The introspection of Gretel Zanotti for its SS 2017 collection
It is an invitation to an inner journey by Gretel Zanotti, a collection aiming to conquer the full consciousness and self-fulfillment of her individuality.
The woman Zanotti, despite her veiled vision of the outside world, seeks to reveal herself while protecting what is hidden within herself.
Like a vestal virgin, the woman loses herself between emotions, passions and order, rationality. Suffering, frightened, lost : desire to free herself and face her fears but inner weaknesses and internal wounds to hide.
This state of suffering due to incompleteness of self is personified by the face of Saint Teresa in the Ecstasy Sculpture by Bernini located in the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome depicted on dresses.
But the woman Zanotti rebels by digging deep inside herself in order to truly understand herself. Thus, it is resurrected, reborn freed with a new and full consciousness of itself. This woman is sure of herself and no longer seeks to hide.
The SS17 collection in Zanotti describes these different stages of self-purification and free emotional expression.
The pieces are cut to perfection, free from superfluous, perfect simplicity, minimal.
The theme of the veil is interpreted in a modern way. The marble color symbolizes the first phase of ill-being, then water becomes a reference to the process of purification and the final blues represent the apogee of purity.