The heady aspect of the Azzaro resort 2013 collection comes from the silhouettes, in which skin and transparency flirt with feminine and sensual shapes. A dress with a veiled “heart” opens around a diamanté ring reminiscent of Loris Azzaro’s famous dresses. Likewise, the asymmetric little black dresses edged with the black fishnet previously worked by the designer. White leather appears as a tuxedo coat, jumpsuit and a dress with a deep V-neck.
Dresses are long, languorous embroidered sheaths or full-skirted shiny versions in jersey or lamé. A long voile coat plays fluid against the sparkle of stretch sequins. Veiled backs and diamanté studs are reminders of the new house codes.
In a quirky homage to this strong yet fragile woman, Mathilde Castello Branco has imagined “ice pick” heels worthy of a cocktail killer, to be swapped for more nonchalant flat sandals when the occasion requires it. Jewels and clutch bags appear frozen in ice thanks to a technique of moulded and embroidered metal. Crystals and drops of ice also refresh satin bags with their built-in chain. This pre-collection is like a cool dive into the summer’s fantasy.
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