by Adele Decarolis . photo by Giuseppe Spena/Giorgio Cavestro
Miss Colombina is the protagonist of J-Kolombina-R, the movie staged by Francesca Liberatore during the Milan Fashion Week in order to illustrate her own Fall Winter 2020/21 collection.
The stylist was inspired by Todd Phillips’ films to create a show full of interaction between models and public in the great Odeon Cinema in Milan.
The plot of the film focuses on the mutation of the protagonist in three moments, a transformation that consists in a complete dress evolution.The first of the three is the everyday look, represented by essential, warm and comfortable outfits, which are expressions of a character still unaware of the process that he would face. The garments, presented in a woolly palette of grey and beige, have been accompanied by some projected images that have contributed a lot to associate the movie with the reality.
It’s also possible to notice in the collection some 70’s peculiarities, such as the important volumes, the high waist or bell-bottom trousers and the suits: all of these are part of the second step crossed by Miss Colombina in her transformation.The second passage, which precedes the last one that will give rise to the resolute incarnation, also includes dresses made with wool, lurex and coated velvet.
The final moment of metamorphosis is symbolized by a total night blue or peacock color velvet, but the protagonist is also illuminated by lilac, pink and red.The stylist Francesca Liberatore has therefore adopted a new point of view in order to be able to adapt the performance designed for the dresses to reality in the best way possible and to experience their movement too.
Naty Ashba, Olivia Gama, Margaret Dallospedale