Living the countdown of a world that will no longer be the one we have known leads to distraction, blame, despair.
Francesca Marchisio chooses Philosophy as a cure and the principles of Stoicism as inspiration.
The “STOIC’NESS” Fall Winter collection invites us to accept all levels of climatic, personal and global instability and
“urges us to change what is possible for everyone”.
But how can Fashion be stoic?
By consciously choosing our clothes we become active part of the change of society and revolutions of custom.
STOIC’NESS is a way of experiencing clothes.
Each garment is part of a project to tune body and mind.
With the “foundations” Marchisio chooses high quality fabrics and naturally sustainable materials such as certified wool,
yak, hemp, etc.
In the “construction” phase, she designs reversible and modular models to last over time and adapt to situations.
Finally the “de-construction” process to up-cycle existing models into new models.
For Altaroma runway the designer enjoyed reinterpreting 10 principles of stoic thought in as many symbolic outfits to
demonstrate how a new concept of dressing is possible:
1 – ACCEPT
Accept the things you cannot change just as time changes our bodies.
Clothes have to adapt to us thanks to buttons, buttonholes and frogs…
2 – DON’T JUDGE
Don’t waste time judging or trying to amaze.
Getting dressed is an act of honesty towards ourselves and others, style continuously flows into new canons.
3 – ENJOY
Aware that nothing is forever, enjoy the value of the present and the things you already own.
The quality of the materials is essential.
4 – TRANSFORM
Just as fears can be turned into opportunities, even “the old” can evolve into better versions.
Levis jeans, tents, family trousseau and other precious heirlooms are transformed.
5 – CREATE
We cannot control the world but we can control our actions and reactions.
Create rather than consume! Imagine better versions of you in the same clothes.
6 – MODERATE
Always look for new balances, so that they are really sustainable for everyone.
7 – LOVE
Give without expecting. Kindness, even if delicate as silk, is a solid foundation on which to build.
Don’t worry! Always carry a vest with detachable hood and sleeves in case of rain or cold 🙂
9 – JOMO / JOY OF MISSING OUT
Experience the joy and sense of freedom by choosing to stay out of the game… once in a while.
10 – RELAX
Breathe, take time to reflect and then “Festìna lente”…hurry slowly!