It is in the search for certainty and in the need to find oneself in a more intimate dimension that the concept of the cottage core lies. Defined by the New York Times as "the aesthetic in which quarantine is romantic rather than terrifying", but identifiable more as a real cultural mood, this new trend celebrates a simple and rural lifestyle exaltating what is authentic and essential. So uncontaminated fields, flowers, country atmospheres. This can be seen first in the interior design, with the exaltation of large rural houses, emblems of the past and of the family, as if a safe anchor, and in the retro mood of antique furniture and recovered materials. Even the fashion industry due to the restrictions shows this influence: comfy wear, romantic fabrics, old-fashioned patterns and neutral palettes. Just think that Google searches for crochet have exploded by 500% in just a few months. Fendi presents coats with only padding, as if to enhance a more intimate dimension; Etro creates palettes and textures in line with the cottage core concept; Borbonese alternates tailoring with outerwear, English greenhouse boots with padded jackets or suede gardening aprons. In this way, the cottage core becomes the paradigm of the need of refuge from uncertainty, chaos and the burnout of modern times. Will it be maybe in this closer relationship with nature and the essentiality that we will find the happy ending we are all looking for? "