Fashion illustrated, Dreamissimo: La Fille Bertha for iBlues FW18

An interview by Barbara Laneve
I love illustrators collaborating with fashion, it’s something that can still make me dream like a modern princess, and it gives me some kind of thrills by reminding me that fashion, at the end of the day, is something to play with.When my favorite illustrators are involved in creating their own collections, something I favor. Lets bring to mind Kate Moross for Uniqlo and Mokuyobi (happiest backpacks ever), or the retro-futuristic colors and lines by Olimpia Zagnoli, for her OZFEVER collection (Marella).
For this season I can wear another one of my favorite illustrations by Alexandra Pulixi, aka La Fille Bertha.
Pulixi studied in Cagliari, Milan and Vienna, acquiring an eclectic knowledge in the fields of psychology, illustration and visual arts. Her works are characterized by surreal atmospheres and are inhabited by striking feminine figures which are designed on canvas and digitally, on fabrics, paper and on walls. She counts several exhibitions and collaborations for projects across Europe and Canada and her work appears in publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle and Grazia.
She’s the hand behind Dreamissimo, a capsule collection for iBlues, where her fantastic animals, precious keys and their mysterious locks, curious little hands and eyes,
marvelous feminine figures decorate shiny and flowing fabrics and three-dimensional embroideries.
I met with Alexandra for a little conversation….
artista_capsule-_F2A9304BarbaraLanever: How did this collaboration start?
AlexandraPulixi: I was so happy when iBlues contacted me to ask if I was interested to be the artist to
design their FW18/19 capsule collection. I was so enthusiastic that I’ve soon started to
work on it: I can say I found a dream team and I feel so proud of DREAMissimo.
BL: How can you explain your relationship with fashion?
AP. Fashion to me is a source of inspiration, somehow. There are historic designers that still fascinate me, even if I must say I don’t follow obsessively their every collection. And still, there are so many new designers that can define contemporary fashion at its best. Personally, I like to illustrate for specific projects in fashion, and, at the same time I like to get inspiration from it to create my non fashion related works. It’s my personal research
ready to be edited by myself.
CCI09012018.pdf 03 05 06 09 10 13BL: Is there any designer you would like to collaborate with in the future and why?
AP: I think if a designer chooses you it’s because of a sinergy made of a similar way to communicate, it’s like falling in love with each other. I like this romantic approach in collaborations. I am very satisfied of collaborations I already did, and excited about next ones to come in the future.
Actually there are many designers I really like, also because of their relations with artists and illustrators. To name a few, Marni, Valentino, Gucci, Samantha Pleet, Vivetta, Delpozo, Miu Miu, Prada, Margiela, Comme des Garçons, Shrimps, Vivienne Westwood and Cecilie Bahnsen.
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