Marco Bolzonello is a recent graduate of the Ferrari Academy with the significant love and appreciation for the colours and simplicity combined with a study of fabrics to obtain one of the most significant look of the “Bi/Be” collection. Each of the colour stands for something particular creating beautiful theme as a whole. Marco was recently featured in the June issue of the Harper’s Bazaar and we had a big pleasure talking to him! Find out for yourself below!
Your designs are a magnificent play of colours, could you tell us what made you go with this colour palette?
I’m colour-blind, so many times I have discomfort because what I see isn’t the reality. When I decided to work on a collection about discrimination, I thought I should have used colours that I don’t recognise in order to be included. Then I chose the “non-colours”: black and white to represent the opposite.
Can you tell us a bit more of How did your journey with fashion begin?
Completely random. I mean, I studied languages in high-school and there I discovered that I was interested in how people dressed. With my best friend we used to customise t-shirts, pants with prints, tie die effects and patchwork. After high school I decided to challenge myself and I moved to Milan to study fashion and even if it was hard I've done it.
I studied languages in high-school and there I discovered that I was interested in how people dressed. With my best friend we used to customise t-shirts, pants with prints, tie die effects and patchwork.
You mentioned about establishing your own label one day, what would you like to focus on the most within your collection?
My dream is to see the shows represent social issues, taboo topics and other uncomfortable themes for a fashion show. So I want to express myself in relation to the world, in order to understand every little thing that must be told. I would like to be the voice of discomfort, and not a refreshment for rich people.
My dream is to see the shows represent social issues, taboo topics and other uncomfortable themes for a fashion show.
How would you like to be described in your customer’s minds?
As a visionary, because people needs to know what happens in the world. Fashion business has the power to promote knowledge because almost all are interested in or indirectly know the events. Designers must express people's discomfort.
You created this dominant sign ‘psycho’, could you tell us a bit more about that? Is it the direction of your future designs, a theme? What does it mean to you?
Psycho is my alter ego, a hidden part of me with whom I have a conflictual relationship. He decided to become a designer so Marco followed him. Psycho is a way to get out of the box, it is like a mask to filter the world and be able to represent it. It is my signature, my point of reference, my everything.
Psycho is my alter ego, a hidden part of me with whom I have a conflictual relationship.
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Words by Katarzyna Korcz