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    ZIP MAG INTERVIEW - Mario Dice about the gipsy & ethnic world

    01 October 2018

     

    By Franco Lorenzon

    During Milan Fashion Week, the SS 2019 collection by Mario Dice was on display and the story of an adventurous journey to the South American continent was shown. A modern-day Betty Catroux - a muse, a woman with a great sense of style, as well as a strong personality and exceptional sensitivity that lead her to collect memories of distant countries and cultures. She absorbs sounds, flavours and scents that she reinterprets to continue reinventing her world.

    The couture approach makes this Spring/Summer 2019 collection stand out, combining the brand's exclusive craftsmanship with exuberant creativity. This denim is enhanced with a sophisticated patchwork of different jeans, recreating the face of Betty Catroux, the famous muse of YSL, on a maxi dress with a deep V-neck. 

    The face of the fashion icon also appears on a T-shirt dress made by assembling various silk ribbons, printed with a wax technique, while precious crystal fringes are drawn in a tribal graphic motif on a jumpsuit with a draped neckline. 

    Before the show began, the designer revealed a few more details about this collection which marked an important moment in his career. Let's find out why?

    Franco Lorenzon: This year we are celebrating 25 years of your career. How important is this fashion show to you? 

    Mario Dice: An importance that comes perhaps from my professional and personal growth. I hope to learn a lot more and to grow more and more. 

    Franco Lorenzon: How does this collection differ from others?  

    Mario Dice: It's intentionally more of a tribute to me, in the sense that I've developed what I think about women. There are many strong looks which are not conditioned by what is said to be the rules that a pret-à-porter normally imposes. I think it's a bit different from the general canons of fashion.  

    Franco Lorenzon: Obligatory question - what was your inspiration? 

    Mario Dice: It comes from a strong gipsy and ethnic influence, as an image of a woman and her face. I was inspired by the muse of Yves Saint Laurent: Betty Catroux. I liked what they both had behind the idea of travelling and thinking about the gipsy and ethnic world. They were two characters who travelled a lot. Even though they saw beautiful places, their gipsy and ethnic vision was never obvious or predictable. And that's what I want to express in this collection of mine.

    Franco Lorenzon: Upcoming projects or anything you would like to achieve in the near future? 

    Mario Dice: I would definitely like to grow professionally as a designer and tailor as well as open my first single-brand store.  

    Thank you for the interview.

     


    Credits

    mariodice.com


               


     
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