Leaps towards innovation and memories of tradition on display on the catwalks of Tuesday, September 22.
Building the future on the shoulders of the past means taking brides by the hand and leading them among the indisputable tailoring of “made by hand”, the sophisticated femininity of evocative fabrics, the rigorous elegance of cuts and volumes with a perfect fit. The art of Haute Couture meets technological experimentation without neglecting a look at sustainability.
The memory of the Egyptian goddess Maat is in harmony with the style of a modern Audrey Hepburn who mixes with that of a space heroine. A mix of suggestions in which, in perfect balance, there are volatile fabrics, such as tulle and plissé, organza and chiffon, often embroidered, or structured textures, such as jacquard piqué; princely encrustations of rhinestone embroidery, stone compositions and micro-bead mosaics; sculptural plays of bows and flowers in 3D.
The one common denominator is the figure, always very feminine, both when the lines are broad and when they are minimalist. But it is the details that catch the eye: bodies with prominent “a gigot” sleeves, enlarged at shoulder-height and tight on the arm, or with ‘now you see me, now you don’t’ cuts; skirts superimposed on more layers or the ‘amphora’ effect; wide pants that then wrap around the calf. White, however, still reigns supreme as the colour of the bride.
By Elisa Nascimbene for Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week