During AltaRoma, the italian haute couture fashion week, the ready to wear brand, Greta Boldini, presented its new s/s 2018 collection that is characterized by a sort of dualism, based on refreshing couture vision of a simple elegance devoid of frills, and which blends together serenity and levity, as well as tradition and the contemporary. The brand does so by drawing together a clerically inspired wardrobe with technical outerwear, and a sartorial flair with sportswear, thus turning on their heads numerous stylistic conventions. Ergo, long dresses turn into day-wear, while the practical and comfy knitwear, adorned with transparent nylon yokes, becomes ideal for cocktails. The evening dresses are protected against the sudden summer downpours by nylon raincoats, and egg-shell coated wood buttons embellish the austere cotton jackets.
The colour palette also hearkens to this Nature / Baroque contrast. The landscapes of Basilicata captured by Franco Fontana glow with the warmth of many rustic tints, in stark contradistinction to the pontifical solemnity of cardinal red, ivory and the powerful black colour blocks.
The dresses are in pure silk, tule, macramé laces and fresh poplin. The ever-present embroidery lends a sophisticated, ethnic touch.
Mood: Nature / Baroque contrast
Lenght: mini, midi, lomg
Breadth: skinny or comfy, perfect to enhancheand mark the feminine shapes
Colors: red, ivory, black, dirty white
Fabrics: cotton, linen, nylon, silk, chiffon, organza, tulle, lace