Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sylvio Giardina FW14/15 - Two Triads of Ethical and Aesthetical Values

Sylvio Giardina
Tradition, experimentation and artistry
Asymmetries, contrasts and tridimensionality
(photos: Sylvio Giardina, associated press)


Paris-born, Rome-based fashion designer Sylvio Giardina is recognized for his unique vision undermining conventional standards, and often searches for new silhouettes that express the female body form. The FW2014‐2015 collection focuses on edgy juxtapositions of different textures and finishes that redefine classic clichés. 

Flowing and sculptural volumes emphasize jutting details or fully highlight the pattern of outerwear: couture’s new concept and wearability. The collection is overall geometrically sharp, and absolute cuts to convey dynamism and sinuosity to the silhouette. 
Another feature is the radical lengths design, which is either much above the knee or ankle‐grazing, matching with bodices built on sophisticated plastic whims or finished by subtle and severe necklines. 

The usage of chromatic the palette which ranges from black in all its possible inflections to the coolest industrial shades such as gunmetal, iron and steel underline a mysterious vibe to the sophiscated and contemporary elegant look. A subtle layer of bronze and ochre further emphasize the outlines of distinctive shapes and edges, tying nicely together a story that is desired to be told by Giardina himself.

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