Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Design duo Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi have kept a low profile, though their label has been slowly growing in popularity with each season; this collection may be the breakthrough that gets the line the coverage it deserves. The early 60s influences that have emerged as an important story in Milan this season were here as well, but the designers added newness by dressing the looks up with satin, Lurex, lamé and velvet, making them feel sophisticated yet still upbeat. Beading, jewel appliqués and sequins gave pieces additional glamour, in designs that recalled 1920s Art Deco. Perhaps the most striking element was the designers’ treatment of materials; velvet was striated with a razor for textural effect, flat wool suitings faded into glittering lamé, and ultra-shiny fibers were used for a sweater that had a glossy iridescence. The luxurious looks, innovative materials and on-trend inspirations came together to make this Aquilano.Rimondi’s most successful collection to date.
Color: Gold / Rust / Orange / Chartreuse / Sky blue / Cream / Tan / Ruby red / Black
Key Items: Velvet pencil skirt / Color blocked skirt suit / Sparkly sweaters / 60s-inspired coats
Materials: Lurex / Lamé / Velvet / Firm wool suitings / Satin / Silk charmeuse / Fur
Print + Pattern: Oversized houndstooth print
Details + Trim: Contrast collars / Beading, sequins and jewel appliqués / Color blocking / Contrast trim / Piecing
Accessories + Footwear: Leather gloves / Pointy-toe pumps with and without studded straps
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