Marcelo Burlon’s afterparties throughout Milan Fashion Week – rave-like gatherings for five,000 plus individuals – have lengthy been hot-ticket occasions. More than a yr into the pandemic, the Argentinean-Italian artistic director has pressed pause on his DJ gigs and embraced a extra intimate route.
“I’ve gone back, like many others during lockdown, to [surrounding myself with] a close circle of friends, family,” Burlon mentioned from Ibiza, Spain the place he lives. “After so many years of overexposure I found myself at ease in keeping it intimate.”
His native Patagonia’s folks custom and the hippies populating the Spanish island closely knowledgeable his males’s spring assortment, unveiled by way of lookbook photographs shot contained in the Nineteenth-century Chateau de Franconville-aux-Bois in France, which is about to bear renovation.
The fortress’s decadent interiors served as the proper backdrop for this artful assortment of elevated streetwear, which mixed Burlon’s cool-chasing angle with a DIY bent that was charming and refreshing.
While sticking to his workwear-inspired silhouettes – dishevelled, relaxed and purposeful – he labored handcrafted crochet, patterned within the form of the model’s emblem, into ponchos and shorts, in addition to unfastened tank tops, whereas a patchwork bandana-like sample zhushed up anoraks and shorts, in addition to an natural cotton dishevelled go well with accessorized with chunky skater sneakers. Burlon additionally distilled Verner Panton’s psychedelic designs into cool prints for fits and parkas, the latter crafted from recycled nylon.
Burlon mentioned he’ll ultimately return to bodily exhibits and events someday subsequent yr. A brand new e-book printed by Rizzoli retracing his life and profession is due out in September, and let’s hope some pages are dedicated to his latest intimate detour.