Runway fashion doesn’t move me as it used to but today something got me all excited; some of Antonio Marras’s SS13 inspired by women of the Bloomsbury group. This collection in general is filled with harsh silhouettes yet flowing and deeply romantic but paired with a dark purple lipstick and harsh eye make up it makes me feel the discontent the women would have probably faced in the Bloomsbury group. Virginia Woolf is one of my all-time favorite writers; poetic stream of consciousness goddess that touches me to my core and through my bones. In this can feel her love of beauty, nature, poems and her depressivety to which I relate so much. Then Vita Sackville-West comes to mind who seems like such a crazy aristocratic extraverted and weird babe. She had an intense loverelationship with Virginia Woolf and their story, letters and, of course, the book Orlando which is based on Vita is hypnotizing; sensitive and distant. Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf’s sister, has made some paintings but mostly bookcovers I absolutely adore. So concise in its perfect beauty. I don’t know the other women involved but seeing this and writing this down I’m heading to books and wikipedia, and wishing I could wear flower Bloomsbury.
I am very excited about these in particular.