Camila Mecacci is an up-and-coming designer and Central Saint Martins graduate, who has recently debuted with an eye-catching BA collection. While studying, Camilla also has spent over a year developing her practical skills in Paris, working as a design assistant at Maison Martin Margiela and Sonia Rykiel.
Inspired by the relationship with her personal garments, she built her collection around a pleated skirt – the clothing piece, that takes a special place in her life.
"The pleated skirt has very personal connotations for me, as my mother and grandmother wear it all the time, and the favorite garment that I own is a vintage peach polyester pleated skirt, which I ended up using in the catwalk as one of the looks. I extended the concept to the extremes in making tilted aluminum skirts, which are placed far from the body and on a different angle creating a gap between the garment and the person, ” said Camilla. Carrying this magic of the treasured apparel, Camilla designed a set of twelve tilted aluminum skirts, which became the focal point of her collection. This concept explores the symbolism of repetition, while the proposed form demonstrates the value of the engagement between the human body and a piece of clothing.