The Spring 2013 footwear collection from Ana Locking features Espadrille jute platforms detailed with leather and climbing rope. As with all my Ana Locking posts, on her new collections, I like to use the words from the lookbook to explain the thoughts that inspired her designs.
There has been much talk about the modern approach of the new woman, about her relationship to the serenity of the moment in which she is destined to live . . .
I like to think that a voluptuous sobriety has acquired a leading role in “The Talk”, with the entire collection being imbued with a balance between idealism and romanticism, and between moderation and sensuality.
This is a new face in which the hedonistic half represented by Marilyn, full of sadness, radiance and anxiety, converses with the half represented by Jackie, who is made up to be strong, resilient and restrained. This makes me think of Diane Vreeland, who, in her haughty elegance, glimpsed the future of this new idea of femininity when she declared that a woman’s beauty never resides in her skin, but in her scars.
One of the most difficult things to achieve within the realm of fashion is to consider that the future resides in our interpretation of what has been done in the past; the second most difficult thing is to then forget the past.
Images courtesy of Ana Locking