Embark on a journey into the complex metropolis with Italian fashion brand MARYLING and their Autumn/Winter 2019 collection – Metropolis Winter Rainbow. This collection embodies the multi-faceted dimensions of the city, and encapsulates the modern urbanite’s spirited escapade in today’s modern world through the contemporary patterns and vivid colours that evoke urban sensations, interlaced with artistic expressionism.
Marrying the present and the future, Metropolis Winter Rainbow draws inspiration from an Austrian filmmaker Fritz Lang’s pre-eminent film ‘Metropolis’, set in a dystopian future, alongside the discordance in the modern-day metropolis by using extraordinary imagery and visual effects. Complex patterns mimic bursts of graffiti peeking through an otherwise monotonous skyline, painting a distorted reality marked by chaos and intensity, an ode to the grittiness of modern civilisation.
The Autumn/Winter 2019 collection is rich in print and pattern diversity, revealing artworks and cultural elements from the past and future – an expression of individualism in an ever-changing, artistic culture. A flurry of colours and alternative elements amidst chromatic greys is symbolic of the chaos and intensity which is at the core of modern civilisation, exemplifying beautifully the tensions between various elements in the collection.
The collection spans four distinct themes: Party Avenue, Metropolis Rainbow, Geo Shadows, and Golden Boulevard.
Party Avenue exemplifies an expressionist element with a flurry of bright reds and pinks edited together with plaids and patterns to embody the renewed vitality at the heart of the city. A celebration of modern femininity, Party Avenue melds the playful and the practical, with a likeness to the modern-day fashionista.
Metropolis Rainbow draws inspiration from sporadic splashes of neon lights and shadows within the city. Bursts of colour entwined with bold textures and abstract patterns spur the city to life, hinting at the subtle yet striking elements which reveal an underlying beauty within the bustling city.
Geometric Shadow encapsulates the essence of the chromatic greys of modern city life with geometric and abstract shapes, amid sleek and sophisticated pieces. A personification of the Metropolitan, angular and crowded skyline, Geometric Shadow alludes to the illusion of timelessness in a modern-day metropolis.
Golden Boulevard depicts warm golden hues that slowly descend into black – a satirical take on the gilded landscape of the city, a recurring theme in the film ‘Metropolis’ that is reflected in the collection’s utilitarian silhouettes.
MARYLING is located in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #01-22-23-24, and Takashimaya Department Store (Level 2, International Collection). Internationally, MARYLING’s presence can be found in more than 60 stores across key cities around the world, with a flagship store located in the epicentre of Italian fashion, Via Manzoni, Milan, Italy.