Manteco fabrics in F/W 23 "APPARTAMENTO" by FEDERICO CINA
FEDERICO CINA used Manteco fabrics to create this collection that arises from a series of reflections about his household and the importance it played in his childhood.
Federico’s roots and the attachment to his origins became the cornerstone of the FEDERICO CINA brand, but the story of his homeland has never been entirely told. Federico draws from the spontaneous observation of the people around him and their life experiences: “How many times have we heard someone say I’M COMING HOME referring to the place where their family lives and where they spent their childhood? But also, how many people who often travel, easily feel at home despite frequently changing cities?”. Although home can be a physical space, it is frequently associated with intangible feelings that are difficult to explain. There is a symbolic memory to which Federico refers very often that triggers this reflection. A very strong sentence he said to his mother when he was a child: “Mum, I feel like I was born in the wrong place!”. This is how Federico felt in Sarsina, and his home, the one of his grandparents where he spent most of his childhood, became the refuge where he could feel himself. In this collection, Federico describes his personal space of escape and the objects that make up this space became the inspiration for the collection: stripes, padded fabrics, jacquard lace inspired by old blankets, carpets, curtains (typical of childhood houses) and traditional embroideries. In the same way, the color palette reflects the warmth and peace of those spaces. The contrast between rough and elegant fabrics is reminiscent of houses that change looks during the holidays. The modular design of some garments and patchwork knitwear is inspired by the very act of composing multiple objects to give life to our personal refuge, combining different patterns, curling fabrics and opening glimpses in unusual positions showing the overlapping of textures and fabrics.