ACT N°1 Fall Winter 2023 – 2024 Collection at Milan Fashion Week
When something gets hurt the sistem shifts gear to fix the damage. Nature has a powerful way to heal and this is strongly interwined with the power of creation. For the ACT N°1 Fall Winter 2023 – 2024 collection, ACT N°1 explores this experience by teaming with Ara Lumiere through a thoughtful collaboration. Together they created a capsule of genderless silk shirts and pants printed with ACT N°1 signature patterns – depicting traditional Chinese watercolors and calligraphy decorations – and a percentage of revenue will go to their mutual project of sustaining women injured by acid attacks.
“Believing that a collaboration between both ACT N1 and Ara Lumiere has the potential to be a force for good for the future to inspire positive change in the fashion industry and beyond. As we stand together for a world we can create. It’s a shared passion for innovation, change, quality craftsmanship, and creative design makes for a partnership that will bring togetherness in their journey.” – Kulsum Shadab Wahab – Head of the project at Ara Lumiere “Since the very first show, one of ACT N°1 main concern has been supporting women all over the world struggling with unjust conditions and violence. This time the need to being more effective and practical, ignited the collaboration with Ara Lumiere and we are proud to collaborate to defend and sustain women hit by acid attacks. We share same values and we are proud of this shared project.” – Luca Lin
ACT N°1 Fall Winter 2023 – 2024 Collection is mostly oversized and unisex, gracefully expressing diversity and inclusion. The core of the collection revolves around printed silk shirts and dresses, defining a loose silhouette. The brand’s signature tulle ruffles are paired with formal jackets and tuxedos to enhance their innate power on the flamboyant side of the brand. This season’s highlight on the combo items – almost a classic in the brand’s wardrobe -revolves around structures combining part of jacket and trench with small corsets, working on the concept of covering and unveiling the body. Decorative details like metal studs and spikes are used to enhance a punk vibe through the collection. Hair and make up trends are inspired by ancient Chinese traditional costumes.
Oppo’s creativity and vision inspired ACT N°1 the creation of a plissee tulle minibag as a new accessory on the runway.
ACT N°1 is a brand expressing an unshakable style focusing on art, craftmanship and multiculturalism. The name has a precise meaning referring to the first act of life that inspired the designers in developing the brand, with a focus on the personal background, their childhood and cultural heritage. Each season the collection aims to tell a story regarding inclusivity and women’s condition all over the world. At the start of 2023 founders Luca Lin and Galib Gassanoff have decided to part ways: Lin will actively guide the brand both on a creative and strategic point of view, while Gassanoff will start a career in Art and Fashion.
Winner of The Social Impact Award at CNMI Awards, MFW 2022, Ara Lumiere is set to release a new visionary the “Memoirs of Tomorrow” at Milan Fashion Week. A tribute to the survivors, who have overcome challenges and adversity to reach a place of resilience and hope. The collection features bold and eye-catching prints that showcase the strength and courage of the survivors through the tremendous upheavals and sorrow that they have faced. These prints are designed to inspire others to look towards tomorrow with confidence and optimism, no matter what challenges they may face.
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Special Thanks to
Make-up by Elena Bettanello at Julian Watson Agency using La Truccheria Make Up For Ever Professional Paris
Hair by Pierpaolo Lai at Julian Watson Agency using Wella Professionals
PR Agency Next Agency Milan