A visit to Ana Locking

 

Dear Diane, dear Shaded Viewers,

Today I had the pleasure of paying a visit to my dear Ana Locking, the woman behind -yes, you’ve guessed it- the design firm Ana Locking… Of course, and happily, Ana’s partner Alberto was there too: both are so lovely and genuine that I almost forgot how cool is being around them during the last eight years I’ve been away from Madrid.

Beside filling up the gaps of this long lapse, I was curious to have a closer look to the collection they presented last February in the MBMadrid Fashion Week, and more precisely I wanted to ask her about the “Pollock” ending, with the splash printed Jacquard that she used to comment on how utopias commonly end up in caos… also, the sweater I also pictured in this post is deconstructed to insist on the imposible perfection or completion of dreams…

Still, she believes in the need of fashion not just having a message but also being the message itself, through an honest and dignifying craftsmanship.

Couldn’t agree more and cherish her passion…

I didn’t take more picture because for some reason my phone camera’s dead but you can enjoy her show in the chronicle I wrote HERE and also on her WEBSITE.

Kindly,

Mario.

 

P.D.- Oh, I almost forgot… Ana is also doing ceramics and interior design projects that I’ll post soon!

Mario Canal

Arts writer and art curator. Loyal friend of Diane. Spaniard from Madrid with Parisian accent. Used to steal my sister's magazines but fashion is elsewhere now. It's something else. Trying to figure this out while putting new creative projects together.