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Katty Xiomara

AFTER NOW

An after or an endless now...? 

Ironically today, although being more connected, we feel more disengaged from emotions and affections. We feel the need to communicate in a common language and at the same time unique and individual. We live constant contradictions and, in the search, to give meaning to these contradictions some seek codes, the most creative travel from the logograms of the Mayan hieroglyphic to the complex and Indecipherable code of Serafini, in an attempt to discover a revelation about the future in the past. This collection does not reveal a new code or a new language but draws inspiration from this need. We represent the woman's figure as a totem, exploring its essence -create, nourish and transform- naturally represented by circular movements. In the circle the beginning is also the end, the circle is life and thus, the after now does not exist, it's a constant.

One of the great goals of design is to find an aesthetically appealing solution to a specific problem, in the end it's about functionality. The point is, when we talk about fashion, the aesthetic importance often overlaps functionality. Although it's unconscious, I realize that there is some creative snobbery in my thinking process, because the collections are told through stories that tell me something, I believe that this is what confers personality to the brand. However, I now realize that this process sometimes prevents me from exploring more realistic and functional aspects. The problem we all have to solve will soon become a requirement; I would rather learn calmly to be more functional than to be obligated. I do it in a constant effort, reformulating some methods, optimizing the shapes, materials and thinking about the life cycle of the garment.