Loris Azzaro’s Arnaud Maillard and Alvaro Castejón explored a kaleidoscope of floral prints and geometric patterns for spring, essentially telling two stories.
Many looks skewed futuristic, as in “Bararella” chain-mail minis and column dresses, while head-to-toe prints ranging from deconstructed peonies to hallucinogenic, optical motifs let off a Sixties flavor. Welcome to a “psychedelic trip to another dimension,” as the designers put it.
Equally off-kilter were the silhouettes, including a floral bustier jumpsuit with a chiffon veil in front that was strapped around the model’s neck like a giant bib.
Dramatic capes or trains, which parted from the back or sides of dresses, and crystal-embroidered harnesses framing the dresses hand-pleated necklines, resembled a sexed-up episode of “Star Wars.”