marinella rauso_ architect & interior designer
If I had to talk about myself, I would begin right after my graduation in Architecture. I have not found it by accident, but I was very dure and determined about it. 36 exams in five years, using drawing as the only way to expresse myself.
Once done, I realized that wearing sneakers and go to a building site was not enough. I’ve always loved walking on high heels. And I have also slowly realized that our cities and our lives do not need more concrete, but thirst for “nature”.
It is in between my PhD in Landscape and Architecture, that I began to be inspired by green. In all of its forms. Printed clothes – as a never ending blooming garden – natural location for fashion editorials – as one of the countless possible scenarios – urban gardens from which I took the belief that cultivating the city, is the only form of possible regeneration.
Saying Fashion and Architecture, it has always meant my whole world, so writing in a virtual space imagined like a huge garden, with a New York skyline as a backdrop, and a model wearing a Patrick Blanc‘s vegetable dress seemed to me the only way to feel somehow and somewhere comfortable.
If I have to say only one thing, that I can not stop doing, is to look at everyday things from a different point of view. Color or black and white, depending on the moment.
ILG is the inspiration behind beautiful things in life. When you learn to look beyond, you find that almost everything you like is inspired by nature – either it is a print, a shape or simply a way of life. Love for green is much more than a passion for one color or flowers, it is the idea, increasingly common, that ethics becomes aesthetic.
marinella rauso is 50% fashion + 50% architecture, but 100% Italian, although this is the English version of this site.