First View Milan SS2012: Before the depression


Another wave of Hollywood momentums, Art Deco reminiscence and pre depression jazz inspiration results in one more round of heirloom dressing. A pure celebration of the dress. For one the canvas to proof the lucky marriage between technology and crafts, for others a manifest to elevate the artisan over the machine. From minutely laser-cut decorations to intricate embroidery, beading and fringing. The 1920’s revived with modern twists; patterns inspired by ancient architectural icons as The Chrysler building, or lean away-from-the-body shifts inherited from the jazz-era. Paul Poiret would smile happily if he got a glimpse of this proud parade. Glorious chiffon dresses in supple mousselines match with lovely silks, polished rattan and liquid leather. Both Alberta Ferretti, Etro as well as Gucci show surprising, probably unmeant consensus.

Stylespot is a collaboration with Stijlinstituut Amsterdam

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