“PFW Fall 2020: Paco Rabanne”
The Paco Rabanne’s show by Julien Dossena spoke to us about mysticism and religion, feminism and power. Dossena is truly brilliant when it comes to reinventing and modernizing decades-old customs, and he was even better at taking up the religious clothing of the Christian church. No costumes indeed, but daily and absolutely wearable looks. With something more.
Dossena said he is very interested in the power, still important today, of religion in our lives otherwise dominated by technology and disenchantment, and how to blame him. All this is made even more interesting by the fact that he has decided to take precisely the highest institution of the Christian church, perhaps the symbol of patriarchy par excellence, and investigate its dynamics. From here come rigorous and defined outerwear, long dresses adorned in lace, metal collars and hoods which are nothing more than the modern version of the pomp to which the church is linked. Rigor and duty, a certain allusion to purity, but also something that reminds us of Eastern beliefs, esotericism and something absolutely powerful. Beautiful and intense.
Words by Giulia Greco