Ethereal and seductive purity. The new Fabiana Filippi collection is inspired by this duality to offer a vision of style made of clean lines and sinuous asymmetries, all in the name of a naturalness without excess.
It is easy to wear and feminine but extremely refined and displaying a cultivated nonchalance, highlighted by elegant transparent materials. Positive-negative games catch the eye on t-shirts and jerseys in lightweight cotton. Meshes applied onto elasticated jersey with precious floral embroidery in wood. Mesh fabrics in tricot. Irregular polka dot perforations on garments in leather. Transparent crumpled silk tops, worked with a steel thread, to overlap with chemises or other fabric tops.
The extensive research on materials that characterises the brand is accompanied by adventurousness in style. The fabric is worked like a three-dimensional brocade on jackets, pants, dresses and coats. A micro jacquard creates an unusual camouflage effect on short jackets. A technical fabric with laser processing gives a futuristic attitude to a coat. A lace effect macramé is used as detail on the sleeves of jerseys, dresses and t-shirts. Linen is mixed with cotton for gilets, micro double-breasted jackets and pants with a frizzy look which is very soft to the touch. Lightweight down jackets decorated with sequins on the neck. Refined polka dot reinterpretations on silk garments. Colourful brushstrokes evoke the ethereal watercolours of Twombly.
Leather, laser-cut, creates a reptile effect on dresses and outerwear. Cut into pieces of different shapes and shades, it suggests a cascade of sequins on a high-quality top. On very light nappa leather, laser-cut floral patterns assume the look of precious lace.
If the fine yarns remain the medium for expression, equally distinctive is the know-how in the use of colour. The palette of colours, desaturated, paint a universe of timeless modernity. White and plaster shades evoke the cold light of morning, a scale of pink tones suggests the warm tones of sunset. And there are green, indigo, nettle and black too.
The silhouette inhabits a place that is both rarefied and definite, a space between androgyny and sensuality. Lines and volumes boost hygienic cleanliness, injecting at the same time inspired asymmetries, slide cuts and boot cuts. Each offering hints at an elegance that is fluid and harmoniously destructured, and is translated to the accessories too. Dynamic ring braids on sandals, elliptical petals on nappa leather brooches, the liquid refraction of minerals on pendants and necklaces, lurex flashes on fedoras, geometric carvings on bags.
For Fabiana Filippi innovation arises from the constructive clash between memory and an artisan excellence that is rooted in the past. A dynamic that has always been essential for the brand and which is manifested in this collection with the light naturalness of a summer breeze.