Marco De Vincenzo Fall 2014: Kinetic geometries, Optical effects, Refractions of light.

Marco de Vincenzo F14 (43)

From the press notes:

Marco de Vincenzo continues to explore motifs that deceive the eye to create personal paths in design. The F/W 14 collection stems from a retinal tension of opposites: firmness and lightness, opacity and shimmer, severity and frivolity, a natural organic quality of color and the vibrancy of minerals.

Straight lines and diagonals multiply and break up, such as cuts or patterns, following the shape of the body in a process of controlled complication. Ombre surfaces of glimmering Lurex peep from small holes opened in felt, while macramé embroideries create waves.

Geometry is amplified in the neatly thought dresses with faded checks, revealing folded metallic surfaces. Pleated skirts, well defined jackets and coats, sheath dresses and shirts with minimal collars are the basis for an optical treatment of different materials – highlighted by a palette of blacks, camel and grays and lit by flashes of metallic strawberry, electric blue and bronze.

Even fur and sheepskin undergo an alteration processes: optical inlaid patterns, cut-out three-dimensional protrusions and embroidered grids. Hidden mohair bands act as a tactile sign of color.

Again, Marco de Vincenzo focuses his research on material, which is manipulated, sliced, engraved, embossed, embroidered and fused to the point of transfiguration. Nothing is left in its natural state: the alteration process is constant and ongoing.

Shapes follow the qualities of these man-made materials. The result is an inextricable morphing of 2D and 3D in which the change of surface generates new shapes. The eye is intrigued, the retina stimulated as one is seduced by a multi-sensory experience with surprise as a defining character.

 

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