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The famous Eastern legend tells that the Koi carp has sealed its image in the value of authentic courage thanks to the determination of the soul: that led her to the incredible feat of crossing the Yellow River, instilled in her the vigorous force to return the great waterfall and attempt the extraordinary flicker beyond the divine Dragon’s Gate, until she transforms herself into the splendid White Dragon of immortal beauty.
The western reality narrates that Romeo Gigli has set his incomparable authorial fame in the fashion mosaic thanks to the perseverance of a lucid vision: a rare alchemy of methodical thought and poetic intuition that drove him in the amazing challenge of placing himself beyond the current dominant aesthetic, to unravel its path of style in twists between material worlds and imaginative distants transformed into wonderful masterpieces of sartorial beauty.
In the Fall Winter 2022/23 the legend touches the reality in a conceptual touch that becomes fusion, up to sublimate itself in the realization.
The creative team rewinds the history of the brand, goes back to the origins of Romeo Gigli, explores its creative nature and finds the inspiration in the spirit of brilliant exuberance that at the basis of success put the strength of an idea of revolution: dissolving the cornerstones of the Japanese deconstruction that earned the taste, and hold only the formal suggestion in which to let emotions flow and contamination collected in journeys in the beloved North African lands.
Here is revealed the affinity that lies in the idea of the collection: the instinct to transversality, which was the push to the swim of the legendary Koi carp, which is the fire of the spark of genius in Romeo Gigli. A heart that beats with nonconformism: the ardor of going against the current.
Each outfit obeys the creative compass that indicates the transversal direction: there the shapes are oriented, disconnected from the widespread aesthetic but fastened in a construction process composed of layers and overlaps; there come the garments that become interchangeable, born from volatile textile substances that rest on the skin with impalpable lightness, or wrap the body in the protective three-dimensionality.
This is where the surprising material approach originates: capable of creating wonder on the fabric, and of renewing the experimental enchantment that belongs to the soul of the brand, bringing it into the present.
More than processing, it is a work of ingenious experimentation the practice reserved for recycled polyester from which the wonder of wearing the skin of the dragon is generated: thanks to the flame of a warmer whose heat swells the surface of the fabric, burns and curls it in an evocative embossing that recalls the legend.
A textile twist interpreted by the maxi-down jacket Bekko, in the soft comfort that makes it light and warm despite the rich structure; an operation that is repeated elsewhere, as in the Shirudo jacket, to which it gives an imperceptible relief effect; in the Cheri skirt where it amplifies the sensual vent; in the Kurayami trousers to which it emphasizes the swollen appearance; up to redesign the Cherireddo micro-vest.
Every detail describes the essence of Romeo Gigli’s style: the buttoning on the heart-point of the jackets, the trousers with the soft and wide perpendicularity that fades the gender, the overlapping layers that blow up the cocoon of the Mayu skirt, the petals of Hanabira ready to open the corolla; the feeling for colors, which narrates in the palette the intense colors of the Koi carp.
The zeal for transversality also embraces sensitivity: increasingly for sustainability, which is expressed in the certified recycled polyester, in the absence of leather, or feathers for the interior of the down jacket that is instead ecological; for the excellence of manufacturing, always carried out by the italian artisan talent. For the versatil use of the garments: not born with a function, but with the mission to fulfill the wish at any time, beyond time.