I’m coming back from a super frenetic period… and the first thing I did was diving into the Milan Fashion week’s mania. Never rest, this is my only mantra. Even this year the fashion week dragged me into its frenetic and golden waltz. And yet, I almost got the feeling of a moment of peace: it was during the first show of the week, Spring/Summer 2019 collection by Alberto Zambelli. An enchantment, more than a fashion show. For sure, something different from what we will see during MF18. Zambelli has made a brave and radical choice: total white. All his creations are a variation of the same colour: white.
Not even a spot of colour spoiled the purity of Zambelli’s collection. The only colours permitted: chalk, lime, rock and silver. Models become, according to the designer’s intentions, neoclassical sculptures, marble-made images that evoke calmness, serenity and even coldness: it is the enigma of the moon, that on one side attracts us and on the other scares us. Well, an intense show, at least for me.
But also very interesting as regards the creations. The designer plays between romanticism and spacial style, the antique fabric and ultra technical one, linear shapes and soft and voluminous ones. We are constantly taken by surprise thanks to variations on the theme and changes of style. Technological silver is matched with painted fabric (to be specific, hand-painted by the artist Mitzi Micalef). The egg shape that turns into baby-dolls. Or also, imagine a tunic in shiffon, Empire style, that becomes a sack made of loose viscose; a romantic dress embellished by ruches that suddenly reveals, next to a big bow, an accessory made of kidassia that goes down your body like the tail of a toy dog leaning on your shoulder.
Adorable. The kimono line is the head of the collection. Just like the two most commented accessories of the show: latex made stockings (j’adore) and samurai shoes, reinterpreted in thousand of ways, always with their elegant extra-small pedestal wedge, that reminds of Japanese clogs. All beautiful and interesting.