What happened to Fay creative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi? Two of the most talented and sophisticated Italian designers of a generation seemed to have lost their creative impulse with this fall collection.

Everything felt too safe and familiar. Conjuring up a bourgeois British college-inspired look, the designers showed a plethora of fitted blazers with an equestrian feel, wool coats with velvet collars, tartan miniskirts and corduroy pants. Fabrics were high-end and cuts were impeccable, but they couldn’t mask a dearth of innovation.

Thus, one might ask: Does this show highlight the difficulties certain creative directors have focusing both on their own lines — on Saturday, Aquilano and Rimondi will present the lineup of their namesake brand — and the collections they design for other labels?

 

By  on February 25, 2015

What happened to Fay creative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi? Two of the most talented and sophisticated Italian designers of a generation seemed to have lost their creative impulse with this fall collection.

Everything felt too safe and familiar. Conjuring up a bourgeois British college-inspired look, the designers showed a plethora of fitted blazers with an equestrian feel, wool coats with velvet collars, tartan miniskirts and corduroy pants. Fabrics were high-end and cuts were impeccable, but they couldn’t mask a dearth of innovation.

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