We are in the middle of the great event with Italian fashion, in an intense day with almost thirty shows gathered in just ten hours. Presentations start at nine o’clock by the designer Beatrice.b, Dhruv Kapoor & Ara Lumiere, Eleventy, Fratelli Rossetti, Futuroremoto, Mario Valentino, Romeo Gigli and Yosono Bags. And we cannot overlook the proposal presented by Dhruv Kapoor & Ara Lumiere, this one responsible for the hats of Numinous Beings, name of the collection in which interchangeable patches, prints, and the combination of fantastic garments with the furniture of a house result in a wonderful collaboration with social background.
Mario Valentino’s conception of femininity has a strong character, moving away from sweet dreamy worlds and childlike aesthetics. They are a ton a determined woman who knows what she wants and doesn’t depend on anything or anyone to get what she wants. Le Ombre Dell’ Oceano, the collection created by Romeo Gigli for the Autumn/Winter 2021 season, is an ode to the atmosphere of the ocean in winter, tinted with greens and blues. And the fashion designer Alessandro De Benedetti tells us in-depth the inspiration for this new proposal on the Maison’s social networks.
An hour later, it is the turn of Luisa Spagnoli, Marco Rambaldi, Marcobologna, Vitelli or Münn, among others. Special mention should be made of Vitelli’s collection, with a masterful use of textures and an unusual combination of fabrics that allows the silhouette of the human, male and female body, to be explored. An outstanding sustainability exercise in which fabrics are part of a second skin with primitive aesthetics that urges us to reconnect with the essence of fashion and life, away from the frenetic rhythm that governs our daily lives. Also, committed to contacting with nature and the enhancement of crafts, Antonio Marras presents one of the best fashion films (over 15 minutes) we have seen in recent days. Symbolism, rituals, and identity are some values on which he builds his new collection, which accompanies us from early in the morning until sunset. And Marco Rambaldi presents Manifesto Paradisiaco, betting on fluorine tones, real diversity, and teenage aesthetics. This is possibly the most connected collection to the new generations of those presented today.
Vivetta just needs two minutes to present its latest proposal, showing that there are different ways of doing things. A collection that starts with a first look that is impossible not to look at, consisting of a padded coat with floral motifs accompanied by a matching hat. An infallible look to regain self-confidence once the pandemic is over. And it’s Etro’s turn! The fashion house does not disappoint, and we see some models smiling on the runway, something unusual in an industry that sometimes seems too serious and inhumane. A non-conformist and independent aesthetic, as they say from the Maison, which creates an army of empowered women where there is no lack of animal print, geometric motifs, and a journey that ends in darker looks where they express elegance and sophistication to the maximum, without neglecting their strong personality.
From Giuseppe Zanotti’s fantastic shoes to Tod’s, who unveils a collection in which they achieve a balance between practicality and style. And maxi bags seem to be one of their big bets for next season. Our last highlight of the day is Francesca Liberatore, presented in a theatre in a very original way, taking advantage of the resources offered by digital tools. But if anyone wins today in terms of originality, it is Marni, inviting us to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner on social media. Don’t miss the appointment!