Eli Vanghelici

HelterSkelter draws from the hegemonic cultural movements of the 60s like the beat generation and op-art. The central symbol of the collection is the”the thinker” – the equivalent of the intellectual, reflected in the 60s in the image of the new bohemian hedonists of the Beat generation. The collection proposes a search of an interior rhythm, considered lost due to technological advancements or the disruptive character of our current reality. The phrase “HelterSkelter” as stated in a Beatles song means a particular type of carousel composed of a tower surrounded by a slide – a metaphor which signifies the ups and downs of “the thinker”. This meaning is doubled by a ludic note, that sets the rhythm of his entire universe. The patterns and structures of the textiles used in the collection strengthen this impression, especially through the visual effects.