“Chaotically elegant” is how Roberto Rimondi described the spring collection he designed with Tommaso Aquilano for the Fay brand. “It’s not about a single look, but we wanted to show different women with their own identities.”
The duo sent out an array of characters — from the romantic girl in a delicate silk dress with lace inserts to the sporty woman comfortable in her embroidered jeans — as well as the still-popular bohemian free spirit in a frilled minidress.
Even if the attitudes expressed were different, the lineup looked cohesive. Everything was infused with a slightly Seventies-inspired hippie feel and, despite the simple cuts, each piece demonstrated Rimondi and Aquilano’s technical skills. Various fabrics were seamlessly combined to create rich patterns that paid homage to traditional paisley motifs, while precious embroideries enriched even the more casual pieces — including Fay’s signature field jackets, here presented in different lengths and variations.
With this collection, the designers found a nice balance between their own creative vision and the needs of a brand that’s based on solid commercial strategy.