The late Sixties are having a moment. Gabriele “Bebe” Moratti marked a shift for resort, moving on from several darker collections inspired by heavy metal toward a more hippie-chic vibe. Motivated by the anti-war and Civil Rights movements of the era and how that translates to today’s global sociopolitical climate, Moratti referenced artists like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell and how they helped create a climate of change.
His lighter color palette, with lots of white, cream and pastel shades like pink and lilac peppered with pops of mustard yellow, made for a lighter interpretation of the label’s aesthetic, giving it a raw appeal.
Moratti’s form-fitting dresses were refreshed in off-white with flounces of chunky organic lace, while voluminous white plumetis cotton blouses and tie-dyed denim and chiffon manifested a youthful romance.
Floral chiffon dresses and blouses, paisley velvet flares and camel faux leather separates built out the proposition, summed up by the slogan on a T-shirt: “Protest like it’s 1969.”