Federico Protto

Federico Protto

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

In 2019, when the cyberspace is revolutionizing against every known conviction, also clothing acts almost like AI’s (1). Thus questions like ‘What do we need and how do we want to live?’ lead directly to asking ‘What do they (the garments) need and how do they wanna live?’. These questions become essential and
necessary to re-contextualize.
What use is it to create jet another collection inspired by XY to be sold at YZ? The life as a young designer is by far more complex than that and most of the time reality scratches on our existential needs!


M U S E S is my first work going the furthest away from conventions, neglecting the picture of how designers should form their work and concepts. This is my personal attempt to create a series of figures, driven by base interests and ideas of mine like my Hispanic heritage and a mix of main influences from my adolescence, but wading towards the greater goal of an oscillating network.


This network revolves around collaborations in the performing arts field (for instance Agnes Varnai, Budapest, Stefan Cantante, Vienna and Urska Preis, Ljubljana). Because of its manifestation on stages, the network also knocks on the dusty door of the neverending issue on “fashion VS costume”. With a cheeky smile on its face.

(1) after reiner-andré törner


photography ugo camera for moda lisboa
silicone & leather accessoires collaboration agnes varnai
creative consulting isadora gallas
assistance ines cardoso
music mix & scarf collaboration stefan cantate