Alice Firman: PA’RÒLE
24 March, 2017
Emotion, thoughts, words:
The “inside” is as important as the “outside”.
My interests lie in aiming to understanding how the human mind and our emotions work and translating that into fashion through garments. I want my collection to make you feel empowered, to make you feel good about yourself, to hug you and make you want to open up, share your feelings and be proud of who you are, be proud of your personal identity.
Gender is the first feature that defines us; it is part of our identity. Along with it society has created a series of stereotypes that suggest what male/female should and shouldn’t do. What is appropriate and what isn’t.
This is just a mind-set we are trapped in. There isn’t any difference between genders. We are all humans and we should all be allowed to express ourselves in the way we want to according to how we feel. We should treasure our diversities as being yourself is the most unique and valuable thing each of us has.
From the outside: My collection looks strong and high fashion, a mix of classical Italian menswear tailoring and creative avant-garde cuts. It is made for both women and men that are looking for sleek and elegant clothes, aligned with their personality.
From the inside: Every feature of my collection tells a story. The main elements of the collection are paper rips that represent opening yourself up; the moon and the flowers that symbolise the fragile part of the soul and the words embroidered inside cuffs, collars and linings that stand for repetitive thoughts, and embroidered mesh elements that add an extra dimension to every piece in the collection.
PA’RÒLE has been sponsored by Antonio Marras, Manuela Arcari (Ter et Bantine’s Creative Director) and Sophie Hallette and was shown at Graduate Fashion Week, London, in June 2016.