Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
New York: Italo Zucchelli continues his exploration of what it means to represent minimalism in the 21st Century. For F/W 10, the designer showcased precision tailoring and some of the most innovative and Sci-Fi-worthy materials of the entire season. A lot of the fabrics seen on the runway were bonded or double-faced, making use of Mylar, iridescent nylon, and layered silk mesh for a jumpy moiré effect. The soft jackets with subtle roping were still there, but Zucchelli changed it up a bit and introduced a few coats with extended, rounded shoulders. The ongoing dichotomy of shiny-versus-matte still held true for the label, and made for some compelling texture play. Finally, the “soft protection” theme of the season was suggested in the form of leather jackets with rigid diamond quilting and knits with a ridged surface that resembled poured concrete.
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