The importance and the continual values, the versatility of the collections and a new avant-garde sensibility, the outstanding features on the catwalks of 20 September.
Alongside the most classic models with traditional processes, a fashion closer to pret a porter for a new versatility that is within everyone’s reach with the plus of customisation, both in fabrics and in applications. Silk tulle embellished with geometric decorations, plissé with bright reflections, marab-profiled organzas, a mix of stones and beads combined with ‘zari’ embroidery. A touch of black bursts into the universe of whites.
There is a desire for spring and rebirth in the blooms that climb on the silk satin and sleeves cut off the shoulder. Fleeing from the cherry branches, hand-cut sakura petals and leafy work covered multi-layered lace dresses with variations in several shades of pink.
Echoes of the East in the Obi fascia in mikado and in the embroidery of traditional Japanese symbols, all of which are inspired by love, good fortune, and prosperity.
The layered skirt knitted with an origami technique and defined and tapered silhouettes is accompanied by more laid-back forms inspired by street wear, such as wide, soft trousers and deconstructed jackets or asymmetric skirts with square cuts or at the tip.
In the background, images flow of a loom, a symbol of craftsmanship, of petals that express the beginning of a new season, and a beating heart with two hands intertwined to symbolise life and love.
By Elisa Nascimbene for Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week