Fashion designer Sabato Russo presented Sartorial Monk‘s Spring Summer 2019 menswear and womenswear collection on Monday June 18th, during the last day of the recently finished Milan Fashion Week. The collection was inspired by the Japanese word – discovered in the late 19th century works of Lafcadio Hearn (1850 – 1904) – Kokoro (the glimpse that catches the heart of things).
“The Sartorial Monk Spring Summer 2019 collection is the answer to the concepts of essentiality, sensitivity, simplicity and fluidity. Purification. It is a sort of meditation: it is right to immerse oneself in the peace generated by what is essential and sufficient, far from whimsical trends, far from the crowd. It enters this mindset and wins inner calm. Starting from the concept of “kokoro”, which includes heart, spirit, essence, vital breath, soul. The inner meaning is pursued and searched for in every act of existence. This way garments, materials, shapes and colours come to “life”.
Free and loose shapes, sharp yet light colours, floating and caressing fabrics, lengths that lightly touch the body. There is some linen, a lot of silk, thin wool, dévoré, in a tidy and essential blend. Everything becomes a praise to the heart, as if it was the selected way to find harmony, walking barefoot, she and he, with your skin naked, free to feel the deep sensation given by the top quality of the materials.“