When I first came across Claudia Ligari‘s work last season I got really impressed by her SS 11 collection and flagged her as “one to watch”. A season later she’s back with another outstanding collection “rilievo.modulare” that once again explores a completely different way to express the strength of feminine sensuality. The materials I love (sheer, lightweight crepes and hammered silks combined with strong impact materials such as leather and pvc) are still there imposing forms that hide the figure but still keeping the silhouette accessible throughout. Once more I find myself fascinated by every single piece created by the talented Italian born designer.
I had the pleasure to talk to Claudia and to ask her a few questions about her vision and inspiration. Check out the awesome interview she had with me:
Who is the woman protagonist of your FW11 collection “rilievo.modulare” and what is the inspiration behind it?
Which colors and materials have you been using and experimenting with?
What is the statement a person is making when she’s wearing your clothes?
You are originally from Italy, living in London. How does the city and its people inspire you?
What do you think style is about?
Style it’s taste. And taste it’s not something that you can learn, either you have it or you don’t.
Style is a combination of beautiful clothes with who wears them, clothes don’t sparkle if you don’t…
If style was a place it would be…
Definetly Antwerp for me!I’d love to move there..for the atmosphere..amazing fashion scene.
And if it was a person? Who’s your style icon?
I don’t have a style icon but Tilda Swinton is amazing, she’s got class!
Your top three style essentials are…
No logo bag and accesorries
A great pair of shoes ( they make the difference!)
And your three most loved items lurking in your closet?
Can’t stop wearing my black leather rockabilly shoes!
Black sheer trouser from my SS2011 collection
A pair of Margiela shoes I bought in Hong Kong. They’re made out of see through net, beautiful!
What´s in and what´s out?
Claudia Ligari is in! The rest is out!!!ahahaha!
Describe your perfect day:
Where do you like to eat and why?
Back home…at mum’s!!!! Do you still need to know why?
What’s in your ipod?
Definetly Blonde Redhead and Deus
And finally, what is an absolute “must do” in London?
A visit to V&A museum, totally worth it!
Thank you Claudia!