In Milan, ANDREĀDAMO Pays Homage to Italy

In Milan, ANDREĀDAMO Pays Homage to Italy

In Milan, ANDREĀDAMO Pays Homage to Italy

The designer crafts a collection inspired by his hometown for Fall Winter 2023

The designer crafts a collection inspired by his hometown for Fall Winter 2023

Text: Payton Turkeltaub

On the coast of Italy lies Crotone, a city that serves as the inspiration for Andreadamo’s Fall Winter collection presented befittingly at Milan fashion week. It is only fitting, given that it is the designer’s homeland, offering its landscape to his childhood and adolescent years. It was there that, despite his constraints, he grew into the designer he is today, blooming with creativity amidst the clay, cement and dust he reflects on. 

“‘Downtown 84’ is a tribute to my origins, to Crotone, the town where I was born and which to me means family, affection, home,” shares Andreamo. “As a boy, holding my head high as I walked through the centre of Crotone as if I were in a district of a megalopolis, I was unconsciously  beginning to fight against prejudice and common preconceptions in order to be who I wanted to.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Every loose string, every unfinished hem and every raw seem within the collection represents the Crotone in his memory.  Those cracked hills of Italy become the jacquard motifs in the knitwear and the texture effects in the leather just as the yellow outerwear reflects the sunflowers that his grandmother loved so dearly. Similarly, hanging panels take influence from the area’s geography, as does the undone denim. A color palette of understated grays, tans, and black comprises nearly every look in the collection, while severe lines, abstract cutouts and asymmetric hems add excitement to the garments. The purposeful unfinishedness of the collection creates the embodiment of edge, as draping and layered mesh and opaque fabrics lighten the overall heaviness. 

 

Silver and copper metallic textured leather pants and coordinating skirts steal the show, as do the billowing outerwear styles in shaggy materials. A nude, slightly sheer gown covered in eyelets featuring an asymmetric shoulder is similarly eye-catching, as is a similar design in black. Perhaps the most striking look of the collection is the seamless second-skin catsuit featuring metallic accents, designed as an homage to the iconic Vivienne Westwood. Completing nearly every look are a pair of square-toed boots and new Althea and Boucle bags, signaling the debut of Andreadamo accessories. 

In this collection outlines are redefined, shapes are reimagined and a city on the coast becomes Andreadamo’s most pertinent inspiration yet, transporting us all back with him to the land he called home. 

 

Credits: All images courtesy of Andreadamo

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