Saturday, 19 June 2010

fashion architect

Alberto Marani is an architect who neither designs buildings
nor supervises their construction, he has been Gianfranco Ferre's 
assistant at Christian Dior Haute Couture during the
90s before launching his own knitwear collection that briskly
achieved cult status among fashion connoisseurs.

The collection soon expanded to include not only knits
but tailoring with slim and rigorous shapes.
The new winter 2011 collection shows architectural silhouettes
featuring originally deconstructed yet detailed room
interiors prints. Guess a woman will need a strong attitude
balanced between simplicity and complexity, androgyny
and femininity to be the Marani's type.
A cerebral uneasy look which reminds some former
Prada's conceptual paths.

He recently stated ”the woman I like isn't covered in jewels, 
she's wearing them” and this is the key to understand his
minimalism based on the juxtaposition of simple and rich,
the perfect anagram of Armani though.


  1. His designs are so directional! Thanks for sharing this designer...I am gonna google him right away.


  2. l love this entry i always love it when architects do fashion! i think thats how we should be dressing. ever check out massimo vignelli's fashion? (its like amercan apparel in grey and black haha) its great though.