Inspired by the lush and sophisticated Palm Springs of the Fifties, the Fornarina Spring Summer 2013 apparel collection stands out for its unconventional chic style, playing with colour shades that range from pastel to intense and vivid nuances.
The floral design that completes the avant-garde structure of the popular California town, the traditional resort and haven to many Hollywood celebrities, implodes on the items with sophisticated orchid, rose and tropical flower patterns, for a natural and free idea of beauty.
The fabrics and treatments are very feminine and romantic. Crochet and Sangallo lace, georgette chiffon, crêpe and shantung silk, arranged in unprecedented combinations that often have an interplay with unusual double-face and transparent effects. Light and movement are conjured by crystal details, mylar prints and a particular use of plissé, often combined with wide, trapeze-shaped volumes in items at varying heights. Gold is the basic element in the zipper and applied accessory finishes.
The daytime looks are comprised of outstanding elements such as fabric fishnet for the tops and a cascade of ruches that bring out the waistline and form delicate waves on the items. Pastel colours, such as cactus green, pink and chalk, blend in a camouflage of colour and roses that delicately rest on chiffon and lace items for a bon ton look.
In a pure Coachella style, micro flowery patterns animate long chiffon items, while the sophisticated and gothic touch of the Japanese artist Kahori Maki is recurrent is the botanic patterns that animate dresses and tops in an explosion of purple and violet orchids.
The night is clad in precious and shining mylar, laminated fabric, glitter clothes and accessories. Black is king is the frilled items, while the sheath dresses and knee skirts are intriguing and bon ton, to give the look a sophisticated elegance. Lace details make for a see-through effect.
The new Fornarina Venus, clad in delicate robes, introduce a lush and vital summer.
Shop HL61, Upper Retail Level, Melrose Arch