Dorian Tarantini presented M1992‘s Spring Summer 2020 collection, that mixes traditional accessory and razor-sharp tailoring with seemingly non-matching references such as Fifties rebellion, Sixties inflected shapes, and the obsession with fame among other, on Saturday June 15th, during the recently finished Milan Fashion Week.
“Like glistening holograms from an impeccable past thrown into a high-tech accelerator, fancy stars walking a red carpet under throbbing flashing lights, an exacting coterie of digital peacocks takes over the M1992 world, pairing their faultlessly tailored suits with very appropriate shirts and neckties.
Neat, sharp silhouettes outlined by hardware such as chains and buckles. Four-button blazers, gas station blousons, perfectos and waistcoats are matched with slim trousers flaring at the ankle and overblown deck shoes. Jackets are split in two, outerwear is commanding. Photo prints of paparazzi, limousines, private jets and holiday destinations further highlight the fame theme. Japanese wools, coated cottons, nylons and tartans come in an odd corporate palette of black, dark grey, mauve, beige and rust lit with sudden dashes of blood red.
The self-pleasing self-consciousness of the “fighetto,” the very Italian specimen of stylish man who shows his status with a certain pride, is the red thread of a detour that is as captivating and synthetic as an image materializing on the screen of a computer. Computers that in fact become also wearable, secured to the bust with a harness-sleeve developed in collaboration with HP.“
Images Courtesy of © Karla Otto / M1992