nº3 - Ave Maria
The Italian Renaissance and Raffaello Sanzio’s painting, the Virgin & Child, inspires plusthirtynine nº3 collection.
The Virgin & Child are one item. This is a celebration of the bond between mother and son expressed through the chiaroscuro of the painting. The fundamental contradictions of the Catholic Church, pompousness and modesty, are dramatically embodied in the use of luxurious black leather nappa in contrast with rigidity of the tapestry fabric.
The key element of simplicity, always present in plusthirtynine collections, is in nº3 expressed through the purity of lines. We move from one color and one fabric to the combination of two materials, leather and tapestry. The result is a rich storytelling where the hardness of the jacquard meets the smoothness of the leather. The painting is at the centre of the collection where the garment is the frame around it.
Photo: Carolina Conte
Styling: Alessandro de Maio
Make Up: Alessandra De Vito
Model: Emilie Rose Osborne