ALTA ROMA – the capital’s fashion week took place in the last weekend of January 2017. This year I had a lovely opportunity to see local designers along with quiet a few international ones. In this post I would like to introduce you to the designers and collections that I loved the most.
Greta Boldini – “Come Falene”
Haute Couture brand Greta Boldini was established in Rome in November 2011 thanks to the experience of two young designers, Alexander Flagella and Michela Musco. A project stemming from a desire to offer a timeless look for a strong, determined, contemporary woman who despite having a retro, proud and regal allure, is also fragile and nostalgic. Acceptance, forgiveness and redemption are the three key concepts on which the F/W 2017-2018 collection of the Greta Boldini brand are based. The show kicks off with the appearance of a leading lady who, like a moth, appears to have no fear of braving the fire of life. She is an energetic, self-confident woman determined to conquer the world with her sensitive beauty.
Mario Orfei – Reflex City
High and sophisticated size range, enfolded fabrics, colors and prints of the 70’s characterise Mario Orfei’s women collection, who expresses his irreverent flair in his Reflex City collection.Reflex City is an authentic expression of redefined creativity. Light reflections and colors that pervade the evenings of the most glamorous women, Citizens of the world, dancing to unique musical notes entirely surrounded by a Made in Italy.
Gattinoni – “The Dream”
For the forthcoming spring/summer season, Guillermo Mariotto, creative director of maison Gattinoni, re-imagines Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, in a phantasmagorical contemporary garden. A coloured Eden, where haute couture merges with reality, the dream-like kingdom of young adolescents.“My woman mysteriously reverts to adolescence – explains Mariotto – She experiences a reincarnation and a new youth. A more liberated, carefree existence like contemporary couture which relinquishes heels but not the typical rituals of haute couture. Sartorial hyperbole”. Dresses, at times surreal, are inspired by a physical, transcendent sleepy, dream-like state.
Giada Curti – “Secret Garden”
The Giada Curti’s collection, is thought in its entirety in honour of feminine beauty, almost a dreamlike vision well mixed with archaeological elements, it is aimed to honour the woman’s body. The research and the description of the details are fundamental and accurate. Shining sets are the backdrop for the clothes in a glittering stage in which come to life the precious modern queens. Combination as the keyword in the balance of the garments, among all the jackets overlapping long loose and impalpable dresses. Clever mix of materials and fabrics: silk Mikado, printed voile with floral motifs, shaded and bright sequins.
Roulette, paillettes, vedettes, the luxurious aura of the 70s and 80s pivots around this trilogy. At the heart, Dalida, Bianca Jagger, Studio 54 mingle, it’s the disco fever! From this ephemeral moment remain only the images, the music, the echo of laughter, madness, tenderness, extravagant elegance; a little golden dust encapsulated in memories. The thirtieth anniversary of the disappearance of Dalida awoke in Rani Zakhem the desire to recreate this universe in his own way. Through the spring summer 2017 collection , the designer imagines a sumptuous wardrobe where Dalida and Bianca Jagger, transatlantic twins of this exalted Era, would lend each other their sparkling outfits to party at Studio 54.
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