Concept & direction: almagreal (Giulia Reali & Massimo Alvito)
Photography & post-production: Juri Ciani
Soundtrack: Teresa Jevaux
Mastering: Federico Coretti
Art direction: Ilaria Nistri, Alice Morelli
Styling: Monika Bielskyte
Hair & Make-up: Roberto Pagnini
Starring: Michelle den Hollander
Amygdule is a series of visions in photos and videos narrating the imagery that has fuelled the Ilaria Nistri S|S 12 collection. A collection dotted with graphic signals of inevitable rupture: overlapping faces, imperfect yet coexisting, crumbling before the inevitable wake up call of a multi-shaped liquid identity. In the knowledge that no formal definition can convey the complexity of a metallic fluid iridescence, self-awareness inevitably passes through pain. A misty dawn tinged with yellow breaks in a scenario of unexpected memories, fits and starts, prisons of the Ego. Consciousness multiplies and unites, immersed in a rarefied atmosphere that illuminates a new emotional panorama: awareness for new-found peace.
Against the backdrop of the Stazione Leopolda, the emotional charge of the Amygdule project makes its mark thanks to the images by photographer Monika Bielskyte. Lithuanian by birth and Parisian by choice, this photographer is also editor-in-chief of the Some/things Magazine.
Whereas the fashion film Amygdule, was entrusted to almagreal (Massimo Alvito and Giulia Reali), a creative unit working in the creative direction and production of fashion films. Almagreal studies and highlights the language of body and space, creating contamination between fashion, video and performance. Their vision meets up with that of Ilaria Nistri, as it did in the fashion film based on the performance by Santasangre in Milan for presentation of the Ilaria Nistri S|S11 collection.