worlds within worlds
Somehow, that microcosm/macrocosm situation triggered Pilati's memory of a talk he'd heard by the director of the planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan when, he says, "I understood what science was all about." The absolutism of nature struck him as an analogy for the absolutism of a designer: total control of worlds within worlds.
After the show, Pilati rationalized the pell-mell journey thus: "It's like the perspective of fashion—sometimes close, sometimes far, but always present. Everything is relative." In other words, one man's importance is another man's mere bagatelle.
---- style.com/ menswear fall 2014/ Ermenegildo Zegna