Ter et Bantine Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2013 Milan
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Understated sophistication or stripped-down couture?

At Ter et Bantine the focus was definitely on volumes and shapes with fixed pleats on garments that seemed as if they had been framed before being showed on the catwalk.

Manuela Arcari took her inspiration from labor clothing, menswear and military uniforms. Where was the audience supposed to find the couture aspect of this spring/summer wardrobe? Well, exactly in the reconstruction of iconic styles in thick and crisp fabrics, such as canvas and poplin cotton. A sartorial performance that did not necessarily reflect spring or summer, but felt appropriate to a current economic situation where less might be more.

The more flowing garments had some press-studs that were not to be mistaken for some extra embellishment; there were meant to maintain defined lines. The sharp hems felt quite solid and underlined the strong tailored character of the collection. Usually spring and summer are more about flowing dresses and floaty silhouettes but not at Ter et Bantine where even the printed truncated wide stripe pattern added to the constructed allure.

Manuela Arcari took the very basics of a female contemporary dressing and accentuated their masculine appeal, cropped the boxy tops, and eventually matched them with unisex cross-over slippers and leather belts.

- Delphine Hervieu

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