The Simon Cracker "…BUT NO" Fall-Winter 23/24 show was a powerful display of the brand's commitment to nonconformism and punk ideologies. The collection was inspired by the concepts of "Learn to say no is learn to gain freedom," "If you're not angry, it means that you don't pay attention," "If it's not what it would be, then it's what it should be," and "Anger is an energy." These themes are a reflection of the brand's desire to use fashion as a means of making a statement about the current state of the world.
The collection featured tailored clothes encrusted with silicone that cracks when worn, coats made from handmade blankets, knitwear made from leftover yarn swatches, white shirts with spray-painted Peter Pan collars, and chandelier fragments that became blood drops. These unique designs were a nod to the brand's punk roots, and their commitment to nonconformism, self-expression, and rejecting commonplaces.
The show also featured collaborations with Jamie Red, the anarchic artist and Sex Pistols' art director, and knitwear designer Gaia Segattini and her brand Knotwear. Jamie Red donated some clothes from his brand Ragged Kingdom as the closing pieces of the show, while Gaia Segattini's upcycling Italian designs supported the brand's independent and non-mainstream values.
The casting for the show also reflected the brand's authenticity and willingness to embrace diversity, featuring friends of different ages, genders, and physicalities. Each model completed their own outfit with their own shoes and accessories, further emphasizing the brand's commitment to self-expression.
The Simon Cracker FW23 fashion show was a powerful statement on the brand's commitment to nonconformism and punk ideologies, using fashion as a means of making a statement about the world. The collection was a reflection of the brand's desire to use fashion as a means of making a statement about the world, and their commitment to self-expression, nonconformism, and rejecting commonplaces.
In conclusion, the tribute that Simon Cracker's Simone Botte and Filippo Leone Maria Biraghi made for Vivienne Westwood was a beautiful and fitting celebration of her incredible impact on the fashion industry. Westwood's unique and fearless approach to design, combined with her unwavering dedication to sustainability and activism, has made her a true icon in the world of fashion. The tribute by Simon Cracker's creative duo was a wonderful way to honor her contributions and celebrate her legacy, and it serves as a reminder of her enduring and remarkable influence.
ANGER IS AN ENERGY
BE REASONABLE DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE
THANK YOU DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
Gloria Maria Cappelletti, Editor in Chief & Creative Director
Martin Romeo, Metaverse Designer
Donald Gjoka, Editorial Director
Eleonora Pirisi, Features Editor
Tanya Pletneva, 3D Graphic Designer