish myself in this sector. My dream is to do a dynamic and creative job.

mt.martina.totaro@gmail.com

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