Romeo Gigli Upstream Poetry and the legend of the carp and the Yellow River crossing


Dear Shaded Viewers,

‘The famous Eastern legend tells that the Koi carp has sealed its image in the value of authentic courage thanks to the determination of the soul: that led her to the incredible feat of crossing the Yellow River, instilled in her the vigorous force to return the great waterfall and attempt the extraordinary flicker beyond the divine Dragon’s Gate, until she transforms herself into the splendid White Dragon of immortal beauty.”

The instinct of transversality was the push to swim of the legendary Koi carp, which is the fire of the spark of genius in Romeo Gigli. A heart that beats with nonconformism: the ardor of going against the current. Garments are interchangeable and rest on the skin or wrap  the body in protective three-dimensionality. Using recycled polyester becomes the skin of the dragon thanks to the flame of a warmer whose heat swells the surface of the fabric, burns and curls in an evocative embossing that recalls the legend. Thinking sustainability: the use of recycled polyester, the absence of leather or feathers for the interior of the down jacket that is instead ecological; the mission of the interchangeable garments is that they are not born with a function but with the mission to be beyond time.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.