“RICOSTRU”, was founded by a team of innovative designers under “Manchit Au Design Space”, which is belongs to a Chinese fashion designer – Manchit Au, in 2011. Ricostruzione – the origin of the name of our brand in Italian, has a meaning of reconstruction, which is also the concept behind “RICOSTRU”, it not only reflects the faith of its team in developing the brand and determination to become timeless; it also represents the uniqueness of ideas in each and every individual as well as the power of construction. The philosophy of the design is “Return”, returning to the essential of clothing “Caring”. The garments are comfortable to touch yet rich in detail, ordinary yet sophisticated to spread the word of “Love” and “Care”. The main theme is “Luxury Basic”. The timeless style present a fresh, simple and elegant look and sophisticated taste to it with an emphasis on detail, tailoring and quality.
RICOSTRU, Spring Summer 2019 Collection – “I’m in love, virtually.” With the bold imagination and poetic creation of designer RICO, “love” is “virtually” characterized by four distinct mental states. RICOSTRU speaks a unique fashion language to illustrate the mysterious and untouchable “virtual lover” in these distinct states.
This collection emphasizes RICOSTRU’s signature futuristic aesthetics. Its spring-inspired pink-based color palette blends lace beads, eco-friendly waterproof leather and stretch sports fabrics. Liberal use of tight-fitting suits designed to hug the skin include skeletal dresses and inlaid deconstructed styles of jacket. The design elements of the virtual and solid stitching accentuate the characteristics of the “virtual lover”. The result is a “lover” whose real form is not easily distinguished, whose image is pioneering and futuristic. The chain, the element that stands as a symbol of both love and freedom, is the crowning detail to this collection. Whether it is the use of electroplated chains as decoration or a variety of chain graphics as a fabric pattern, this element appears throughout as the main artery of the collection. Engraved industrial metal flowers and thorn-like jewels stand as the naked allegorical weapons between “real” and “virtual”, heavy with the implication of fear for “virtual love”.
RICOSTRU uses the philosophy of art to explore the spiritual world of “love”. Its themes are closely tied to modern currents of sci fi, artificial intelligence, future emotion and more. Even so, like this collection’s signature pattern – ECG chains – why can’t we stabilize our desire for love, just from the moment of the first telepathic connection? – “She lifts the gun in her hand and shoots into the night sky. Suddenly, the ECG falls still. ‘This heart beat,’ she says. ‘This is love’.”