On February 20th, began the Milan Fashion Week and the return of Angelo Marani in the official calendar was one of the first surprises of the opening day.
I can certainly say I attended one of the finest collections of the first day. It was like a continuous crescendo of colors and patterns: from the opening total white outfits, characterized by the hourglass silhouette; to the slightly oversized coats which hided flared skirts looking like the whorl of a flower; and finally the closing dark looks, studded with appliqués and embroideries.
The playing cards suits are the main theme of the collection: the Queen of hearts and the Queen of clubs come out from their frames dressed up with roses and glenurquhart, so similar to the black and white pattern in the back of Tuscan playing cards.
|Angelo Marani FW 2013 – Mood board|
|Angelo Marani FW 2013 – Models|
The classic herringbone becomes optical and merges with the leoprints (feature of the house) in overlapping layers of electric blue tartan and laser-cut black leather lace.
The inspiration for the daywear comes from the street style, respecting the international last trend with sweatshirts and Ivy-League jackets to be matched with skinny pants and long gloves over the elbow.
Accessories and shoes make the difference: eye-catching and dazzling maxi-jewels to wear around the neck or on the gloves, hand bags, mini belts cinched at the waist, and finally, two-tone patent leather ankle boots with a curl applied on the heel.
The eclecticism of Angelo Marani once again points to a strong taste, given by the contrasts of bold shapes mixed with the decorations of the traditional card-game, as if he would like to remind us that life is a card match and we have to play with fun and a touch of madness.
Angelo Marani Fall Winter 2013 final catwalk
Alessandro Masetti – The Fashion Commentator