My Facebook woes led me to inspiring craftsmanship and Sicilian colours in Miryaki SS 2013

What I find very annoying about social networks such as Facebook is that quite often you end up being “friends” with people you don’t really know and sharing your absolutely irrelevant statuses and often embarrassing photos with individuals who should not witness your (and by that I mean my) mental turbulences.

In an effort to redeem my reputation and clear up any evidence of my social media foolishness, a few days ago I started browsing through my Facebook friends in order to see which of them was just a mere voyeur and who was there just for the sake of networking and promoting their “ish”.

As I was scrolling down the list my attention went straight to the profile pic of Riccardo Polidoro, and I could have not wished for more as soon after I discovered his work and creations.

Riccardo Polidoro, together with Mia Vilardo is co-funder of Miryaki a project born in 2009. The two designers met in Milan, the city in which they studied, respectively at the Marangoni Institute and at the European Institute of Design MODA LAB.

The partnership between the two took place after some solid work experience in companies belonging to national and international groups.

Starting with their initial collections, Mia and Riccardo, have decided to glorify tailoring and craftsmanship. As a result of this all of their creations are produced in Italy by Sicilian seamstresses of the company “La Tela di Penelope” with great care and professionalism.

In the same spirit and direction their Spring/Summer 2013 was conceived, taking inspiration from the ballet “Le Sacre du Printemps” (The Rite of Spring), in the version of Pina Bausch.

The Miryaki Spring/Summer 2013 is an explosion of vibrant colours such as the bright pink and blue or the soft colours of sand, sea shells and hazelnut.

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For the first time in the brands history, prints don’t only appear but are a predominant feature of the collection. A celebration of Sicilian sweets and flowers reproduced to create a symmetrical and kaleidoscopic design, feminine minidresses made out of light and elegant fabrics, pleated skirts, these are the elements that characterize the collection.