Laura Biagiotti Primavera Estate 2013Fashion is a form of art and artifice, narrative and illusion, movement and immobility that alternate and are interpreted to create a dance of the elements. Fashion must be forever young; change and renewal are essential. Summer 2013 embraces graphic elements reminiscent of a multicolored optical illusion and evokes iconic silhouettes of the brand such as the bambola dress. Above all, the collection interprets a new future-romantic mood with high-tech splashes of neon and materials such as vinyl. Biagiotti‘s world remains feminine in spirit and style. With spatialist silhouettes, daring sensuality, and seductive details, the Biagiotti woman can transcend reality or remain firmly anchored to it.
The COLOR-OP theme, created by striped patterns in knitwear, is not purely conceptual, but flows when combined with prints that evoke imaginary oriental moods. Bright splashes of orange, fuchsia, yellow and white, trimmed with black, define one of the themes of knitwear, which is always a protagonist. The overall with a kite silhouette is knotted at the bottom of the plunging back. The print jacket with wing sleeves and the striped dress worn with embossed trousers are new interpretations of Biagiotti‘s favorite themes.
The FUTURE-ROMANCE theme strikingly combines neon details, vinyl trim, and contoured lines with romantic materials such as lace, floral prints, and appliquè roses. The theme features Laura‘s white, together with a touch of metal tones, from pewter to platinum. Neon plays with fabric textures, is woven in rush stitch materials, and edges a flower. It also encounters lace: the eyelet lace bambola dress is trimmed with acid yellow or orange, a vibrant shade that makes a splash on the most romantic material. Colorful embroidered plastrons embellish the necklines of print dresses with drawstring waists, creating an opulent contrast between the lightness of print chiffon and the three-dimensional texture of the stones.
The FORMAT-TRICOT theme of the Biagiotti woman is defined by unusual weaves, sensual transparencies, and ultra-light knits that hug the body. The jacquard dress reproduces the print as if it were a tattoo. The sundress is in striped linen knit like a swimsuit of the sixties. Knits are combined with fabric through the felting technique that eliminates seams and unites the silk and cashmere top to the satin skirt, creating an unusual effect. Braids and chains alternate and come in countless versions. The cable stitch twin set is also worn in summer paired up with a midi-skirt with a print that enlarges a knit stitch to infinity.
The NEON-NATURAL mood for accessories combines technical materials and bright colors with natural leathers and neutral shades. The iconic bag for summer 2013 is the CRO-CHAIN that features crochet and chains. Made by hand, it is a summary of Biagiotti‘s love for knits. The bag comes in neon hues, black, white, and metallic shades. Even belts and bracelets are crocheted. Sandals have a plexiglas heel and neon strap that contrasts with the python upper. The boot also has an unusual combination: a vinyl band inserted in leather. Laura Biagiotti‘s wraparound sunglasses, an iconic accessory of the eighties, has been restyled and given a more geometric profile. The acetate frame comes in vibrant colors that go well with classic white, black, and tortoiseshell, and have gradient lenses.
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