With trapeze artists, a brass band, Fellini flourishes and a romantic climax, Antonio Marras's Milan Fashion Week show was mind blowing.
The movie starred Fellini's wife Giulietta Masina as a woman who turns to spiritualism to discover her husband's philandering.
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Antonio Marras's Spring/Summer 2018 show at the Milan Fashion Week was no mere ramp show. It was a theatrical production inspired by the famous Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini.
Held inside a gutted old opera house, which is now being renovated, Marras presented his collection through models, actors, dancers, an aerialist and even a brass band.
'He built a window into Fellini's world, making the great maestro a supporting player in a story about his muse, wife and love of his life, Giulietta Masina, an actress who was far from a great beauty like other Fellini muses,' WWD wrote.
'But when she was in the frame, she always stole the spotlight,' Marras told WWD. 'There is a Giulietta in every woman. So, it's a wide section of all different women who are in love and are loved.'
Framed by what fashion observer Jessica Iredale called 'his endless obsession with love stories,' Marras 'created a collection of character clothes, collages of archetypes -- the bombshell, the mousy eccentric, the boudoir baby doll, the sophisticate -- that added up to looks for a woman who is an original.'
Every model who came down the ramp as a character -- not as a clotheshorse -- ending the show with lots of kissing and a live band.
The production was fun. The collection was real. And the world of fashion hasn't stopped raving about it
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