Manteco fabrics for SERIES 01 - FAVENTIA by DEFAIENCE
SERIES 01 - FAVENTIA | FALL WINTER 2022/23 by DEFAIENCE
A collection that draws inspiration from Faentine majolica and tells of a strong and feminist woman who fights for freedom.
The name of the collection takes up the ancient Roman name of Faenza, which means “Favorite City” thanks to its strategic position on the Via Emilia, which was connecting it to Rome and its proximity to water, a key feature for its subsequent development. Water – a symbol of life and rebirth – is the dominant element of the collection and the muse is Natalie Wood, a style icon in the Sixties and a symbol of joie de vivre, a woman who wants to be free and true, fearless. The silhouettes recall the harmonious shapes of the vases and the iconic pieces of the Sixties, such as the miniskirt, elements of rupture and sensuality. The dominant climate of rebellion of those years remains central, both in the silhouette that expresses a radical break with tradition and in the messages taken from the placards of the feminist protests of those years. The structured garments are produced with MWool® fabrics supplied by Manteco.
FUTURISTIC, TIMELESS AND SEDUCTIVE
NICOLA BACCHILEGA’S BACKGROUND DERIVES FROM THE ART OF CERAMICS AND METALS AND ALREADY BOASTS A CURRICULUM OF EXPERIENCES WITH THE HIGHEST FASHION BRANDS. DEFAIENCE STEMS FROM THE UNION BETWEEN THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR’S HOMETOWN, FAENZA, INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED FOR ITS CERAMICS (KNOWN AS “FAÏENCE”), AND THE ENGLISH WORD “DEFIANCE” WHICH IMPLIES A CHALLENGE, PROVOCATION, A STRENUOUS RESEARCH OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. THE GOAL IS TO CREATE FLUID AND HYBRID PARADIGMS BETWEEN FASHION AND SCULPTURE, USING SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AND A UNIQUE KNOW-HOW FROM THE ARTISANS OF FAENZA. THE BRAND’S CORE IS SUSTAINABILITY, CARRIED OUT BY CHOOSING RECYCLED MATERIALS AND A CROSS-SEASONAL AND MADE TO ORDER APPROACH, WHICH ALLOWS THE BRAND TO AVOID USELESS SURPLUS. INNOVATION IS ANOTHER MAJOR FOCUS OF THE BRAND, USING 3D TECHNOLOGY TO TURN SCULPTURES INTO ACCESSORIES. THESE CHOICES ARE NECESSARY IN ORDER TO BALANCE THE RELATIONSHIP WITH MOTHER NATURE. THE LANGUAGE DERIVES FROM STRONG WOMEN THROUGHOUT DIFFERENT ERAS, UNITED TODAY TO FIGHT AGAINST PREJUDICES AND ANCIENT BELIEFS. THIS RESULTS IN A NEW ECOSYSTEM FOR THE NEW COMMUNITIES IN WHICH THEY LIVE AND INFLUENCE.