‘‘Alice may live in a world where dream and reality mix, but she looks like a woman now, a woman who loves to play with clothes – soft voluminous A shaped dresses, so much more pret-à-porter – she picks slacks as straight as a tower, shorter yet larger; she covers her shoulder with fancy shaped boleros or waistcoasts that morph into coats that morph again into embroidered gowns’’
Byblos was Arnaldo Girombelli’s side brand in 1973, but now it belongs to Manuel Facchini, a designer who resoterd and restyled it, opting for a combination of volumes and pragmatism, in line with Facchini’s fame as a designer who loves Art and Architecture and often mixes the two. For the collection he brought to the Milanese runway, he took inspiration from air and lightness, like the suave lightness of Peter Gentenaar’s paper scupltures. Geometrical cuts, peculiar prints and contrasting volumes are the distinctive designs of Byblos’ S/S2017 collection. Byblos too adopted floral prints for mini dresses and bags, while embroidered flowers decorate tops and gowns. The skirts are so ample they remind one of a parachute, decorated with tulle, silk and organza, so light they seem to dance on their own accord.
Here’s the link to the complete runway: http://www.milanomodadonna.it/it/sfilate/7704/
Must have: Maxi dress in sheer fabric to be worn on top of a crop top and shorts, decorated with fringes and embroidery
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