Working on the project for the FILA Museum Foundation allowed me to recall the carefree nature of that time and reflect on the concept of achievement, an integral part of the woman I am today. What’s more, visiting your museum and studying the F-Box immediately brought out my love for Pop Art and artists like Robert Indiana. So I can say that FILA and its DNA are much more a part of me than I could have thought!
I think they’re important and significant: already in the 1960s, just as Pop Art was exploding, designers like Yves Saint Laurent were drawing heavily on art history, as with the famous dress inspired by Mondrian’s paintings. Fashion has the ability to convey messages on a large scale, and this is a huge opportunity for an artist. In the past, together with a designer friend, I’d already encountered the world of fashion, but obviously the chance FILA has offered me now is a great honour.