My memories help me to live in the present and I want them to survive . You have
to tell your story and then you have to forget it . This sets you free . ' ( Louise
Bourgeois ) The world of Antonio Marras is a place in which ideas circulate freely
Author: Antonio Mancinelli
Publisher: Marsilio Editori Spa
This is a monograph devoted to Antonio Marras, one of the most interesting of today's fashion designers. The Italian designer's work is documented in a thorough but not celebratory way, through short essays that examine the different themes of his poetics. An interview, an accurate biography and a list of all his shows complete the volume. At the same time a lavish set of illustrations reflects the development of his ideas and creativity, all the way up to his most recent, prestigious appointment as artistic director of Kenzo Woman. Antonio Marras is an outstanding figure in the panorama of contemporary fashion. Mode is a series edited by Maria Luisa Frisa, which studies fashion as creative system of the contemporary world and analyzes its ability to generate products, images and ideas that have a determining influence on daily life, guiding and directing tastes and trends. It is a series that uses today's perspectives to look behind significant people and events to reconstruct the birth and evolution of a system that is constantly in motion. Mode's aim is to be a quick and versatile tool, featuring essays on a single topic and critical monographs on the new protagonists of the fashion system, with black-and-white and full colour illustrations that coexist in harmony in a format that is almost pocketsize, at a reasonable price, in Italian and English. It will be the ideal tool for the ever-growing number of students pursuing degrees in fashion and fashion-related subjects, for scholars, for members of the trades as well as for all those who want to know more about a topic which, along with architecture, art, cinema, design and photography contributes to defining today's landscapes. Maria Luisa Frisa is the fashion curator of The Fondazione Pitti Discovery, and chair of the new degree course in Fashion Design at the Faculty of Arts and Design, IUAV Venice.