By Katia Ostapets
Photography by Alex Mouganis
7:00 p.m. runway show
Many of Danilo Gabrielli’s women’s wear pieces were simple shapes in white, mustard, various shades of brown and a striped blue print. Others stood out with the amount of work clearly put into the cutting of the fabric, so that the shapes appeared 3D and looked as if they were actually falling from the garment. The men’s looks were that of a preppy Spartan, combining tough leather and classic stripes.
Guljan Yrys from Kazakhstan incorporated the traditional aspects of her homeland’s clothing into the wardrobe of a feminine modern girl. Short skirts were made volumous with white fur, taffeta ruffles or pleats at the hips. Some tops were kept structured, while others were romantic and contained at the waist with a small corset. The collection remained very feminine in predominantly white, with accents of light blue, pink and silver.
The final show was a boudoir-inspired collection by Kabukiu. The bulk of the garments were satin pyjamas and nightgowns underneath sheer dressing gowns in luxurious fabrics. The accent always remained the kimono sash-like belt at the waist. Throughout the show the sleepwear seamlessly blended into full skirted gowns, although one could never be sure if they were really gowns or just extravagant sleeper fit for a princess.
Throughout the day electric blues, canary yellows and splashes of red were prominent, but always paired with the classic black and white. Over-the-top statement necklaces and clean modern styling dominated the runway. Following in the footsteps of Gucci’s fall/winter 2011collection, many skirts, gowns and even pants were floor-length but sheer. Masculine accents were still popular and vintage references were made to look modern.