LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has Marco de Vincenzo on its radar. Attending the young designer’s show on Sunday, Fendi president and chief executive officer Pietro Beccari confirmed the French luxury group, which also owns Fendi, is interested in acquiring the brand. And the interest may be reinforced after de Vincenzo’s terrific show, which once again proved his skills in controlling fabrics, generating movement in the clothes and creating optical illusions on the surfaces. “Every single piece should create two different perceptions in the observer, who has to be hit by the first impression, but then has to discover something more,” said de Vincenzo backstage before the show.
This was reflected in the clothes that revealed unexpected surprises. A cotton and nylon skirt, shown with a pretty doubled jersey top with short fringes, upon closer inspection disclosed plissé and eyelet details. These also appeared on a red hooded vest and a cream cropped Windbreaker which channeled the collection’s sporty inspiration, culminating in the final look: a mesh hooded jacket and skirt trimmed with napa and embroidered with sparkling crystals.
De Vincenzo also played with light on a cotton shirtdress, applying micro Swarovski beads in different colors and creating a glittering brushstroke effect, while lacquered macramé lace intarsias were incorporated in an oversize sweater paired with a metallic knee-length skirt.