FLASHback FASHION: Antonio Marras

The dimension of dream is a fundamental part of my life and my activity. Even when I look at reality in a didactic way, the visionary steps in at once. I look for unexpected relations, the most vivid aspects, and so out of reality spring images that evoke other dimensions and other inspirations. “What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. 

And the greatest good is little enough: for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams,” said Calderón de la Barca. But Shakespeare too speaks of dream in The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’m still moved by the memory of the day on which Luca Ronconi asked me to make the costumes for his production of Shakespeare’s Dream.