Size Matters Marco de Vincenzo offers a fresh take through a child’s eyes
When asked about his thinking behind the collection, de Vincenzo spoke of playing with proportions and referred to the point of view of children – when you look at their drawings, the proportions express how they perceive the world and their sense of wonder. What a great approach! Looking through a child’s eyes can offer such a fresh perspective. For them, the world is new and open for dicovery, everything’s possible because they don’t know the rules yet. I could fly just like a bird could fly, yay, flying is great! There’s a great series called Things I Have Drawn where a dad created photos of his kid’s drawings. We should all try to let our inner child out and regain that spirit of possibility and excitement.
It’s also interesting because children’s drawings can tell you a lot and size matters. For example, things that make an impression on them, are important to them, or loom large in their lives appear larger. Further, size can be an indicator of confidence or insecurity in relation to parts of the body. We could all benefit from gaining perspective on our prejudices or hangups about our bodies.
The result is a playful body of work that is pretty, fun, feminine and elevated. To be clear: we mean pretty in the best way. It has somehow come to take on a slightly tepid connotation for some people, but it is actually a great compliment. The tweak on proportions makes you take another look at what are otherwise clean lines. There were cardigans the size of dresses, dresses the size of tops, purses the size of pockets, and broaches the size of your head. The leather baby doll dresses were super sexy, but also somehow innocently childlike. And how cute are those bubble hem jackets? Appropriately set to opera and then disco lights, these clothes can look swellegant at both. The show was short and sweet, like those hemlines.