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Imagetree /Alessandro Lucioni
Sometimes when we're covering the various fashion weeks, we end up not writing about a collection we had initially wanted to highlight. When this happens, the collection can remain as a draft for months until it is eventually deleted. Such was the case with our review of Byblos Milano back in September 2016, when initially the bright, punchy colours caught our eye but we never completed the post. Upon reviewing our drafts since then, we think in retrospect that this collection is simply too pretty to pass up.

Manuel Facchini, the current creative director, took air as the inspiration for this collection. The element was interpreted in an esoteric manner through his use of colour, volume and scale and more literally by incorporating clouds as details and through the use of parachute silk as the dominant textile. Movement came from the use of fringes on tops, mini dresses and high-heeled sandals. In addition to silk, materials included tulle, nylon, organdie and jersey. While some shapes were boxy, the dresses exhibited a certain amount of fluidity.


Imagetree /Alessandro Lucioni

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