Monday, 16 January 2012

ROCHAS Spring/Summer 2012

"Like a journey through the vortex of cinema". That's how Marco Zanini, creative director of ROCHAS, summed up his Spring collection before listening a string of references including sci-fi kitchen-sink dramas, Hitchcock, Tim Burton, and John Waters. "It's very personal," he added. That means it wasn't short on quirkiness. Zanini is a very serious designer, but he also has a light heart. His eccentricity was on display first and foremost with the accessories: organza kerchiefs covering chignon-cum-beehives straight out of Mars Attacks, pastel-rimmed cat-eye shades. The shoes were especially good: There were brocade mules, ostrich-skin flatforms, and flower-embroidered sandals with mirrored glass bottoms. Enjoy the ROCHAS Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Show at the end of this post. LoL, Andrea

As for the clothes, they situated Zanini within this season's fifties trend. Fabrics like double-face silk duchesse, plissée organza, and cotton piqué had a couture richesse. And there was a New Look proportion to shirtdresses and long-sleeve, below-the-knee party frocks embroidered by hand with sequins. When silhouettes were more restrained, such as the simple, slightly egg-shaped coats and V-neck shifts, Zanini unleashed his exuberance with color and print: a pink and white graphic daisy motif, an orange and baby blue check.

The looks that really resonated belonged to the black section in the middle of the snow. Zanini made a point of ensuring that the clothes didn't appear flat by mixing fabrics: a lace top over a plissée organza shift, a daisy intarsia knit pullover and a lace skirt. The pieces were elegant and chic - on the right side of that vortex he was talking about.

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo Credit/Source: VOGUE
Photography by Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway

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1 comment:

Shagun said...

A classic, elegant couture. Designs are inspired by 1950s trend. Simple, soft shapes & lovely prints. My favorite is bright pink, floral shift dress.A fabulous editorial, dear Andrea!!!...Regards, Shagun

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