Merry insouciance and surrealist extravagance came together on the runway of Loris Azzaro for a collection drawing on the glamour of Studio 54. It seems that the too-much notions of the Seventies are providing plenty of material for designers in 2015 to mine. Above the runway, the banks of light of the Faust nightclub pulsate in an ever moving tropical spectrum that echoed the collection's palette. And you could see where the vertical stripe motif had come from, that interruption band between bulbs, highlighting their vividness. The long lines were echoed physically as vertical stripes – cutting into patterns, outlining the fall of cloth.
Floral prints and the occasional bird came to break the more upmarket versions of the first days of Fluo palette, where fuchsia featured prominently. Arnaud Maillard and Alvaro Castejon certainly know what makes a woman sexy, and they made no bones about showing skin, flashing under sheer parts (sometimes obscured with crystals to maintain modesty). You couldn't shake off the impression that the Azzaro woman was perhaps not quite comfortable with all of this. If you are prepared to wear peep-toe embroidered thigh high boots, you might as well own it, not hide the top third under the hem line of a skirt. It was a collection as evanescent as a sunrise, its true colors lost on minds still mired in stroboscopic delights, or already skyhigh on the way to Rome.
(Re)discover the Couture Spring Summer 2015 collection right here.