Aquilano & Rimondi Catwalk Fashion Show Milan Womenswear FW2013

February 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion, Milan

What better way to portray Alice in Wonderland than by sending out a collection full of hearts and checks? Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi took the literal way of translating their theme for fall/winter 2013/2014. Their ‘Alices’ sporting high buns and bright blue eyeshadow in a series of forties inspired Wonderland pieces. Ultra feminine knee lenght skirts were paired with peplum tops that had cute puffy sleeves and statement shoulders. Heart shapes could be found on any top or bottom as sequined skirts and embroidered dresses were given a sparkly treatment. Even some of the menswear inspired pieces, like tweed jackets and a long woolen coat got the designer’s feminine touch by in the form of stitches, buttons and added waist belts. A color palette of emerald green, navy blue, red, gold black & white and metallics; a fairytale brought back to life.



Aquilano & Rimondi Catwalk Fashion Show Milan SS2013

September 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion, Milan, womenswear

There was a lot going on in Aquilano & Rimondi’s spring collection. Inspired by Fellini, couturier Roberto Capucci, the Venice Carnival and Picasso; designs indeed were a mix of many influences. Argyle patterns (in black, white and metallic shades) were used throughout the complete collection, on the balloon-y short skirts and over the knee pencil versions. Skirts that were combined with corset bodies and several wide sleeved tops (some Japanese details in between all the Italian references).

There were some exquisite looks, which combined skirts, peplums and tight bodies. Yet there were some ill fitting ones too, which will probably never work on the body of an average woman. There were no pants in sight, no sweater, no jackets; no tees. Meaning for a wearable daywear look the Aquilano & Rimondi woman will probably have to shop elsewhere. Yet if she has a party coming up that midi argyle printed skirt combined with that ivory top might just blow everyone else away.