Maurizio Modica and Pierfrancesco Gigliotti, the creative duo behind Frankie Morello, released their thunder women on the catwalk in the middle of the Milan fashion spring/summer 2013 storm. Very seventies, the looks had an offbeat disco appeal. Flamboyant casual wear were the words that came to mind when the show first started with silk satin bombers, a cutout lurex jumpsuit and some micro shorts.
Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadisches Ballett in which the actors are transfigured from the normal to geometrical shapes inspired Modica and Gigliotti. Ancient wrestling costumes did also influence the designers who interpreted them through embellished metallic corset belts and matching rompers.
Apart from the micro power dressing, the proposal consisted of essential forms such as calf-length trousers and skirts or oversized tops. The fabrics included silk lurex, silk duchesse, organza and mikado. This collection could be the result of a creative conversation about the trio color-form-space. It looked as if the set objective had been to reach a certain aesthetic balance between the loose and flat garments and the ultra fitted rompers.
The rompers or contemporary feminine wrestling outfits, that concluded the show, were definitely the stars of the collection. An army of thunder women came out for the “finale” and seemed ready to beat the fashion storms.
- Delphine Hervieu