FASHION SHOWS: 19-22 APRIL 2023 / TRADE SHOW: 21-23 APRIL 2023 - BARCELONA

The Desire for Rebirth

At the turn of the second day of fashion shows, on September 19, collections inspired by the desire to start again, the ability to make things, the love of beautiful things made by hand, will take to the catwalk. Yes, because the stars of the show are dresses like canvases, where silk yarns draw watercolours, even with precious gold and silver embroidery, lit up by beads and sequins that give a sense of depth to organzas, taffetas and laces. The atmosphere is that of a Paris that keeps the promise of the artisanal tradition of excellence, paradigm of style and femininity.

And even if the awareness that there is no ‘Planet B’ is now well-established, even if the bride strives to play her own part. The focus is on the choice of fabrics, from bamboo to Belgian hemp, from viscous cupro to recycled polyester. But there is also room for the unconventional search for cuts and details: from silk tuxedos to T-shirts with an absolutely avant-garde taste.

The desire for rebirth also calls for a different look at nature, whether it is an aquatic plant or the architecture of a dragonfly’s wings, beauty emerges from conventional patterns and makes a narrative texture of each dress.

And as a search for internal identity, of what we are, of where we want to go. Like the play by Shakespeare that has inspired modern and contemporary forms, with infinite variations and possibilities; the classic elements thus find a new key of emotional and poetic interpretation. Timeless. A contemporary elegance, among wide dresses like ballroom dresses, flared silhouettes, highlighted necklines, the back as protagonist. In white, with a touch of red.

By Elisa Nascimbene for Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

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