For her first presentation, held in the Cour du Mûrier at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Florence-based designer Ilaria Nistri had models wear her spring collection while rotating as students drew and painted them.


Nistri collaborated with German artist Andreas Nicolas Fischer — she worked with photographer David Maisel for her 2015 resort lineup — and used the synthetic images in the collection’s unique print on silk georgette. “It’s coming from fractal geometry but organic,” she said. Shiny rubberized tape added a futuristic twist to the sharp collection, whether heat-sealed as a substitute for sewn seams or as striped motifs on matte fabrics.

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