Alviero Martini 1a Classe invited his audience to a peculiar journey with an oriental inspired dress code. The Spring-Summer 2013 collection celebrates a cosmopolite lady that dares color clashing and color blocking. The show started with a line-up of peplum embellished outfits as a reference to Alviero Martini 1a Classe's classic signature and presented some distinctive new styles such as a kebaya inspired long jacket paired with puffy pirate pants. The details and hems whisper Italian precious crafts while the volumes and silhouettes are a nod to the oriental inspirations behind the collection.
Alviero Martini 1a Classe offers a lady-like evening repertoire for next Spring-Summer that is both bold and soft. It is a full evening option collection, from cocktail dresses to formal gowns; there is not a single Spring-Summer ceremony that has not been covered. To add to the gloss of the silk satin and to the preciousness of the silk chiffon, panels of feathers have been applied on bomber jackets, peplums and dress bodices.
The Italian brand knows how to draw the line between folklore and modernity. Some matte gold trouser suits and a gold silk jacquard ensemble illustrate the elegance of a modern style crafted in a heritage inspired fabric.
The show ended with the song "Dancing Queen" by Abba; if anything, Alviero Martini 1a Classe's Spring-Summer evening wardrobe might be missing a dance floor award-winning frock.
- Delphine Hervieu