May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Consuelo Castiglioni presented her stellar collection for Spring Summer 2015 with Eastern-inspired silhouettes expertly rendered in stark colour and material contrasts. The opening had a Zen-like appeal where Castiglioni began by working in raw canvas and toile in plain colors contrasted with oversized black Judo belts. The black, white and jute felt pure in deliberate contrast to exaggerated lines while each piece was crafted with asymmetrical constructions and wrapping that enhanced layered styling throughout. Shirts had extra-long sleeves; big A-line skirts with sculpted folds and ruffles were worn with flat monastic sandals and as if working on an artist’s plain canvas, the collection progressed to radiant color, decoration and craft – vibrant botanical prints and patterns were saved for the show-stopping finale. – Lizzy Bowring
Silhouette: Exaggerated lines and proportions
Key items: Shirts with extra-long sleeves / A-line skirts / Skirts with sculpted folds and ruffles / Tunics and pants set / Linen shift with raw edges / Leather jackets
Colour: Black / White / Jute / Cream / Dove grey / Peach / Blue / Green / Yellow
Print & Pattern: Brushstroke florals / Optical black-white stripe / Vivid oversized florals / Florals embroidered on canvas
Materials & Trim: Raw canvas / Silk organza / Jacquard silk / Contrast edging / Mirrors / Crystals / Raffia flowers
Footwear: Monastic-inspired sandals
Accessories: Judo belts / Draw cord totes / Long beaded necklaces / Draw cord belts / Small clutches
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