index
Video

Poem: Zero

by Nicole Della Costa on 21 March 2021

SHOWstudio and Sonny Hall invited the New York-based Brazilian poet and multimedia artist Nicole Della Costa to conceive a poem in response to a garment from the A/W 21 collections which moved them most.

Using Miuccia Prada's concept of female armour as her starting point, Zero is Della Costa's poignant tribute to Look 18 from Miu Miu A/W 21.

'I was heavily inspired by the show as a whole and the pieces designed for protection. It led me to think about various aspects of the history of knitting and the balaclava, which is reclaimed in this collection to its original purpose as a utility piece for defence. The positioning of the models at the end, their gathering around the bonfire, led me to the shape, word, and concept of 'Zero/O'. A placeholder, a start, something out of nothing– it took me to the homophones play at the end of the poem, knotnot, naught, nought - the latter two means the digit Zero and Nothing!'

SHOWstudio and Sonny Hall invited the New York-based Brazilian poet and multimedia artist Nicole Della Costa to conceive a poem in response to a garment from the A/W 21 collections which moved them most.

Poem by Nicole Della Costa
Miu Miu A/W 21 Womenswear, Look 18
Film Edit:
Features Editor:

Explore

Video

Collection Video: Miu Miu A/W 21 Womenswear

09 March 2021
Watch the Miu Miu A/W 21 womenswear collection video.
Show Report

Show Report: Miu Miu S/S 14 Womenswear

02 October 2013
Anders Christian Madsen reports on the Miu Miu S/S 14 womenswear show.
Show Report

Show Report: Miu Miu S/S 15 Womenswear

01 October 2014
Harriet Walker reports on the Miu Miu S/S 15 womenswear show.
Back to top