HOMI Fashion&Jewels Exhibition confirms its role as one of the main points of reference for the world of fashion accessories. On the occasion of the next fair, the event presents two concepts created in collaboration with Poli.Design that defined the future scenarios: Slow Renaissance and Inner Identity.
Rebirth as a progressive enlightenment following the darkness of the crisis. Arts, science and culture flourish thanks to a return to classicism, a reference to the original, to the natural. A response to a period of darkness that investigates the resources of the individual, the digital and the invisible with the aim of regaining possession of lost time through the small daily joys.
Rebirth is the rediscovery of oneself. Pleasures granted not to be shown and performed but to be enjoyed in a quiet emotional retreat. A return to childhood to enjoy the discovery of beauty in the simplicity of small things: a caress, an unexpected detail, a curious habit.
The contact is synthesized in a screen and the human body is selected in 16:9. A digital picture frame decides which parts of the body can be shown, decorated, embellished and emphasized. The head, the face, the ears and the neck are the absolute actors of a longdistance communication that resizes the surfaces that fashion and jewelry have always explored.
Breathe. Retake the open spaces and let the energy of the sun and light not only regenerate the spirit but also make what you wear shine. A chlorophyll photosynthesis that involves materials and surfaces that, thanks to their characteristics, are transformed when they come into contact with natural elements.
Deceive time with creative entertainment. Do It Yourself (DIY) promotes the idea that everyone can, through manual work, enjoy activities without the help of an expert. Depending on one’s skills and tastes, jewels with heterogeneous features will come to life even though they are generated from the same starting point.
Irrational escapes and illogical behavior as a reaction to the crisis and to an announced decline. Habits and lifestyles are transformed into a distorted and silent parallel world, frightening, to be faced with autarkic behaviors to feel the need of the world as little as possible or with new apotropaic artifacts to resist the uncertainty of the contemporary.
The order of priorities is revolutionized in apocalyptic scenarios. Everything is superfluous and there is only room for the essential: protection is indispensable. Face and hands refuse direct contact and dress in functional accessories that, while protecting the individual, decorate him/her and send messages to the observer.
The theme of the double uses two principles in order to grasp every deeper kind of reality. Contemporary superheroes wear a mask every day and face small daily challenges; nostalgic for the past they are intrigued by contaminations with contemporary grafts; interpreters of hidden meanings, they go beyond first impressions to discover the second face of things.
Viruses as a threat to the physical and virtual world. Organisms on the edge of life, among parasites and ornaments, take shape to be exorcised. They infiltrate the body and the dress, inhabit new dimensions and populate them with their frightening but, at the same time, fascinating features.
Objects to ward off evil influences or to propitiate luck, amulets and talismans become a contemporary tool for dealing with dystopian scenarios. Gems and crystals, memories of the past to ward off the future and superstitious readings of the zodiac signs are the actors in this scenario.