Ilaria Lepore’s SS20 show captures a ‘black’ themed auction of human personalities signified by anonymous silhouettes, which are conceptualised in the “darkroom” of London Fashion Week.
Double Exposure SS20 is a confirmation of Lepore’s shrewd and transient reflection of contemporary concerns and the hyper-connected human arena as a sign of paranoia.
Ilaria Lepore’s new collection is a portrait of the narratives in an era of schizophrenia, compulsiveness and indecisiveness. Lepore consistently experiments with the boundaries of gender and is entrenched with a new vision.
Ilaria Lepore’s Spring/Summer collection is embedded by the return to oneness. A synthesis expressed by shapes, forms and improvisation of the Italian designer’s ritual experimentation over the most common contemporary “fashion diseases”.
The show emphasises reinvention, a rebirth of DIY craft skills and a newly found contemporary “punk attitude” of solo dance. Aesthetics are flooded out of the past chaos river of the fashion paradox, which is intrinsically linked to consumption, confusion and loss of identity.
Let your true self be double-exposed.
Lepore’s Spring show pays homage to what the designer described as “outsider society” and references an out-gendered theatrical ballroom where the illegal personality is enchained by a dancer during the show.
Three-dimensional elements to the collection are a familiar Leporecomponent. Anti-gravity and progressive sexual attitude of all those “outsider personalities” are disentangled by the fashion designer’s gender-fluid lineup.
Ilaria Lepore’s leather, chiffon, denim, cotton have been used to create a gleaming interpretation of the “multiple”, and the “double”.
The time for misidentification and double identities riddled with inconsistences is now over.