A great success during Altaroma, for the fourth edition of the “Creative District” Project, the project conceived by Antonio Falanga and Grazia Marino is a journey in the company of the creatives, the Spazio Margutta, for places and traditions that make the “old continent”, as always, the cradle of fashion. A tour for times never lived but shaped by an exclusive clay collected from the best historical substrate by the new Italian faces of haute couture. The Creative District catwalk brings to life the creations of: Gian Paolo Zuccarello, Asia Neri by Irene Mattei, Aline Oliveira, Antudo, Dàvorin Cordone and Sosud by Mario Costantino Triolo. Six fashion pictures presented by Cinzia Malvini, one of the most accredited fashion system journalists, who becomes the guide towards this journey among the exclusive tailoring.
In fact, Gian Paolo Zuccarello with the splendor that distinguishes us brings us to Paris in the 50s and proposes us “Madeleine”. The Haute Couture Collection F / W 2018-19 is inspired by a charming Spanish dancer from the Moulin Rouge. Acclaimed and admired at night, she wants the same glow to shine even during the day while walking through the boulevards. The muse Madeleine, also in AltaRoma, wears tailored creations that enhance its beauty and femininity, narrow in the waist and laudative in the elegance of the necklines. The charming woman conceived by Zuccarello loves being a protagonist loves to be the protagonist with feathers and hats, dares in contrasts with strong and decisive colors (the chromatic combination conceived by the designer purple-green, yellow-bero, red-pink, blue-cerulean is fundamental which brings in the metaphor of day and night in Madeline’s life), dresses only fine fabrics, in natural fibers, such as pure cashmere, silk velvets, silk mikado, chiffon, lace, crystals and sequins.
You leave Paris to make a space-time jump. Asia Neri by Irene Mattei opens the window of fashion in the seventeenth century Spanish. Details that enshrine the collection as a cultural system of meanings. The complexity of the interweaving, the conspicuousness of the decorations and the desire to make the accessory itself part of the dress offer the whole collection with royalty. The greenish becomes thus superstructure and abandons its predefined space. The corset does not offer austerity and rigidity to the female figure but gives it modernity and enhancement of the strong points. Coats and hoods, in velvet, brocade and damask are enriched with fringes. Silk is the main fabric in shades of red (a tribute to Spain), of deep blue, of gold, of white and silver. The golden embroidery is the common thread of the collection.
To get to the third picture, we undertake the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, to kiss the Brazilian motherland of Aline Oliveira. The woman on the catwalk is lively, brave and colorful: the mirror of the ’80s. The trend is back, thanks to the High Fashion Collection F / W 2018-19, high waist, exaggerated shoulders, folds, drapery and rounded sleeves. An ode to joy in both the day and evening versions. It is a plaudit to the revenge of the figure of the woman who, with enthusiasm and originality, aimed, like today, to conquer the world of work. The woman emerges with a new role, that of a worker, also emphasized by the use of bright and decisive colors such as violet, lilac, red, bordeaux declined in cashmere, velvet and shaved wool. Grand finale with voluminous evening dresses made of triple and iridescent organza, silk cady and precious Swarovski embroidery.
A revolutionary bike is offered by the Antudo woman by Andy Leone, for the first time in AltaRoma. From Sicilian Vespers to modernity through an acronym, for the profound concept of island identity and for anti-Bourbon motions. In fact, The Lost Beauty collection tells the story from the point of view of the vanquished. Winks at the complaint and the desire for revenge of the South. A Japanese-Sicilian style marries the simplicity of the lines with the embroideries, symbol of the Sicilian identity analysis in a chromatic parallelism of the respective flags. Applied in yellow on clothes the “deniers”, the most precious of the four Sicilian card suits, symbolize wealth and prosperity, those in red instead the blood shed, the massacres and massacres, the causes of depletion in what is not the Nobody’s land. Antudo’s woman is proud and full of grit; wearing clothes in natural fabrics (silk, organza, cotton and viscose), it is embellished by the Antudo jewelery by GC Gaia Italian Handmade Jewelery.
Sicilian also the penultimate stylist who has illuminated with black opalescence, with his creations, the passage of the Cloister of the Angelicum: Dàvorin Cordone. “Empowering Beauty” is his first capsule collection.