The collection, inspired by a refined and intellectual dialogue between the graphic designs of Aubrey Beardsley and Optical Art from Bridget Louise Riley, honors the brand’s new concept of beauty through dance, the universal language of movement and energy that transcends grace like no other celebrated art form. Highlighting the unique pairing of world class savoir faire DNA with contemporary aesthetics, Rethinking Energy reflects a modern relaunch strategy to accompany the Maison into the future while celebrating more than 160 years of elegance and style.
Giacomo Santucci, Creative Curator of Borsalino reveals: “As an art form, dance perfectly represents the ethereal connection between mind, body and soul. Rich in creative fantasy, it’s a mirrored reflection of our lives, able to beautifully communicate a global language of joy, union, harmony, freedom, dreams and hope. But above all, dance is born from the passion of daily life that expresses the most heartfelt emotion. I wanted to celebrate how this special energy is naturally linked to movement, whether it's directed towards what we put into work or into our private lives. Now more than ever, art and culture need to transmit and celebrate new creative forms of energy.
Photographer Joseph Cardo added, “During our filming, the Borsalino Manufacture was transformed into a dancefloor that captured an incredible flow of energy through the artistic movements of the dancers. Shot against this unique industrial backdrop where the brand’s iconic hats are produced, the result was a magical and true visual expression of creativity.
This campaign stars dancers are Anaïs Maurer, Douglas Zambrano, Chiara Giulia Nenna, Cecilia Pacillo, Lorenzo Cavallero, Giulio Galimberti, Eleonora Lupo, Michela Mazzoni and Mirand Pulaj.
Photo credit: Helmut Berta