Influences and suggestions of great beauty reverberate in the collection items, which return as an absolute reference: from the art of Byzantine mosaics, to the austere line – but with large concessions to color – of medieval symbolism, up to the imaginative power of the poems of Arthur Rimbaud. One of the most recurring themes of the collection is the natural element, which is evoked by Pierre-Louis Mascia through applications, decorations and placements of graphics and floral elements that dialogue with the monogram of the new logo. Precious printed velvets feature capes with essential but enveloping lines, which create a feeling of protection and reaffirm a vision of unostentatious luxury, while the color palette finds its focus in the warm shades of Pamplemousse, Rose Ancien and Vermillion. Philocalie wants to represent an anthology of nature, culture, art and fashion, which finds expression in the fabrics made by Achille Pinto; in 2023, the company will celebrate fifteen years of partnership with the brand.
Pierre-Louis Mascia’s creative inspiration for the Fall/Winter 2023-24 collection comes from the Greek term Φιλοκαλία: literally, love for what is beautiful. A beauty that goes beyond aesthetic canons and that – mirroring itself in the concepts of true, good and right – also wants to represent a spiritual value. The French designer starts from what we were, from ancient civilizations that disappeared after reaching the apogee of splendor: an exciting iconographic journey that through shapes and colors defines the different expressions of beauty, celebrating the greatness of the human being and at the same time recalling its fragile and transitory nature.