Ironic, pop, free from trends and seasons.
Morgatta Collection is the slow fashion and writing art creative project conceived by the designer and writer Marina Savarese. A hymn to freedom, awareness and life "in color", based on 7 fundamental pillars. Her is a truly slow and ethical approach where, in a world dominated by speed and consumerism, restoring value to time is a revolutionary act.
"I want to dress people with freedom, irony, happiness and colors to make them feel powerful, unique, original and proud".
That's why all Morgatta Collection creations are free from seasons, from the trends of the moment and from the imposed calendars; they are handcrafted, made in small Tuscan workshops with the support of local workers; they are simple (the saying "to look beautiful you have to suffer" has always remained indigestible), conceived to combine femininity and comfort in the form of garments / accessories with simple lines, easy to wear and often multifunctional.
The design and care of each step make each garment a unique project of its kind, where there is a strong focus on the choice of materials (mainly the recovery of old stocks, regenerated or natural fibers) and a preference for the upcycling of pre and post consumer waste.
Words, secret messages, food for thought and stories are hidden in every piece: because here every creation is the beginning of a story.
SOUL MADE FASHION: MY VALUES, MY VISION, MY MISSON, MY MANIFESTO
Fashion and clothes are words to talk about my vision of a better world, about self expression, about consciousness and about freedom (of mind, body and spirit). And bring happiness around with a strong use of colors! That's why all the creations of Morgatta Collection are artisanal, slowðical, free from the seasons and simples. Full of good&cool vibes
ARTISANAL SHAPED: The production is not km0, is directly 50 meters from the bedroom ;) I have a small lab in the garden (when I live in Italy) and a corner in the living room (when I live in Ibiza); I dream of a studio where I can expand, but nomadism does not allow me at the moment and the spirit of adaptation wins. I personally create every prototype, but the productions hands are the one of Angela, a lady from Prato who continues to do this tailoring job as it used to be in the past, Lucia and Ilde from San Miniato. As for the modeling, in which I am not really good at, I work with two incredible professionals: Enrica, Prato pattern maker who has worked for the major Tuscan brands and now set up on her own, and Sabrina, fashion designer and pattern maker “old school” (works with old-fashioned paper and pencil) specializing in theatrical costumes and tailored suits. This is my little female team!
SLOWÐICAL: Sustainability is a value difficult to measure and over these years I have discovered that being 100% sustainable is impossible. What I try to do is try to impact as little as possible on the environment and make choices of materials / accessories produced in a certain way and above all recovering and recycling. For the materials I use a lot of fabrics recovered in the stock of Italian companies in the Prato district, old collections, advanced fabrics, leftovers and everything that lies in warehouses, but also recycled fabrics such as bed sheets, curtains, tablecloths or kitchen rags. From time to time I destroy and reuse old clothes, transforming them. I also use the African WAX, taken directly from local producers in Senegal, Burkina and Mali (with the collaboration of associations that operate directly on site). Sometimes I print original patterns made by me or illustrators with whom I collaborate thanks to Stefano, the owner of an old company in Como that prints very high quality fabrics. Not being industrial or even serial productions, the quantity of objects put into circulation is limited and controlled.
FREE: Free from the trends of the moment, from the seasonality imposed by the system. There are no collections but suggestions, unique pieces that start from an idea, a material, a vision, a word that is transformed and comes to life. In the end…i’ll do what i like when i like! ;)
SIMPLE: Practicality I fear being my obsession or anyway an essential feature. I never agree with the saying “to look good a little you have to suffer” and I have always tried to combine practicality, femininity and comfort … obviously according to my vision of things. The garments / accessories I realize have simple lines ( the less seams there are for me and the better it is ; )), they are easy to wear and they are often multifunctional (the same thing can be used in various ways, this is an obsession too since my graduation year).
SOUL VIBES: Words, secret messages, motivational phrases and stories are hidden in every garment or stand out in every new object. Me and my typewriter Antares Capri 1968 have fun writing on paper and fabric and leaving thoughts and messages on the back of a t-shirt, inside a headband or under a picture.
HOW DO I GET HERE? THE STORY SO FAR…
My very first collection was shown in London back in 2003, and it was a riot of colors, patterns, applications and bananas. I never went into production with that story, I was still too young and inexperienced. Only 7 years later came Pygiama & Superstar, my first brand whose basic assumptions were comfort, feminine lines, practicality and quality fabrics with a sporty touch. In this occasion the production was small, I never loved serial things; the collections did not follow the seasons but my inspiration of the moment, because I have never even loved the frenetic times of fashion and that lose value to the studied and sweaty clothes after just a few months. There was a summer break with the Seally line dedicated to the sea and the swimwear, then I needed a moment of pause.
In all this moment of crisis has come between my curly hair the idea of the Morgatta Collection as a project where to make writing and fashion live in an artisanal way: sewing words together and writing with fabrics creating new wearable or readable compositions. It seemed to me the best way to combine these two passions that keep me alive forever without having an identity crisis every week and having to choose one or the other thinking about “what do you want to be when you grow up?“. The crises gradually come to me, but I focus on my project and try to do my best. ;)
You can find the creations of “Morgatta Collection” here or order your personalized version by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find me in the design markets in Ibiza (May-October); follow me on Instagram to be updated on my movements or subscribe to the newsletter. Some pieces are also available in selected stores in Italy, Ibiza, Formentera, Switzerland. If you have a store and are interested write me :)