Brazilian designer Barbara Casasola is one of my favourites. At London Fashion Week, the designer presents clothing that is sensual and very wearable. Women are lucky to be in her hands. Seasonally, there will always be something from Casasola to quench the thirst for easy and long-lasting outfits that will forever remain a wardrobe statement. Switching to Manic Monday from a pleasant Saturday show, all eyes were on the Brazilian with the international fashion pack front row.
The spontaneous and playful spirit we saw for Fall was presented to us in the form of relaxed silhouettes, flowing pleats, soft tailoring and fringed pieces. The collection was very airy and floaty for Fall. Opening the who was a white contrasting-waist pleated maxi-skirt and black ribbed turtleneck. The look was aproned by a black micro-pleat, colour-block hem tank top. Another look that displayed simplicity was Look 14. A bordeaux trouser-suit with a collarless, wool blazer and front pleat trousers. The electric blue ribbed turtleneck contrasted wonderfully with the deep hue. The use of electric blue carried through the entire collection; much of the footwear and outerwear featured the colour. A raspberry hue, bordeaux, black and white were also on Casasola’s colour palette. Looks 23 to 26 were an experiment in colour. A black canvas—trousers, tops, dresses—were enlivened with the use of multicolour fringe. Red, blue, pink, green and white bursted from the seam, and kinetically enhanced. Closing out the collection was a black and white, silk and polyester blend, exposed shoulder, pleated dress.
An intriguing offering with a less sexy flare than last season. However, the clothes still radiated an undeniable sensuality. Barbara Casasola is another woman, designing for woman. The results are impeccable. The fluidity and craftsmanship made this show a standout, on a day largely dominated by bigger brands, and in a week where there was a lot of memorable moments.
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