MSGM’S horror collaboration with director Dario Argento

AP/ AFP – The red leather gloves of a killer. Hazy patterns as if a foreboding forest on a mohair sweater. Bold prints of flesh-eating plants.

For his latest MSGM collection, Massimo Giorgetti collaborated with Italian film director Dario Argento, taking aesthetic queues from the ‘Master of Horror’.

‘’What comes out in this collaboration, more than the garments is his love and his passion for beautiful things, absurdly enough,’’ said Giorgetti, who describes himself as a huge horror film fan. Argento ‘’is obsessed with colour, from red to black to violet. It was also a learning process on how to create colours”.

Argento brought to the table his movie posters, including “Cat O’Nine Tails”, “Phenomena” and “Suspiria”, which became the inspiration for prints. But he also conveyed the notion of a world “that is part good and part bad, part light and part dark,” enveloped in the collection’s mix of classic tailoring and more relaxed looks.

The runway show was held under spooky red lights, with a sing-songy soundtrack from Argento’s films.

The director’s humour comes through in prints of monsters giving their middle fingers. Black denim has been washed and dyed red, to give the effect of being blood-soaked. Simple overcoats have flashes of eerie green and blood red. Printed shirts are layered over each other.