i’m back from a wonderful week in sunny milan tired but inspired, as my lovely pal katie would say.
it was a looong six days in the capital of design, with countless miles covered, espressos downed, new design classics spotted, glasses of aperol spritz quaffed, pasta dishes inhaled and a mere few hours of sleep snatched in between late night parties and breakfast previews.
perhaps because of the incessantly hectic pace, one of my stand-out presentations from the show was one that forced me to slow down, take a moment out and just be. the all-white cos x snarkitecture installation resembled the typology of a cave; tens of thousands of individually cut ribbons were suspended from the ceiling creating at once both a single undulating mass and individually swaying strips. the completely immersive environment created a world of reflection, exploration and interaction a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the brera design district just outside its door, offering a serene and calming space to recharge your spirit amid the chaos of the festival.
inspired by the spring/summer 2015 collection of one of my favourite fashion brands, the installation blurred the edges of defined forms by creating complete opacity and transparency as you moved through shifting boundaries of the double-height cavern, with ribbons flowing from being a singular mass, to a tactile barrier, to invisible depending on the your movement through them.