Gianluca Capannolo’s spring lineup married form and color to graphic, sophisticated results. “I am always inspired by geometric shapes. I love minimalistic, clean design,” commented the designer at his showroom presentation. For starters, a retro Sixties vibe in a group of contrasting black-and-white short dresses — also shown in colorful versions of hot pink hues — juxtaposed nicely with a variety of fluid pieces in exaggerated silhouettes. The standouts — kaftan pants in slinky fabrics and a draped trenchcoat — were unexpected and imaginative. Elsewhere, he offered playful options in knitwear via macro polyvinyl chloride and checkered jacquard motifs with Lurex embellishments. Lastly, the designer’s ode to his favorite designers Cardin and Rabanne: a clear PVC trenchcoat trimmed with grosgrain details. “I love working plastic — I’ve always loved Cardin’s work, Paco Rabanne, I am fascinated by that world,” he said.

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