New Designer to follow: Carla Accardi for FLAPPER

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New Designer to follow: Carla Accardi for FLAPPER

There is an unspoken desire to return to travel, even metaphorical, where between art and function, thanks to the frequent use of automatics, everything is gently in the making.
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FLAPPER | Art of Transformation

Bold experimenter and first Italian abstractionist, starting from the 1960s Carla Accardi adopts fluorescent paints which she spreads on sicofoil, a transparent plastic material. The sign, repeated on several overlapping sheets, becomes one with the support, which becomes a vehicle for transmitting light.

For Flapper’s SS22, the floating of the brushstrokes on that surface is transformed, in Genevieve Xhaet’s gaze, into an ode to aquaticity. A graphic sea where small rippled waves and long trails evoke water skiing.

A game of sinuous overlapping and transparencies thus runs through the entire collection, starting with the headwear, emblem and beating heart of the brand, to knitwear, as an idea of ​​uniform 24 hours a day and now also extended to the concept of swimwear.

 

Natural materials such as paper, straw and abaca, obtained from banana leaves, alternate with high-performance water-resistant fibers, in a palette that from neutral shades turns into shades of citrine yellow and blue, in a tribute to the serene weather of summer as to the fluorescent tones of Carla Accardi’s painting. Games of light and shadow dance among the crochet weaves of the viscose straw headdresses while dotted shades, even iridescent ones, define the iconic Lola turban and the Athena headdress, a long moldable triangle.

There is an unspoken desire to return to travel, even metaphorical, where between art and function, thanks to the frequent use of automatics, everything is gently in the making.

Genziana is the wide-brimmed headdress, whose central dome detaches to become a fez. Morgana is the technopaglia bucket whose lid can be used as a hat. For a day-to-night transversality, Berenice transforms from visor to maxi headband-crest while the wide Palma sun-brim shows a small applied clutch at the back that transforms, with the special ribbon supplied in the kit, into a practical belt bag. Shopping Lauren becomes a romantic wide-brimmed maxi hat. Thanks to the all-over zip, the Bolina disco-hat deconstructs itself into a maxi clutch bag. Flapper thus confirms himself as a master in the art of transformation.

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FLAPPER | Art of Transformation

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