During my time in Italy, I had the privilege of visiting the studio of my friend and designer behind the brand Area di Barbara Bologna. In her Fall/Winter 14/15 collection titled as “MY DOLL – The imitation of Humanity” she has taken a new step by adding bold colors and patterns to her usual palette of black and muted tones.

Hesitant at first, I quickly got over my doubts as Barbara explained why she wanted to evolve as an artist and create something completely new for the market resting on its laurels. After careful examination and trying on a few pieces myself, the collection suddenly started to feel like a breath of fresh air and I understood where she was coming from: Bold is beautiful and bold is strong. Now, who wouldn’t want to feel that way everyday?









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