The alleged change brought in by the pandemic, and much discussed in the fashion field, is mostly imanginary.
We had this conversation with Antonio Miranda, designer of the Anmi jewellery brand.
Antonio invited us to the Piccolo Teatro to see “Doppio Sogno” (Dream Story), by Arthur Schnitzler. Firstly, the show was amazing! Much better than Kubrick’s movie “Eyes wide shut.” Each character had multiple versions of oneself simultaneously, highlighting a dense psychoanalytical landscape. The mixed emotions in a deep flow of consciousness have made it intense.
Thank you, Ugo Fiore (assistant director and Antonio’s nephew). We really appreciate it!
However, before the show started, we exchanged some thoughts about fashion.
We quote Antonio:
“Those who changed because of the pandemic were already on that path before Covid19 hit. This is demonstrated by the fact that the majority of people worsened or didn’t change at all. And, look, in the fashion field, we talked a lot about change. It seemed everything had to be different the following season. Well, now the fluff is even stronger.”
According to the Anmi designer, those who changed were already sensitive to the topic. Somehow they were ready or open to it. They were on the route to make a change. Therefore, the pandemic was the last drop or an invitation.
But for the majority of people, nothing has changed. Not for the good.
And fashion is stuck in the usual hot air.
Indeed, the path towards change is individual. It is a matter of awareness and perspective. But, even though a shift in attitude depends on our journey, whatever our situation may be, we can get inspired by virtuous people and activities.