Russian artist Lilya Brik, who had an intense romance with poet Vladimir Mayakovsky in the Twenties, served as muse for Antonio Marras and his fall collection for I’m Isola Marras. Headscarves and the chunky masculine shoes referenced the rural Soviet atmosphere of the early 20th century, while Russian Constructivism inspired graphic prints.
The look was modest yet charming with asymmetric dresses layered over striped knits and pants for a discreet, reserved femininity, enhanced by floral prints in muted colors. The lineup veered to urban-glam with long plisse soleil lace maxiskirts worn with coats trimmed in furry angora and embellished floral applications. A sporty, urban spin was introduced via a hooded camel jacket with quilted nylon sleeves. The image of Marras’ beloved dog Piero gave a playful twist to colorful oversize knitted sweaters decorated with pom-poms.