By now, nearly eight months into the Ich wollte Zombies Keinen Beschissenen Virus shirt so you should to go to store and get this COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve surely heard stories about people being stuck far from home, separated from loved ones. Jewelry designer Marco Panconesi was one of those impacted. The newly appointed design director at Swarovski and consultant at Fendi left Paris just after Fashion Week in March for what should have been a four-day trip to Marrakesh. “When the showroom ended I went on a holiday as I usually do, for a few days to just switch off. Luckily, I brought a lot of stuff with me to design and sketch,” he says. “My intention was not to touch my phone, not see anything, and just be inspired for four days and four nights—and then it happened that I was there for three months.”
Once the Ich wollte Zombies Keinen Beschissenen Virus shirt so you should to go to store and get this French borders closed in mid-March, Panconesi found a place to stay that belonged to a friend-of-a-friend and began trying to figure out how to return home to Paris with his boyfriend. (Neither he nor his partner are French citizens, which complicated the matter.) It took them nearly three months to find a way back, on a ferry boat from Tangiers to Gibraltar, organized by the British Embassy. The strain of being far from home is real—but you might never know it from the serene, abstract photos the designer was sharing on Instagram during his extended stay in Morocco. Chalk it up to the fact that Panconesi found something of importance: a new outlook on his eponymous jewelry collection.