May 19, 2018 | By Nicole McLennan
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Milan: Consuelo Castiglioni presented a Fall collection that was both disruptive and minimal in application. The look of clean minimalistic lines pervaded throughout, yet each piece was cleverly controlled in construction and styling. As the show notes state ‘ The expression is firm yet emotional Romanticism gets spliced, tweaked and reconfigured. Sport is a hint. Embellishment recurs.’ The silhouette was rounded with stylized sleeves while curved proportions barely touched the body yet defined the feminine shape. Abstract patterns enlarged in outsized ginghams were an ideal backdrop to the bright embroideries and oversized paillettes placed on sartorial wools, further adding dimension to the play of diagrammatic layers of print, patterns and embellishment. A lineup that was indeed focused on perfection in proportions with a romantic edge. – Lizzy Bowring
Themes: Sculptural elements, Sport
Colour: White, Tobacco, Forest green, Cobalt, Black, Red, Grey, Burgundy, Olive
Key Items: Stirrup pants, Long capes, Strict coats, Short dresses, Intarsia sweaters, Wide belted Military coat, Full sleeve blouses, Boxy jacket, Cropped round sleeved zip front jackets, Ankle length trousers, Mink mini cape
Trims and Materials: Large sequins, Faille, Masculine wools, Ripstop cotton, Bonded crepe, Wool/silk crepe, Mink
Print and Pattern: Outsized gingham grids, Colourful geometrics, Florals
Footwear and Accessories: Pointy pumps and boots with sculptural heels in metal and wood, Miniature bags with outsized straps, Compact shoulder bags with chains and embroideries, Spherical and bead jewelry pieces mixed with semi precious stones, Sunglasses with bold frames and cutout layering.
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