Emanuele’s work-in-progress focuses on the concrete beauty of objects. The product is an evolving work that is created and develops within the company “from design to production; we work by trying and testing the variations on the finished piece, modifying them during the construction phase”, confirms the designer.
He has built his aesthetic culture through a passion for the gothic mood of designers like Rick Owens, while he has acquired a certain expertise with the technical and commercial side of the business during the year-long collaboration with Fendi’s jewerly department. The mood of all his collections is the mediaeval taste of intertwined materials and metallic chain link that add to his accessories the power and the dark glamour of that historical period. Spiky geometrical systems play a contrast with layered silver chains and necklaces: with a soft and liquefied effect that adjust perfectly to the body.
“Another inspiration is punk-rock; my taste is basically dark but with romantic nuances”. Skulls, crucifixes and studs are the go-to references that are paired, in the Spring Summer 2013 collection, with leather and ebony. The Fall Winter 2013-14 on the other hand moves away from the gothic mood and embraces a decidedly feminine aesthetic. Burnt stones are the blueprint used on collars, star shapes and thick golden chains, lending themselves also to embellish Emanuele's signature pieces: the accessories inspired by the emo-glam culture, that this time is played down. In the near future the Bicocchi brand will be featured in a partnership with 10 Corso Como, with a special collection on the occasion of the store’s next opening in Shanghai.