A new way of revealing oneself where figures in motion or poised to move emerge from the darkness into the light of a small stage.

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Photography Ilaria Orsini

Contrasts – Marsèll FW 22/23

 

A piece of architecture photographed with natural light will always be divided by a clear line that separates light from dark. This was the starting point for the new Fall Winter 22/23 collection from Marsèll.

 

The brand’s philosophy is underpinned by the idea of construction as an element that reflects the shapes of our era. We are living through a time of great contrasts and Marsèll wishes to create artefacts that are able to find harmony in being together.

 

Rounded lines, square or pointed toes, sculptural or asymmetrical heels. A perpetual exploration of structures, whether robust, or thin and dilated. At times the colours are vivid and organic with bright notes such as orange, blood red, caramel and cobalt blue. At others the mood becomes colder and more urban with asphalt, lead, off-white and midnight blue.

 

The editorial project to present the collection has been entrusted to photographer Ilaria Orsini who stages a new act inspired by experimental theatre rehearsals. A new way of revealing oneself where figures in motion or poised to move emerge from the darkness into the light of a small stage.

Photography Ilaria Orsini
Photography Ilaria Orsini

Ilaria Orsini
Italian photographer. Ilaria Orsini’s nuanced and offbeat approach to fashion photography hails a new breed of photographers elegantly using angles, geometric forms and simple details to achieve striking results. Her spontaneity often leads to the fusion of chance elements in her work, creating remarkable combinations: a traffic cone on a NY street, or a model walking in front of the camera of off set. This characterises Ilaria’s approach to photography; a combination of elements from the street, the studio and different interiors, a trait recognisable in her first shoots for Double Magazine, Italian Vogue, Another Magazine, and others. Ilaria studied Visual Communication and has a Master’s in photography. She moved to Paris after graduating and currently lives between London and Milan.

Marsèll
Marsèll was founded in 2001 as the expression of a new craft culture. Shoes are the focus of a line of research devoted to pushing the boundaries of tradition, within the counterculture deconstruction movement. An exercise in pure creativity: a sketch is transformed into an accessory through the skillful and intelligent shaping of materials. The objective is the creation of timeless and iconic objects that speak to those unwilling to be bound by a specific genre.

 

With intimate knowledge of the best raw materials, an eye for balancing different elements, and direct control over production, Marsèll has established its excellence worldwide. The brand’s character is defined by the forms and finishes of its products – contrasting shades, raw cuts, different textures -, all created in the in-house atelier. The use of innovative techniques alongside methods almost lost to memory results in unique nonindustrial objects, original and informal in both look and substance. Every piece is strictly handmade by the expert men and women at the Marsèll workshop in the Riviera del Brenta Area, near Venice, Italy. Knowledge and creativity are central to the brand’s values and, unsurprisingly, Marsèll has actively supported young artists since it was established, through Marsèlleria, a multidisciplinary exhibition space that has a core role within the brand communication strategy. For over a decade, the non-profit project has produced exhibitions, performances, and different art ventures, honouring the utmost freedom of expression in its authenticity.