For the first half of Coveri’s Auntum/Winter 2012 show ensembles were awash in fuchsia, black and grey. A powerful contrast that appeared on statement silk ties around the necks of beautiful male models. Chunky knits, zipped jackets, duffle coats and tone-on-tone tartan suits also marched down the catwalk. Not forgetting to mention the reoccurring “ramage” motif that made itself well-known.
Next came the second wave of the collection. Colours lightened with pastel greys and white Casentino wool coats but the flamboyant tartan still remained, perhaps as a means to wet the appetite for what was to follow.
As lights changed from fuchsia to deep violet, more change was on the way. Models came down the runway sporting electric blue together with strong touches of purple that was outshone by a brief but very memorable introduction of intense ochre. Italian men have never been afriad to experiment with rich shades from across the rainbow. The ochre came in a head turning beautiful winter coat with ties and leather gloves.
Once the surprise was over the electric blues and pinks returned. A reminder to the audience of the wonderful variety show they had witnessed. A collection that celebrates the strength of what society deems to be feminine colours.
- Pascale Barget