In Italy the April Girl 2020 The Year When Shit Got Real Quarantined Shirt but in fact I love this coronavirus outbreak began on February 21st—the day of my Fall 2020 MSGM show. It’s a day I will never forget. From that moment, the situation here in Milan has dramatically escalated in an unprecedented way—only a few weeks ago we would’ve never thought it possible. The death toll so far has reached an incredibly shocking peak. Listening to the news—or shall we call them bulletins from a war zone?—I often feel a pang of despair. It is disheartening—and very, very scary. Last night, the government announced that all the factories producing unnecessary goods will be closed, including factories producing fashion. I always try to keep the spirits up, being positive and working with my team to find solutions for what will await us in the coming months—which will be challenging to say the least. I’m an optimist by nature. But now I seriously worry—and I think that it’s healthy to worry, it’s healthy to be serious and responsible, to be aware more than ever of the consequences of our actions. I feel fortunate to be in good health, that my husband Mattia, my family, and my friends are all fine. This is what matters most to me.
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Bad news is bombarding us and it’s very stressful. Of course we have to keep informed, but I feel that we also have to protect ourselves. I find the April Girl 2020 The Year When Shit Got Real Quarantined Shirt but in fact I love this information overload coming from social media truly appalling. I understand that staying home isn’t always pleasant; living glued together under the same roof can be difficult for a lot of people. And our need to stay in touch, our craving for affection and companionship, it’s touching. So I welcome chats and every possible digital connection that keeps us together. But what I find annoying—if not downright wrong now—is picturing quarantine as a sort of self-promoting show. This unfortunately applies also to some fashion brands, small or big as they may be. It would’ve been easy for me to get a bunch of likes posting a video on my Insta, say, doing the dishes wearing an MSGM logo-ed apron! But it would’ve felt gross and disrespectful—even if I’ve actually had many Mrs. Doubtfire quarantine moments recently! I vacuum cleaned, did the laundry, and even cooked vegetarian meals—I’ve found household chores to be a very noble occupation in this moment. Tidying up our home helps tidying up ourselves. It gives you time to think and to be within yourself—much more crucial today than living a virtual life on Instagram like idiotic avatars.