Krizia’s latest collection is both introspective and forward thinking. Mariuccia Mandelli looked back at the Krizia of the 1970s and 1980s, when the label reinvented the coat on a regular basis, reconfigured the way shoulders were cut, and re-clarified the use of graphics in knits. Hello Tiger?
At the same time, she looked toward the future with her styling and her use of fur as a compartmentalized design component (sleeves, handbags, footwear… it’s everywhere). In all honesty, some of the uses are a bit surprising…like the leg-warmer look. It’s a little odd, but isn’t fashion all about creativity?
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The collection, featuring a prominent rusty color palette that embraces nature’s seasonal change, celebrates the necessary layering of garments and the enjoyment of an open coat and furry accessory.
We’re not sure if it is the styling or the clothes themselves, or a combination of the two, but we feel a sort of Central Asian feel, somewhat Mughal in essence. Ms. Mandelli is well learned and travelled, so perhaps this explains her inspiration.
In any case, this collection embraces an ethnographic feel and removes all clichés, creating a line-up that is wholly original.
Fashionistas who love Krizia…
- The Trendfolio | Krizia @ Milan Fashion Week A/W 2012
- The Gummy Sweet | Krizia Fall / Winter 2012/2013 Fashion Show