By creating generational parallels, the main destinations that in the past represented, and still represent, the promise of deliverance South America, North America, Africa, Europe are retraced through 33 styling-mosaics by Stella Jean.
The port of departure is Italy represented by its sharp, sartorial qualities, intended as the genetic component of the collection. "Trench coats and men’s formal striped shirts, borrowed from Savile Row’s needle and thread artisans, symbolise the current Italian emigration situation, in which, it is often forgotten, departures greatly outnumber arrivals", the company says.
South America, encapsulated in an ideal axis that joins the Atlantic to the Pacific. Argentina and Brazil appear in the Cariocan multi-coloured flounces, raffia ruffles, in the ample and matriarchal maxi-skirts reminiscent of the Ladies of Bahia. The migratory itinerary continues to the Andes.
Standing in contrast to the South American feminine ideal is the male component, in which the American vintage stereotype predominates: college bomber jackets and oversized cowboy shirts nod to the American dream.