Ana Locking SS15 inspired by the novel 'The Magic Mountain'
Yesterday on 12 September 2014, Spanish label Ana Locking presented the new Spring/Summer 2015 collection 'The Magic Mountain' at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid (11-16 Sept).
Designer Ana Gonzalez (founded Ana Locking in 2008) was inspired by Thomas Mann's novel 'The Magic Mountain' (released 1924) about finding convalescence in a sanatorium at Davos in the Swiss Alps. One of the designer's main colors is white which reflects the snow of the alpine mountain peaks. At the Spring/Summer 2015 collection, the crystals of mountain snow appear on dresses and even on bodies such on view on this page: the white embroidery on nude colored fabric has a frosting effect. The catwalk styling shows models with gauze around the face such as just back from a cosmetic surgery (image right) or bandages around feet in orthopedic sandals (picture below).
Ana Locking about the inspiration behind the sanatorium, recovery theme: "Collapse and recovery. The collapse brought about by the extreme agitation of life today, and the need to escape from this moral recklessness in order to search for recovery on the personal magic mountain that each of us erects, creates the magic of our daily existence." The catwalk video is published on analocking.com.
Ana Locking uses fabrics with various embroidery techniques and fringes (photo below left) that remind German author Thomas Mann's 1920ies - in a new interpretation. The print of the men's t-shirt (fig. right) shows the collection's signature image of 'The Magic Mountain' (closer view) - in a style that makes think of mountain sun creme or Hollywood movies.
Photos: Ana Locking 'The Magic Mountain' Spring/Summer 2015, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, 12 September 2014; (C) Estrop/IFEMA.