Antonio and I met in 2008 in London. What inspires us to work together is the feeling we are on a common pathway. Our first project together was a short film titled Closure
, back in 2013. It wasn't strictly a fashion film, but there was already great attention to aesthetics. When he started to work as fashion designer, we started entertaining the idea of making a video for his brand. Since then, we've done two editorials, two fashion films and one music video together.
Antonio always says that nowadays designers are mood makers and I agree. They are no longer selling just the clothes or even designs, but the concept that accompanies them. Fashion film is a means of exploring brands' core values and translating them into another language. Therefore, it is a powerful medium for fashion designers, allowing them to enter the imagination of their users. With this fashion film (as well as the ones we’ve done before, and those we’ll do in the future), I aim to extend Antonio's narrative beyond the garments he designs. One of the key elements of Antonio's aesthetic is the idea of reinventing the past into something contemporary. Not(e) for a Dreamer
translates this sense of discovery and search for identity into cinematic language.