Fashion designer GILBERTO CALZOLARI presented the Fall Winter 2022.23 Womenswear Collection, during the recently finished Milano Fashion Week. The Ecomachìa collection was inspired by uniforms. From coats to colors, the collection rethinks and reasembles the military garments into feminine and romantic pieces. The looks are made from susitanable and upcycled looks like regenerated carded wool, high-performance cotton, bio silk and more.
My new collection is called “Ecomachìa”. The term (which we could translate as environmental battle, from the Greek οἶκος “house / environment” and μάχη “battle”) was coined by two American scholars, Robert Markley and Molly Rothenberg, to represent, and overcome, the classic contrast between culture and nature, society and environment: a binary concept born in the eighteenth century and in their opinion unsuited for the complexity of the ecosystem in which we live. The idealistic description of Nature as inherently harmonious no longer makes sense: human beings – like all organisms – are involved in the construction of nature as much as in its contamination and destruction. – Gilberto Calzolari