Mareunrol’s, spring 2013 – text by Silvia Bombardini


"With the first gust of wind the ends of the cloak whipped about the Traveler's body. But he immediately wrapped it closely around him, and the harder the Wind blew, the tighter he held it to him. The North Wind tore angrily at the cloak, but all his efforts were in vain."
– Aesop for Children, 1919


Dear Shaded Viewers and Diane,

For their first time in Paris, Mareunrol's' designers Marite Mastina and Rolands Peterkops were charming and gentle yesterday at Galerie Pascal Gabert for their suggestive and dreamy, ever so subtle spring 2013 presentation. Epizode 2 was inspired by their homeland of Latvia back in the 80s, when the regime was tough and creativity whispered in codes, when literature, theatre and poetry were kept under close surveillance by the suspicious means of the soviet system: the tenderer the art, the more careful, more obstinate resistance was then required. Sculptural hoods hence, and hidden pockets graced a collection of embossed leather and luminous silk, with a strong protective appeal and a noble and sensitive soul. The Pouring of Fortune, a prophetic Latvian New Year's custom inspired the headpieces, in whose hopeful, unfaltering shadows casted on the wall one should be allowed a glimpse of the future.