Hot pink has been the navy blue of this couture week, and the searing color made its latest appearance at the Loris Azzaro show in a shimmering zebra-print maxicoat.
We were back in the days of disco — and recent Milan ready-to-wear seasons — with this brassy Seventies retread, paraded under the pulsating ceiling lights of the Faust nightclub. The venue, at least, was perfect as many of the minidresses and slinky columns were lashed with strips of sparkly transparency, echoing the light show overhead.
Design duo Arnaud Maillard and Alvaro Castejón called it their “broken lines” theme, and they went to town with it, lashing bands of crystal around tubular suede and brocade coats, over cockatoo-print turtleneck dresses and on the slash front of a burgundy jumpsuit. Add in thigh-high Lurex boots, fringed bags and heavy eye makeup, and it was all just a little too much. Bad reviews will be few as most of the international press had already boarded planes for Valentino in Rome.