“It’s a contemporary princess,” said Diego Marquez during a backstage interview before his show, referring to the young woman he and Mirko Fontana portrayed for fall.
The designer looked to Aesop’s classic fables as sources of inspiration for the cute collection, which marked a nice step in the brand’s process of maturation. Iconic symbols and protagonists of the legendary “The Fox and the Grapes” and “The Wolf and the Lamb” were embroidered on turtleneck sweaters matched with cropped denim pants, as well as on romantic see-through tulle dresses punctuated by shimmering beads.
An enchanted forest inspired a botanical print splashed on an ankle-length fluid frock and on a languid silk pajama set worn with a faux Mongolian fur stole. The designers also played with textures by introducing a leopard jacquard coat, as well as a lacquered jacket with faux-fur details in an energetic orange tone. The well-executed collection was a coherent and focused effort targeting a wider range of consumers than previous lineups.