Fashion takes wing with free and flowing new silhouettes. Laura Biagiotti’s lesson in lightness includes intarsia, pleats, and ruffles that accent the flowing asymmetrical lines of bias-cut dresses, floating tunics, and draped tops. Drawstrings and irregular hems, interpreted with personal style, give Laura’s women new freedom, allowing them to play with a dress and its shape, adapting it to the body and the occasion. Wearing the iconic baby doll dress that plays down its romanticism through geometric decorations in lace and beading applied to the shoulder straps or ruffles, Laura’s “white ladies” glide across the Piccolo Teatro stage. They pose in 3D sweaters, the cult objects of the designer, interpreted with new embossed patterns, strategically placed gathers, soft folds, and vivacious ruffles that give batwing pullovers, asymmetric ponchos, and soft tunics a sensuous, languid look. Vanisè effects decorate the oversized sweater and the silk and linen dress with a chiffon back. Optical geometric motifs trim chiffon dresses, transparent blouses, and fluttering skirts, forming contrasting black and white or fluorescent and neutral borders that accentuate outlines like an artist’s sketch. Even the lapel on the flowing mikado trench coat is transformed into a romantic ruche. The color palette opens with white and black, the all-round shades of summer that are combined with contrasting colors or used alone for playsuits, dresses and sweaters with asymmetric panels and white wings, organza intarsia in the dress with circle skirt, and the tuxedo with draped jacket worn over a ruffled blouse. Cruise style is expressed with white and blue, which in Biagiotti’s version is used for the oversized pullover with 3D cablestitching and asymmetric neckline worn over shorts. The woman of Summer 2011 prefers the seduction of neutral shades occasionally illuminated by laminated glimmers: cream, nude, sand and tobacco are the colors of choice for long dresses with asymmetric necklines that reveal the back, shoulder, or décolleté. The dress in a flesh-tone cashmere/silk blend hugs the body like a second skin and has wide batwing sleeves that create sculpture-like draping along the silhouette. Long dresses that graze the runway, luxurious crisscrossing elements on dresses, the macramé dress, the mermaid train gown made of patchwork lace, and the print caftan with an embroidered plastron are Red Carpet stunners.

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