The road to fame and fortune can be hard for young designers, which makes it all the more commendable that Giorgio Armani regularly lends his Milan show space to up-and-coming talents.
This season, it was the turn of Israeli designer Aliza Shalali Deizy, who was showing her Italian-based Daizy Shely brand on the catwalk in Milan for the first time, after winning the 2014 edition of Who Is on Next, the talent-scouting initiative organized by AltaRoma and Vogue Italia.
Deizy’s approach is unapologetically feminine, with a freewheeling approach to color and embellishment. Her spring collection was inspired by aerial pictures of the ocean, which translated into horizontal color stripes on everything from ostrich feather chubby jackets to a satin maxiskirt.
Men’s shirting fabrics were used to counterbalance a riot of fluffy and iridescent materials. Marabou feathers, lurex and oversize plastic sequins collided in dizzying combinations that shouldn’t have worked, but channeled a wide-eyed enthusiasm and a strong personal vision that rapidly proved contagious.
Some of Deizy’s designs have already made it onto the hot new Fox series “Scream Queens” — suggesting her star is firmly on the rise.