Marco Rambaldi presents his concept of Malafemmina, supported by Zalando, during Milan Fashion Week, amidst a flurry of events. The freedom and awareness emanating from Rambaldi are reassuring. In the midst of the flora at Floricoltura Radaelli in Dergano, a barefoot runway show begins, with shoes in hand. But who is the Malafemmina according to Marco Rambaldi, and what does he want to convey to us?
The Malafemmina brought to the catwalk by Rambaldi is self-aware: free, sincere, and strong in her own flaws. Freedom seems to be the key word to understand who the woman that the Bolognese brand wanted to showcase on the runway is. A woman who wears crochet, transparencies, and fringes that make her happily cursed. Proud of who she is. This concept reminds us of all the women who have been labeled as prostitutes, as malafemminas, indeed.
In the latest collection – Supernova – Rambaldi focused on the night, on who we are at night, and now he confronts the twilight. A place where boundaries are no longer so clear and, thanks to this, it makes us free. According to the Bolognese brand, the woman imagined by Marco Rambaldi will wear very high clogs, sharp slingbacks, and fringes that encourage spontaneity of movement. In short, Marco Rambaldi’s woman reminds us of all the women who – labeled as prostitutes – have led us on the path to freedom. From Bettina, the young woman from Bologna arrested by the Inquisition in 1662, to Modesta, the protagonist of Goliarda Speranza‘s “L’arte della gioia,” ready to do anything in the name of freedom. Bold and heroic.
Sometimes the spells of the mind are not enough; we must add the ardor of the heart, you, triple Hecate, whisper to me the letters of reason. The imprecations of the sorceresses seem to prophesy and answer the questions. Why stop? It’s not the moment.
This is how the show’s note reads, a thought that goes out to all the women liberated from stereotypes and guilt. To close the runway show, Mia Martini‘s Minuetto couldn’t be missing. A tribute to the Italian singer-songwriter born on September 20, 1947.