It all started from her, indeed, from a painting by the artist Nikias Skapinakis who portrays her with two other women sitting at her feet. Intellectual, poet and social activist, the figure of Natália Correia, famous for its contribution to Portugal’s artistic, cultural and political scene in the mid-twentieth century, it was the source of inspiration for the parade Resort 2023 by Max Mara.
Held in the lush gardens of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisbonthe catwalk saw an idea of femininity with a thousand shades parade, which she was able to condense sensuality, passion and tradition, for a contemporary evocation of those writings of his considered at the time outré. The gathered skirts, the cultural heritage of the country, seductive sheath dresses and then inevitable coats skilfully combined with each look have designed voluptuous silhouettes, but at the same time capable of dosing elegance and seduction in a perfect game of styles and suggestions.
A défilé full of inspirations, almost as if it were a couture portrait of the image, life and friendships of the irreverent poet. Starting from her idea of almost strident femininity for her time up to her predilection for art, and music in general, including the emotional and almost melancholy charge of the fado. Taffeta and pleats, bustiers and sheath skirts tell and evoke, mixing in that range of traditions that are imbued with Portuguese history and culture. Including i Lenços de namorados do Minhothe handkerchiefs of lovers with symbols and messages of love sewn on, used by girls of marriageable age to win the heart of their beloved, which appear on Max Mara’s prints.
To never stop falling in love.
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Source: Vanity Fair