Sylvio Giardina's Fall 2013 collection is inspired by the beautiful Lakmè opera by Leo Delibes, an opera in which sensuality merges with dark atmosphere, and also from the style codes of the 40s and 50s.
Entirely played on the harmonious fusion of iconic and artful classic references and of edgy and subtly provocative formal solutions, the new pieces combine classic and sartorial textiles – such as tweed and gabardine – with materials and codes typically associated with fetish clothing (vinyl, mesh, neoprene).
An astonishing mixture of contrasting inputs and suggestions, which inevitably enraptures the sight inside a sophisticated voyeuristic trap. If mesh, as in the bondage practices, follows the contours of the body, partially revealing it, emphasizing cleavage and indulging in the new shoulder proportions, on the opposite, the typically mannish wools cover, in a tight-fitting manner, the silhouette, conjuring up an idea of (malicious) chastity.
For example, skirts cling to the body, strongly enhancing the fluidity of the sinuous line, typical of the gap, purely feminine, between waist and hips. While shoulders provide the silhouette with a more polished line and reinforce the sense of compositive eurhythmy of proportions, distinguishing each outfit of the collection.