Known for his delicately intricate design vision fashion designer Marco de Vincenzo has presented his spring summer 2018 collection today during Milan Fashion Week. While a famed Milan based designer duo has relentlessly tortured the inspiration of Sicily for now decades, de Vincenzo brings to the runway yet unseen inspiration by the Sicilian island.
Ultrapharum and Triskelion are ancient names given to the island of Sicily. Taken away from books and translated in bold pop type, these mysterious-sounding words that evoke psychedelic pleasures, feisty trips or underground parties run across tops, trimmings and accessories in the new Marco de Vincenzo collection. The Trinacria, the heraldic sign that depicts Sicily as a three-legged head, features as a glittery patch, either alone or multiplied in optical sequences. De Vincenzo, who was born in Messina and nurtures fond memories of the cheerful days spent in his summer home, is set of a homecoming, but it’s a wholly different Sicily from what one might expect. Folk and localism are out of the question. A playful clash of opposites in what de Vincenzo is after, using intensely wrought-out, unexpected fabrications as his narrative medium, and summer, quite literally, as a frame. – from Marco de Vincenzo
Discover more of the eye-catching colour rich collection after the jump:
All images courtesy of Marco de Vincenzo