Since the beginning, Marco Rambaldi’s creativity has always revealed a dual soul: a playful and lighter side, that feeds on colors and feminine images and another one committed and revolutionary, moving from aesthetics to launch messages and promote profound change instances. Now in his third collection, this vision becomes more and more precise, creating clothes and signs as weapons, torn between seduction and civic engagement, where the woman stops being an object and becomes an active part in the construction of his world.
Sexual liberation in the early 1970s becomes the narrative core and aesthetic reference of this collection. The reference images – old faded record covers, fragments of posters and frames cut out in the editing room – cooled down by memory, turn into abstract print patterns or hyper-decorative patchworks. The body becomes an instrument to play and aesthetic gratification that is no longer afraid to be shown.
The collection gathers contrasting elements that mark the need of change and translates them into details and combinations: between technical denim and lace trimmings, the slim silhouette and hyper-decorative patchwork. Tailored pinstriped suits and ladylike jacquard dresses, alternate with vinyl overcoats and fake fur coats. The signature rainbow hearts as well as multi-coloured portraits inspired by divas of the time, like symbols of feminism, enrich the knitwear. In the poetic universe of Marco Rambaldi claims and words are written on sweaters and scarfs in a balance between provocation and sweetness: “Adults only”, “Take care of yourself” and “Come out” become cries of freedom.
Marco Rambaldi, born on 17 December 1990 in Bologna, after graduating in graphic design and product design graduated in 2013 in Fashion Design at the IUAV University in Venice. His first collection was presented in February 2014 during Milan Fashion Week, and for the occasion he won the Next Generation competition sponsored by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. From 2014 to 2016 he worked as womenswear designer for some of the most important brands of Made in Italy in Milan while he was still producing his eponymous collections. In 2017 Marco Rambaldi became a finalist of the competition Who’s On Next? organized by Altaroma and Vogue Italia.
Marco Rambaldi’s collections are produced in an exclusive license by Errebi s.r.l. a company born as a business incubatorforemerging Made In Italy brands.