The Spring/Summer 2016 Luisa Beccaria Collection epitomised a sophisticated beauty inspired by nature and folk repertoire. The set design created by Lucrezia Bonaccorsi included a backdrop of leaves; a natural theme that created a somewhat magical atmosphere complimented by the beautiful sunshine beating down on the runway. Roses and violets were the signature motifs used throughout the collection printed on organza jacquard skirts. The soft texture of light cotton pieces and silk georgette reflected beautifully against the sunshine. The colour palette explored rose pink, lilac and violet tones which enhanced the spring summer vibe of wanting to be care-free. Ethereal dresses highlighted folk tradition with accessories including straw hats fastened with floral scarves, headbands and brooches featuring enamel flowers to blend in, and ankle strap shoes in metallic shades to create a juxtaposition of shinier textures against more subtle tones. A stunning collection for the contemporary woman who is proud and confident.
The Anteprima Spring/Summer 2016 was a delight to watch. Izumi Ogino made a play for elegance.The collection highlights classic trends yet again with monochrome as the key look for next season. Anteprima cleverly incorporates its signature diamond-shape panels within various pieces of the collection. Contrasting colours of blue, yellow, black and white remain in keeping with the vibrant mood of spring summer. The collection is very refreshing showcasing midi-length dresses, sheer tops and skirts with vertical stripes that elongate the body shape. Expect lots of playful looks including the playsuit, nudity in the form of sheer fabrics but the key element here is to layer these fabrics with undergarments or a light-weight silk cardigan as seen on the runway. Overall, a modern, wearable collection which is suitable for any occasion. Checkerboard motifs appeared continuously which is set to become another strong look next season.
The Daniela Gregis SS16 collection was set in a beautiful garden with a serene atmosphere. The music played in the background felt like you were lost in a secret world surrounded by nature. Daniela’s collection showcased an effortless craftsmanship; quite Parisian in style. Silhouettes were generous for comfortability. The colour scheme consisted of predominately blue, white and red with easy-to-wear fabrics such as linen and cotton. Accessories were dominated by straw hats, quirky, red sunglasses with circular lens, and neck scarves. Checkerboard dresses and jackets prevailed. Most of the female models wore low heels and clogs, and the male models wore their trousers rolled-up at the hem. Daniela’s collection is playful. The designer herself comes across very charismatic with a beautiful spirit. This is portrayed through her collection with shapes and colours that do not require much accessorising.
Jeremy Scott dazzled, excited and kept his guests at the edge of their seats yet again! This season saw a grand collection comprising of car wash motifs, and references to construction sites which had some kind of symbolic meaning in terms of the fast pace of City life characterised by ‘Beep Beep, Toot Toot’ sounds. Jeremy Scott’s creative genius somehow uses fashion to reinterpret any theme on which he sets his mind taking his audience through a spectacle of models walking through bubbles, a frantic carwash with the latter complimented by dresses with tassels and ‘Dash’ car product imagery. The second part of the show turned our attention to models wearing ensembles characterised by traffic and road sign references. The colour palette was vibrant – blue, yellow and red stood out with black, yellow and orange highlighting the typical mood of a construction site. Jeremy Scott keeps fashion alive and engages us through fantastic visual effects, as well as using models who actually look like they are having fun on the catwalk.
Written by Natalie Robinson | Photography by Norman Peltier | Moschino Image of Blue & Red Dress by Indigital