Antonio Marras Spring/Summer 2018 Milan

By Alessandra Turra

The protagonist of the American movie “The Beguiled,” played by Clint Eastwood, was the inspiration for Antonio Marras’ spring collection.

In particular, the designer imagined Union soldier John McBurney who, injured on the battlefield, is trapped in a girls’ school and has to take pieces from their dresses to create his own wardrobe. For Marras, that fantasy resulted in a range of patchwork pieces, including wrinkled suits with the jackets and pants decorated with floral jacquard inserts.

Abstract graphics were used on the backs of parkas and field jackets via the mixing and matching of different fabrics, while macramé lace punctuated a cotton front-pocket jacket with coordinated pants and a micro check shirt with tiny ruffles at the cuffs.

Despite the feminine details, the overall look of the collection, which also featured beautiful knits infused with a relaxed elegance, was firmly masculine and reflected the unconventional, rich aesthetic of the brand.

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