For spring 2024, Gabriele Colangelo continued his exploration of demi-couture with a powerful assortment of female tailoring concealing and revealing the physique, and fascinating fashion-meets-fiber-art gildings.
The Milan-based designer reveals his namesake line in Paris; he’s additionally artistic director of China’s Redstone Haute Couture-owned Giada model, which reveals in Milan.
“It’s good for me to have the separation,” Colangelo stated, sharing that he was impressed by French textile sculptor Aude Franjou to deliver facets of fiber artwork into the gathering, together with twisty tubular necklaces.
“She works lots with tubular shapes that she places round timber, and I used to be considering to translate this idea across the female physique,” he stated, mentioning a modern citron inexperienced coat with a deep-V again, embellished with a yellow corded necklace.
“I prefer to reveal the physique however not within the typical manner,” he stated.
Inside wire formed the hem of a pale inexperienced sleeveless prime, creating suspended quantity over an identical pencil skirt, whereas a citron knit corset waistband added curiosity to a pair of tailor-made cream tweed pants worn with a cellophane-like button-down shirt.
A caramel-hued satin halter prime with a waterfall shoulder capelet had actual diva drama over matching satin pants, whereas the navy blue lace-like raffia embroidery on a sleeveless tunic made a contemporary female assertion.