Raúl Rosillo has once again gifted us with his unique photographic vision of the world of fashion with an homage to his friend and designer Roberto Diz. We here at So Catchy! Where Fashion Begins think he’s perfectly captured the essence of the collection, inspired by Pre-Columbian Amazonian tribes. As an added treat, he’s also provided his own take on the designer’s latest work from “#1492 The Show”
When the “Red Duchess”, as Doña Luisa Isabel Álvarez Toledo was known, wrote her takedown of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, she insisted that Columbus wasn’t the first to set foot in the New World. To the contrary, she continued, the Phoenicians got there first and that the Americans had actually been to Europe before.
And now, the designer, Roberto Diz, presents his latest collection “#1492 The Show”, which aims to turn history on its head with an Amazonian tribe arriving to conquer Europe.
Yanomami Conquistadors, nomadic women who firmly plant their flag in the Old World, and they are welcomed.
Green, represented in various shades and tones, is the color that dominates the collection. A symbol of nature blended with latex and leather that serve as a second skin, as if to protect the soul as well as the body.
Doña Luisa dreamed and Diz dreams of a world that is more present than our own reality.
I have always enjoyed his art and his vision of what fashion is; it was a pleasure, my dear Roberto.
Text, catwalk and backstage photos by Raúl Rosillo
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Translation and layout by Michael Padilla