THE SUSPENDED TIME
As already happened for the Micam and for the Milan Fashion Week again the men’s fashion week in Milan showed us a PHYGITAL version.
In particular, I was struck by Walter Chiapponi’s work for Tod’s
why this presentation in particular?
For the places: the setting is Villa Crespi ai Ronchi built by the architect Giuseppe de Finetti, a pupil of Adolf Loos, as a residence for moments of leisure and for hunting trips.
Beyond the architecture, I would emphasize the context, that is, the way in which a connection with the surrounding landscape can also be felt from within.
It is no coincidence that the theme chosen was #SevenT: that is the concept of seven days spent in a sort of isolation that returns an expansion of time measured with reflective cadences of quiet awareness.
I admit to being biased by the affection I have for these places, but the atmosphere of these sunsets, which contains a stark contrast to the winter cold, for me materializes in a transmutation of space as an antidote to solitude, as completion, but also as an expansion of the spirit.
The quote that is offered to us “It is not the destination so much as the journey, and I know exactly where to go” in a certain sense has the power to overturn the perception of stillness, and it is almost as if immobility could be transfigured.
In fact, this is what we are all looking for in this period.
Unfortunately, the luck of being able to immerse yourself in a place so enchanted as to seem mystical is not for everyone, however.
And then the alternative: getting lost in words, getting lost in reading are perhaps the most effective representation of how time can expand or contract.
What is time suspension for you?
Is it really possible to go beyond oneself and know how to meet others even in complete solitude as suggested in the conclusion?