«Cinema is the essence from which dreams are made», said Charlie Chaplin.
Cinema as magic and especially as the art of aesthetic and contemplative reflection is the source of inspiration for the four trends that MilanoUnica has identified for Fall-Winter 2018/2019.
PAOLO SORRENTINO DIRECTS DYNASTY
“From Hedonism to Trumpism”
The eighties with their shameless opulence and current self-congratulatory excesses entrusted to the web. The nostalgia of carefree times and the need to escape the contemporary. Bombastic beauties and the pursuit of eternal youth. And yet, the hedonism of that time and current “Trumpism”.
Accents on opulence made from a wealth of materials, baroque inflections and swerving couture but with an ironic nonchalance when dealing with luxury. For a lustrous yet practical effect.
PEDRO ALMODÓVAR DIRECTS VICTOR VICTORIA
“The glamorous Agender”
“Victor Victoria” is a movie that Blake Edwards filmed in 1982 but whose screenplay was taken from an old 1934 film. To reinterpret this American romance-musical, set in Paris, the Spaniard Pedro Almodóvar was chosen who, with his distinctive narrative style, brings the heroine Victoria to the pop-glamour limelight, forced to pose as a man to earn a living.
Collages of fabrics and lingerie-like network and overlapping evening and day pieces, contrast of different weights with a vibrant infusion of colour and a crossover between male and female, for an unconventional style that occasionally shifts into masquerade, intended as a party game.
STANLEY KUBRICK DIRECTS SHERLOCK
“The English classic with a fulfilling twist”
From the contrast between the intellectual training of the New York director Stanley Kubrick, not surprisingly a British naturalized citizen, and the imperturbability of a typically British character such as Sherlock Holmes, originates the imaginary particles of creativity that combine tradition and transgression, depth and superficiality, rationality and instinct.
Speed, pragmatism and elegance: this is the triad that characterises the theme. Appreciation of tradition and daring: new urgent needs lead to developing unreleased material and the true evolution of research arises from the dialogue between those with visions and those with needs, between those who create and those who consume.
QUENTIN TARANTINO DIRECTS LITTLE BUDDHA
“The spirit of an extreme traveller”
This is the theme of the extreme traveller, one who tackles life as an adventure, a path to the edge of the world, to discover new horizons, cultures, lives, and customs. But also a journey into oneself, looking for an inner, more spiritual strength. Hence the contrasting paradox of the poetics of Quentin Tarantino and that of Bernardo Bertolucci.
The simple, ritualistic and almost rustic world of Nepal is intertwined with the technological and fast one of American and blends into a style of an unbiased traveller able to survive in extreme situations and while at the same time remaining elegant in his wools, furs and mohair.