Tuesday, February 15, 2011
New Talent: Marco Corso
"Varapodio, a two-thousand inhabitant village near Reggio Calabria".
Where do you live?
"I live in Milan, but right know I would like to be in another country".
Education and work experience
He started working as an art director in advertising agencies, and in 2008 attended a course in Fashion Design at the Domus Academy in Milan. After finishing his studies he started working right away for different projects as a designer, creating an accessories line for Cose A Tre, plus his own line, winning the Next Generation contest that enabled him to show his creations at Milan’s fashion week for F/W 2010.
"Conveying emotions and carrying on with my three projects (a real effort), and most of all never giving up my own collection".
"Finding a fashion connoisseur willing to invest in my collection. Sadly, with no adequate financing, you are unable to develop properly your project. It’s like a good movie without an ending".
"My future is all about my womenswear Marco Corso Fall/Winter 2011/12 collection".
His creations are strongly focused on fabric techniques. Fabric are hand-crafted, washed, worn out, deteriorated, re-elaborated. In the SS 2011 collection, for instance, the result of such treatments was a sophisticated used-effect: the knitwear garments are inspired by fishing net, large and thick, subsequently “bleached” to create a “sea foam” effect. The suggestions are of course stolen from a remote ocean island.
Miuccia Prada, Helmut Lang, Yves Saint Laurent.
"Old movie actresses, divas".
"It’s in the gestures, in the way you move your hands, and talk, what you say … A dress can be elegant but it the wearer is not, it may look like a useless piece of fabric".
What are your inspirations?
"I always base my creations upon emotions and the sensations a woman may feel. I envisage her in a place, immersed in a particular setting, and everything starts from there. What surrounds her provides endless suggestions for the creation of a given fabric technique but also gives me the right input for the choice of colors and the silhouette. I am often inspired by old movies’ leading ladies".
What is fashion for you?
"Fashion is longing, is desire.. And if this desire is not satisfied, it will always leave a little open wound".