SS14 | ERNESTO ARTILLO
SixLee invites Spanish artist Ernesto Artillo to create the Spring Summer 2014 Collection campaign artwork, taking inspiration from abstract artist, Niko Luoma. The collection is mainly focused on showing the complicated feeling between to love oneself or not to love at all. Gun, knife and ghost are three main symbolic elements in developing the print for this collection. These represent the feeling of being hurt and getting pain. Different shades of blue have also been used for developing the color, which represents the sophisticated mood and emotion deep inside of our heart.
A focal interest in the 19th century fine tailoring of the English aristocracy gets combined with the worker clothes as well as zoo suits with a lot of oversize shape represents the protection you need when you are being in love. All silhouettes are showcasing the sharpness of the British tailoring; but at the same time, having a lot of layering reserves the reserved elegances. Waterproof is the main element on developing the fabric - coated wool, cotton, and polyurethane finished fabrics are widely used in every single piece of this collection.
Spring/Summer 2014 collection is all about classical tailoring tradition with a new level of protection elements. Having the typical SixLee characteristics - elegantly tailored silhouettes in rich materials, clothes cannot just protect your physical self but your mental self – Your SOUL.
“Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”
ABOUT ERNESTO ARTILLO
Ernesto Artillo, signature fashion illustration style uses entirely collaged images. Merging fashion imagery with anything from flowers, cliffs, renaissance paintings or architectural structures, to create a beautifully surrealist outcome. Artillo often uses images that he has taken himself, worked in with found images.
“For me, collage means detaching from my tendency of keeping everything in order. I’m constantly trying to become more abstract and less geometric.
It allows me to literally cut/break with things – even though they are my own pictures – to create a new order. I suppose collage makes me challenge my own conventions.”