FEDERICO CINA capsule collection “Infanzia A-mare”
Melancholy full of thoughts, childhood memories, summer serenity: a maritime atmosphere that anyone has experienced in his life at least once. And now, years and years later, remember it with a smile. Federico Cina has the pleasure to present his first capsule collection now displayed at Rinascente Milan during Milan Fashion Week. With the same name of Spring-Summer 22, “Infanzia A-mare” takes as its basis a personal wish for creating feminine garments.
Through the realization of this capsule collection Federico Cina relives his childhood: striped bed sheets, folded curtains, colored tiles. The use of pastel colors together with familiar patterns make these creations more romantic and nostalgic. At the same time, they become lighter thanks to the many creases and openings on the side allowing a new interpretation.
The installation takes place on Rinascente’s fourth floor and its interpretation starts from a clear childhood memory of the designer: the reflecting surface of the sea during sunset time. Everyday there’s a new show to assist standing on the top of irregular sand dunes in which wild flowers grow. More than ever, this presentation gives space to the designer homeland, to Romagna’s history and culture which make the brand inimitable and unique. This is possible due to the presence of Gabriele and Lara’s working table, now heirs of Antica Stamperia Marchi based in Santarcangelo di Romagna. Through the use of natural colors and wooden molds the couple show to every visitor the complex and meticulous process that lies beneath the traditional romagnola print which dates back to 1600.
The narration of Infanzia A-Mare focuses on continuous back and forths between the tradition and modernity. Through this constant search for an equilibrium Federico Cina shows how seeking refuge in the past is in fact very current.
Creative Director: FEDERICO CINA
Photo: ALESSANDRO MANNELLI
Stylist: MARCO DRAMMIS
Stylist assistant: ROCCO CALLAZZO & BIANCA NICCOLUCCI
Make up & Hair: FRANCESCA BASILIO
Casting Director: ISADORA BANAUDI
Model: MARGOT HUBAC from THE LAB AGENCY
Production: VALENTINA RODOVERO, ROSANNA GALEONE