Tuesday, November 3, 2009
BINETTI & I LOVE BINETTI by DIEGO BINETTI
New York Fashion Week
42nd Street, Fifth Avenue
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
No way to see everything during those ten days in September…so we caught up with BINETTI the “second” line, I LOVE BINETTI by Diego Binetti at there sunny showroom in Midtown Manhattan.
Rivera is a designer who veers towards the ornate, “tasteful embellishments” that have reflected far flung jaunts to Bali, Hong Kong, India, etc.
‘Cept this year the glorious cashmere, slinky knits, silks and key design elements contain hints of trips to Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand.
We first saw some separates from the high-end BINETTI collection that as of late, has been shown in Paris or London. For good reason...they 'get it' over there.Most of the attire in this line veered towards the splashy, but guess what, the high impact has its customer...a fact that many New York based reviewers/so called fashion critics, we are sure, totally missed the point.
What caught our attention were gorgeous fabrics with many hand done details.
Several silk chiffon pieces-tops, harem pants and a long dress is lovely have a painterly print are like a Gauguin canvas on a dark navy base.
A pair of grey suede shorts are adorable...and actually might work in the country for those with long legs.
North Africa plays out in shimmery caftan for sojourns to the markets of Marrakech… an elegant option for the sophisticated world traveler.
Clearly, some of the sequins pieces are what we call editorial pieces…
I LOVE BINETTI is “fun, young” casual wear that has a boho gypsy feel to it. Many of the cheeky cute flourishes reminded us of some pieces we’ve seen from Kenzo and Moschino.
Relaxed separates are the highlights of this cohesive collection with interchangeable tops, silk and cotton minis, and shorts ---all easy wear to dress up or dress down. Different footwear and accessories would help the transformation.
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What’s fresh about the I Love Binetti are the euro edge to what is typically So Cal attire...think the first collections of Alexander Wang.
Batik prints and other ethnic prints distinguish many pieces in base colors like beachy “deep ocean blue,” “sea foam,” and “sand.”
Two dresses, a sleeveless cotton number and a poly-silk jumpers were popular at the recent Designers& Agents tradeshow.
Summer, hand crafted satchels and handbags …and scarves round out Binetti.
The Amaca bag has cut out leather handles that bump it up.
The peace sign and heart are signature Binetti symbols.
An oversized macramé bag is called NONA after Binetti’s grandmother.
TAKEAWAYS: I Love Binetti clothes are stylish, affordable and versatile. The clothes definitely “lighten up” that moody edgy rocker look that we saw blow up for Fall.
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