Born in Italy, raised in France and now living in London my multiculturalism allowed me to view the world in my own particular way from a young age. My years as a fashion student at Regent’s University pushed me to develop my own design philosophy and aesthetic, influenced by a will to stay true to myself and being aware of a constantly changing word.
Moreover, from my studies, work experience and some independent projects, I strongly developed my research, design, illustration and construction skills. Communication, awareness and customer satisfactions are amongst other things that motivated and carried through my professional and personal projects. My enthusiasm and eagerness to be part of a thriving and constantly innovating fashion industry is what motivates me everyday to share my ideas and style with the world. That is why during the pandemic I decided to start my own business, a youthful, alternative and sustainable brand: Reform Me
My collection is a visual representation of gender restriction and the breaking of a binary gender. Composed of a variety of garments deconstructed and restricted by ropes and harnesses, the aim is to communicate a message and leave a long lasting impression of freedom, boldness and empowerment through fashion. In the last few decades, fights for freedom and acceptance rose massively and gender identity became more and more fluid. And fashion played a massive role in this fights.
Emerging from these riots for self expression, my collection comes together to display the struggle and chaos of the matter, as well as to celebrate the social progress and the acceptance towards all and any identities. I was inspired by the glam rock movement, characterized by the androgyny looks of David Bowie. Also wanting to break from the unisex movement, seen by the fashion industry as a solution to the creation of a ‘third gender’, I focused my attention on tearing apart gender rules.
In order to highlight the contrast of freedom in my designs, I added elements of restraint to represent the containment imposed by society and showcasing the historical journey of gender. Here, the choice of boat ropes and the deconstructed harnesses fully integrated in the outfits illustrates the DIY, unconventional punk aesthetic. In addition, fake leather, PVC and softer fabrics appeal to the revolutionary aspect of the collection. The cut and shapes of my garments, inspired by eighties fashion, and leather tailoring, with its special seams marks this contrast in composition as well. My designs are very edgy and contemporary even if they take elements from the second half of the twentieth century. They have the twist of a high fashion collection but always aim to be available for anyone. My collection targets a generation of young artists that don’t care about rules and are willing to fight for their future.