“Clothes for the woman who isn’t interested in clothes!” used to just be a tagline in the fashion-favorite 1950s film, “Funny Face.” But now, that concept is transformed into an actual collection by Antonio Marras for Pre-Fall 2019. “I dress women who love to read,” proclaimed the designer when he presented his latest offering that dabbled into the complexities of the modern female sex. In his lookbook, each look was paired with a similar-looking piece with only slight changes to silhouette, fabrication, and form, but the ideas remained cohesive. This season, Marras artistically argues that a woman who wears British wool suits and patchwork coats can also be one who wears floaty floral dresses and semi-translucent chiffon creations. The blur between masculine and feminine tropes was romantic in a way, and the idea that a singular woman could rock both is an attractive notion. But whether she actually reads or not is a different story entirely.
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Photo: Courtesy of Antonio Marras